3. Lahiru Thirimanne

The 32-year-old captained Sri Lanka in five ODIs but it wasn’t as fruitful as he would like to be. He first got the nod as a captain in the absence of injured Angelo Mathews in the New Zealand tour in 2014-2015.

2. Azhar Ali

Azhar Ali known more for his longer format skills did lead Pakistan for a period of time in the 50-over format. Overall, Ali captained Pakistan in 31 ODIs, winning 12 of those and losing 18 games with one having no result. He had a win percentage of just 38.71.

1. Anil Kumble

The legendary spinner led India in just one ODI in 2002 in the absence of regular skipper Sourav Ganguly against England. India managed to win the game and he maintained a 100 per cent captaincy record in the format for India.