Former Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke and New Zealand's former wicket-keeper batsman and skipper Brendon McCullum have fought many a battles on the cricket field, including facing each other in the World Cups. The finalists of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, the previous addition of the International Cricket Council (ICC) and cricket's pinnacle event, once again met on the cricket pitch but this time for a different purpose. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule in IST, Free PDF Download: Full Timetable of CWC19 Fixtures With Match Timings and Venue Details.
The former cricketers who participated in the last World Cup and also led their sides, are now on the other side of the game. Both Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum have now turned commentators and are doing their bit behind the mic in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rishabh Pant to Fly in As Cover For Shikhar Dhawan.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday shared a picture in which both the former captains can be seen from both their playing days as well as in their current roles as commentators.
See the Picture in the Tweet Below:
Four years later! pic.twitter.com/sklOMEbVOv
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 12, 2019
Both Michael Clarke and Brendon McCullum marshaled their troops from the front and led their teams to the final. Australia faced New Zealand in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final at Melbourne, Mar 29 2015. New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum won the toss and elected to bat first.
However, the Australian pace duo of Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson wrecked havoc on the New Zealand batting line-up. The pacers picked up five wickets each and restricted New Zealand to 183 in the Kiwis first ever World Cup finals. Australia on the other hand, chased down the total in just 33.1 overs and won their fifth World Cup.