Former Australia captain Allan Border chose Virat Kohli, Eoin Morgan and Aaron Finch as the three captains to watch out for in the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 which is scheduled to start from May 30 in England and Wales. The veteran had led Australia to the World Cup title in 1987, expressed that India captain Virat Kohli’s aggressive nature and “in-your-face” style of captaincy makes him a different from others. Even that makes him different from Morgan and Finch as a captain.
“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,” Border said to cricket.com.au. “So the players know if they’ve stuffed up because he’s one of those really in-your-face-type skippers,” he added.
Border, however, is impressed with Morgan, under his leadership England has come up with a great show and acquired the top spot in the ICC ODI rankings.
“England, I think they’re doing exceptionally well. They’ve brought a different game plan to the table which is going to be interesting to see how it pans out in the World Cup. They’re a dangerous side because of it and you know as the bowling group you’re under pressure,” he said.
“The way it looks to me, they might drop the odd game but they’re going to win enough games to get through to the semifinals and that’s what it’s all about. That game plan under Trevor Bayliss as 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,” he further added.
The former left-hand batsman was also impressed with Australia captain Aaron Finch’s captaincy.
“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,” Border said. “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.”