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Meet the Top 5 Youngest Players in Asia Cup 2023 | The Rising Stars

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The Asia Cup 2023 kicked off on August 30, four of the matches are scheduled to take place in Pakistan, and the rest will be held in Sri Lanka. In terms of the tournament structure, India, Pakistan, and Nepal have been assigned to Group A, while Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan have been assigned to Group B. In recent years, India has dominated the tournament and will be willing to continue the same. Asia Cup 2023 is set to showcase a mix of established stars and promising newcomers, all eager to make their mark on the grand stage of this multi-nation tournament characterized by fierce rivalries among teams from the same region. Don’t miss out on getting to know the top 5 youngest players in the Asia Cup 2023!

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Top 5 Youngest Players in Asia Cup 2023

Players Name
1. Gulsan Jha
2. Noor Ahmad
3. Tilak Varma
4. Shoriful Islam
5. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill | Age: 23 Years

Shubman Gill Age | KreedOn
Source: Twitter

In one-day internationals, India opener Shubman Gill is already recognized for his impeccable timing and ability to accelerate his innings. The teenager, who made his ODI debut in 2019, has been consistently impressive. Everyone is impressed by his hitting technique. Gill has played 27 one-day internationals and scored 1437 runs at an average of 62.5, including four centuries and six fifties. When he smashed a double century against New Zealand earlier this year, he became the youngest hitter in ODI history. The pitch in Sri Lanka will suit his batting approach since he is a terrific player of both pace and spin, and his temperament is notable.

  • Shubman Gill Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 18 33 3 966 128 32.20 1638 58.97 2 4 112 13 14 0
ODI 27 27 4 1437 208 62.47 1381 104.05 4 6 166 28 18 0
T20I 11 11 1 304 126* 30.40 207 146.85 1 1 24 16 3 0

Also Read | India’s Top 5 Bowlers to Watch in Asia Cup 2023


Shoriful Islam | Age: 22 Years

Meet the Top 5 Youngest Players in Asia Cup 2023 | Shoriful Islam - KreedOn
Source: India Today

Shoriful Islam is the Bangladeshi bowler to keep an eye on during the Asia Cup 2023. The 22-year-old made his debut for Bangladesh in 2021 and has since played seven Tests, 18 ODIs, and 31 T20Is. The left-arm bowler has strong bowling speed and has 27 ODI wickets with a top score of 4/21 and an economy of 5.57. Despite the presence of Taskin Ahmed and Mustafizur Rahman, all eyes will be on Shoriful, who is anticipated to excel in favorable fields in Asia Cup Matches.

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  • Shoriful Islam Bowling Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 7 11 1014 521 15 3/28 5/56 34.73 3.08 67.6 0 0 0
ODI 18 18 766 712 27 4/21 4/21 26.37 5.57 28.3 3 0 0
T20I 31 30 595 838 34 3/21 3/21 24.64 8.45 17.5 0 0 0
FC 16 24 2160 1115 39 4/33 7/54 28.58 3.09 55.3 1 0 0
List A 53 53 2485 2282 83 4/21 4/21 27.49 5.50 29.9 5 0 0
T20 85 83 1680 2394 97 4/34 4/34 24.68 8.55 17.3 1 0 0

Tilak Varma | Age: 20 Years

Meet the Top 5 Youngest Players in Asia Cup 2023 | Tilak Varma - KreedOn
Source: The Indian Express

Tilak Varma was a surprising inclusion in the Indian team for the Asia Cup 2023, despite having yet to make his ODI debut. He very recently made his T20I debut on the West Indies trip, when he wowed everyone with a fifty and a score of 49*, finishing as the leading run-getter in the five-T20I series. If he makes his debut for India in the Asia Cup 2023, he will undoubtedly amaze everyone with his batting skills.

  • Tilak Varma Batting & Fielding Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
T20I 7 7 2 174 51 34.80 126 138.09 0 1 15 7 7 0
FC 9 15 1 523 121 37.35 950 55.05 1 2 51 15 4 0
List A 25 25 3 1236 156* 56.18 1216 101.64 5 5 95 48 12 0
T20 54 53 10 1592 84* 37.02 1121 142.01 0 11 121 76 26 0

Also Read | India’s Top 5 Players to Watch in Asia Cup 2023


Noor Ahmad | Age: 18 Years

Noor Ahmed | KreedOn
Source: Wisden

Noor Ahmad, an 18-year-old Afghanistan spinner, demonstrated his abilities in the recent IPL 2023 for the Gujarat Titans. He only recently made his international debut and has taken six wickets in ODIs and T20Is. However, he has a lot of T20 experience, having played 71 matches and taking 74 wickets. He will be one to watch, as he will assist Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Ur Rahman in shaping pitches in Sri Lanka.

  • Noor Ahmad Bowling Stats
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 3 3 126 156 2 1/54 1/54 78.00 7.42 63.0 0 0 0
T20I 1 1 24 10 4 4/10 4/10 2.50 2.50 6.0 1 0 0
FC 4 6 666 399 21 6/105 7/159 19.00 3.59 31.7 0 3 0
List A 11 11 552 498 18 4/54 4/54 27.66 5.41 30.6 1 0 0
T20 71 71 1572 1914 74 4/10 4/10 25.86 7.30 21.2 1 0 0

Gulsan Jha | Age: 17 Years

Meet the Top 5 Youngest Players in Asia Cup 2023 | Gulsan Jha - KreedOn
Source: ICC

At number 1 on this list, Gulsan Jha of Nepal, who is only 17 years old is the youngest player in the Asia Cup 2023. Jha is a left-handed batsman and right-arm medium pacer who has appeared in 22 One-Day Internationals for Nepal since his debut against the United States in 2021. So far, the Sarlahi-born batsman has scored 465 runs in 23 matches, with a top score of 67* and three fifties. Surprisingly, the Nepal bowler is known for brilliant bowling. The selectors were drawn to him because of his devastating bounces. In terms of bowling, Gulsan Jha has 21 wickets with an economy of 6.32 and the best bowling stats of 3/28. He would be hungry to do well in Group A of the Asia Cup against heavyweight nations like India and Pakistan.

  • Bowling
FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
ODI 23 22 692 729 21 3/28 3/28 34.71 6.32 32.9 0 0 0
T20I 1 1 18 16 1 1/16 1/16 16.00 5.33 18.0 0 0 0
List A 26 24 728 780 21 3/28 3/28 37.14 6.42 34.6 0 0 0
T20 1 1 18 16 1 1/16 1/16 16.00 5.33 18.0 0 0 0
  • Batting & Fielding
FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
ODI 23 19 5 465 67* 33.21 615 75.60 0 3 31 22 5 0
T20I 1 0 0
List A 26 22 5 527 67* 31.00 682 77.27 0 3 36 24 7 0
T20 1 0 0

Also Read | Top 5 Indian Scorers in Asia Cup History

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