Top 10 U-19 Cricketers 2017
A team might be world dominating and undef eatable but it’s the young players coming up the ranks that ensure that the team stays strong and balanced and as such every country invests a lot of money, time and effort in nourishing these young players who might later become the pride of their nation. Here we countdown the Top 10 U-19 Cricketers 2017.
Top 10 U-19 Cricketers 2017
10. Sarfaraz Khan
At number 10 in Top 10 U-19 Cricketers 2017 is Sarfaraz Khan from India. This all-rounder from Mumbai has been a promising prospect for India ever since his debut. He put up a stellar performance against the Proteas by scoring a power packed century in just 66 balls and since there has been no looking back for this 16 year old player. Handy with both the bat and the bowl, he might prove to be a boon for Indian teams as they are still searching for a solid all-rounder.
9. Tagenarine Chanderpaul
At number 9 in Top 10 U-19 Cricketers is Tagenarine Chanderpaul from West Indies. Tagenarine is son to Shivnarine Chanderpaul, one of the greatest batsmen from West Indies and he seems to have picked up the trade from his father. Just like his father, Tagenarine plays the anchoring role while batting and has put up many memorable performances that has seen him being named for the U-19 World Cup squad as well.
8. Jake Doran
At number 8 in Top 10 U-19 Cricketers is Jake Doran from Australia. Thought the Australian national squad seems to be well balanced and solid but that hasn’t stopped the selectors to think about this 19 year old lad. The youngest player to have been given a contract in Big Bash, Doran is Australia’s most emerging talent who has also been likened to the great Mike Hussey and that itself speaks volumes for the young man.
7. Hasan Mohsin
At number 7 in Top 10 U-19 Cricketers is Hasan Mohsin from Pakistan. Pakistan has always been a treasure trove of talents and Hasan Mohsin is its latest product. An all-rounder who bats at the top of the order and is a specialist in chasing, he also has the ability to bowl disciplined medium pace. His recent stats in the U-19 World Cup speak for his talent with 293 runs in 6 matches at an average of 97.66! Apart from his stellar performances with his bat, he has picked up 11 wickets as well at an average of 14.81 runs.
6. Shimron Hetmyer
At number 6 is Shimron Hetmyer from West Indies. Hetmyer might as well be the most naturally gifted captain to have emerged in a long time. Though he might be young, he is well versed as a captain who is aggressive with his field settings, not afraid to bowl out his pacers and understands the game perfectly. Apart from that he is also a valuable batsman for his squad and is menacing towards to the spinners. Many already believe that the mantle of captaincy of West Indies National Squad will go onto him in near future.
5. Jack Burnham
At number 5 in Top 10 U-19 Cricketers 2017 is Jack Burnham from England. One of the best talents to have emerged from England in recent years, Burnham is an absolute delight to watch. He plays with the conviction of a pro player and that has reflected in his successful performance in the recent U-19 World Cup where he was the highest run getter and scored 3 centuries equaling Dhavan’s record for the tournament.
4. Gidron Pope
At number 4 in Top 10 U-19 Criczketers 2017 is Gidron Pope from West Indies. Gidron is being called the “Young Chris Gayle” and rightly so considering his first instinct is to attack and annihilate the opposition. Though he has only 2 half-centuries right now and might lack the temperament to play a big innings but his explosive starts have certainly helped West Indies.
3. Alzarri Joseph
At number 3 of Top 10 U-19 Cricketers 2017 is Alzarri Joseph from West Indies. Alzarri has been one of the standout performers for the West Indies U-19 team. Instrumental in his team’s U-19 World Cup triumph, Joseph’s ability to extract pace, bounce and movement while keeping the line and length in check has made all the difference for his side.
2. Wiaan Mulder
At number 2 of Top 10 U-19 Cricketers 2017 is Wiaan Mulder from South Africa. Many South African bowler have paved the way to the national squad by performing well in the U-19 World Cup like Parnell, Rabada and Mulder might be next on this list. Though South Africa were knocked out of the tournament pretty early, Mulder still managed to impress everyone with his performances especially the 4-14 against New Zealand. A medium pacer bowler, Mulder has also played some good knocks with the bat as well.
1. Mayank Dagar
At number 1 in Top 10 U-19 Cricketers is Mayank Dagar from India. This Delhi lad has been one of the top performers of the recently concluded U-19 World Cup 2017 and had been trending on Twitter all throughout the tournament. A right handed batsman who is also a slow left arm orthodox bowler, Dagar is already touted as India’s upcoming superstar for the national side.