Morgan, Williamson and Finch identified as best captains at World Cup

‘Virat is more emotional’: Shane Warne snubs Kohli as he names Eoin Morgan, Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch as best tactical captains at World Cup

  • Shane Warne believes England’s Eoin Morgan has ‘Australian’ leadership style
  • Ex-bowler also picked Kane Williamson and Aaron Finch as best tactical captains
  • The Australian would deal with ‘destructive’ Jos Buttler by getting him off strike

Shane Warne has nominated his three best tactical captains at the World Cup – and they don’t include Virat Kohli.

Warne, part of the Australian side who won the last World Cup staged in this country, in 1999, praised Eoin Morgan for his ‘Australian’ style of leadership. 

And he included the England captain in a top three also comprising Australia’s Aaron Finch and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.

Sharne Warne identified Eoin Morgan as one of the best captains at the World Cup

New Zealand’s Kane Williamson (left) and Australia’s Aaron Finch were also praised by Warne

But Warne found no room in his list for the cricket’s biggest superstar and best white-ball batsman.

‘I think Morgan gets the best out of the players, and Aaron Finch does the same,’ said Warne. ‘I think Finch, Morgan and Kane Williamson are probably the three best captains in the tournament tactically.

‘Virat is more emotional, waving arms, “Come on!” If he can find that balance between calmness in a tough situation as well as the emotion which drives his team, that’s a fantastic thing to do.’

Warne is working with both British Asian Trust and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation

Speaking on behalf of an initiative between the British Asian Trust and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation to combat child-trafficking in India, Warne was full of praise for the way in which Morgan has handled England’s tag as favourites.

‘In years gone by, an England captain might have said: “We’re one of a few teams with high hopes.” But Morgan came straight out with it: “Yes, we are the favourites and, yes, we like it.”

Warne, who took 293 ODI wickets at 25 apiece, also described Jos Buttler as ‘arguably one of the most destructive batsmen who’s played white-ball cricket’. 

Asked how he would bowl to him, Warne replied: ‘I would happily give him a single and get the other bloke down the striker’s end.’

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