Let’s have a look at five players who could be called the finds of the tournament.
England won the ICC World Cup2019 after overcoming New Zealand in a cracking finale at Lord’s on Sunday. Throughout the journey, we saw some majestic displays by seasoned internationals.
Further, there were some young players that rose up to the challenge. These cricketers were the finds of the 2019 World Cup.
Pakistan’s teen sensation Shaheen Afridi was a star act
Pakistan have braced themselves for a top-notch quality left-arm pacer for the future. Teenage sensation Shaheen Afridi came in towards the second half and picked up 16 scalps from five games.
He also produced the best bowling display of CWC19 with a six-for. Shaheen has been likened to former Pakistan legend Wasim Akram. He has a great future ahead of him.
England’s Jofra Archer a legend in the making
Jofra Archer is just 24 years old. He made his international debut for England in May 2019. In such a short span of time, Archer turned out to be England’s hero. He was given the freedom to express himself by skipper Eoin Morgan.
Archer responded by claiming 20 scalps. He is a quick learner and stood up to embrace responsibility.
Alex Carey showed flashes of Gilchrist
Australia’s Alex Carey showed brilliant attributes and is that match-winner in the Australian side. He has been compared with former Aussie hero Adam Gilchrist. Carey is a superb wicket-keeper batsman with a mature head.
He showed his class and temperament. The southpaw amassed 375 runs for the side. He is just 27 and can be Australia’s main weapon in years to come.
Nicholas Pooran showed what a talented cricketer he is
Nicholas Pooran was touted to take West Indian cricket by storm and at the age of 23, he has already made rapid strides.
Pooran, who is just 10 ODIs old, played a substantial role for West Indies in the World Cup. The southpaw scored a commanding 367 runs. The World Cup was the platform for him to showcase his talent and he delivered.