With the World T20 about to get underway here is a look at the twelve men who will lead their teams out in the middle as they battle for the greatest prize in this format of the game. (All AFP Photos)
MS Dhoni (India): Indian skipper MS Dhoni in action against Sri Lanka in a warm-up match before the start of the World T20.
Mohammad Hafeez (Pakistan): Mohammad Hafeez, captain of Pakistan, poses with the trophy after having beaten Australia in the recently concluded T20 series in Sharjah, U.A.E.
George Bailey (Australia): Aussie skipper George Bailey looks in a confident mood as his team hope to go the distance in the third edition of the World T20.
Mahela Jayawardena (Sri Lanka): Mahela Jayawardena is seen here batting in a warm-up match before getting into the thick of the action when the World T20 gets underway.
Mushfiqur Rahim (Bangladesh): Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh skipper speaks at a press conference ahead of the World T20 in Sri Lanka.
AB de Villiers (South Africa): South Africa captain AB de Villiers arriving at the team hotel in Colombo. On recent form, the Proteas are strong contenders for the World T20.
Ross Taylor (New Zealand) : Kiwi captain Ross Taylor arrives at the team hotel in Colombo ahead of the World T20 in Sri Lanka.
Darren Sammy (West Indies): The West Indies captain shall look to lead by example as his team aim to justify their tag of favourites in the tournament.
Brandon Taylor (Zimbabwe): Zimbabwe skipper Brandon Taylor arrives at the team hotel in Colombo ahead of the World T20 to be held in Sri Lanka.
William Porterfield (Ireland): Irish skipper William Porterfield at a press conference before the start of the World T20.
Nawroz Mangal (Afghanistan): Nawroz Mangal, the skipper of Afghanistan is seen here addressing a press conference before the start of the World T20 in Sri Lanka.
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