1. Tatenda Taibu: He was made the captain of Zimbabwe team in 2004 when he was just 20 years and 358 days old. He retired from cricket in 2012 at the age of 29 to focus on his work in the church.

2. Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi: He was made the captain of Indian cricket team at the age of 21 years and 77 days. He first led the side in Test at Barbados. His record of being the youngest Test captain remained for over 40 years.

3. Waqar Younis: The Pakistani pacer first led his side in Test at an age of 22 years and 15 days. He took 13 wickets in the match to lead his side to victory.

4. Graeme Smith: He was assigned the duty to lead South Africa at the age of 22 years and 82 days. Smith has led the Proteas in a world record 109 Tests and he is the only captain in history to lead his side to a win in over 50 Test matches.

5. Shakib Al Hasan: He was made the captain of Bangladesh Test team at the age of 22 years and 115 days. He led the Bangladesh side against West Indies team in the absence of regular skipper Mashrafe Mortaza. Bangladesh defeated a weak West Indies side under his captaincy.

6. Ian Craig: He was made the captain of Australian Test team at the age of 22 years and 194 days. He broke Murray Bisset’s record to become the youngest Test captain on the 1957 tour to South Africa.

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