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An Ideal Model ?
Richie Benaud & Sir Frank Worrell
Is there a template for an ideal captain?

The history of cricket records shows the most successful
captains fit a variety of tactical styles and personalities:
Douglas Jardine ENG
Len Hutton ENG
Ray Illingworth ENG
Mike Brearley ENG
Mike Gatting ENG
Frank Worrell WI
Clive Lloyd WI
Viv Richards WI
Nawab of Pataudi IND
Kapil Dev IND
Arjuna Ranatunga SL
Imran Khan PAK
Don Bradman AUS
Richie Benaud AUS
Ian Chappell AUS
Mark Taylor AUS
Stephen Waugh AUS
Geoff Howarth NZ
Stephen Fleming NZ

Douglas Jardine Mike Brearley
The history of commerce, education, wars and society also shows most
people want to, and expect to be led, and need clear definitive
parameters to live and operate within.

Understands the game, and sport
Is an individual person with an established personality
Has the ability to make decisions, and accept outcomes and consequences
Is very comfortable with being the leader
Has a natural rapport with people
Understands how to win games
Realizes controlling momentum is about gambling, or taking educated risks
Leadership and proactive qualities generate respect from players and others
An experienced and highly competent player
A specialist Batter or Bowler
Automatic selection in team
Wants to captain the team
Players respect advanced tactical awareness
Has clear team goals and objectivesWIN
Never frightened of losing
Clearly defines each players role in team
Ability to speak honestly with players
Encourages on field advicenot committees
Enjoys victory, doesnt sulk over defeats
Never blames players or holds grudges
Works with team Coach off the field
Has cricket relationship with selectors

Imran Khan Geoff Howarth

Must have a stable home liferoutines, honesty, accountability
Should come from sporting, not indulged background
Must love sport and naturally understand the dynamic of games
Highly competitive personality ,hates losing
Naturally talented sports player, of a variety of games
Sense of humour essential
Be able to accept criticism, however harsh, and turn up to play next game
A history of other responsibility important

1. Who is the best captain you have played under? & Why?
2. How do you select a captain?
3. How do you select a junior captain?
4. Are different qualities required for captaining a representative
team and a club team?
5. Should the captain be a selector?
6. What role should the captain play in team discipline?
7. What is the coaches role tactically?