T20 World Cup 2022: The group rounds of the T20 World Cup 2022 will begin on October 16 and the action will shift to the Super 12 round on October 22. The best cricketing countries will be seen competing for the title.
Australia, the hosts, will enter the major competition as the reigning champions. The event will also include a few emerging players who have ignited the T20 circuit with their brilliant exploits.
They have established their value in several T20 competitions across the globe and have a chance to succeed on the biggest platform of them all.
Without a doubt, there is a lot of promising talent in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022. It surely will be an exciting watch. Skim through the list below as we discuss the talents who might catch the eyes of cricket fans all around the world.
Here Are 5 Under-23 Players Who Might Shine in the Upcoming T20 World Cup 2022
5. Rahmanullah Gurbaz (Afghanistan)
Rahmanullah Gurbaz has a track record of success playing white-ball cricket for Afghanistan. The wicket-keeper hitter, who was tasked with generating quick starts, has done so flawlessly. The batsman has played 32 T20Is in the shortest format, scoring 828 runs with a strike rate of 138.46. At the top of the order, the 20-year-old has been Afghanistan’s destroyer with the bat, and the Asia Cup 2022 provided a showcase for his hitting abilities.
With the multi-nation competition, he played in five games and scored 152 runs at an incredible strike rate of 163.44. The star player kept up his incredible hitting form in the just finished CPL, scoring 157 runs in six games with a 140.17 strike rate. Mohammad Nabi & Co. will be hoping that Gurbaz is at his best. At the prestigious competition since he has proven that on his day, he can destroy any bowling attack.
4. Naseem Shah (Pakistan)
Naseem Shah is one of Pakistan cricket’s rising talents. He is capable of consistently reaching speeds of above 145 kmph, and his rapid pace has alarmed batters. The Peshawar-born player, who made his international debut in 2019, shown in the Pakistan Super League season of 2022 that he can perform well in the shortest format. The 19-year-old grabbed 14 wickets at an economy of 8.01 in 10 games for the Quetta Gladiators.
Naseem was selected by the Men in Green for this year’s Asia Cup, and the youthful player excelled with the ball. He provided Pakistan an excellent start with the ball in Shaheen Afridi’s absence. In five games, Naseem claimed seven victims, helping Pakistan advance to the Asian competition finals. The T20 World Cup is being contested in Australia, which is known as a pacer’s haven. In such seam-friendly conditions, the speed can be fairly devastating with the ball.
3. Tristan Stubbs (South Africa)
Due to his outstanding results in the CSA T20 Challenge during the 2022 season, Tristan Stubbs was given the opportunity to join the national team. The daring batsman scored 293 runs for Warriors in seven games at a mind-blowing strike rate of 183.12. The 22-year-old has maintained his strong form on the global circuit. Stubbs has played for South Africa in eight games and has scored 119 runs with an absurd strike rate of 212.50. He also showed his batting prowess in The Hundred 2022, scoring 157 runs in 9 innings for Manchester Originals with a strike rate of 146.72. The Proteas will rely on Stubbs to end games in the next T20 World Cup in 2022. In a short period of time, the teenager has demonstrated his ability to dismantle even the best bowling lineups. He may very well be South Africa’s X-factor in the major competition.
2. Harry Brook (England)
One of England Cricket’s most intriguing possibilities has been Harry Brook. The 23-year-old has shown himself in T20 tournaments all around the world and is now enjoying a successful run with the bat. He amassed 264 runs in 10 games for Pakistan Super League 2022, scoring at an exceptional strike rate of 171.43. The Yorkshire-born player later amassed 436 runs in 13 T20 contests this year, scoring at a 163.90 strike rate.
Additionally, Brook has ignited the international stage with his performances. He hit 238 runs at an astounding strike rate of 163.01 in the just concluded T20 International series against Pakistan. England will turn on him to replace Jonny Bairstow’s vacuum in the middle order if the latter is not present at the international competition. The young man has displayed elegance and the potential to succeed at the T20 spectacular.
1. Arshdeep Singh (India)
In the past year or so, Arshdeep Singh‘s stock price has risen dramatically. In the past two seasons of the Indian Premier League, the 23-year-old was simply phenomenal with the ball. Due to strong showings in the most lucrative T20 event, the Punjab pacer earned an international call-up and has continued to play well for India. Arshdeep has played in 13 T20 Internationals and taken 19 wickets for a cost of 8.14. The left-arm pacer has demonstrated his ability to deliver pinpoint yorkers on demand, making him difficult to contain at the conclusion of the innings. On the big stage, Arshdeep shown amazing composure and didn’t hesitate to bowl crucial overs for the Men in Blue. In the death overs leading up to the championship, he will control India.