Keep an eye on these 5 standout players at the Cricket World Cup in India

The World Cup kicks off with a 2019 final rematch: England vs. New Zealand in Ahmedabad. Here’s a look at key players to watch in India:

  • Jasprit Bumrah (India): A world-class fast bowler known for toe-crushing yorkers and enigmatic slower balls. His return from injury is eagerly anticipated, and he could be India’s X-factor.
  • Ben Stokes (England): England’s pressure-reliever, returning for ODI duty after a brief retirement. His explosive batting was on full display recently with a remarkable 182 against New Zealand.
  • Kane Williamson (New Zealand): The Kiwi captain, despite an ACL injury, is expected to lead his team. His absence was felt in 2019, and his return could provide the much-needed guidance and runs for New Zealand.
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan): Standing tall at 6ft 6in, this left-arm pacer has pace, swing, and a knack for performing in Asia. His performance will be crucial, but managing his fitness will be essential for Pakistan.
  • Adam Zampa (Australia): With Ashton Agar injured, Zampa is Australia’s lone specialist spinner. He’s backed by his impressive record, but he’ll need to rebound after a recent tough outing in South Africa, hoping for better conditions in India.


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