A captain can make a telling impact in terms of the overall performance of the team. He plays a quintessential role in bringing the best out of his teammates. Besides that, he needs to play his part in terms of making field placements, rotating the bowlers depending on the circumstances and so on.
On top of that, he should be able to contribute to the team’s scoreboard, either with the bat or with the ball. When a captain is a proper batsman, the fans expect him to bolster the team’s scoreboard by playing impactful innings. Moreover, piling up plenty of runs, especially in ICC tournaments is a significant achievement.
In this listicle, let us now go through the names of the three players with the most centuries in ICC tournaments as a captain.
1. Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly comes first on the list as he hit the most centuries as captain in the ICC tournaments, which is indeed a fabulous achievement. Under his captaincy, India finished as the co-champions with Sri Lanka in 2002.
Besides that, India finished as runners-up against Australia in ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Overall, Ganguly smacked 16 centuries in Tests and 22 centuries in One-Day Internationals.
2. Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting has been the most successful captain in the history of Australian cricket. Under his tutelage, Australia won two ODI World Cups and two Champions Trophies.
Ponting has done his part for the team in terms of bolstering the attack as he hit a total of five centuries in the ICC tournament, the most by any Australian and the second-most by any captain.
3. Kane Williamson
Kane Williamson has been one of the consistent players in the present times. He is best known for his immense potential to assess the conditions before dominating the proceedings.
Kane Williamson scored three centuries in the ICC tournament as captain. Under his captaincy, New Zealand finished as the runners-up against England in ICC ODI World Cup 2019. On the other hand, New Zealand beat India by 8 wickets in the inaugural edition of the ICC World Test Championship.