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Youngest players in ICC World Cups

by on January 31, 2011
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Talha Jubair

Talha at the end of his bowling action

Playing world cup cricket is an honor for any cricket player. And it becomes exciting when a young player get the opportunity to play world cup. They try to prove their abilities when they get this kind of opportunity to prove them.  32 players who are less than 20 years old have took part in the world cup. And among all the youngest players in cricket world cups, Talha Jubair is the first youngest cricket player to play in ICC World cup. He played for Bangladesh in the age of 17 years and 70 days. He made an appearance in the world cup 2003. The second player is from Netherlands, Alexi Kervezee. He was 17 years old when he played his first world cup. Here is the list of youngest cricket players in ICC world cups:

Age Player Country
17y  70d Talha Jubair Bangladesh
17y 186d AN Kervezee Netherlands
17y 237d SP Pasqual Sri Lanka
17y 266d MO Jones Bermuda
17y 282d TM Odoyo Kenya
17y 362d Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh
17y 364d Javed Miandad Pakistan
18y 115d Zahid Fazal Pakistan
18y 197d Mushfiqur Rahim Bangladesh
18y 222d Mohammad Ashraful Bangladesh

Many of the names in this list have made it big in the international cricket arena. Javed Miandad is a glowing example here.

An important point to note here is that most of these young players who have played in cricket World cup come from Asian countries. None of the players is from England or Australia. One would wonder what the reason is. May be, in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, the structure of domestic cricket is not in the best shape. It is sheer talent which brings the youngsters ahead. On the other hand, one should consider it commendable on the youngsters part that they perform exceptionally well proving their talent to the world at such young age.


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