ICC World T20 2022: Top 5 Rookie Players to watch out for
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2022: Top five rookie players to watch out in T20 World Cup 2022.
With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 set to be held in Australia fast approaching in less than two weeks’ time, all the teams have either completed or are in the last leg of their preparation for the marquee 16-team event. The hype around the tournament is high and there is expectation for yet another blockbuster T20 World Cup, this time from down under.
In each of the past tournaments, there have been many players who have come of age and many emerging ones were discovered. For instance, the current India skipper Rohit Sharma made a mark in international cricket in the inaugural edition of World T20 in 2007. Similarly, players like Alex Hales, David Warner, Ajanta Mendis, Mohammad Rizwan, Charith Asalanka shined when they played their respective first T20 world cups.
Expect this edition of World T20 to be no different, and we may see many more young players playing their maiden T20 World Cup making a mark of their own.
Let us look at some of the players from different teams who will be making their first appearance in a world event this World Cup and show all the signs of making an everlasting impact on the audiences.
Tristan Stubbs (South Africa)
Tristan Stubbs is one of the most exciting young prospects in the South African ranks and one to watch out for in this upcoming marquee event. The right-hand wicketkeeper batter has a great potential in him to be a true match-winner for the Proteas in the coming years.
When it comes to the World T20 in Australia, Stubbs can lend a great balance to the South African side. He plays in the middle-order and bats at a stunning strike rate; he is a treat to watch when he is in full flow. Sensing his potential, Stubbs was picked by the 5-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2022 auction and attracted the highest bid (ZAR 9.2 million) in the inaugural SA20 player auction before being picked up by Sunrisers Eastern Cape.
Though the explosive batter might have not played much international cricket, his 28-ball 72 (including 8 sixes) against England in Bristol earlier this year gave a glimpse of his immense abilities with the bat.
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Tim David (Australia)
Tim David is another player who has the ability to take world cricket by storm with his sheer hitting power. He is set to represent the defending champions Australia in his maiden World Cup outing having made his debut for the team in the recent series against India. His ability to hit a long ball makes him one of the hottest commodities in cricket and the hosts will benefit largely with his presence in the middle order.
In the five innings David has played for Australia so far, the right-hander has already registered two impressive knocks (54 off 27 vs India and 42 off 20 vs West Indies). The quickfire knock against the West Indies helped Australia secure an easy win in the match played in Brisbane.
David is known to be a fierce striker of the ball and we have seen his capability over the years in the Big Bash League (BBL), IPL and when he played for the Singapore national side for a brief period.
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