It is likely to be the first time that Steve Smith and David Warner play against England since returning from their suspensions for ball-tampering and Root told Sky Sports News he can not wait.
In Australia, Channel 9 will carry 21 matches, including all Australia matches, the semi-finals and final via their channel 9GEM. They were spotted at the airport as they headed off for the upcoming World Cup tournament to be held in England and Wales.
It was when the name of England's new not so secret weapon came up that excitement was evident among the gathering of media and local schoolchildren from one of the more diverse and hipster parts of the capital the game is clearly trying to penetrate.
"On small grounds with good pitches, if the top order gets going, the teams are so explosive these days and if they keep going till the end it (the total) could be anything".
Morgan finally plucked out Ricky Ponting, who hasn't played for Australia for seven years. Then there is exciting spinner Rashid Khan, Pat Cummins from Australia.
Kohli opted for Faf du Plessis, interestingly, because of a personal desire to bat with him.
Bowling-wise, paceman Jasprit Bumrah is in a league of his own and the cool head of MS Dhoni will be crucial in pressure moments.
Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza picked Kohli to be a part of his side.
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Not all the questions were so knockabout. "I don't need to add", said the Pakistan skipper.
Both Woakes and Rashid have taken wickets that have proved to be the difference in high-scoring games, while Tom Curran has also made valuable all-round contributions.
All 10 captains rather predictably stressed the openness of the tournament but it was Kohli who gave the most intriguing answer as to how matches may pan out. 'England want to get to 500 before anyone else.
'This lot seem to be obsessed with it, ' said Kohli with a nod towards Morgan. That 2015 debacle led to a drastic change in the way they approached 50-over cricket.
The Indian captain expects the teams to be more cautious as the tournament progresses.
"We play them (opposing batsmen) twice in the IPL and you know their weaknesses, you know their strengths, you know if they can't run between the wickets - you get an extra bit of inside information".
'When you get closer to the knockout phases that is going to bring greater pressure and no-one is going to go gung-ho from ball one. "So I see pressure being a massive factor in the World Cup".