2020 ICC T20 World Cup is five months away only as all the cricketing nations will be looking to make adequate preparations for the competition. Apart from star performers, the teams will be looking towards the new players to steal the show with bat and ball.
Last two years, a lot of young players have made their mark at the international level. From Pakistan’s express pace bowler Naseem Shah to Australia’s Ashton Agar have delivered decent performances in the T20 format this season.
Let’s us take a look at the five emerging players to watch out for in the upcoming 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.
The 19-year-old fast pacer from Lower Dir in KPK has made quite an impact with the ball at the international level. He’s proven his worth and talent for Pakistan in the five-da format, where he was no less than a nightmare to the opposition batsmen. He certainly picked up a lot of wickets in the Test series played against Bangladesh at home. His extra pace and steep bounce will certainly make a dangerous bowler on Australian pitches that offer a plenty of pace and bounce.
In the recent concluded PSL, he claimed five wickets from six matches at an economy rate of 7.36. He has not yet made his T20I debut for Pakistan and will be keen to make an impact with the ball in his first World Cup competition.
Rassie van der Dussen
Since making his international debut, Rassie van der Dussen has been bankable performer for South Africa across all three formats. The 31-year old has delivered decent scores for the side in the T20 format.
He has represented South Africa in 15 T20Is and scored 406 runs at an average of 31.23 with two half-centuries to his name. The team management will be hoping that middle-order can continue his good form in the 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.
Left-arm spinner has certainly delivered excellent performance in recent T20I series played in South Africa. Agar is someone who can keep a lid on rate of scoring and can also provide crucial wickets for Australia in the T20 format. The 26-year old has played 24 T20Is for Australia and has managed to bag 25 wickets with a bowling average of 21.28.
Earlier this year, Agar delivered his best bowling performance of 5 for 24 in his fours against South Africa in a T20I match played at The Wanderers in Johannesburg.Australia will be hoping that he can form a lethal spin combo with Adam Zampa and provide crucial wickets in the middle-overs of the innings in the upcoming 2020 ICC T20 World Cup.
Left-hander has delivered superlative performances for West Indies in white-ball cricket. However, he hasn’t justified his potential as a player in the T20 format. In 25 T20Is, Hetmyer has accumulated 354 runs at an average of 19.66 with one half-century to his name.
He has the ability to produce quick runs in no time and will be one of the key players for West Indies in this T20 World Cup. The 23-year old batsman from Guyana will be looking to make amends for his poor in the upcoming 2020 ICC T20 World Cup
Since making his T20I debut for Sri Lanka last year, Leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga has proven his worth and credentials as a bowler. He has been premier bowler for the side in the T20 format and will be keen to make an impact with the bat in his maiden T20 World Cup.
Hasaranga has played 13 T20I’s for Sri Lanka so far and has claimed 18 wickets with a bowling average of 18.37 with an excellent economy rate of 7.80.