Interactive Panel Session with World Cup Captains
The captains of the ten teams competing for the coveted World Cup title over the next 48 days convened at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The interactive panel session included Indian cricket legend Ravi Shastri and England’s World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan.
Rohit Sharma’s Childhood Dream
Indian captain Rohit Sharma expressed his confidence in the tournament’s success, attributing it to the immense popularity of cricket in India. He also shared his childhood dream of winning the World Cup and his belief that all the captains present shared this aspiration.
Pat Cummins Anticipates India-Pakistan Clash
Australian captain Pat Cummins, leading the five-time World Cup champions, expressed his excitement for the highly anticipated India-Pakistan match scheduled for October 14 in Ahmedabad. He highlighted the global interest in this match, which he believes will attract half the world’s attention.
Babar Azam Praises Indian Hospitality
Pakistan’s captain Babar Azam appreciated the warm hospitality extended by their Indian hosts. He expressed his hope that cricket fans worldwide would enjoy the high-quality cricket expected at the tournament.
Jos Buttler’s Strategy for England
Defending champions England’s captain Jos Buttler stated his team’s intention to continue the aggressive style of cricket that led them to their first World Cup victory in 2019. He emphasized the team’s commitment to pushing boundaries and staying ahead of the curve.
Hashmatullah Shahidi’s Expectations for Afghanistan
Hashmatullah Shahidi, leading Afghanistan in their third World Cup appearance, expects the crowd and conditions to favor them. He expressed confidence in his team’s spinners and batting capabilities, predicting a strong performance in the tournament.
Shakib Al Hasan’s Confidence in Bangladesh
Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan expressed confidence in his team’s prospects, citing their strong performance in the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup Super League. He believes his team is ready to put on a good show and exceed previous performances.
Scott Edwards Excited for Netherlands-Pakistan Match
Netherlands captain Scott Edwards expressed excitement for the upcoming match against Pakistan in Hyderabad. Despite acknowledging the strength of the Pakistani side, he is eager to kick off the tournament.
Temba Bavuma on South Africa’s Advantage
South Africa’s captain Temba Bavuma acknowledged the advantage of having players familiar with Indian conditions. However, he believes this advantage is not unique to his team and emphasized the importance of sharing experiences and strategies within the team.
Dasun Shanaka’s Hopes for Sri Lanka
Despite leading a team plagued by injuries, Sri Lanka’s captain Dasun Shanaka is optimistic about making a strong statement at the World Cup. He emphasized the team’s eagerness to perform well in the tournament.
Kane Williamson’s Strategy for New Zealand
Kane Williamson, whose team reached the World Cup finals twice, believes that every team starts fresh in the tournament. He emphasized the importance of committing to a style of cricket that has proven successful for the Black Caps.