Each and every team has a performer who stands out from the rest and has a lot of eyes on them. In every tournament, there are players who impress everybody, even the opposing team’s fans!
Here are 5 players to look out for in this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
1. David Warner (Australia)
The Australian duo, Steve Smith and David Warner will be making their international comebacks after being banned for one year due to involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa during the Cape Town Test.
David Warner proved himself this year by performing exceptionally in IPL, finishing as the top run-getter. He will be hungry for more.
2. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
Currently regarded as ‘World’s best bowler’ by many pundits, Jasprit Bumrah is an asset to the Indian cricket team. Back in 2011, India had an experienced bowler like Zaheer Khan to thank for the triumph. Currently, Bumrah is a card that team India will use against batsmen in batting-friendly pitches.
Mostly, such pitches can prove to be a nightmare for bowlers but if Bumrah is able to mix Yorkers with slow balls, then it is definitely going to be a nightmare for batsmen.
3. Ben Stokes (England)
An all-rounder who can change the dynamics of the game entirely. His game strategy and temperament on the field both are commendable.
4. Andre Russell (West Indies)
The man definitely does not need an introduction and is one cricketer whose name is on everybody’s mind. Dre Russell was declared the Most Valuable Player in the IPL. If he maintains his form in the 50-over format, get ready to witness records break!
5. Hardik Pandya
If there is any cricketer to match Dre Russell’s hitting ability this IPL, then it was none other than Hardik Pandya. Pandya not only scored the fastest 50 of VIVO IPL 2019 but also scored 91 runs in just 34 balls. The all-rounder definitely showed the world what he is capable of while the world cup being right around the corner.
A major threat for all other teams and an indispensable asset for Team India, that is Hardik Pandya for you.