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5 promising batsmen to look out for in 2019

Shreyas
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
2.15K   //    07 Jan 2019, 18:12 IST

India's upcoming star batsmen- Prithvi Shaw(L) and Mayank Agarwal(R) opening the batting for India A
India's upcoming star batsmen- Prithvi Shaw(L) and Mayank Agarwal(R) opening the batting for India A

2019 has been a year which promises a lot, of cricket, whistle-worthy moments and new, talented cricketers into the circuit. With the boundaries going shorter and the average runs per game growing higher, batsmen are the need of the hour.

Few teams are going through problems in their middle-order while few are encountering them at the top of the order. There have been new batsmen entering the scene who have impressed everyone with their performances.

In this segment, let's take a look at five promising batsmen to look out for in 2019.


#5 Shubman Gill (India)

Shubman Gill has been one player whose has been convincing the selectors into picking him with exceptional domestic performances. Gill is almost sure to get an international chance this year sometime or the other either before or after the World Cup.

His radical approach to his innings and his brilliant range of shots make him a really beautiful batsman to watch. With the IPL still to come, Gill has a lot of action on his hands and if I'm bold I can make a prediction. This talented young batsman will get the chances he deserves and is one to keep your eye on this year.


#4 Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan)

Hazratullah Zazai was an immediate sensation with his performances in the Afghanistan Premier League and made a re-entry into the Afghanistan T20I team and sent the ball flying against a hapless-looking Ireland bowling attack.

Despite his snub in the ODI format, Afghanistan will and must surely persist with him because he's a clean striker of the ball and is a very dangerous batsman who can thrive in the powerplay overs much like a Chris Gayle.

He had a great start to the Bangladesh Premier League and bashed 78 in the opening match against the Rajshahi Kings. With ample opportunities and great confidence going into international matches, Zazai is one exciting player who you should keep your eye on.

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