The Cricket World Cup, scheduled to commence on October 5, is set to gather the best talents in white-ball cricket. Fans eagerly await the performances of established stars like Ben Stokes, Virat Kohli, and Trent Boult, but they are also keen on witnessing the emergence of the next generation of cricketing sensations. Here, we introduce you to five young players who will be striving to make a name for themselves on the world stage.
|Player||Country||Key Attributes||Notable Achievements|
|Noor Ahmad||Afghanistan||Left-arm wrist spinner with a high action, good control, and decent pace||Made his full ODI debut at 17 and took 4-10 in his only T20I|
|Matheesha Pathirana||Sri Lanka||Speedster with a penchant for yorkers, reminiscent of Lasith Malinga||Took a wicket with his first ball in the IPL and made his ODI debut in June|
|Gus Atkinson||England||Promising 95mph fast bowler, handed the pace mantle for England||Took one wicket in his first England ODI series|
|Teja Nidamanuru||Netherlands||Impressive batsman who scored a century against Zimbabwe||Qualified for the Netherlands in May 2022 and played a crucial role in the World Cup qualification|
|Towhid Hridoy||Bangladesh||Wristy middle-order dasher with five 50s in 17 ODIs||Called up to the national side after T20 franchise success|
These five players bring diverse skills and experiences to the Cricket World Cup. Whether it’s the unorthodox spin of Noor Ahmad, the Malinga-like slinging of Matheesha Pathirana, Gus Atkinson’s promising pace, Teja Nidamanuru’s surprising journey to represent the Netherlands, or Towhid Hridoy’s flair with the bat, each of them adds an exciting dimension to the tournament.
As the Cricket World Cup unfolds, keep an eye on these young talents who could be the future stars of the sport. They have the potential to create memorable moments and leave a lasting impact on the world of cricket.
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(This story has not been edited by Smartkhabrinews staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – AFP)