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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 4 teenagers we might see in action

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5.76K   //    30 Jan 2019, 22:52 IST

Shubman Gill might be included in the Indian team
Shubman Gill might be included in the Indian team

Come this May, all eyes will be glued to the TV screens as the cricketing world will enjoy yet another edition of the ICC World Cup, the biggest cricketing spectacle. The top ten teams from across the globe will fight for the illustrious trophy and the subsequent pride that comes with it.

For the established cricketers, this is the stage to become national heroes, and for the budding young players, it is a chance to prove their mettle and get a one-way ticket to the national team for an indefinite period.

If we take a nostalgic trip down the memory lane, we will find many young guns who made their nation proud in the biggest cricketing stage. Nowadays, with the fame and the lucrative brand deals that come along with it, the stakes are higher for the cricketers. One magical spell, one match-winning knock, and the world comes down to their feet, something many young cricketers will be hoping for.

Talking about teenagers, there might not be plenty. However, given the current squads of the teams, we can expect a total of four teenagers to be selected for the once in four years cricket carnival. Let us have a look at them.


#4 Nayeem Hasan (Bangladesh)

Nayeem Hasan has been called up for the upcoming series against New Zealand
Nayeem Hasan has been called up for the upcoming series against New Zealand

Nayeem Hasan became an adult just a couple of months back, but he has done something that no cricketer has ever done before. He is the youngest bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul on Test debut. In the two Test matches he has played thus far, he has picked up 6 wickets by conceding just 133 runs at an average of 22.

He is quite handy in the limited overs too, something that can be comprehended by looking at his numbers in the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League. In his 15-match long T20 career, the spinner from Chittagong has managed to pick up 8 wickets, but what separates him from the rest of the pack is his economy rate of under 7 runs per over, something very difficult to achieve in the shortest format of the game.

As a result, he got a place in the Bangladeshi ODI as well as the Test squad for the upcoming series against New Zealand. If he manages to avoid a performance drop, a ticket to the World Cup is there for the taking.

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