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With Test match cricket back on our TV screens, naturally, the discussion turns towards the players of the future. Who will be the next James Anderson or Ricky Ponting? Who is the next cricket superstar we should all look out for?
These are 10 young cricketers with the potential to become superstars.
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10 of the world’s best young cricket players who all have the potential to be major stars
Sam Curran – England
At 22 years old, Sam has already positioned himself as a strong contender for T20 and Test match squads for England. Having made his test debut as the 686th player to represent England against Pakistan in June 2018, Sam immediately made a name for himself after taking four wickets and scoring a half-century. He followed that up by picking up his first Man of the Match award against India.
With the ability to play as an all-rounder, Curran has already played over 50 first-class matches for Surrey, scoring over 2,000 runs and taking more than 60 wickets. He has also appeared in high-profile competitions such as the Vitality Blast & the IPL and is set to play in the Hundred for the Oval Invincibles. Whether it is his determination when batting in the middle order or taking wickets worldwide, he is surely a star ready to shine in the England national side. If he can stay injury-free his potential is limitless at t
Naseem Shah – Pakistan
The 17-year-old fast bowler already has four professional Pakistan test appearances and 13 wickets, having made his debut in 2019 aged only 16. Naseem is one of Pakistan’s leading prospects & has bowled regularly for local side Quetta Gladiators. He announced his arrival on the global cricket stage by taking his first international test wicket against one of Australia’s most elite & accomplished batsman, David Warner in late 2019. He is, without doubt, a major reason why the cricket loving fans of Pakistan are excited about the future.
Mujeeb Al Rahman – Afghanistan
When Middlesex needed a new star bowler for the 2019 Vitality Blast, they approached then 18-year-old Mujeeb Ur Rahman. Having taken over 150 wickets in both ODI & T20 formats he had already proved his suitability for English cricket when he was signed by Hampshire in 2018. Not only is he one of the leading bowlers for his country, Afghanistan, but he has also made appearances in Australia’s Big Bash and the IPL for Brisbane & Kings Punjab.
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