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Published 16:07 IST, April 29th 2024

Ian Bishop & Tom Moody predicted SIX STARS of FUTURE from 2020 U-19 World Cup ; Where are they NOW?

During the 2020 U-19 World Cup in South Africa, cricket pundits Ian Bishop and Tom Moody identified six rising stars they believed were destined for greatness.

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Jaiswal, McGurk, Coetzee | Image: AP/ICC
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In the exhilarating realm of cricket, the U-19 stage often serves as a launching pad for budding talents to showcase their potential before the world. However, the transition from U-19 glory to senior international cricket is a daunting journey, and only a select few manage to navigate it successfully. In a prescient move during the 2020 U-19 World Cup in South Africa, cricket pundits Ian Bishop and Tom Moody identified six rising stars they believed were destined for greatness at the senior level. Now, let's explore where these prodigies stand on the cricketing landscape.

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Ian Bishop's Picks

Jake Fraser-McGurk (Australia): Hailing from South Australia, the 22-year-old dynamo has swiftly ascended to the senior ranks, featuring in two ODIs for Australia. His aggressive batting prowess has also earned him a spot in the IPL, representing Delhi Capitals with confidence.

Gerald Coetzee (South Africa): A formidable presence in South Africa's bowling arsenal, the 23-year-old has donned the national colors across all formats. Despite a challenging IPL campaign with Mumbai Indians, Coetzee's presence in the league underscores his significance in the cricketing arena.

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Haider Ali (Pakistan): While the 23-year-old from Attock has showcased promise, his journey at the senior level has been a test of resilience. Despite sporadic appearances for Pakistan, Haider Ali is yet to carve a niche for himself, especially in the Pakistan Super League.

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Tom Moody's Picks:

Yashasvi Jaiswal (India): Emerging as a beacon of hope for Indian cricket, the 22-year-old has seamlessly transitioned to senior international cricket. With stellar performances in Tests and T20Is, including notable centuries, Jaiswal's meteoric rise epitomizes the essence of talent meeting opportunity.

Jayden Seales (West Indies): Representing the Caribbean flair, the 22-year-old from Trinidad & Tobago has already notched appearances in both Test and ODI formats for West Indies. Although still on the journey to his peak, Seales' presence in leagues like the CPL underscores his potential.

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Ben Charlesworth (England): While the 23-year-old from Oxford is yet to make his mark in international cricket, his consistent performances for Gloucestershire in domestic circuits exhibit promise. With a substantial track record in First Class and List A cricket, Charlesworth's time on the global stage may be imminent.

16:07 IST, April 29th 2024