Most Test matches lost as a captain

England skipper Joe Root has equaled the record of the former West Indies legend Brian Lara to suffer the most test matches lost as captain

Arijit Barua
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"Test Cricket" is always known as the best format among all. The format tests the player's ability to handle pressure and keep up the momentum going on. It tests your patience and understanding of the game. England skipper Joe Root lost yet another match as captain against the Windies to enter the top four list of captains with the most test matches lost.

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England captain Joe Root with his team in the third test against the Windies

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In the three-match test series, England lost to West Indies by a 0-1 margin with two draws on the card. Joe Root has now emerged 26 losses in his Test captaincy career of 64 matches. Moreover, Root equals Brian Lara on the list with 26 defeats.

The West Indies have chased down the minor target of 28 runs in the third Test to steal the series from Root's England. Let's check out the complete list of the top four captains with the most test matches lost in their captaincy career.

Most Test matches lost as captain:

Serial No. Player Matches Win Loss
1. Graeme Smith (SA) 109 53 29
2. Stephen Fleming (NZ) 80 28 27
3. Brian Lara (WI) 47 10 26
4. Joe Root* (ENG) 64 27 26

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The English team is not in their best time since the last 17 tests. In those 17 tests, Joe Root's England has managed to win only one game while losing in five games. Meanwhile, Joe Root has scored the most runs for the England team last year, and also this year he is leading the charts.

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