Team-wise one legend in making

Some of these young cricketers are well on their way towards becoming an iconic figure in the game.

Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

Every edition of the ICC World Cup turns young boys into men and some greats of the game to absolute legends. It takes one monumental effort from each of these players to etch their names in history like Glenn McGrath did in 2007, Yuvraj Singh did it in 2011 and Mitchell Starc in 2015.

The whole transition from a great player to a legend doesn’t happen that easy. The obstacles some of these players face on the way could sometimes seem impregnable, but the ones destined for a legendary status find a way through and eventually get what they want.

As we take a look at some of the names in the current World Cup sides, there are names which already did everything possible like Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni, David Warner, Chris Gayle to earn legendary status. Here are some young and established names from each team who could one day be a legend for their country.

1. Afghanistan – Hazratullah Zazai

Hazratullah Zazai
Hazratullah Zazai. (Photo Source: Twitter)

A young and exuberant southpaw made first inroads into the limelight by hitting six sixes in an Afghanistan Premier League match in Sharjah. From then on, Hazratullah Zazai made it to the International side and although the start has been a bit shaky, the youngster looks well set to achieve great things in his career.

A testament to his ability was his knock against Ireland, where he single-handedly demolished the bowlers and helped his side register the highest total in the history of T20 cricket. He has bigger challenges ahead of him in this very tournament and his performances could determine how far he will go.


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