Many nations have come to the stage of the cricket world cup! But just a few have conquered it! Once more with fantasy world cup 2019, the stage will be set and we will witness an arena of terrific players.
Cricket is a team game. And, like in case of all team sports, a cricket team, too, is held together by the captain. As the leader of the ODI fantasy world cup team, a captain has to ensure balance in the team, be it in terms of focus or temperament.
A team skipper has to know when to stay calm in the face of stress and keep his head clear to strategies the match. The world cup fantasy game captain is the pillar of success in a team.
Let’s meet the top 10 cricket world cup fantasy league participating captains for this world cup, starting on 30th May.
Aaron Finch – Australia
After Australian ball-tampering episode, which saw Steve Smith suspended for a year, opening batsman Aaron Finch had been handed the responsibility of leading the team. Now, Smith is back, however, Finch will lead the Australian team at the World Cup.
Gulbadin Naib – Afghanistan
Afghanistan Cricket Board shocked everyone by choosing bowling all-rounder as captain for cricket world cup 2019. Naib replaces Asghar Afghan, one of the successful skippers, as the team’s leader.
Mashrafe Mortaza – Bangladesh
The fast bowler will be leading the Bangladesh team for the second time in the World Cup. In 2015, under Mortaza’s captaincy, Bangladesh reached the quarter-final stage for the first time.
Eoin Morgan – England
Just like Mortaza, Eoin Morgan will lead the English team for the second time in the World Cup. Though under his leadership, England faced an early exit in the 2015 World Cup. However, since then the English team has become a strong unit in the 50-over format and are one of the favourites going into the tournament.
Virat Kohli – India
Arguably the best ODI batsman, Virat Kohli will lead his side for the first time in 50-over World Cup. Interestingly, this will be Kohli’s third World Cup as a player.
Kane Williamson – New Zealand
Kane Williamson will play his first World Cup as a skipper. In 2015 edition, Brendon McCullum-led New Zealand finished as runners-up. Under Williamson, the Kiwis are looking for their maiden World Cup title win.
Sarfaraz Ahmed – Pakistan
Months before the World Cup, there were some questions over Sarfaraz Ahmed place in the team. His captaincy skill was under scrutiny as well. However, the nation’s cricket board went ahead and named him as the captain for the World Cup. It was under Sarfaraz’s leadership that Pakistan lifted its maiden Champions Trophy in 2017. He has won the World Cup at U-19 level too.
Faf du Plessis – South Africa
Middle-order batsman Faf du Plessis has been in charge of the South African team for a while now. In 2017 he was named as ODI captain and since then South Africa has done fairly well under him.
Dimuth Karunaratne – Sri Lanka
The opening batsman DimuthKarunaratne was surprisingly named as team’s ODI skipper. He is yet to lead Sri Lanka in an ODI and will begin his duty at the World Cup. He will replace Lasith Malinga, under whom Sri Lanka lost ODI series against South Africa, as captain.
Jason Holder – West Indies
Having led the team in the 2015 World Cup, Jason Holder has some experience of leading the Windies World Cup. He has been leading from the front as West Indies look to add 3rdWorld Cup to their bag.
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