Details of countries which has witnessed changes in
leadership since the conclusion of the last World
Cup in March 2003 :
* Sanath Jayasuriya to Hashan Tillekaratane (Sri
Lanka) - After Sri Lanka lost in the semis of the
World Cup , Tillekaratane was appointed as skipper
for Test matches . He led the team in ten Tests
since then and is now removed after their 0-3
defeat against Australia at home .
* Sanath Jayasuriya to Marvan Atapattu ( Sri Lanka
) - The country decided to have two separate set of
captains for Tests and ODIs . Atapattu took charge
of shorter version of the game, leading in 16
matches since then.
Steven Waugh to Ricky Ponting (Australia) - The
regular ODI skipper Ponting took charge in the
traditional form of cricket after retirement of
Waugh early this year . Guided his team to 3-0
victory over Sri Lanka .
* Waqar Younis to Rashid Latif ( Pak ) - After
Pakistan's dismal display in the World Cup in South
Africa, the fast bowler was replaced by the
wicket-keeper Rashid Latif . He led in Three tests
and dozen ODIs
* Rashid Latif to Inzamam-ul-Haq ( Pak ) - With his
on and off remarks about match fixing controversy ,
the wicket keeper was sidelined . The man from
Multan, Inzamam, then took over and has since led
the side in six Tests and 22 ODIs with distinction
* Shaun Pollock to Graeme Smith ( SA ) - After
South Africa's disastrous performance in the World
Cup at home , the fast bowler was sacked and
replaced by opener Greame Smith . The left-handed
batsman , besides good batting display, led the
team in 16 Tests and 27 ODIs .
* Carl Hooper to Brian lara (West Indies ) - The
all-rounder and middle-order batsman Carl Hooper
decided to relinquish the captaincy and also quit
cricket after the Windies's poor performance during
the World Cup . Since then Lara has been at the
helm for 16 Tests and 12 ODIs during which he
mustered a world record score of 400 not out .
* Naseer Hussain to Michael Vaughan (England ) -
With England doing badly in the World Cup , one
down batsman Naseer Hussain first surrendered
captaincy from the ODI and then in tests to Michael
Vaughan who has so far led the nation in 13 Tests
and 15 ODIs .
* Khaled Mashud to Khaled Mahmud (Bangladesh) -
Bangladesh continuous below par run in
international cricket saw a change in guard from
wicket -keeper Khaled Mashud to Khaled Mahmud . But
result wise, it has made little difference to
* Heath Streak to Tatenda Taibu ( Zimb ) - Pace
bowler and steady lower -order batsman Heath Streak
resigned after putting up a series of demands which
were rejected by the authorities . Diminutive
wicket - keeper Tatenda Taibu was given the mantle
of captaincy and became the youngest leader in the
world and has already led the nation in a one-day
series comprising five matches .
Note: Change in captaincy because of injury to the
original captain has not been considered.