The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

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The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

The young generation is the future of world cricket. There are some sensational youngsters playing international cricket for their team and giving seasoned players a run for their money. So we tried to form a team which has the best players from world cricket under 25 years of age. As we’d like to call it, …


The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

The young generation is the future of world cricket. There are some sensational youngsters playing international cricket for their team and giving seasoned players a run for their money.

The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

So we tried to form a team which has the best players from world cricket under 25 years of age. As we’d like to call it, this team will be called The Under 25 ODI XI. This team has Pakistan’s young sensation Babar Azam as its skipper. The team features 6 Indians and that speaks for the rich pool of young talent Indian cricket has.

Here’s The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

Openers

1. Quinton De Kock (Wk)
2. KL Rahul

The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

This is a handsome opening pair. De Kock is a great player and KL Rahul too is a very good player.
Middle Order

One Down: Aiden Markram
Two Down: Babar Azam (C)
Three Down: Shubman Gill
Four Down: Rishabh Pant

The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

Two Indians get a place in this middle order. Aiden Markram is a great a batsman even though his numbers haven’t been that impressive. Babar Azam on the other hand is a sensational batsman across formats and also the skipper of this team.

All Rounders

Hardik Pandya

The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI
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He’s the most experienced and the most capable all rounders in this age group. He hasn’t been at his best in South Africa but his potential is much larger than his recent performance. So, Hardik Pandya gets a place in this team as an all rounder.
Bowlers

Kagiso Rabada
Jasprit Bumrah
Kuldeep Yadav
Hasan Ali

The Cricket Lounge’s U25 ODI XI

Perfect bowling line up. While Bumrah is both accuracy, Hasan Ali and Rabada are about express pace. Kuldeep Yadav on the other hand would knit death traps around batsmen with his impeccable wrist spin skills.
How would you rate this squad?