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Virat Kohli or Joe Root, Sachin Tendulkar or Brian Lara? England captain Eoin Morgan reveals his choice

Morgan, who will lead England in the upcoming World Cup, believes that he has the side to go all the way and clinch the trophy this year.

cricket Updated: May 09, 2019 17:34 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
HIndustan Times, New Delhi
Virat Kohli,Joe Root,Sachin Tendulkar
File image of Virat Kohli, Joe Root(Getty Images)

England captain in the limited overs format Eoin Morgan chose compatriot Joe Root over Virat Kohli as the better batsman. He also picked Brian Lara over Sachin Tendulkar and AB de Villiers over Rohit Sharma.

Morgan was answering a set of rapid fire questions on ESPNCricinfo where he picked the Indian Premier League over the Big Bash League and the Indian cricket team over Pakistan.

Among other questions that Morgan faced, he picked Superman over Spiderman, English food over Indian, Prince Harry over Prince William, golf over rugby, etc.

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Morgan, who will lead England in the upcoming World Cup, believes that he has the side to go all the way and clinch the trophy this year.

“Next year, at the moment we are favourites, so presuming nothing goes horrifically wrong between now and the start of the World Cup, that will probably stay the same,” Morgan was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“World Cup history suggests that going into the World Cup you have to be ranked in the top three or four in the world in order to be genuine contenders, so you’d probably have to consider the top three or four and then you’d probably throw Pakistan in there, because on their day they can beat any team,” he further added.

First Published: May 09, 2019 15:25 IST