ICC WC 2015: Wasim Akram backs AB de Villiers, David Warner to shine

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Legendary Pakistan paceman Wasim Akram believes dashing batsmen AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and David Warner will dominate the World Cup during its marathon six weeks.

“I am sure Maxwell, Warner and de Villiers will ignite this World Cup,” Wasim said.

“These three players have the firepower to take the game away in a blaze and it would be hugely exciting for the crowds to watch them.”

De Villiers hit the fastest one-day hundred off just 31 balls against the West Indies, barely a month out from the World Cup and will be key to South Africa landing their first title.

Australians Maxwell and Warner hit belligerent hundreds in the warm-up game against India at Adelaide on Monday to signal what they have in store for the opponents.

Wasim said any bowler would dread bowling at these batsmen.

“It will be a big challenge for the bowlers,” said Wasim.