The 12th edition of ICC Cricket World Cup turned out to be a great success with nerve-wrecking final played at Lords
The competition saw a lot of riveting contests with many games going down to the wire. 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup saw plenty of drama and action in terms of hat-tricks, close finishes, and new players rising to the fore to produce glittering performances for their respective countries.
From Ben Stokes’s big game temperament to Jorfra Archer’s heroics with the ball, the World Cup clearly showed that there is plenty of promising talent that will go on to become top players in the foreseeable future.
Let’s take a look at the top five emerging players who showcased their talent with the bat and ball to earn recognition from cricket pundits and fans during the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
The pace bowler certainly impressed everyone with his express pace and accuracy in the eleven games played in 2019 Cricket World Cup. Archer is still far away from being a finished article with the ball but really delivered impressive performances in big games in the competition. He picked up 20 wickets and topped the bowling charts for England in the tournament. Archer looked in complete control and wasn’t fazed by the spotlight being thrown at him in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Bangladesh medium-pacer certainly gained a lot of acclaim and appreciation from cricket fans and pundits during the 12th edition of Cricket World Cup. The 22-year old got the opportunity to showcase his talent with the ball. He bowled well and delivered excellent performances in the later stages of the innings. Saifuddin finished the competition with 13 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 32.07.He turned out to be biggest positive for Bangladesh in this year’s World Cup.
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Left-arm quick is one of the biggest talents to come out from Pakistan and will undoubtedly play for a long time in all three formats. He delivered scintillating performances with the ball for Pakistan in this competition. He went on to pick six wickets against Bangladesh to see Pakistan end their World Cup on a positive note.
He can swing at express pace with the new-ball and has a bag of variations to execute in the later stages of the innings. Shaheen finished the competition with 16 wickets in 5 matches with an economy rate of 4.96. The 19-year old is surely going to be a world-class bowler for Pakistan in the foreseeable future.
Wicket-keeper batsman turned out to be surprise package in the competition. Australia utilized him very well as he delivered splendid performances in crucial games in the Cricket World Cup.
Captain Aaron Finch and team management showed a lot of faith in Carey to score quick runs at the back end of the innings. He made crucial contributions for Australia throughout the tournament. Carey scored 375 runs in 10 matches at an average of 62.50 with three half-centuries to his name.
He definitely impressed everyone with his talent and composure to grind out crucial runs in difficult situations.
The left-handed batsman was a consistent performer for West Indies in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Clearly, he looked the most bankable player for the side in the batting department. He showed maturity and did not look fazed by the spotlight thrown at him in this competition.
Pooran finished the competition as the leading-run scorer for West Indies in the competition. He scored 367 runs in 9 matches at an average of 52.42. He scored one century and two half-centuries in the tournament.It is event that Pooran will play for a long time for West Indies.
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup certainly has seen plenty of promising talent who could on to become world-class players in the future for their respective countries.