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Fabulous four that can take world cricket by storm in the next decade
Aug 10, 2022, 10:00:00 PM

Fabulous four that can take world cricket by storm in the next decade

A new decade in cricket has started and it seems like a new era of cricket is about to take place. In every era of cricket, there are new names who overtake the old names and try to continue the legacy. There was a time when Australian cricket was dominating most of the rankings but in recent times, Australian players are struggling to leave their mark in international cricket. Teams like India, New Zealand, and England have taken over with the help of the quality of cricket they have produced.


Another big change that has taken place among all the prominent teams is that the selection of a player is now more dependent on the T20 cricket leagues. Every major cricket-playing country has its T20 cricket league and every year some new faces surprise the selectors with their fantabulous performances and knock on the door of the selection committee. Even on the international platform, T20 cricket has taken over and now most of the teams are involved in playing the T20 series rather than being part of the red-ball format and the ODI games.


In this new age of cricket, a player needs to be an allrounder and should know the techniques to play all the forms of cricket. Here is a list of four players who are the future of international cricket.


1) Babar Azam

Babar Azam grabbed the eyes of the international media when he scored his 5th international hundred while playing against West Indies in 2007. Babar became the 2nd quickest batsman, after Quinton de Kock, to achieve the milestone. On that day, Pakistan’s search for the most dependable batsman ended and since then Babar Azam is doing wonders for his team in all the formats of the game. According to the ICC rankings, Babar Azam is leading the race in the T20 format and the ODI format of the game. He is one of the best batsmen in the history of Pakistan cricket.


2) Aiden Markram

A young prodigy who shot through the ranks, Aiden Markram was a flamboyant stroke-maker from an early age and rose to fame after he had a dream run as captain of South Africa and led them to the U-19 World Cup title. The reason the future of South African cricket is because he is still young and carries the ability to play the game as a champion. Markram is a talented batsman who uses his wrist to play technical shots and uses the pace of the bowler. Markram can take South African cricket to new heights.


3) Jaspreet Bumrah

Since his debut in international cricket, Jasprit Bumrah has become a major headache for every batsman in international cricket. He started as a death-over specialist but crafted his talent to become a prominent member of team India in all the formats of the game. Bumrah is young, has a short run-up, and can bowl constant inswinging yorkers on any kind of conditions. He has become an inspiration to the young cricketers and that’s what makes him an asset to the national team.


4) Shaheen Afridi

Another Pakistani cricket, 22-year-old, Shaheen Afridi, has taken the world with his pace and swing abilities. Shaheen made his debut for Pakistan in 2018 at the age of 18 and immediately became a crucial member of the team. He is known to decimate the opening partnership of the opposition with the new ball and can bowl variations with the old bowl during the death overs. Afridi is a part of all three formats of the game for Pakistan and he is a bright hope for Pakistan cricket.