The ICC Cricket World cup 2019 is over with hosts England crowned world champions in the most dramatic fashion. The mega tournament witnessed some collective team effort along with some great individual performances and the exciting part was to see some young cricketers rising to the occasion despite having little experience in such international competitions. Players Who May Retire After ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Chris Gayle, Imran Tahir, Shoaib Malik to Bid Adieu to ODI Career Post CWC19.
The ODI World Cup is a mega-tournament indeed and performing here is certainly a dream of every cricketer. Even many veterans of the game struggle to display a good show at cricket's biggest platform. So, the stellar performances by these young guns even make the tournament even more special. Let’s have a look at five emerging players of the tournament who can make a mark in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020. Manchester United Congratulates Fan Jofra Archer and England Team For Winning ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Trophy.
Jofra Archer - England
Jofra Archer etched his name in history courtesy the fantastic super over during England vs New Zealand ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 final. The tale of England's hero with the ball has been magnificent. It is difficult to imagine that the Barbadian pacer was not originally part of England's preliminary squad. But once he made to the side, there was no looking back. The right-arm pacer constantly teased the batsman with his pace and bounce. The 24-year-old took 20 wickets in 11 matches and played a vital role in England's successful world cup campaign.
Alex Carey - Australia
Alex Carey had a dream run in the tournament both in front and behind the wickets. The Australian southpaw played some quickfire cameos down the order and also handled the innings well when the top-order collapsed. The cricketing world lauded the 27-year-old after he continued batting in the semi-final against England despite being hit by a ferocious bouncer off Jofra Archer.
Nicholas Pooran - West Indies
One name that shined for West Indies during their poor world cup campaign is that of Nicholas Pooran. The 23-year-old southpaw was the highest run-scorer for the side with 367 runs in 8 innings. He scored on an average over 50, which is highly impressive. It is interesting to note that Pooran had played just one ODI before the tournament. The batsman would want to continue with the purple patch in the upcoming series against India.
Shaheen Afridi - Pakistan
Pakistan is known to produce great fast bowlers and Shaheen Shah Afridi is the latest prodigy for the men in green. The left-arm pacer made to the squad ahead of an experienced Junaid Khan. Although the 19-year-old didn't feature in all the games but made most of the limited opportunities. Afridi claimed 16 wickets in just five games and was the second highest wicket-taker for the side after Mohammad Amir.
Rassie van der Dussen - South Africa
South Africa had a poor campaign in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but Rassie Van der Dussen certainly grabbed a lot of limelight with his consistent run throughout the tournament. Dussen scored 311 runs in just 6 innings with a whopping average of 62. The 30-year-old made a late start to his international career but as they say 'It's better late than never.'
So, these were some players who were the emerging stars of the tournament. These young will like to continue their stellar run for the nation and also will like to make a similar or greater impact in next year's ICC World T20 in Australia.