Leading By Example

Yahoo cricket editorial blogs

Pat Symcox highlighted an excellent point today after the Pakistan-WI match. He said the previous World Cups have been won by captains who've led by example during the tournament.

The thread connecting Clive Lloyd, Kapil Dev, Allan Border, Imran Khan, Arjuna Ranatunga, Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting is that they'd been among their teams' top performers.

By that yardstick, who has been the best leader by example at this World Cup?

Afridi and Sangakkara are the leading bowler and batsman respectively in the tournament. Dhoni, Vettori, Ponting and Smith have catching up to do.

Who will be the last man standing?