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World Cup 2015: ICC picks top 10 debutantes to watch-out for


10 debutantes to watch out for picked by the International Cricket Council: 


1. Corey Anderson (New Zealand)

Corey Anderson became an overnight sensation after he the scored the fastest ODI century off just 36 balls. Consequently, was one of the most costliest players in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Since his debut in 2013, Anderson has become a very important of New Zealand’s squad. Anderson has scored more than 680 runs at an average above 36 with a strike rate close to 130.

2. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)

Glenn Maxwell is one of the most exciting batsmen in world cricket at the moment. He plays some of the most outrageous shots with utmost ease. The big-hitting all-rounder showed what he is capable of by scoring a big hundred in the first warm-up game against India.

3. Hamilton Masakadza (Zimbabwe)

A right-handed batsmen and occasional leg-spin bowler, Hamilton Masakadza made his international debut in 2001. He will be the oldest debutant at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, marking the latest milestone in a career that has spanned more than 140 one-day internationals and seen Masakadza score three centuries and 24 fifties.

4. Hamid Hassan (Afghanistan)

Hamid Hassan made his debut for Afghanistan in its first one-day international in 2009 and since has picked up more than 40 wickets, including a career best five for 45 against United Arab Emirates in December 2014.

5. Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

Quinton de Kock is one of the most talented young batsmen in the world at the moment. de Kock, at 21, has achieved what many players do in an entire career.

6. Joe Root (England)

Joe Root is an exciting young batsman. Root has been very effective for England across all three formats.

7. Jason Holder (West Indies)

Holder, 23, will lead West Indies in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. An up-and-coming pace bowler, Holder was called up for his maiden ODI in early 2013 before taking over the skipper’s job from Dwayne Bravo in December 2014.

8. Dinesh Chandimal (Sri Lanka)

Dinesh Chandimal made his debut in 2010. He played his first one-day international against Zimbabwe, he has also scored 12 fifties and averages close to 30 in ODIs.

9. David Warner (Australia)

David Warner is going through a red-hot patch in his career. His big-hitting and aggressive play has seen him notch a high score of 163, while Warner has formed a good relationship at the top of the order with Aaron Finch.

10. Rohit Sharma (India)

Rohit Sharma has been in great form in ODI cricket in the last 5 months or so. In ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, Team India will be relying heavily on Rohit Sharma to give good starts.


By The Cricket Lounge


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