When Steve Smith took over Test captaincy from Michael Clarke, he became the 45th player to lead Australia.
Now with one Test to play in New Zealand, Australia is on the verge of becoming the No.1 Test team in the world. They need to either draw or win the second Test at Christchurch on Feb 20th ,2016
Australia's leading captains in Test cricketA summary of Australia's leading Test captains from 1999 to 2016
|Here is how they progressed in last 16 years
Here is how Australia performed in Test matches since 1999.
Here is how Australia performed in Test matches since 1999.A brief look at batting and bowling analysis under leading Australia's captains.
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Top Batting performance under Australia's leading Test captains.
|Although Steve Smith is new to captaincy role, nevertheless yet to lose a Test match. Here are his top performers
|6 wins in 10 Test matches
|Top batsmen's performance under Michael Clarke's captaincy.
|24 wins in 47 Test matches
|Top batsmen's performance under Ricky Ponting's captaincy
|48 wins in 77 Test matches
|Top Batsmen's performance under Steve Waugh's captaincy
|41 wins in 57 Test matches!.
Top Bowling performance under Australia's leading Test captains
|So far 10 specialist bowlers(including all-rounders) have been used under Smith’s leadership.
|20 specialist bowlers(including all-rounders) used under Clark’s leadership.
|25 specialist bowlers(including all-rounders) used under Ponting’s leadership
|14 specialist bowlers(including all-rounders) used under Steve Waugh’s leadership
|Here is list of Man of match awards under various captains.
|1-Steve Smith : So far 9 Man of the Match awards under his leadership. In which 3 went to the bowlers.
|2- Michael Clarke: There were 31 awards under his leadership. Interestingly 14 went to his bowlers, viz 45.16%, the most under any captains(at least for last 30 plus years).
|3-Ricky Ponting : There were 61 awards for his players, of which 16 went to his bowlers.
|4-Steve Waugh : There were 45 awards for his players, of which 13 went to his bowlers.