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2016 ICC World Twenty 20: Meet the captains

Updated: March 8, 2016, 12:19 PM IST
<strong>Will the minnows make a splash!</strong> Asghar Stanikzai, who was also part of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, will have the honour of leading Afghanistan in 2016. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Will the minnows make a splash! Asghar Stanikzai, who was also part of the 2010 ICC World Twenty20, will have the honour of leading Afghanistan in 2016. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

<strong>Hoping to emulate World Cup victorious captains!</strong> Will Skipper Steve Smith become first Australian to lay hands on the coveted World Twenty20 trophy? (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Hoping to emulate World Cup victorious captains! Will Skipper Steve Smith become first Australian to lay hands on the coveted World Twenty20 trophy? (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

<strong>Leading the Bangla Tigers' roar! </strong> Called the 'Prince of Hearts’ in his home town, Mashrafe Mortaza-led Bangladesh are a force to reckon with. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Leading the Bangla Tigers' roar! Called the 'Prince of Hearts’ in his home town, Mashrafe Mortaza-led Bangladesh are a force to reckon with. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

England skipper Eoin Morgan will feature in his fifth ICC WT20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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England skipper Eoin Morgan will feature in his fifth ICC WT20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Hong Kong skipper Tanwir Afzal made his T20I debut in the 2014 edition of the event. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Hong Kong skipper Tanwir Afzal made his T20I debut in the 2014 edition of the event. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

<strong>Will he lift his second WT20 trophy?</strong> Skipper MS Dhoni will shoulder the hopes of more than a billion Indian fans. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Will he lift his second WT20 trophy? Skipper MS Dhoni will shoulder the hopes of more than a billion Indian fans. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, will play his fifth ICC World T20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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William Porterfield, the Ireland captain, will play his fifth ICC World T20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Led by Peter Borren, Netherlands would look to upset the bigwigs of world cricket. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Led by Peter Borren, Netherlands would look to upset the bigwigs of world cricket. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

<strong>Will the Kiwis fly high?</strong> Will Kane Williamson become New Zealand's first captain to win a world title? (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Will the Kiwis fly high? Will Kane Williamson become New Zealand's first captain to win a world title? (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

David among the Goliaths! Led by Sultan Ahmed, Oman would be playing their first world Cup. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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David among the Goliaths! Led by Sultan Ahmed, Oman would be playing their first world Cup. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

<strong>Hoping for a fairy-tale swan song!</strong> In the twilight of his career, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi would hope to leave the big stage with a bang.(Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Hoping for a fairy-tale swan song! In the twilight of his career, Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi would hope to leave the big stage with a bang.(Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Scotland captain Preston Mommsen is playing in his first ICC WT20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Scotland captain Preston Mommsen is playing in his first ICC WT20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

<strong>Desperate to end the wait of a world title! </strong>Will captain Faf Du Plessis be South Africa’s knight in the shining armour! (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Desperate to end the wait of a world title! Will captain Faf Du Plessis be South Africa’s knight in the shining armour! (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Can he swing it the islanders' way? Angelo Mathews will lead defending champions Sri Lanka after Lasith Malinga stepped down as skipper due to injury. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Can he swing it the islanders' way? Angelo Mathews will lead defending champions Sri Lanka after Lasith Malinga stepped down as skipper due to injury. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

<strong>Will Calypso be once again the music of the tournament?</strong> Led by Darren Sammy, West Indies would hope to repeat their 2012 triumph? (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Will Calypso be once again the music of the tournament? Led by Darren Sammy, West Indies would hope to repeat their 2012 triumph? (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Zimbabwe skipper Hamilton Masakadza is the only Zimbabwean with more than 1,000 runs in T20Is. It will be his fifth appearance at ICC World T20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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Zimbabwe skipper Hamilton Masakadza is the only Zimbabwean with more than 1,000 runs in T20Is. It will be his fifth appearance at ICC World T20. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4097 105
4 Australia 3087 100
5 New Zealand 3114 97
FULL Ranking