7. Stephen Fleming – Failed to win a Test match in India as captain
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This Kiwi left-hander is one the three captains to lead a team in 300+ matches. He is the longest standing captain in the history of New Zealand cricket. Just like Ricky Ponting, he also failed to win a Test in India as a captain.
Despite having five attempts, Fleming failed to get this unique record. Out of those five attempts, four of the matches ended in a draw. Fleming never had a great team like Steve Waugh or Ponting. He had few talents with whom Fleming made the optimal use.
8. Kumar Sangakkara – Remained second in the list of most double hundreds in Tests
The former Sri Lankan captain is the highest run-scorer for his country in ODIs and Tests. He is also the second highest international run-scorer. The left-hander had the excellent ability to churn out runs easily in all formats.
In Tests, Sir Don Bradman has 12 double centuries. No one thought that anyone would come close to the legendary Don. But Sangakkara almost did the impossible as he got 11 Test double tons. Although he had power and time in hand, Sangakkara couldn’t break the record. Sanga has the best Test batting average (57.40) among players with 10,000 runs.