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World Cup 2019: Rating the captains of all the teams

Captaincy is an important aspect in a tournament like the World Cup and these players will be tested to the hilt.

Dimuth Karunaratane – 6/10

Dimuth Karunaratne
Dimuth Karunaratne. (Photo by Rob Jefferies/Getty Images)

Perhaps the most shocking move made by Sri Lanka cricket in recent times. Dimuth hasn’t featured in an ODI for his country since 2015 and he is all set to lead the island nation in the upcoming event. He has been a fine Test captain for Sri Lanka though, having led them to a series victory against South Africa, away from home. His excellent leadership skills during that series made him the left-field choice and that led in Malinga being sacked as a skipper.

Karunaratane’s strike rate has improved in recent times and his batting coupled with his leadership skills makes him an obvious choice for the marquee event. However, considering the fact that he hasn’t featured in an ODI for nearly 4 years now and his inexperience in leading his national side in white-ball cricket leaves him with a rating of 6/10.

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