Another year is coming to an end. There have been a few exciting, young and talented cricketers who have made their team proud in 2019. Cricwizz takes a look at top five young cricketers who have made 2019 their very own.
His Test career raced to the top gear in 2019 after an impressive debut in the Boxing Day Test last year. In 8 Tests this year, he has scored 754 runs @ 68.54 with 3 tons and 2 fifties. He smashed two double tons in just 12 innings, breaking the Sir Don Bradman’s tally of fastest to 2 double tons in 13 innings. Vinod Kambli topped the list, reaching his two double tons in just 5 innings.
What has been impressive about Mayank is his ability to dominate the bowling attack. He and Rohit Sharma form a devastating opening pair currently. He made a late entry to international cricket at 28 but is the most promising young batsman in Test cricket today.
The England pacer bowled the Super Over in 2019 World Cup final and helped his team to tie it to win the title. He has since been a hero for England across formats. He is just of 24 years and spearheads the England bowling attack already.
In 6 Tests this year, he has taken 24 wickets with 2 five-wicket hauls. In 14 ODIs this year, he has taken 23 wickets. He is the future of England bowling attack with Stuart Broad and James Anderson in the twilight of their careers.
The Afganistan leg-spinner continues to impress this year as well. He is 21 years old, but shows the maturity of a veteran when bowling his googlies. He was bestowed with the responsibility of leading the team across all formats this year.
And he has led with aplomb, helping Afghanistan to post a memorable Test win over Bangladesh and a T20I series triumph over West Indies. His personal performance continues to be of top-notch.
He has taken 15 wickets in 19 ODIs, 21 wickets in 3 Tests, and 20 wickets in 10 T20Is, totalling 56 wickets in 32 international games.
The young Pakistan batsman is making all the right noises. He is 25 years old and looks for a long haul. He is among the top run-getters in ODIs this year, standing 5th in the chart, aggregating 1092 runs @ 60.66 with 3 tons and 6 fifties in 20 ODIs.
He has been in the Pakistan line-up for three years, but it was this year he has been making his presence felt.
In 5 Tests this year, he has scored 456 runs @ 57 with two tons and 2 fifties. In 10 T20Is, he has scored 374 runs @ 41.55 with 6 fifties.
He made a second-ball duck in his first Test innings against Pakistan at Dubai in 2018. But has turned a new leaf in 2019. He is just of 25 years old and has leapfrogged big names as he tops the list of most runs scored by a Test batsman in 2019.
In 10 Tests in 2019, he has scored 1022 runs @ 68.13 with 3 tons and 6 fifties. He just became the third Australian cricketer to score three tons in three consecutive innings. He has overshadowed Steve Smith in Pakistan and the ongoing New Zealand series. He is the future of Australia cricket.