Captaincy Changes in the Cricketing World

In the last year or so, we’ve seen the ends of Anil Kumble, Mahela Jayawardene, Michael Vaughan (and Kevin Pietersen), and Shoaib Malik. Only South Africa, Australia, Bangladesh and New Zealand (kind of, considering that Vettori only took charge recently) have not made any changes at the top.

It’s quite a trend. We’re going to see younger captains (generally) lead the teams, and with most early in their tenures, we’re also likely to see some changes in line-ups and strategies. The climax of this all should be the 2011 World Cup, when the new captains will all face off against each other. Which of the young ‘uns will win? (Or will the older crew — Graeme Smith and Ricky Ponting still pull it off?

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