Cricket fans around the world are preparing for the most awaited event of the sport. While experienced cricketers may attract attention, it is often the emerging players who take center stage. This article tells you about 10 emerging players who have made a significant impact on the cricket landscape
|4||Shaheen Shah Afridi||Pakistan|
|8||Rachin Ravindra||New Zealand|
|9||Matheesha Pathirana||Sri Lanka|
England's young county fast bowler Gus Atkinson has been selected for the World Cup for the first time. 25 year old fast bowler Atkinson has defeated the batsmen with his extra pace and line-length. Gus Atkinson has taken 6 wickets in 6 matches in his ODI bowling career.
His fast swing bowling along with another fast bowler Mark Wood can be beneficial for the England team on Indian pitches. He made his ODI debut on home soil against the New Zealand series.
Mathisha Pathirana will be the most important player and big asset for Sri Lanka in the ODI World Cup 2023. Like Malinga, the 20-year-old's unconventional bowling action and pace makes it difficult for the batsmen to score runs.
Mathisha Pathirana has taken 17 wickets in 12 matches in ODIs. Pathirana playing IPL for Chennai Super Kings will help him adapt to the situation. It is also important for Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka to use his overs at crucial times.
Rachin Ravindra is a 23-year-old rising cricketer from New Zealand. Rachin made his international debut for the New Zealand team in September 2021. This young talented player has been useful for New Zealand with batting and bowling in the ODI World Cup 2023.
He has scored 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries in his short ODI career. Talking about bowling, Rachin Ravindra has taken 17 wickets in 22 matches.
Ibrahim Zadran is a very powerful 21 year old ODI opener. Ibrahim Zadran has scored 1286 runs in 28 innings in ODIs. Not one of the best batsmen in the game, he has been the most important batsman for Afghanistan during this World Cup.
Zadran has scored two centuries in Bangladesh and one century in Sri Lanka, making him the highest-ranked batsman in One Day International cricket.
There is no big name in the Netherlands team for the ODI World Cup 2023. But they have some young rising stars and one of them is Indian-origin Teja Nidamanuru. 29 year old batsman Teja has performed brilliantly for Dutch teams in recent times.
He displayed magical batting against West Indies in the World Cup 2023 Qualifier, scoring 111 runs in 76 balls. This young player was the rising star batsman of the Dutch team in this tournament.
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Ishan Kishan is one of India's top emerging young players to watch out for this World Cup 2023 on home soil. This 25-year-old player can play a big role for teams at different batting number 5 or opening positions.
The left-handed wicketkeeper batsman has shown excellent batting skills by scoring a double century in his short career. He has the skill to play different types of shots to score a century.
Talking about Shaheen Shah Afridi, it will be impossible to ignore his brilliant performance with the new ball against India in the 2021 T20 World Cup in Dubai. This was Pakistan's first win over India in a World Cup match in both formats.
In 44 matches played, Afridi has taken an impressive 86 wickets at an average of 23.36, strike rate of 25.6 and economy rate of 5.45. His best performances came during the powerplay overs when he took 34 wickets at a strike rate of 30.3 and an average of 24.9. His record is also strong, he took 39 wickets in the last ten overs at a strike rate of 11.6 and an economy rate of 7.25.
Shubman Gill is not only the best young ODI batsman in the world at the moment, but he also has a strong claim to be the top ODI batsman of the last 12 months. Since July 2022, Gill has scored 1868 runs at an astonishing average of 71.84 with a strike rate of 104.18 in just 32 innings. He has also scored six centuries and nine half-centuries.
As India's target fails to end the ten-year trophy drought, Shubman Gill will bat first along with Rohit Sharma.
Tauheed Hridoy is a right-handed 22-year-old rising Bangladeshi star batsman. He has performed consistently well in the T20 leagues and domestic circuit to earn a place in the national team for the England T20 series earlier this year. He played a quickfire innings of 24 runs against defending champions England in his debut match.
Tauheed Hridoy scored 6 half-centuries in his ODI career. If he performs well for the team in the middle order, then the chances of Bangladesh team being out of the World Cup 2023 will increase.
Noor Ahmed is another spin sensation of the Afghanistan team. He will be the emerging player of the Afghan team participating in this tournament. The 18-year-old young Afghan left-arm unconventional spin bowler has performed well in the middle overs since his international debut.Noor Ahmed has played 7 One Day International matches. Noor Ahmed has taken 7 wickets and is part of the Gujarat Titans franchise in the IPL. This young Afghan spinner has great potential to take wickets in Indian spin-friendly conditions.