The ICC world T20 championship is about to commence in India and the teams have already pulled up their socks for what is pegged as cricket’s biggest festival. As cricket fans from across the globe await for the tournament to begin, here is a look at 8 players, that are a must watch in the world cup.
- Jasprit Bumrah, India
When talking about young talent and the future of Indian cricket, Bumrah is a name that cannot be missed. His fine pace and swinging yorkers have not only impressed selectors, but also some of the finest batsment in international cricket. Since his debut, he has turned out to be the prime attacking bowler for Indian team. His capability of bowling yorkers at will has solved the team’s problem of giving away runs in the death over.
- Hardik Pandya, India
A little more than a month into his international career, seam bowling all-rounder is being touted as India’s missing link in the shortest form of the game. The Indian team has yearned for years for a player who can both fill the third seamer’s role and have prowess as soon as they come in down the order. Pandya os a perfect fit for these requirements and his lightning quick fielding is an added bonus.
- Mohamad Amir, Pakistan
The left arm fast bowler’s short career has already witnessed a lot of drama, from being pinpointed as Pakistan’s next great paceman to serving jail time for a spot fixing offence. His ability to turn the bowl both ways, maintain superb control and generate steep bounce from the unresponsive pitches of South Asia will be a must watch in this world cup
- Kane Williamson, New Zealand
A class middle order batsman, a handy off spinner and an excellent fielder, Williamson has all the qualities that make him one of the most dependable player of New Zealand. He’ll be leading the Kiwi side in the world cup and will maie sure that the absence of Brendon McCullum does not affect the team’s performance.
- Chris Gayle, West Indies
When on strike, this carribean run machine can bring nightmares to any bowler in the world. This destructive hitter of the bowl is familiar with the Indian conditions and pitches as he has been an IPL player for a long time. He can be a big reason to worry for the bowlers, when in form.
- Jos Buttler, England
While the 25 year old has found it difficult to cut his teeth in the 5 day format, there is no doubting Buttler’s pyrotechnics in limited over cricket. The innovative, hard hitting right-handed explosive batsman can could emerge as a dark horse among the superstar batsmen from other teams.
- Kagiso Rabada, South Africa
The 20year old paceman has emerged as South Africa’s most promising young player. His pin point accuracy and ability to bowl fast, inswinging yorkers have made this right arm bowler a preffered choice for death overs.
- Mitchell Marsh, Australia
The son of former Australian cricketer Geoff Marsh, Mitchell can work up good pace with the ball without losing control and is also a dangerous batsman down the order. His recent exploits witn both the bat and the ball make Australia a more balanced side and earned him a million dollar plus price tag in the IPL auction.
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