U-25 XI: Forming a team out of the best cricketers under the age of 25
Over the past few years, we have seen a lot of supremely talented youngsters make waves with their performances and rise in the international cricketing circuit.
The Under-19 World Cup has proved to be a breeding ground for upcoming youngsters. A lot of cricketers who have emerged successfully from the tournament have gone on to become international superstars over the course of the following 4-5 years after the conclusion of the tournament.
In this article, we form a playing eleven out of the most promising cricketers under the age of 25.
Quinton de Kock:
One of the most explosive wicketkeeper-batsman around, Quinton de Kock was the perfect replacement for the legendary Mark Boucher.
Due to his aggressive approach, he has even been hailed as the next Adam Gilchrist. Interestingly, he bats at no. 7 in Tests and opens the innings in ODIs, which is the same thing Gilchrist did during his playing days.
He made his ODI debut back in 2014 and has played 85 matches so far scoring 3519 runs at an average of 43.44 with 14 half centuries and 12 centuries to his name.
Another attacking left handed wicketkeeper-batsman, Niroshan Dickwella is one of the few impressive cricketers in the weak Sri Lankan line-up.
Sri Lankan cricket is still in a transition phase and Dickwella is leading the charge from the front. He has performed decently well against India in the ongoing series scoring a half century in the first ODI.
He made his debut for the Lankans in 2014 and has played 22 ODIs since. He has scored 875 runs at an average of 41.66 with five half centuries and two centuries to his name.