I have captained a few teams in my time and it's a rewarding as well as a frustrating experience. Everyone who does the job has their own ideas about how to do it, on some teams the jobs are split between a group of people, others are more of a one man band.
However you chose divide up the responsibilities you need to think about the same issues on any team and in these notes I look at three areas all Captains should give thought to. These are, how to organise a batting line up to maximise run production, who should go where in the field, and more general remarks about the issues around running a team. These remarks are mainly aimed at running newer, less experienced sides but the same issues have to be dealt with at any level.