The West Indies National Cricket Team nicknamed “Windies” or “Men in Maroon,” is a multi-national cricket team constituting the mainly English-speaking regions and territories of the Caribbean region. West Indies national cricket team is administered by Cricket West Indies. The players on this amalgamated team are picked from a stretch of fifteen Caribbean nation-states and territories.
10. Garfield Sobers
Garfield Sobers occupied the post of captain of the West Indies national cricket team in 1965 and enjoyed the position till 1974. He is a fortunate bowler, an aggressive batsman, and an outstanding fielder; he is mainly famous for being cricket’s most excellent ever all-rounder and one of the best cricketers of all time.
9. Courtney Walsh
In 1994 Courtney Walsh became the captain of the West Indies national cricket team for the journey of India and New Zealand. He is famous for his fast bowling and best known for opening bowling partnerships along with his teammate Curtly Ambrose for many years.
8. Brian Lara
Brian Lara captained the West Indies national cricket team for the Bicentennial Youth World Cup in Australia, where the West Indies cricket team fought the battle till the semi-finals. He made five double-centuries, which is the highest score ever made by any captain.
7. Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy gained the position of the captain of the Test matches in the West Indies national cricket team for its journey to Sri Lanka and till the end of 2011, by replacing Chris Gayle. Sammy is the only captain under whose captaincy West Indies national cricket team won two World T20’s.
6. Denesh Ramdin
Denesh Ramdin got the title of the captain of the West Indies national cricket team in the Test series by succeeding Darren Sammy, who remained the captain of the T20 series. That time West Indies cricket team had three individual captains for all three formats, with Dwayne Bravo in One Day Internationals.
5. Jimmy Adams
Jimmy Adams was appointed as the captain of the West Indies national cricket team in 2000, after replacing Brian Lara. Although he had a good start as captain, he would not last very long. After the massive loss of the test series in Australia in 2000 after returning to West Indies, he lost his position as a captain and lost his role as a player.
4. Jason Holder
Jason Holder acquired the position of the captain of the West Indies national cricket team at the age of 23 years, 72 days in One Day International format by the West Indies Cricket Board selectors; he became the youngest ever Captain of the West Indies national cricket team. On 4 September 2015, he got the title of the captain of the Test matches for the journey to Sri Lanka.
3. Richie Richardson
The West Indies national cricket team never lost a single series under Richardson’s captaincy. Under the captainship of Richie Richardson, the West Indies national cricket team won 11 test matches out of 24 test matches with the loss of 6. Many players got a chance to show their abilities in the West Indies cricket team like Curtly Ambrose and Courtney Walsh under his captaincy. Brian Lara also emerged as a world-class player on the West Indies cricket team.
2. Viv Richards
Viv Richards captained the West Indies national cricket team in 50 Test matches from 1984 to 1991. He is famous for never losing a Test series as a captain in the West Indies cricket team. It is said that his determination to win contributed to this achievement. Under his captainship, the team won 27 Test matches out of 50 Test matches and lost only 8. He made nearly 7,000 runs in One Day Internationals and above 36,000 runs in the career of cricket.
1. Clive Lloyd
Clive Lloyd was the captain of the West Indies national cricket team when they won the two world cup matches in 1975 and 1979. This decade was superb in terms of the West Indies cricket team when Clive Lloyd was captaining the team in the world cup of 1975 scored 102 runs the loss of 85 balls.