Eminent cricketers like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Babar Azam and David Warner will definitely try their best to inspire their teams with allround performances in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. However, there are also some lesser-known stars who also have the potential to impress cricket buffs across the globe with their performances in the mega event.
Here is a look at some special talents who could emerge as top performers in Australia.
Tim David (Australia)
Singapore-born Tim David has emerged as a top-notch performer in the last few years. The 26-year old had a fruitful 2021-22 season. In the Pakistan Super League (PSL), he notched up 278 runs in 11 games at an astonishing strike rate of around 200.
Moreover, David has been playing in almost all the T20 leagues across the globe including the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL). Mumbai Indians drafted the big striker in their ranks for a whooping Rs 8.25 Cr. David has featured in 17 T20Is for his national team until now and scored 545 runs at am amazing strike rate of 158.89.
David in all likelihood may impress fans with his booming performance in the mega event.
Harry Brook (England)
England has world-class power-hitters like Ben Stokes and Liam Livingstone in their ranks. However, lesser-known 22-year-old cricketer Harry Brook could hog the limelight as well. The Yorkshire man boomed in English T20 Leagues. He scored a total of 436 runs in 13 matches at an impressive strike rate of 164 in Vitality Blast 2022. He has a great hitting ability and 360-degree potential like South African great AB de Villiers.
Tristan Stubbs (South Africa)
The world has already seen Tristan Stubbs’ flashes of brilliance. The 22-year-old wicket-keeper batter has just played nine T20Is for his national team. However, in this short span of time, he has already made a mark.
Stubbs was the standout player in the 2021-22 CSA T20 Challenge. He emerged as the second-highest run-getter at the tournament with 293 runs in his kitty for the Warriors side, at a strike rate of 183.12 and an average of 48.83. Moreover, Sunrisers Eastern Cape bought Stubbs for a record Rand 9.2 million (Rs. 4.12 Cr) in the recently concluded SA20 Auction. With a stunning strike rate close to 200, Stubbs has it in him to make an impact in the mega event.
Finn Allen (New Zealand)
T2o World Cup’s last edition’s runners-up Kiwis have assets like 23-year-old opener Finn Allen in their arsenal. Allen is one of the emerging stars for New Zealand for the last few months. The right-handed batsman was the top scorer for his team in New Zealand's T20 League, Super Smash 2020-21. He amassed 512 runs in 11 games with a brilliant strike rate of around 200 in the top league. He may prove himself lethal for the opponents with his whirl-wind batting.