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Top 5 emerging cricketers of 2017

With World Cup two years down the line, every team is striving for the best young talents to come up with. Whether it is Indian team for bowlers, Pakistan for batsmen, Australia for perfect players and Sri Lanka which are striving for youngsters to rebuild their team. So here is the list of top 5 cricketers who have impressed with the bat and the ball and who have the potential to rule international cricket in the next decade.

#1.MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN(Bangladesh)

The name which first comes to everyone’s mind for emerging player is Mustafizur Rahman of Bangladesh. He was also the ICC emerging cricketer of the year 2016 and the IPL emerging player of the year 2016(only the first overseas player achieved this in IPL).His average is less than 16 in both ODIs and T20s which make him among the best emerging player of the world. His stats below also show the same-:

Bowling Performance Analysis

 
  Matches Balls Runs Wickets Best Avg Eco S/R 5s 10s
ODI 22 1,067 871 44 6-43 19.8 4.91 24.25 3
Tests 4 604 278 12 4-37 23.17 2.77 50.33
Twenty20 17 392 403 27 5-22 14.93 6.22 14.52 1
IPL 17 382 455 17 26.76 7.18 22.47
 

#2.KAGISO RABADA(South Africa)

This South African bowler(nicknamed as KG) has established himself as one of the most skilful and unique fast bowlers among the top emerging players in the world in the recent years.His speed is already in excess of 90mph and according to Allan Donald, he will get quicker in the future. As he said in the past “Some kids fall from nowhere and they can ball really fast”.He is showing his metal in the starting years of career and we are yet to see best of him.Below are the stats showing  what this youngster is capable of:-

KAGISO RABADA BOWLING AVERAGES

Career M B R W Avg EC SR 5WI 10WM BBI BBM
Test 17 2900 1682 71 23.69 3.480 40. 5    
ODIs 40 2005 1710 65 26.30 5.117 30.84 1    
T20s 16 362 498 22 22.63 8.254 16.45 0    
World Cup 0  

#3.KL RAHUL (India)

He had made his debut on 11 June 2016.He is the only player to reach the ton with a six in all three formats and has the record of fastest TON for India across formats.He has shown that he has the game for all three formats.H e have in him what it takes to be the best in this game. As Clarke said about him”Looks like Lokesh Rahul is going to be a future star”.Below are the amazing stats of this Indian youngster:-

In International matches this year format-wise:

3 Tests, 236 runs @ 78.66 average, 100s- 1, 50s- 1

3 ODIs, 196 runs @ 196 average, 100s- 1, 50s- 1

4 T20Is, 179 runs @ 89.5 average, 100s- 1

Overall in 2016:

International matches played- 10

Runs scored- 611

Average- 101.83

100s- 3

The 50s- 2

Man of the Match- 2

Even in IPL 2016, he scored 397 runs in 14 matches at an average of 44.11 and SR of 146.49.

#4.JASPRIT BUMRAH(India)

This Indian pacer has risen to the second spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings after Champions Trophy.He was among the top contenders of ICC emerging players 2016.His ability to ball perfect Yorkers during death overs is the thing which separates him from all young players. He is the gem that India had been in great need since the retirement of Zaheer Khan.Below figures do justice with him being proclaimed among the top emerging players of 2016-17:-

Bowling Career Summary
  M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 16 16 837 687 26 22/4 22/4 4.92 26.42 32.19 0 0
T20I 24 24 535 587 33 11/3 11/3 6.58 17.79 16.21 0 0
IPL 47 47 1038 1402 46 7/3 7/3 8.1 30.48 22.57 0 0

#5. Ben Stokes

His recent performances in the IPL 2017 and the Champions Trophy put him among the best emerging players.He had won the prize of most emerging player and  IPL 2017. He is among the best all rounders in the world(currently).His ability to do wonders both with the bat and ball is what makes him special.Stoke is a star of 25 and he has just started his ride to become one of the best all-rounders the game had ever seen. Below are his Batting and Bowling stats:-

Batting Career Summary
  M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 32 57 1 1902 258 33.96 2980 63.83 4 1 8 249 33
ODI 59 52 6 1554 102 33.78 1598 97.25 3 0 9 125 47
T20I 21 18 5 192 38 14.77 141 136.17 0 0 0 17 8
IPL 12 11 1 316 103 31.6 221 142.99 1 0 1 22 15
Bowling Career Summary
  M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 32 56 4795 2723 79 36/6 161/8 3.41 34.47 60.7 3 0
ODI 59 48 1905 1957 50 61/5 61/5 6.16 39.14 38.1 1 0
T20I 21 17 322 485 10 26/3 26/3 9.04 48.5 32.2 0 0
IPL 12 12 264 316 12 18/3 18/3 7.18 26.33 22.0 0 0

These players have already shown their strengths and proved to be match winners for their team. They have used their opportunities to the fullest in the team and have made their (permanent) places in the team. But it is just starting, there is much more to come. These 5 are faces of the future who are going to rule the world in the next day.

Best of luck to these 5 youngsters!

Let us know who’s your favourite with your comments below.

 

 

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