As the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is around the corner, let us have a quick look at some of the most exciting and talented emerging players who have a great opportunity to become global stars by performing in the mega event.
An attacking left-handed batsman from Guyana, Hetmyer has already announced himself at the world stage with four ODI centuries till date. The former under-19 world cup winning captain is a fearless striker of cricket ball, possessing the ability to take the game away from the opposition on his day. The upcoming tournament provides the 22-year old with a fantastic chance to stamp his authority in international cricket.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
The young left-arm pacer burst onto the scene in 2017 by recording best bowling figures on first-class debut by a Pakistani. Shaheen never looked back afterwards, making his international debut in 2018 after impressing one and all in the under-19 world cup Down Under and then in the Pakistan Super League. The 19-year old pacer has made a promising start to his international career having already cemented his place in the Pakistan team in all 3 formats of the sport. He would be geared up to make full use of English conditions and announce himself in front of world audience.
An extremely talented fast bowler, Thomas is rated very high by cricket pundits around the globe. Still very inexperienced at the highest level of the game but Thomas along with Shaheen have emerged on the scene as a breath of fresh air in the cricketing world which is going through a dearth of genuine fast bowlers who can clock 145 KM/H and above regularly.
The 23-year old Durban-born seamer started his international career with injury issues but he is now up and running again. Apart from pace and bounce, Ngidi possesses remarkable accuracy for a young fast bowler as suggested by his excellent economy rates in all three formats. He will look to spearhead the Proteas’ pace attack in the World Cup along with Kagiso Rabada.
The young chinaman bowler made his international debut in 2017 and is now India’s premier spinner in white-ball cricket. Already approaching 150 international scalps, Kuldeep will be keen to use the World Cup as a platform to go one step higher in his career.