The modern game of cricket has seen so many variants – primarily the introduction of the T20 format that makes it so much more exciting. With each passing year, there are young players who crop up and display prodigious talent like none other. Here are 7 cricketers who can become future greats:
The first Indian Chinaman spinner ever, Kuldeep has been in good form for India whenever he has played. Facing competition from the likes of Amit Mishra for a place in the squad, Yadav has already managed to place himself in the minds of the selectors. Right from his debut for the Indian Test team, Yadav is going from strength to strength and the West Indies tour was a good indicator of that.
Another rising talent from Pakistan’s now legendary Champions Trophy squad, Babar Azam has all the qualities to be a world-class batter. A strong technical game backed with some good power, Azam needs to just work on certain aspects before becoming a regular match-winner.
Opening for Australia is a big honour that can faze any batsman. Matt Renshaw is one player who can rise above all that and credit having a century and three 50+ scores at the age of just 21, opening for them. Watch this space for more.
Indian fans will not forget Kusal Mendis in a hurry thanks to his blistering knock in the Champions Trophy against them. Mendis is another rising star of Sri Lankan cricket who has the record for being the second fastest Sri Lankan to 1000 runs.
If Khan was not from Afghanistan, it would have taken years for teams to realize his talent. The teenager took the world by storm during the IPL and continued to put in powerful performances for Afghanistan in the international circuit. He is one player who has all the requirements to be a future great and cricket is lucky to witness a talent like him.
One of South Africa’s best finds, Rabada is one bowler who can swing fortunes with his fast bowling. He has already established himself in the team at such a young age and it will only be a matter of time before he turns out to be a great cricketer with a stellar career behind him.
Hardik Pandya is India’s young emerging talent. He is a very hard-hitting batsman and a useful bowler, who can bowl at any stage of the innings. Pandya has earned many fans in India with his flamboyant and attacking style of playing cricket. If Hardik keeps working the he has in the last couple of years, he will surely become one of the great all-rounders of the modern era
By Rohit Nair