World Cup 2019: Allan Border names three captains to watch out for
Border picked the three tactically strong captains.
Updated - May 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Legendary Australian captain Allan Border, who won the first ever World Cup for Australia way back in 1987, has shared his perspective on the captains who are leading teams in this edition of the ICC tournament. As the teams gear up to prepare their final strategies and combinations for the tournament, Border picked three captains to watch out for in the tournament.
It is synonymous to the teams that excite him. Border is really looking forward to watching, the home team England, defending champions Australia and the Indian team in action. The legend is of the opinion that the three captains who will dominate the proceedings in this edition of the World Cup are Eoin Morgan, Aaron Finch, and Virat Kohli.
Impressed with Finch, Morgan and Kohli’s tactics
He thinks Kohli among the three is a distinctive character, pretty loud and someone who comes across as in your face skipper. His emotional side and passion is also on display as he just wears his heart on his sleeve.
“Virat Kohli, I think he’s a different type of captain. He’s a bit more of a boisterous-type player and wears his heart on his sleeve. So, the players know if they’ve stuffed up because he’s one of those really in-your-face-type skippers,” Border was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au.
The 63-year-old is impressed with Finch’s leadership and makes him feel good and makes him believe that it has brought the team closer after the disaster they had been through last year.
“Aaron Finch is doing a great job. He’s got a good feel around the group; I think that’s what he brings to his captaincy. Everyone knows their responsibilities and it’s a good environment to play in. So that’s a good start as a captain. He’s done a very good job. Tactically, I think they (Kohli, Morgan, and Finch) all do very well,” Border further said.
England are firm favourites this time for the cricket they’ve played in the last couple of years and how they’ve dominated the proceedings on batting friendly tracks at home. The Morgan-Trevor Bayliss partnership has done wonders for the Brits and there is no reason why they cannot succeed in lifting the trophy this time. He doesn’t expect the team to remain unbeaten but will put their hand up when it really matters.
“The way it looks to me, they might drop the odd game on their way to the semi-finals. That game plan under Trevor Bayliss as a coach and Eoin Morgan, I think he’s a seriously good one-day cricketer, and he’s as good a captain as there is going around. Tactically he’s very good and their game plan at the moment is a dangerous game plan to play against,” Border said terming England a dangerous side.