World Cup 2019: Team-wise one underrated player who could be huge
This World Cup, just like some previous editions, will bring into the limelight some new players at the global stage.
Updated - May 23, 2019 3:57 pm
The clock is ticking faster but these last few days before the kick-off for the ICC World Cup 2019 will feel like an eternity for all the cricket lovers. The greatest carnival of the gentleman’s game has arrived at the home of cricket, with hosts England pipped as the favourites to materialize the song “It’s coming home”.
The Indian Premier League and also the other International tours are completely done, which means the whole focus will be on the World Cup for now. Fans from across the world are heading to the United Kingdom and one thing the Indian side can be absolutely sure of is that they will have an outright majority in the English stadiums among fans, even if they’re playing against the hosts.
This World Cup, just like some previous editions, will bring into the limelight some new players at the global stage. With the tournament just a week away from commencement, let’s take a look at one under-rated player from each side who will hog a lot of limelight.
1. Afghanistan – Hazratullah Zazai
He still is relatively new to the International circuit and maybe has not done enough to prove that he could be a match-winner at the highest level, but Hazratullah Zazai is some talent. The southpaw first came into limelight during the Afghanistan Premier League and after that, he made his International debut soon.
He is swashbuckling and can run away with the result if he gets going. He will definitely love life batting on the current English tracks. Afghanistan will be sending Zazai to open alongside another dashing opener in Mohammad Shahzad and if the duo can work their way, they could potentially be one of the best opening pairs in the tournament.