The new generation of cricket stars – who are we watching?

In the last decade, we have seen a lot of changes to the way in which cricket is played. New types of cricket, like Twenty20, are faster and require players to hone different elements of their game than traditional test cricket does. However, since many players play multiple types of cricket, they need to develop all of their talents. One of the beauties of cricket is that many players are able to enjoy long careers and pass their knowledge on to the up and coming young players.

The new generation of cricket stars
The new generation of cricket stars

Knowing more about the players is essential to being able to place smart bets. Young players are especially important to know about because many people won’t have researched them, giving you a potential edge. Go to for more information on placing bets on any upcoming matches or test series. Here is a look at some of the new generation of cricket stars to keep an eye on.

Prithvi Shaw

A right-handed opening batsman, Prithvi Shaw has already demonstrated his leadership abilities on the international cricket stage when he led the Indian Under-19 team to win the World Cup in 2018. These talents have been recognised by the ICC, who named him one of the top five breakout stars in 2018. His career has had a slight hiccup, with a suspension in 2019 for a doping violation. However, he appears to have rebounded from this and it will be exciting to see what’s next for Shaw.

Shubman Gill

21-year-old Shubman Gill has had his natural talents polished since childhood and he is now coming into his own as a rising star in the Indian Premier League. He was vice-captain of the Under-19 team that won the 2018 World Cup and was named player of the tournament due to his impressive batting. His batting is truly world-class; in 2019, he scored a first-class double century against the West Indies, becoming the youngest Indian player to do so.

Arzan Nagwaswalla

Alongside these talented batters is Arzan Nagwaswalla, a left-arm seam bowler whose continuously improving arm has caught the attention of the cricketing world. His numbers – 62 wickets at an average of 22.53 and a strike rate of 44.6 – look a bit above average until you consider that he generally bowls first change. He was called up as a standby player for this year’s Test series against England but if he continues to play the way he has, he is likely to be named to the squad next year. 

Avesh Khan

Avesh Khan is a right-arm fast bowler who has already begun to make a name for himself in international cricket. This year, he was named to the Test squad for the series against England and was also named as a standby player for the final of the ICC World Test Championship. In IPL cricket, he is a leading wicket-taker. His speed and consistency have impressed coaches and fans alike and suggest that he has an impressive career ahead of him.

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