ICC T20 World Cup: Five Sleepers

ICC T20 World Cup: Five Sleepers

The International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 is set to begin in less than two weeks' time and excitement among the fans is reaching new heights with every passing day.

In any big event, the common expectation is from the big-name players to lead their respective teams to the ultimate glory.

However, there are always a few who are unknown when the competition starts but finish it as the next big thing.

Here are five sleepers who have all the potential to become the next superstar in the cricketing world by showcasing their talent at the ICC T20 World Cup.

Mohammad Wasim (Pakistan)

First in the list features Pakistan's young pacer Mohammad Wasim. The 20-year-old is very highly rated in the cricketing circles because he is not only an excellent athlete but also has the skills to back it up and produce the goods when it matters the most. Wasim has the ability to claim crucial wickets and is more than useful with the bat at the back end of the innings. Those characteristics make Wasim—who till now has only played four T20Is for Pakistan—a must player to have in your fantasy lineup.

Fabian Allen (West Indies)

Second in the list features West Indies' young all-rounder Fabian Allen. The 26-year-old has showcased that he is more than a handy spinner and a capable batsman in the later stages of the innings. Since the mega-event will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Allen might prove

The International Cricket Council (ICC) T20 World Cup 2021 is set to begin in less than two weeks' time and excitement among the fans is reaching new heights with every passing day.

In any big event, the common expectation is from the big-name players to lead their respective teams to the ultimate glory.

However, there are always a few who are unknown when the competition starts but finish it as the next big thing.

Here are five sleepers who have all the potential to become the next superstar in the cricketing world by showcasing their talent at the ICC T20 World Cup.

Mohammad Wasim (Pakistan)

First in the list features Pakistan's young pacer Mohammad Wasim. The 20-year-old is very highly rated in the cricketing circles because he is not only an excellent athlete but also has the skills to back it up and produce the goods when it matters the most. Wasim has the ability to claim crucial wickets and is more than useful with the bat at the back end of the innings. Those characteristics make Wasim—who till now has only played four T20Is for Pakistan—a must player to have in your fantasy lineup.

Fabian Allen (West Indies)

Second in the list features West Indies' young all-rounder Fabian Allen. The 26-year-old has showcased that he is more than a handy spinner and a capable batsman in the later stages of the innings. Since the mega-event will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Allen might prove to be an excellent acquisition. He has played 28 T20Is for the national team where he has managed to claim 20 wickets and scored 250 runs.

Devon Conway (New Zealand)

Third in the list features New Zealand's top-order batter Devon Conway. The left-hander has been a real sensation ever since making his debut in international cricket. The Black Caps' management will be hoping for big things from Conway, especially in the absence of veteran middle-order batter Ross Taylor. The 30-year-old has played 14 T20Is for the Black Caps where he has managed to score 473 runs at an outstanding average of 59.12 along with the strike-rate of 151.11, which included four half-centuries.

Anrich Nortje (South Africa)

Fourth in the list features South Africa's fast-bowler Anrich Nortje. The right-arm pacer has been in impressive form in white-ball cricket off late and looked very dangerous while bowling for the Delhi Capitals franchise in the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The 27-year-old has played just 11 T20Is for the national team where he has managed to claim nine wickets with an economy-rate of 7.43.

Naveen Ul-Haq (Afghanistan)

Last in the list features Afghanistan's young pacer Naveen Ul-Haq. The 22-year-old is very highly-rated in the cricketing circles which is why he recently played in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) for Guyana Amazon Warriors franchise. That's not it as before that, he was playing for Leicestershire in the Vitality Blast in England. Those experiences must've improved Naveen's skill set which makes him a great prospect for any fantasy team. The right-arm pacer has played eight T20Is for the national team where he has managed to claim 13 wickets at an average of 15 along with an economy-rate of 6.96.

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Azeem Siddiqui
Passionate sports follower in the field of sports journalism for more than five years. Loves writing about cricket, football, and tennis.
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