23 Jun 1979: West Indies captain Clive Lloyd lifts the World Cup after beating England in the final at Lords in London. Mandatory Credit: Allsport Hulton/Archive

Test Cricket has always been regarded one of the toughest formats of the game. It requires immense mental strength and patience to bear the heat of 5-day matches. Moreover, the responsibilities increase when you are captaining the side.

Let us have a look on the top 5 players who played most number of Test Matches as Captain:

1. Graeme Smith, South Africa (2003-2014)

A solid cricketer and a true leader, Smith has been one of the pillars of South African cricket. His batting achievements are momentous, but the most important highlight of his career has been the fact that he drilled into his team the confidence and fighting spirit to win matches.

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The team went through a transformation under his captaincy and the way he controlled things was commendable. Smith played captain in 109 matches and the team won 53 of them (48.62). He was handled the supremacy at 22, making him the youngest captain of his country. Having scored two double centuries in England in 2004 as captain demonstrated the fact that he was under no pressure whatsoever. Under his captaincy team won the first ever series in Australia in 2008-09. He has truly been a mighty figure in South African Cricket.

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