PAK vs SA: Watch: Shane Bond Picks Scott Edwards Over Babar Azam As He Reveals His Favourite Captain From World Cup

Published - 26 Oct 2023, 04:33 PM

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Shane Bond. Image Credits: Twitter

Former New Zealand pacer Shane Bond has revealed his favorite captain from the 10 captains who are leading their respective teams in the ongoing ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023.

Captains in the World Cup:

A total of ten teams are participating in the ongoing World Cup – India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, England, Netherlands and Bangladesh. The ten teams are led by some of the best players in the world such as Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler, Babar Azam, and Shakib Al Hasan.

At present, Rohit Sharma-led India are in the second spot with 5 wins from 5 games. On the other hand, South Africa, who have been led by both Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram, are at the second spot, followed by New Zealand who are being led by Tom Latham in the absence of Kane Williamson. Australia are in the fourth and final qualification spot.

Shane Bond’s favorite captain:

Shane Bond recently took part in a rapid-fire game on ESPNcricinfo. He was given two options and he had to pick one of them. At first, he was asked to pick between Babar and Netherlands captain Scott Edwards, and the Kiwi great went for the latter.

He then picked Jos Buttler over Edwards as well as over Hashmatullah Shahidi, Kusal Mendis, and Shakib Al Hasan. And when he was asked to pick between Buttler and Rohit Sharma, he went for the India captain. Between Rohit and Temba Bavuma, he stuck with the former.

After that, he had to pick between Rohit and his compatriot Tom Lathan and he picked the latter. Between Latham and Pat Cummins, he stuck with Latham. In the end, he was asked to pick between Latham and Williamson and he came up with a smart answer, saying: “He’s (Williamson) not playing, Tom Latham.”

Meanwhile, Shane Bond recently ended his long association with Mumbai Indians franchise and has joined Rajasthan Royals ahead of the next season of the IPL. He has joined the team in the dual role of assistant coach and fast bowling coach.


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