8. Steve Smith (Australia) – 45.09
The short span of Smith’s captaincy period made him get better average than his standard scoring rate of 41.84. Soon after the end of World Cup 2015, Smith took over as Clark had to leave because of his backache.
During that period, Smith successfully scored 1984 runs from 50 games. Along with that, he scored 5 centuries and even made his career best of 164. Besides, he ranks as the stylish batsman in the present age, but as a captain, he hardly became an inspiration. But he is indeed a fantastic player to see, who started off as a bowler but later sparked through his batting skills.