Nasser Hussain picks Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson as best captains in limited-overs and Tests
He also cited the reason for picking Williamson ahead of Virat Kohli.
Published - May 13, 2020 1:01 pm | Updated - May 13, 2020 1:01 pm
Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain has Eoin Morgan as his favourite captain in the limited-overs format. He led England to their maiden World Cup triumph last year at home. Morgan has also been at the forefront of their revival in the ODIs and T20Is after the debacle in 2015 mega event played in Australia.
Hussain is also impressed with the way Morgan stays calm under pressure and reckons such character is needed in a leader with the way the limited-overs format is being played these days. While 200 has become a common score in the T20 format, 400 is also not an alien number to the teams in the One-Day Internationals.
“My best white-ball captain would be Eoin Morgan, not just because he won the World Cup, but he is calm, whenever there is chaos. White ball cricket is now chaos. The batsmen now smash everyone, everywhere. My favourite white-ball captain, the best white-ball captain would be Morgan,” he said while speaking to Cricbuzz.
Nasser Hussain lauds Kohli but picks Kane Williamson as the favourite in Tests
Nasser Hussain went with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson as his favourite captain in Tests ahead of Virat Kohli and cited valid reasons for the same. He admitted that the current India skipper has been the driving force for the team doing well in the longest format consistently over the last few years. Hussain also pointed out the change in culture in the Indian team and how Kohli has infused the winning mentality in his players.
However, he is simply amazed at the way Williamson leads New Zealand. He also termed the Kiwi player as the ambassador of the game and lauded the way he handles the limited resources the team has. “In red ball cricket, there are so many boxes to be ticked. I think the way Kohli has driven India, you know their fitness, change in culture, and their winning mentality is all down to Kohli.
“But if you’re asking me who is my favourite, and one of the reasons you give, ambassador of the game… Kane Williamson is just… for the resources New Zealand have, their record at home, I mean India found out recently, England found out, their record at home is phenomenal,” Nasser Hussain further added. India recently lost 2-0 to New Zealand in Tests after being whitewashed in the ODI series.