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Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup

The International Cricket Council (ICC) and the boards of Cricket of all cricket playing countries always encourage young cricketers to emerge and make mark in the world cricket. ICC arranges under 19 cricket tournaments as well and lots of young cricketers get selected into the main national squad from there. Today, Sportyghost has completed a list of top 10 young cricketers to watch out in 2015 ICC World Cup tournament.

Top 10 young cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup:

10. Quinton de Kock, South Africa

Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup, Quinton de Kock
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Born: December 17, 1992

Age: 22 years

Birth place: Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

De Kock was spotted as a schoolboy cricket talent at the King Edward VII High School, the Alma Mata of Neil Mckenzie and former captain Graeme Smith. He also played cricket at the club level. At the affiliate Old Eds, he smashed 98 runs off just 74 to help them win the premier league in 2009. His all-round-the-wicket and aggressive batting style resulted in him being picked for South Africa’s under-19 national team and very soon he was elected captain.

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
27 1190 44.7 135 5 3

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9. Joe Root, England

Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup, Joe Root
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Born: December 30, 1990

Age: 24 years

Birth place: Sheffield, Yorkshire, England

His full name is Joseph Edward Root. This young English cricketer plays for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and England National Cricket team. Joe Root made his Test debut for England in 2012 against India and in the same tour he made his T20 and ODI debut. He made his maiden test hundred at his home ground on Headingly the following spring against New Zealand.

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
36 1131 36.48 113 2 5

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8. Jos Butller, England

Born: September 8, 1990

Age: 24 years

Birth place: Taunton, Somerset, England

Jos Butller is one of the promising young batsmen in the English side. He is famous for his crisp-hitting performance. Butller made his debut in International debut in late 2011 and became an important part of England’s T20 side, despite some initial opportunities to impress the media.

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
37 857 31.74 121 1 4

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7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, India

Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
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Born: February 5, 1990

Age: 24 years

Birth place: Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Bhuvneshwar Kumar operates as a medium pace bowler for India. India weren’t spoilt enough for this youngster and made his international debut at the age of 22 in 2012. He was said to be a roaring hero to the international cricket. In his first international over and in his first deliver, he bowled Pakistani batsman Mohammad Hafeez. In his first Test series, he played an important part while India first whitewashed in a four-match Test series.

Matches Wickets BB Econ 4w 5w
40 42 4/8 4.67 1 0

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6. Ahmed Shehzad, Pakistan

Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup, ahmed shehzad
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Born: November 23, 1991

Age: 23 years

Birth place: Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Shehzad is a young Pakistani cricketer who plays as a right-handed opening batsman and a part-time leg break bowler for Pakistan. Shehzad played domestic cricket for Habib Bank Ltd. He made his ODI debut on 24 April 2009 against Australia. Shehzad is the only Pakistani batsman to have scored centuries in all formats of cricket.

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
49 1633 34.02 124 5 7

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5. Jason Holder, West Indies

Born: November 5, 1991

Age: 23 years

Birth place: Barbados, West Indies

Jason Holder is a promising pace bowler for West Indies. He played one first-class match. In that match, Holder took two wickers at avg of 21.50, before being called up for the U-19 West Indies team against New Zealand in the World Cup. He marked his name as the team’s leading wicket-taker with 13 wickets. In 2011 Bangladesh tour, Jason Holder replaced injured Tino Best for the limited-overs leg. Few months later, he made his international debut in cricket against Australia.

Matches Wickets Economy BB 4w 5w
20 28 5.18 4/13 1 0

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4. Mitchell Marsh, Australia

Born: October 20, 1991

Age: 23 years

Birth place: Attadale, Perth, Australia

Mitchell Marsh is the son of Geoff Marsh and brother of Shaun Marsh. Both Mitchell and Shaun have played Tests for Australian National side. Mitchell made his debut both in ODI and T20 format during the 2011-12 season.

Mitchell Marsh made his senior debut for the state team at the age of 17 and became the youngest cricket to play in the Australian domestic One-day tournament.  At the age of 19, he was called up for international debut in Australia’s T20 squad to South Africa tour in late 2011.

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
9 261 37.28 89 0 2

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3. Kusal Perera, Sri Lanka

Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup, kusal perera
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Born: August 17, 1990

Age: 24 years

Birth place: Kalubowila, Sri Lanka

Left-handed batsman Kusal Perera is not just inspired by his hero Sanath Jayasuriya, at times, it seems an exact duplicate.

In January, 2013, Kusal was included in the 15-man Sri Lankan squad in their Australia tour. He made his debut in the second ODI and batted at number 4 scoring unbeaten 14 runs of 16 balls in Sri Lanka’s 8 wicket-win.

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
33 736 26.28 106 1 3

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2. Corey Anderson, New Zealand

Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup, corey anderson
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Born: December 13, 1990

Age: 24 years

Birth place: Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

Corey Anderson is well known for his powerful striking ability. He took it to a new level in 2014, when he broke the world record for the fastest hundred in ODI with a 36-ball against West Indies in Queenstown.

Corey Anderson is currently emerging as an efficient all-rounder to NZ team.

Batting records:

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
12 424 53 131 1 1

Bowling records:

Matches Wickets Avg BB 4w 5w
12 19 6.09 5/63 1 0

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1. Kane Williamson, New Zealand

Top 10 Best Young Cricketers in 2015 ICC World Cup, kane williamson
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Born: August 8, 1990

Age: 24 years

Birth place: Tauranga, New Zealand

Kane Williamson is a right-handed top-order batsman for New Zealand. He made his first-class debut in 2006-07 season. Soon after, he played his first U-19 match against the visiting India team. Kane Williamson is also a part-time spinner. After all he is a great promising young all-rounder for the New Zealand team.

Matches Runs Avg HS 100s 50s
54 1699 39.11 145 3 11

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