The influence of young cricketers in today’s world is monumental. The way young stars are performing and taking the responsibilities on their shoulders proves that they and their teams have a long way to go in the future. Such two young cricketers are Kagiso Rabada and Shaheen Afridi. Both have proved themselves prolific for their respective teams and are doing their every bit for their teams. Also, both the boys completed playing 21 test matches. SportzPoint.com presents you the comparison of Kagiso Rabada vs Shaheen Afridi after 21 matches.
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Kagiso Rabada made his test debut against India in 2015 as an injury replacement for Dale Steyn. In 2014 he got to debut in the limited-overs cricket as well. He played with immense maturity from a very young age and impressed the entire world with his magnificent performance in the ODI matches. This gave him the opportunity to enter the world of test cricket and make his debut. In some matches, he proved himself as one of the biggest assets of the South African cricket team. In quite a few matches he made it easier for the Proteas to compete. Since 2015, Rabada picked up a total of 92 wickets with an average of 24.5. Also, his total wickets include stunning 5 fifers.
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2021 has been a great year for Shaheen Afridi when it comes to cricket. For the first time, he made it to the top 5 of the ICC test bowling rankings after his splendid performance in the first test against Bangladesh. A few years after Rabada’s debut, Shaheen made his test debut in 2018 against New Zealand. They might have a gap of a few years of experience in international cricket, Shaheen surely utilized the small span of time and is now competing for neck-to-neck with Rabada. The potential of the Pakistani fast bowler is extreme and his transition to international cricket has been quite smooth and great. His performances in limited-overs also are pivotal for the Pakistan cricket team. Since his debut against New Zealand, he scalped 86 test wickets with an average of 23.8 and also picked up 4 fifers.