World Cup 2015: 14 captains leading their nationsWorld Cup 2015: 14 captains leading their nations
43 year old Mohammed Tauqir was named as the captain of the United Arab Emirates squad for the World Cup. One of his finest knocks (55 runs off 73 balls) in ODIs was in his debut match in the 2004 Asia Cup against India.
Preston Mommsen will chase a slice of history when he leads Scotland into their third World Cup campaign in Australia and New Zealand.
Afghanistan captain Mohammad Nabi will take charge of his boys in the forthcoming World Cup. Handy with both bat and ball, under his captaincy, Afghanistan also defeated Bangladesh, a test playing nation for the first time ever.
Chigumbura took over as Zimbabwe captain after Prosper Utseya's resignation in 2010. Under his captaincy, Zimbabwe also defeated Australia for the first time in September 2014 since 1983. (ODI captaincy record Matches 32 Won 9, Lost 23)
William Porterfield will captain Ireland in World Cup, his third appearance in the sport's showpiece one day tournament and would look for some major upsets. (ODI captaincy record Matches 50 Won 24, Lost 21, Tied 2, NR 3)
Veteran speedster Mashrafe Mortaza will lead a 15 member Bangladesh squad in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. He was named as the ODI captain by the selectors for the series against Zimbabwe in October 2014.
West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) chose young Jason Holder (23) having experience of 24 ODIs to lead the Caribbean side to regain their lost glory. In 3 games as captain he lost all against South Africa.
Michael Clarke has been included in Australia's World Cup squad with subject to fitness and must prove it before February 21. He will be playing his third world cup after 2007 and 2011 where he scored 436 runs in 9 innings and 233 runs in 6 innings respectively. (ODI captaincy record Matches 67 Won 44, Lost 22, NR 3)
South African skipper AB de Villiers after a record breaking century in just 31 balls, aims to win the ODI championship for the first time and remove the tag of chokers . (ODI captaincy record Matches 59 Won 34, Lost 21, Tied 1, NR 3)
Brash, brutal and brilliant to watch, New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum can bruise bowling attacks like few other men and whenever he arrives at the crease it's impossible to look away. (ODI captaincy record Matches 39 Won 18, Lost 17, Tied 1, NR 3)
Eoin Morgan is recognized as a cricketer of rare unorthodox talent, who plays the ball exceptionally late and adroit both at sweeping and reverse sweeping. He is determined to take England to their maiden world title.
After losing two back to back WC finals in 2007 and 2011, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews has taken up the responsibility to lead the side to their second world title. He is also the World's no. 1 all rounder in ODIs. (ODI captaincy record Matches 60 Won 31, Lost 26, NR 3)
Misbah ul Haq after being criticized largely by the Pakistan cricket fraternity due to his poor form, was declared as a skipper to lead his nation. He decided to quit ODI cricket after Pakistan finish with its campaign. (ODI captaincy record Matches 78 Won 41, Lost 34, Tied 2, NR 1)
Needless to say, Dhoni is the best ODI skipper India ever had who led the nation to the historic wins in World T20 in 2007, World Cup in 2011 and Champions Trophy in 2013 in his 7 years of captaincy. (ODI captaincy record Matches 168 Won 93, Lost 61, Tied 4, NR 10)