Talented young cricketers are the pillars of any country playing the game around the world. Young cricketers who have achieved more than everyone thought, and are the future of the game. In this article, SportzPoint is gonna look at the five young cricketers who can be a legend in ten years.
In a short space of time, Rishabh Pant rose through the ranks to become India's first-choice wicketkeeper in all three formats. He is known for his positive and innovative approach to batting. Moreover, his power hitting has been effective in red ball and white ball cricket.
Pant's first 30 test matches have produced four hundred and the highest score of 159. He also has two centuries in domestic T20 cricket. Moreover, his maturity has been rewarded with the captaincy of Delhi Daredevils. He's already been around for a while but, at the age of just 24, there will be much more to come from Rishabh Pant in 2022 and beyond.
A left-arm seamer with swing and pace, Shaheen Shah Afridi is already established at the international level with Pakistan. He's still only 22 but he is set to pass 100 international appearances across the three formats in 2022.
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Afridi is another player whose emergence has been rewarded with captaincy duties. He has led the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League already. However, it's said that he may skipper the national side in the future. In terms of his statistics, Shaheen Shah Afridi now has more than 200 international wickets. His best return came via figures of 6/31 in an ODIs. But, however, he also has six five-wicket hauls in all forms of the game.
A man who needs no introduction, Rashid Khan burst onto the scene as a teenage leg spinner and has been at the height of his powers ever since. The leg spinner turns 24 in 2022 and he should be looking forward to many more years at the top.
As for his figures, Rashid has already passed the milestone of 300 international wickets this year. He's already taken 7-for in a test match and in ODI cricket. Moreover, he's a player in huge demand for T20 franchises all over the world. He's a decent batter too and has already appeared at the top of the ICC all-rounder rankings. Rashid Khan had made six half-centuries in international cricket with a best of 60 not out.
Sam Curran is a genuine all-rounder of England, who is capable of turning a game with bat and ball. Moreover, the left-hander was named Player of the Series against India in 2018 when he was just 20 years of age. Injuries robbed England of Sam Curran's services and the team could have really used his talents in what was a difficult year for the national setup.
He is currently 24 in 2022 and hoping for an injury-free year that will allow him to establish himself in the national setup once again. Sam Curran has impressive statistics in all formats but it's felt that he will be most effective in limited overs cricket moving forward.
Current Australian talented all-rounder Cameron Green bowls right-arm medium pace and is a right-handed batter. He has already represented Australia in all three formats of the game. Moreover, Green has already played some crucial match-saving knocks for Australia in the Tests
Green has represented Australia in 14 tests so far, in which he scalped 16 wickets. He recorded five half-centuries in the longest format. Meanwhile, in limited overs, Green is still to be proved. However, he is just 23 years in 2022 and has a brilliant career ahead if he remains the same.
In this article, we have provided the five young cricketers who can be a legend in 10 years. However, if anyone we missed then you can mention and give suggestions to us in the comment box. Follow SportzPoint for more like this.