5 Young Talents To Shine This T20 World Cup 2024

A New Generation of Cricketers

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 starts on June 2  and sets a grand stage for the young talents not only to add fresh energy to the tournament but also to open a new chapter in the future of international cricket. Mainly, the upcoming T20 World Cup is a perfect platform for the new generation of cricketers to exhibit their skills, create sensational records, and possibly change the path of their career in international cricket.

Among the several talented youngsters, let’s delve into the profiles of five promising young players who are expected to make a dynamic impact in the T20 World Cup 2024.

TOP 5 Young Talented Players to Perform Well in T20 World Cup 2024: Stats and Records

These are the top 5 players who can become the star performers of the T20 World Cup 2024 based on their recent records and stats in T20 internationals:

1. Yashasvi Jaiswal (INDIA): Batsman

Yashasvi Jaiswal is one such young Indian batsman who secured the opening spot as a core player in the playing XI along with Rohit Sharma. In 16 T20I innings, the 22-year-old left-handed batter scored 502 runs at a strike rate of 161.94 and an average of 33.47, with 4 fifties and a hundred.

At the age of 21 years 9 months and 13 days, Yashasvi scored his maiden T20I century against Nepal. He surpassed the previous record of Shubman Gill, who scored his first century in T20Is against New Zealand at 23 years and 146 days. As a result, Jaiswal with his 49-ball 100 became the youngest batter to score a century in T20Is.

In IPL 2024, Yashasvi accumulated 435 runs in 15 innings with a strike rate of 155.91 and 31.07 average. Indeed, he ranked as the 15th highest run scorer of the tournament by scoring a century and half-century.

The consistency and aggression under pressurized situations make Yashasvi a perfect choice as the Indian opening batter and one of the most promising young talents of the T20 World Cup 2024.

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2. Rachin Ravindra ( NEW ZEALAND): All-rounder

The New Zealand all-rounder Rachin Ravindra has shown his solid techniques as a destructive left-handed batsman and a brilliant left-arm orthodox spinner. The 24-year-old cricketer scored 214 runs in 18 T20I innings, which includes his best score of 68 runs, and grabbed 11 wickets in 13 T20I innings with his best bowling figures of 3-22.

He gained massive fame in the ODI World Cup 2023, scoring 578 runs in 10 innings and ranked as the fourth-highest run scorer of the tournament. His flexibility to bat at any position in the batting order makes him the best choice as the key player of New Zealand. 

3. Ryan Rickelton (SOUTH AFRICA): Batsman / Wicketkeeper

As a passionate left-handed batter, Ryan Rickelton has the talent to turn games single-handedly with his aggressive batting style. Recently, on 23rd May 2024, Ryan marked his debut in T20 internationals and scored just 43 runs in 3 games and is yet to prove his talents in the upcoming matches and secure his spot in the playing XI.

Interestingly, the 27-year-old left-handed batter was the leading run-scorer of the SA20 in 2024 playing for MI Cape Town. He scored 530 runs in 10 matches with 5 half-centuries and an average of 58.88 and 173.77         strike rate. Also, he smashed the most number of fours (41) and second maximum sixes (34) in that season. It includes his highest score of 98 runs from 49 balls (including 6 fours and 8 sixes) against Joburg Super Kings on 13th January 2024.

Especially, Ryan’s fearless approach and his ability to rapidly score runs enhance his chances to be a crucial player for South Africa in the grand tournament. In terms of wicketkeeping, he can prove to be an alternate option for Quinton de Kock. Several fans and experts are eager to watch how this young talent will perform on a big stage like the T20 World Cup 2024.

4. Towhid Hridoy (BANGLADESH): Batsman

At the age of 23 years, Towhid Hridoy has gained an immense reputation and was ranked as the second-highest run scorer in the BPL 2024 tournament. In 14 matches, Towhid scored 462 runs at an average of 38.5 and 149.51 strike rate, which includes 2 half-centuries.

In T20 internationals, the right-handed Bangladeshi batter scored 454 runs in 19 innings with his highest individual score of 58 runs at an average of 30.27 and 131.59 strike rate. His ability to anchor the team’s innings and play skillful strokes will soon make him a core player for the Bangladesh cricket team in the future.

5. Noor Ahmed (AFGHAN): Bowler

As a 19-year-old Afghan cricketer, Noor Ahmed is another youngster to watch out for his impressive left-arm wrist spin techniques. In T20Is, he took 6 wickets. It includes his best bowling figures of 4-10 in his debut match against Zimbabwe on 14th June 2022. He played two IPL seasons (in 2023 and 2024) and took 24 wickets in 23 matches. In this IPL edition, Noor took 8 wickets in 10 matches for Gujarat Titans. His presence in the squad can add a new dimension to Afghanistan’s spin bowling department.  

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