All the ten captains hosted the press conference before the start of the world cup on Thursday in London. Eoin Morgan (England), Gulbadin Naib (Afghanistan), Aaron Finch (Australia), Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh), Virat Kohli (India), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan), Faf du Plessis (South Africa), Dimuth Karunaratne (Sri Lanka) and Jason Holder (West Indies) answered the question put to them by the media personnels.
All the ten captains including Virat Kohli faced a hypothetical situation where they were asked to pick any player from the other side and the Indian skipper picked Faf Du Plessis and legendary Shane Warne in his team.
“There have been so many great players in the past and it is tough to name one. But, if I have to pick one player in my team than it has to be Shane Warne. I’m always fascinated by his bowling. Just being in the same XI alongside him and watching him bowl would be a treat for any player,” Kohli said.
“It is very difficult to choose someone. We feel we are such a strong side. But if I have to choose one from the current lot…since AB (de Villiers) is retired now, I would choose Faf (du Plessis),” Kohli added.
Pick of other captains
Faf Du Plessis: The South African skipper opined that bowlers will play a key role in the world cup and preferred Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah in his team.
Mashrafe Mortaza: The Bangladesh skipper picked Virat Kohli to be a part of his team.
Kane Williamson: The New Zealand captain picked Afghan sensation- Rashid Khan to be a part of his team.
Sarfraz Ahmed: The Pakistani skipper preferred English wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler in his team.
Aaron Finch: The Australian captain picked South African pacer- Kagiso Rabada in his team
Eoin Morgan: England captain went a mile ahead and picked Australia’s assistant coach- Ricky Ponting in his team.