Managed to watch 10 minutes of cricket this morning. And it got me thinking. There are a lot of ex-captains in the Indian team. For sure I have seen Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Sehwag and Dhoni each lead the team on different occasions. For all I know Laxman may have led a Test somewhere, but I can’t recall him as captain, only as vice-captain. And I can rule out Jaffer, Pathan, Sharma and RP Singh.
So the current Indian team would appear to have Kumble as captain, and no less than five ex-captains in the team. I tried to check the web out for further information on this subject; cricinfo, for once, was less than helpful. The best I could find was this BBC Sport 2002 reference, where Bill Frindall seems to believe the record was then 3.
Any views? Surely 5 is the new record?