You won’t expect Number 3 to be in the list of 5 best young Cricketers
2019 was a great year for cricket which witnessed the biggest cricket event ICC Cricket World Cup happening. ICC Test Cricket Championship also got kick-started this year. We saw many young cricketers making their mark in 2019. Some of them are definitely the future legends. Today we are going to talk about 5 best young cricketers around the world who announced their arrival in style in 2019 with breathtaking performances.
1. Marnus Labuschagne
Came to bat in the Ashes as a substitute of Steve Smith, who failed the concussion test, hasn’t looked back since. He has put a plethora of big scores since then and is continuing to do so. He debuted in 2018 against Pakistan but got out on a duck in his first innings. But most of the greats are like him, they fail in their first innings. He came back strongly since the Ashes. He scored 2 centuries against Pakistan and then one against New Zealand. Even after a bad start, his career statistics stands at 1185 runs in 13 Test matches at an incredible average of 56.42.
2. Mayank Agarwal
After putting up consistent scores in domestic cricket, Mayank Agarwal finally got his chance in the Australia 2018-19 series where he played a brilliant knock of 76 runs. India was struggling to play against the off-spin of Nathan Lyon in the whole series but the young Mayank went all guns blazing against the Australian great and inspired other Indian batsmen to use feet against the off-spinner. He had a great South Africa and Bangladesh series. The right-handed batsman has scored 872 runs in 13 innings at an average of 67.08 with three centuries including two double-centuries.
3. Shimron Hetmyer
The West-Indies power hitter, Shimron Hetmyer is an emblem of rising windies team which is ready to match the high standards set by other top- teams. The amazing six-hitting ability of Hetmyer can destroy the mindset of any bowling unit. He has been a force to reckon with in 2019. Recently he scored an amazing century against the strong Indian bowling line-up. The West-Indian southpaw has the ability to score runs against both the spinners and fast bowlers with ease. He has scored 1416 runs in 42 matches at a strike rate of 107.03 in ODI cricket.
4. Jofra Archer
He is rated very high when it comes to fast-bowling. The speedster played a vital role for England in triumphing the ICC World Cup 2019. Actually, England Cricket Board had to speed things up to get Jofra Archer in the World Cup squad. Jofra has the ability to easily clock 150 kmph and demolish the opposition with his sheer pace. He has almost all the balls- Yorkers, deadly-bouncers, cutters, deceptive slower balls. The 24-year-old fast-bowler has taken 24 wickets in 6 Test matches and 23 wickets in 14 tickets.
5. Sam Curran
Son of a former Zimbabwe cricketer Kevin Curran and brother of Tom Curran, cricket clearly runs through his veins. He has the natural ability to swing his left-arm seamers at a fair pace with both the red and white balls. Also, he is a decent batsman and a brilliant fielder. 2019 was the year for this English all-rounder as he impressed the cricket fraternity with his amazing capability of taking wickets and scoring runs. He has scored 610 runs in 14 Test matches and taken 32 wickets and 2 wickets in 2 ODI matches.
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