New Delhi: The 2019 edition of the World Cup goes back home to where it all started in 1973 and the Englishmen will be hoping to finally add the coveted trophy to their cabinet as they host the top ten teams in world cricket.
The once in four years extravaganza also brings with it an opportunity to see the best in the business clash against each other as they chase ultimate glory. Talking of the best, two players who will be really looking to make it count are India skipper Virat Kohli and former Australia skipper Steve Smith.
While Kohli’s form will be crucial for India to stay true to their favourites tag, Smith will want to use this event to once again show the world what it missed out on for the last 12 months as he served a ban after the Sandpaper Gate. For Stokes, it is about watching two high-class performers weaving their magic on the fans.
“They are both phenomenal players and have played quite a bit against both of them. You watch them play and they make the game look a lot more easier than others do,” Stokes said.
“So, I am a massive fan of both the players. They have both got their own styles and they are both different in the way they play, but they are both very very effective. You obviously play against guys to win, but at the end of the day you got to look at it from an angle that I love cricket and I love watching both Virat and Steve go about doing their jobs so consistently,” he confessed.