A change of the guard is imminent when the hype train is not led by usual train masters like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Ravichandran Ashwin. The faces of cricket are getting younger and younger: this is something to consider for your next William Hill bet.
The Indian national team, for instance, has handed debuts to budding young stars recently. Signaling a gradual rejuvenation of cricket that is also happening in other top cricketing nations. Cricket Australia is also in the midst of a transition of sorts.
After suspending David Warner and Steve Smith, the association has ushered itself into a transitory retooling of the squad, bringing in more homegrown youth - young talent keen to make a name for itself - with two of the best Aussie players out of commission
From the land down under to another southern hemisphere powerhouse, South Africa is in the final stages of rebuilding the national side, with a generational transition almost complete. Several established faces of the star generation have given way to a new young wave of cricketing prodigies ready to step up and carry the baton.
A portion of the youthful players may very well have seized their roster spots and solidified them as their own. Let us look at some of the best crops of young talent gracing the game in the world right now.
One of the best young players in the world, Sam Curran, came onto the scene at a test cricket match against India, where he stepped up and led a comeback charge. His fantastic performance batting and bowling stole the show, a bright spot in a losing test series.
Curran was a domestic cricket star at the young age of just 20. He had amassed 241 wickets in all
Someone who seized the opportunity and ran with it when David Warner was suspended, youngster Matt Renshaw stepped up to the plate. Renshaw is a right-winged bowler who prefers the leg break type of bowling.
An opening batsman, he has taken a unique route up the pyramid of Aussie cricket. He did so by concentrating his talents on test cricket instead of the wildly entertaining T20 type of cricket. Renshaw made his debut against Pakistan in 2016.
Linking with David Warner in fiery hot form, he scored 71 on the second go-round test against Pakistan and set the record as the youngest Australian to achieve a test cricket top score of 184. An impressive feat he made during the fourth test match against Pakistan.
A rising star in Aussie cricket, Jhye Richardson will make his debut in IPL this year. The lightning rod pacer came into the fray of the public with a spectacular exhibition in Big Bash League last year. Sporting 29 wickets over 17 matches, the 24-year-old led the league in wickets.
This young man's name has been on the tongues of cricket aficionados and pundits for the longest time now. The star of Prithvi Shaw has been rising since he came to the world at age 18 at the U-19 World Cup. He is currently taking his place in the skies amongst other faces of Indian and world cricket
.Hailing from the surroundings of Mumbai, this young man has long been the darling of the cricketing community since his exploits at inter-school cricket. A favorite of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Shaw has earned plaudits for his consistent play and unique abilities of the wicket.
The right-handed batsman has garnered comparisons to Tendulkar himself for his batting style.
Father time is undefeated. Gradually due to lack of form or fitness, the older generation is bound to give way. Younger players inevitably take the place of older veteran players.
The face of cricket is changing from the traditional powerhouses of world cricket to the various levels of league play. A new exciting young generation is coming in, ready to fill in the shoes of legends of old and take the sport to greater heights