The captains of the 14 competing countries in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 are pictured following a photoshoot ahead of the event's opening ceremony in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
The tournament is being co-hosted by Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka but only one of these men will be able to lift the coveted trophy on 2nd April - in Mumbai, India - and claim 'full marks' for their side's performance.
Back row, left to right: Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura, New Zealand's Daniel Vettori, Pakistan Shahid Afridi, India's Mahendra Singh Dhoni, South Africa's Graeme Smith, England's Andrew Strauss, West Indies Darren Sammy.
Front row, left to right: Canada's Ashish Bagai, Netherlands' Peter Borren, Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, Australia's Ricky Ponting, Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan, Kenya's Jimmy Kamande and Ireland's William Porterfield.
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