The cricket world 2019 is over, and England has taken the trophy. Now, it’s time to recall some of the brilliant performances that set the cricket field alight in the recent times. Some of those even came with 20 or less ODI experiences. We will have a look at ten emerging players who are instrumental in shaping their cricket career and winning matches for their team.
1. Mohammad Saifuddin (Bangladesh)
During Bangladesh’s run to semi-finals, Saifuddinwas one of the most promising bowlers. A leading performer, but always struggles to get a breakthrough with a new ball. But, you can’t score him in the death overs. Even with the bat, he almost took the match away from India in the world cup, but due to no support from the other end, Bangladesh lost. We will see him more in ODIs and T20s because MashrafeMortaza will be retiring soon. If Saifuddin maintains the form, he can be the next big thing in international cricket.
2. Avishka Fernando (Sri Lanka)
Fernando got only four matches to play in the world cup 2019 In all of them, he contributed his best. His maiden ton came in front of marauding West Indies, and Sri Lankans were able to post a massive total of 338 on the scoreboard. The result was expected, Sri Lanka won, and Fernando got his first man of the match title. Naturally, aggressive right-handed batsman, he finished the world cup at the strike rate of 107.1. It was one of the top three-strike rates from the tournament.
3. Prithvi Shaw (India)
We always hear him in the news, because the master blaster himself praises this 19 -year old right-handed batsman. His first appearance was in 2018 when Shaw was selected for the Test squad against West Indies. Shaw’s unique batting skills and performance has garnered the attention of entire cricket fraternity. And why not? The Indian U19 team has already won the 2018 world cup under his captaincy and Rahul Dravid’s coaching. He has been compared to Sachin Tendulkar as well.
4. KagisoRabada (SA)
Another upcoming name comes from South Africa. The 24 years old plays all the three formats for his country. Rabada can bowl 140+ deliverers consistently, and it’s the reason why he can be the right replacement for aging MorneMorkel or Dale Steyn. He is already proving it; Rabada has an astonishing 151 wickets in mere 32 test matches. The 6.1 feet tall left-handed pacer is the youngest to achieve this milestone. Also known as KG, he has also played two IPL season for Delhi Daredevils.
5. Nicholas Pooran (WI)
Thanks to his whirlwind performances in T20s, Nicholas Pooran is known as a hard-hitting middle-order batsman. In the world cup 2019 as well, Pooran showed that he could absorb pressure and hold one end in a demanding situation. He hit a scintillating ton in the same match wherein Fernando hit a century, but only for a losing cause. His 63 runs out of 78 deliveries against England was again for a lost cause, but it showed how patient he can be.
6. Jofra Archer (England)
Jofra Archer was selected after a lot of debate because he was only four ODIs old before the world cup 2019, but the bowling all-rounder never put a wrong step in the entire tournament. Everyone was so confident about him that he bowled the super over the Final. Rest was history; England became the world champions.
7. Joe Burns (Australia)
He knows where to hit and has the patience to play a ball late. Joseph Anthony Burns made his Test debut in 2014, but afterward, he was dropped after two half-centuries playing against Indian blowers. Chris Rogers was still active, and it’s the reason selectors were ignoring Burns. But, after Rogers hanged his boots, Burns was again selected for a home series against New Zealand.
8. Josh Hazlewood (Australia)
After several impressive performances, Hazlewood debuted in a test match against India in 2014. He enjoyed a five-wicket haul in the same game. In January 2017, he made an outstanding record against New Zealand; Hazlewood was at the crease for 24 minutes with Marcus Stoinis without facing a single ball. But, the partnership between these two was 54 runs.
9. Babar Azam (Pakistan)
Currently, Babar Azam owns the third position in ODI best batsman list. He is also the vice-captain of the Pakistan cricket team effective September 2019. In the recent Pakistan Vs. Sri Lanka series, he scored a century in the second match and became the fastest Pakistani player to reach 1, 000 one day runs.
10. Sam Curran (England)
Can he bat? Can he ball? He can do both in the best way possible. It’s one of the reasons why Sam Curran is one of the best players among the young guns. He is only 21 and has already played against big times like Australia and Pakistan.
This post is written by Stewart Dixon, the admin of cricketbettingadvice.com. Stewart is a sports follower and writer. He loves to write about cricket, football, tennis and boxing.