Strategists who will call the shots in World Cup 2019
Eoin Morgan (England)
Morgan's England are ranked No. 1 in the world in one-day cricket and are bidding to win the 50-over World Cup for the first time.
England are hot favourites on home soil and though the team has the likes of Test captain Joe Root and experienced all-rounder Ben Stokes in their ranks, captain Morgan is expected to lead from the front as he has done on many occasions.
A limited over batsman par excellenece, left-handed Morgan is a vital cog in England's middle order who also has a cool head on his shoulders when it comes to marshalling his troops.
Faf du Plessis (South Africa)
A hard-as-nails batsman and a captain who is as clear-eyed as he can be. Faf du Plessis will look to fill the void of A.B. de Villiers in the side and South Africa will look to him both as a batsman and captain who wins his players' trust as much with forthrightness as he does with his decisive leadership and gritty batting skills.
Sarfraz Ahmed (Pakistan)
The Pakistan cricket board kept faith in Sarfraz Ahmed despite the stumper-batsman recently getting suspended for making racist comments against a South African player. This goes to show his importance in the side, which is young and needs someone to guide them.
Sarfraz's side surprised many by winning the 2017 Champions Trophy in England but since that achievement, they have struggled to defeat the top teams. The World Cup is the biggest stage to set things right and Sarfraz will look to do an encore of 2017.