Most matches as captain in Women's T20I history: Harmanpreet Kaur tops the chart

Harmanpreet Kaur has played the most matches as captain in Women's T20I International Cricket.

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Most matches as captain in Women's T20I history: Harmanpreet Kaur tops the chart

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Captains play a very important part in any sport from executing plans, making crucial game-changing decisions, and maintaining team morale. These cricketers have been the most successful and experienced figures in Women's cricket history. Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur tops the top five chart in terms of making the most appearances in Women's T20I. Let's see which players have made the most number of appearances as captain after Kaur in Women's T20I history.

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Most matches as captain in Women's T20I history

Harmanpreet Kaur tops the chart  Image - ICC
Harmanpreet Kaur tops the chart Image - ICC

Harmanpreet Kaur became the cricketer who has played the most number of matches (101) as captain in Women's T20 International during the first t20i match of the series against England at Wankhede. She got past the Legendary Australian Captain Meg Lanning to take the top spot in the chart. She started her T20 International career on June 11, 2009, against the England women's team. Under Kaur, India have registered 57 victories and have lost 39 matches.

Meg Lanning holds the second spot in the chart  Image - Sky Sports
Meg Lanning holds the second spot in the chart Image - Sky Sports

Australia Women's Cricket Team captain Meg Lanning is in second place in the list. She played 100 T-20 international matches as captain. Indian captain Kaur has now overtaken her. She has led Australia to 2 T20 World Cup titles, no other captain (male or female) has managed more than two. Meg Lanning also has led Australia to 76 T20I victories, more than anyone in the format. The Legendary skipper announced her retirement at the age of only 31 and ended his career as the most successful captain in the Cricket History.

Charlotte Edwards holds the second spot in the chart  Image - Reuters
Charlotte Edwards holds the second spot in the chart Image - Reuters

England's most successful captain Charlotte Edwards retired from cricket for England in 2016 and completely left all forms of cricket in 2017. Edwards has had a 20-year illustrious international career. She is considered as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. Charlotte led the England side to the T20 Championship in 2009. Edwards has captained 93 matches for England and has won 68 matches, brilliant numbers that clearly show how good of a leader she was.

Chamari Athapaththu  Image - X
Chamari Athapaththu Image - X

Chamari Athapaththu is the current captain of the women's Twenty20 International team of Sri Lanka. She has led Sri Lanka to 76 matches and Sri Lanka have won only 28 matches. She indeed is not as successful as the others on this list in terms of winning matches and titles but she is a great leader and a batsman who has always led the team from the front.

Merissa Aguilleira  Image - ICC Cricket
Merissa Aguilleira Image - ICC Cricket

Merissa Aguilleira led West Indies in 73 T20I matches. Merissa helped West Indies reaching the semi-finals of the ICC Women's World T20 in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and played an important part in the 2016 ICC Women's World T20 in which West Indies was triumphant. West Indies have won 39 matches out of 73 under Merissa's captaincy. As a wicketkeeper, she was among one of the very best in world cricket.

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