Salaam Cricket 2019: Viv Richards picks Jos Buttler as X-factor of World Cup 2019

first_imgWest Indies legend Viv Richards admitted to being a huge fan of Jos Buttler and picked the England wicketkeeper batsman as the player who would be the X-factor in the ongoing World Cup 2019 in England and Wales.”Apart from Virat I believe England have some players who can hurt you. Like Jos Buttler, I’m a big fan of him. People like Eoin Morgan as well,” Viv Richards said at Salaam Cricket 2019.Nasser Hussain, Michael Clarke and Wasim Akram had their picks as well.”Not many sides win the World Cup without great individuals. West Indies had Viv, India had MS Dhoni in 2011. What you need is greatness to get you over the line. Whichever side has that greatness will win the World Cup this year,” Nasser Hussain said.”Virat Kohli has been the standout batsman for a long period of time. The statistics say the story. Virat will be sitting in his room right now praying to go out and bat in the World Cup final. If India is chasing 250 in the final, he will want to score 200 of that. That is instilled in Virat,” Michael Clarke said.”I reckon David Warner will be the X-factor. He has come back after a year and he has a point to prove. He will be the player to watch out in this World Cup,” Wasim Akram said.Pakistan batsman Younis Khan meanwhile, reckons that every team has an X-factor in their team in this World Cup.”Every team has an X-factor in their side. We are not talking much about two teams this time – New Zealand and West Indies. New Zealand always perform well in big tournaments like this. Even the West Indies side is very dangerous. They both can beat any team.advertisement”If you talk about X-factor the Indian team has Virat Kohli, the Windies have Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill is there in New Zealand. There are 4-5 players who can become big stars. Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam can be match-winners for Pakistan,” Younis Khan said.The legends were also asked on who they thought was the greatest player in World Cup history according to them and most of them took Richards’s name.Sunil Gavaskar: “Sir Viv Richards.”Wasim Akram: “I would also pick Viv Richards in my team. He was the whole package.”Viv Richards: “For some reason I think England have got an individual who is going to get things done. I would pick Jos Buttler.”Michael Clarke: “I’d like to pick Shane Warne.”Misbah: “Wasim Akram was the full package so I would go for him.”Nasser Hussain: “I’m going to go for Viv. It is an absolute fact that Viv Richards was the greatest of all time. He is also a great ambassador of the sport.”last_img

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