The world phenomenon, ICC World Cup is all ready to commence with the 10 teams gearing up in the penultimate phase in the host nation, England. The teams have been set combining the sheer skill, experience, fine talent and many factors that will lead an individual team to put up a great fight for their respective Nations. On 23rd May, the captains of 10 participating Country cam together under one roof to have a light moment of talk before the journey begins.
The ten Captains; Virat Kohli for India, Sarfaraz Ahmed for Pakistan, Eoin Morgan for England, Mashrafe Mortaza for Bangladesh, Gulbadin Naib for Afghanistan, Dimuth Karunaratne for Sri Lnaka, Aron Finch for Australia, Jason Holder for West Indies, Faf Du Plessis for South Africa and Kane Williamson for New Zealand; are the men’s leading their squads and gather in London for a joint press conference.
Many intriguing questions were raised during the meet, as captains were quite enjoying the questions and answers were also quite interesting. The captains were asked, if given the chance who would each captain to one player chose from the opponent’s team for World Cup squad, who would they pick? While Eoin Morgan and Jason Holder were happy declare they were happy with their squads, Virat Kohli picked Faf Du Plessis for his experience in game so far, while Naib was not sure about his choice as the choice depends on various conditions. Kohli was picked by Mashrafe Mortaza, and Williamson was very generous to welcome Rashid Khan right away. And Faf Du Plessis opted three names, Jasprit Bumrah, Pat Cummins and Rashid Khan with 2nd vote. Again, on being asked about if this year any team would score 500 in World Cup, Kohli was prompt to answer that England could be one to do so, remembering the last years England’s knock of 481-6 against the Aussies. Later he also added it will be difficult to score much, and also can be easy to defend as much as 250 on board if they play well. With High scoring opportunities lying ahead it is still a danger to score plenty keeping in mind the bowling attacks which will come handy at crucial hours. The World Cup will commence on 30th May 2019, and each nation is expected to put their best efforts as the best may make way for the final trophy.