Captains of all the participating teams expressed their views in the ICC (International Cricket Council) conference about the World Cup 2019 tournament, which was held at Film Shed, London. Captains were also asked that which player of the other team, they want to include in their own team.
Captains Of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Are Determined
Sarfaraz Ahmed, Pakistan
Sarfaraz said that it is an honour for him to lead the Pakistani team in the World Cup and he is hopeful that they will perform well. He said that they have lost against England before the World Cup, but it was a great experience for them and they have learned a lot.
He further said that the Pakistani cricket team needs pacers who can bowl above 140 kilometres per hour. Wahab Riaz is experienced enough and will be helpful in this regard.
When asked about the player of another team he want to include in his team, he said “Jos Buttler (England)”.
Virat Kohli, India
Virat said that it is a privilege for him to lead the team in the World Cup. And this big game has a pressure which makes the 260 score equivalent to 350 runs of ODI. When he was asked about Pakistan, he said that fans expect more from them but, they perform in every match with equal intensity. Once you enter the field, you leave everything behind and you focus on the game.
On asking about the Indo-Pak controversy, Kohli said that this is not a question which they can answer. Moreover, he said that they don’t hold this authority to answer this question and cricket board may know better. Lastly, he said that his opinion doesn’t matter.
Faf du Plessis (South Africa) is the cricketer, he wants to include in his team.
Eoin Morgan, England
Eoin was very confident about his team and he said that they are fully prepared for the tournament. He believes that they are the best prepared team in the game. England captain was of the opinion that Pakistan is an unpredictable team and playing against the high scorer before World Cup has prepared them for the mega event.
They want “No one” from any other team as they believe that England is the best team and ready for the upcoming challenge.
Aaron Finch, Australia
Aaron said that England is one of the favourite team and they are expecting high scoring game. According to Australian captain, there is no need to fall back, if you lose the game because the format of the game is to choose the winner team.
He wants the South African player “Kagiso Rabada” in his team.
Faf du Plessis, South Africa
He said that this is a long tournament and they have the quality of bowlers who can prove to be the x-factor. They have to motivate them to use their bowling resource adequately.
Players which they want in their team are Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Pat Cummins (Australia) and Jasprit Bumrah from India.
Kane Williamson, New Zealand
Kane said that they prefer to play a warm-up match against Australia before the World Cup, as they have not played together for a long time.
He said to have Rashid Khan of Afghanistan in their team.
Jason Holder, West Indies
Jason sounded much determined about his team. He said that every team in this tournament is a quality team and there is no need to take anyone of them lightly.
He said “No One”, when asked about the player of another team.
Mashrafe Mortaza, Bangladesh
He was confident about his team and sure to beat any team in the tournament on the day. All you need is a good start and momentum in the tournament to win.
He would like to have Virat Kohli from Indian in his team.
Gulbadin Naib, Afghanistan
He was positive to play in the World Cup 2019 because their people love to see them play. According to them cricket unites all the countries who went through a lot and gives them hope.
Gulbadin further said that it depends upon the condition that which player they want to add to their team.
Dimuth Karunaratne, Sri Lanka
The player he wants from another team is Ben Stokes from England.