ICC World Cup 2019: One player from each team who might be their X-factor
The ten best cricketing nations in the world are gearing up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The marquee tournament will be hosted by England and the hosts, along with India, will begin the tournament as the favourites. However, no team can be taken lightly as all the teams have certain players who can win the match for their respective team on their day. It takes a special performance from a player to change the complexion of the match.
A good spell of bowling or a brisk cameo with the bat or a moment of magic in the field can prove to be the turning point of the match. There are some players who have an X-factor to their game. These players are crucial to their team's chances in the World Cup.
We will look at one player from each team who can prove to be their X-factor.
#10 Afghanistan - Rashid Khan
Afghanistan is one of the most improved sides in the world. The team that was considered to be a minnow a few years back has graduated into a team that can beat any opposition on its day. One of the major reasons for this upswing has been the young spin sensation, Rashid Khan. The youngster has been terrific for Afghanistan in ODIs and T20s. He has also proved his mettle in different T20 leagues in the World. Be it the IPL or the BBL or the CPL, Rashid has been a player to watch out for.
The leg-spinner will be a big part of Afghanistan's World Cup campaign too. He has the ability to be effective at any stage of the match. Rashid is also an improved lower-order batsman and can play vital cameos in the latter half of the innings.