A fast-bowling all-rounder is a valuable asset for any team, and West Indies cricket has been lucky. The latest to their very long list of fast bowling all-rounder is 19-year old Nyeem Young from Barbados. Known for his aggressive batting style yet controlled stroke play and deceptive slower ball variations, he caught the eye of selectors in Barbados at a very young age. His ability to handle the new ball and his effectiveness with the ball in the death added with the capability of batting at all middle-order batting positions makes him a valuable asset for any team he plays for.
Nayeem Young has represented West Indies in two consecutive Under-19 World Cups in 2018 and 2020. His class was up for display in the latest Under-19 World Cup, which led him to be named in the team of the tournament. Consistent performance in the Under 19 World Cup and in the youth ODI’s paved way for his selection in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He was drafted in as one of the emerging player categories by the popular CPL franchise Barbados Tridents.
Full Name: Nyeem Ryan Joshua Young
Nick Name: English
Date of Birth: September 22, 2000
Nyeem Young Age: 19 Years
Place of Birth: Barbados
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm Fast Medium
Major Teams: West Indies Under-19, Barbados Tridents
Role Models: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Chris Jordan, Jasprit Bumrah
Nyeem Young Height: NA
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
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He started playing competitive cricket at a very young age of 7. He was selected in the West Indies U-19 set-up for the camp ahead of the 2018 World cup. From then he had gone onto play a lot of age-group cricket for the West Indies and was even named in the 15 man squad for the U-19 World Cup in 2018 at the age of 17. Consistent performances in the U-19 tours across the globe saw him secure a much important position in the West Indies U-19 team for the World Cup in 2020. In 21 youth ODI’s played so far he has racked up 351 runs and has picked up 24 wickets. He showed consistent performance in the U-19 World Cup in 2020 and was named in the team of the tournament. He scored 140 runs in the tournament which included two half-centuries; as well as eight wickets with best figures of 5-45. He also held four catches and ended up as the player of the match in two of the league matches.
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