With the World Cup around the corner there are a few players who have the potential to lead their countries to world glory. Here are three of the stars capable of such a feat:
The future Australian captain is going through a purple patch he could never have dreamed of. He amassed a total of 769 runs at an average of 128 and some questioned whether he would be able to carry such stunning form into the shorter format; with his third One Day International hundred against England he quickly silenced any doubters.
If his fine form continues Australia would be strong contenders to reach the final and lift the trophy for a fifth time.
The fiery Indian batsman has found top form once again during series against Australia and Sri Lanka, following an extremely dire run in England. He carried India in the T20 world cup last year, and if India is to win back to back World Cups Kohli will have to be performing at his optimum level.
AB de Villiers
The explosive South African has recently re-iterated the sentiments of many who think of him to be the best batsmen in the world at the moment. His destructive 149 off 44 deliveries against the West Indies will be one of the matches that people have recorded and it will be watched over and over again.
With the outrageous shots that he plays, setting a field to him is a nightmare for opposition captains and bowlers. With similar such innings and his formidable average of 52 he will be a vital figure for the Proteas in their attempt to win a first World Cup.
All three of these stars are sure to light up the world stage and if any of them are able reach the heights they have reached in recent times, their countries will already have one hand on the prestigious trophy.