Oldest captains in Tests

Oldest captains
Player
Age
Team
Opposition
Ground
Match Date
Scorecard
50y 320dEnglandv AustraliaNottingham1 Jun 1899Test # 60
45y 245dEnglandv West IndiesKingston27 Mar 1948Test # 298
43y 279dEnglandv New ZealandChristchurch21 Mar 1947Test # 284
43y 233dAustraliav EnglandManchester24 Jul 1926Test # 166
42y 351dPakistanv West IndiesRoseau10 May 2017Test # 2261
42y 247dWest Indiesv EnglandPort of Spain1 Feb 1930Test # 189
42y 130dAustraliav EnglandThe Oval19 Aug 1912Test # 129
42y 89dAustraliav West IndiesKingston28 Apr 1978Test # 824
42y 86dAustraliav EnglandThe Oval13 Aug 1921Test # 144
41y 330dEnglandv South AfricaManchester26 Jul 1924Test # 156
41y 289dIndiav West IndiesChennai21 Jan 1959Test # 465
41y 178dAustraliav South AfricaDurban28 Feb 1936Test # 251
41y 95dIndiav PakistanEden Gardens12 Dec 1952Test # 360
41y 80dEnglandv West IndiesLord's23 Aug 1973Test # 727
41y 44dEnglandv AustraliaLeeds25 Jul 1968Test # 640
40y 279dSouth Africav EnglandThe Oval16 Aug 1951Test # 338
40y 277dSri Lankav New ZealandWellington11 Mar 1983Test # 951
40y 245dEnglandv South AfricaThe Oval16 Aug 1951Test # 338
40y 223dAustraliav EnglandSydney14 Dec 1894Test # 42
40y 124dWest Indiesv AustraliaSydney30 Dec 1984Test # 1006
40y 119dEnglandv AustraliaThe Oval19 Aug 1912Test # 129
40y 3dEnglandv AustraliaLeeds22 Jul 1993Test # 1227
39y 357dAustraliav EnglandThe Oval14 Aug 1948Test # 303
39y 356dAustraliav EnglandThe Oval15 Aug 1953Test # 376
39y 339dSouth Africav AustraliaLord's15 Jul 1912Test # 125
39y 220dAustraliav EnglandMelbourne8 Mar 1929Test # 180
39y 197dEnglandv AustraliaMelbourne10 Mar 1882Test # 8
39y 195dIndiav West IndiesDelhi6 Feb 1959Test # 467
39y 158dWest Indiesv EnglandThe Oval8 Aug 1991Test # 1175
39y 132dSri Lankav IndiaGalle26 Jul 2017Test # 2265
39y 126dEnglandv AustraliaThe Oval27 Aug 1981Test # 908
39y 94dPakistanv Sri LankaFaisalabad2 Jan 1992Test # 1182
39y 25dWest Indiesv EnglandThe Oval22 Aug 1963Test # 547
38y 334dAustraliav IndiaEden Gardens2 Nov 1956Test # 433
38y 278dEnglandv New ZealandAuckland25 Mar 1955Test # 402
38y 245dAustraliav South AfricaDurban25 Mar 1994Test # 1256
38y 241dWest Indiesv EnglandBridgetown21 Jan 1948Test # 293
38y 231dEnglandv South AfricaCape Town1 Apr 1899Test # 59
38y 218dAustraliav IndiaSydney2 Jan 2004Test # 1680
38y 209dAustraliav EnglandThe Oval14 Aug 1926Test # 167
38y 147dEnglandv South AfricaLeeds13 Jul 1929Test # 183
38y 125dWest Indiesv EnglandThe Oval22 Aug 1957Test # 443
38y 105dIndiav EnglandChennai10 Feb 1934Test # 232
38y 100dWest Indiesv EnglandPort of Spain30 Mar 1974Test # 738
38y 65dSouth Africav AustraliaCape Town8 Nov 1902Test # 77
38y 57dEnglandv PakistanManchester31 May 2001Test # 1547
38y 24dIndiav West IndiesKingston28 Mar 1953Test # 371
38y 16dIndiav AustraliaDelhi29 Oct 2008Test # 1891
Age is shown as at the end of the player's final match as captain
Records includes the following current or recent matches:

England v West Indies at Lord's, 1st Test, Jul 10-12, 2024 [Test # 2538]

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Chattogram, 2nd Test, Mar 30-Apr 3, 2024 [Test # 2537]

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka at Sylhet, 1st Test, Mar 22-25, 2024 [Test # 2536]