From Hardik Pandya to Adam Zampa: Five formidable first-timers at the World T20 – Sport360

As the World Twenty20 gets underway we take a look at the youngsters who have the potential to set the competition on fire.
From Hardik Pandya to Adam Zampa, these players have showed their raw ability and will be eager to prove themselves on the high stages.
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Team: India
Age: 22
Playing Style:  Right-arm medium-fast, right-hand bat
T20I record: Matches 11, Runs 62; Wickets 10
India’s search for an effective all-rounder ahead of the World Twenty20 ended with the emergence of Pandya. A powerful striker with the bat, he is equally effective with the ball.
Team: England
Age: 25
Playing Style: Right-hand opening batsman
T20I record: Matches 8, Runs 104, Strike rate 111.82
This South African-born’s clean hitting and penchant for switch-hitting has often drawn comparisons with Kevin Pietersen. Having ruled the NatWestT20 blast, the big stage beckons.
Team: South Africa
Age: 20
Playing Style: Right-arm fast
T20I record: Matches 13, Wickets 17, Best bowling 3-30, Economy rate 7.66
Few players have translated their U19 successes to the international stage as Rabada has with his pace and accuracy. He has become South Africa’s strike bowler within two years of making his T20I debut in 2014.
Team: Pakistan
Age: 21
Playing Style: Left-hand bat, left-arm spinner
T20I record: Matches 2, Wickets 0; No run scored
He logged in a series of superb all-round displays in the Pakistan Super League. Skiddy darts and clever arm balls are part of his bowling armoury. He is also a handy middle-order batsman.
Team: Australia
Age: 23
Playing Style: Legspin bowler
T20I record: Matches 2, Wickets 0
The Australian has risen through the ranks since turning out for the national U19 team in 2010. Possessing impressive control and variety, the Indian pitches will be to his liking.







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