The biggest ICC tournament of the year is here and it is not just the fans that are excited. As a player, it is the biggest stage to showcase your talent. Just getting selected in the 15-man squad for the World Cup is a big deal for some players. This year’s ICC World Cup 2019, will see many new faces, and players that will be making their World Cup debut.
A total of 81 players will be taking the field and living the dream of their life. Moreover, some of these players have grown to become the key weapon of their team over the past years. A straight forward example of a player making his World Cup debut and being the lethal weapon is Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah.
Let us look at some of the top players debuting this World Cup:
There is no doubt that Rashid Khan is one to watch out for this World Cup. No matter whether it is his debut or not, he is a megastar in world cricket right now. With a power-packed performance in the IPL behind his back, his confidence will be at an all-time high. He is one of the key players in the Afghanistan team that is all set to deliver a few upsets this World Cup.
From being a tennis-ball-cricket player to becoming the spearhead of the Indian bowling attack, Jasprit Bumrah has come a long way. He will be playing in his first World Cup. However, he has quite a lot of experience to go with his unique style of bowling. The conditions in England will favour the bowler. Late swing with Bumrah’s pace and action are an absolutely lethal combination.
The young Australian leggie has been on the scene for a while and has been finally picked in the World Cup squad. The overcast conditions are most prevalent in England, and they can help the spinners as well as the pacers. Zampa performed very well in Australia’s tour of India and was probably picked on the basis of this performance.
He has had a relatively short career, but his bat has done most of the talking. He has played only 28 ODIs but has been included in the 15-man squad for Pakistan. Unlike others on this list, he is pretty new to International cricket and will be playing his first World Cup early in his career. He has batted well in the bi-lateral series for Pak, let’s see what he has in store for ICC World Cup 2019.
What seems like the most surprising piece of news, Ben Stokes will also be making his World Cup debut. One of the top finishers in world cricket, Ben has been in form for England. With the home conditions in favour of the Brit, he should perform well.