The T20 World Cup 2016 will see a number of youngsters in action. With a number of T20 leagues sprouting across the globe, it is also a platform for players to showcase their talents and bag big deals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) or the Big Bash League (BBL).
Here is our list of the top 5 youngsters to watch out for:
The big-hitting New Zealander Colin Munro has slotted in comfortably in the Kiwi set-up and despite being relatively new he has become a vital cog in the team. The 29-year-old is the holder of the second fastest T20 International 50 off all time, getting to 50 in just 14 balls against Sri Lanka, a knock which included seven huge sixes.
Munro is also handy with the ball and can bowl effective medium pace. Add to this his excellent fielding and he is a complete package in the T20 format. Expect him to shine in a very versatile New Zealand outfit.
Seen as the future depth bowler for India, Jasprit Bumrah's rise is nothing short of extraordinary. Given a chance by Mumbai Indians in the sixth edition of the IPL, the 22-year-old grabbed his opportunity with both hands and has not looked back since. His sling action makes the batsman uncomfortable, as they are not able to pick up the ball properly. If he can remain consistent, India definitely have a match-winner on their hands.
Billed as South Africa's next great hope, Kagiso Rabada has lived up to that and much more, so much so that he effectively took up the mantle of leading the Proteas bowling attack in the absence of Dale Steyn. The 20-year-old impressed taking six for 16 against Bangladesh on his One-Day International debut. He was in the news recently when he became the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a test. Earlier this year, he scalped13 for 132 against England
One of England's young talents who embodies their aggressive approach to the game, Jason Roy is among the more talented batsman to come out of county cricket in the recent past. The 25-year-old has not always been consistent but he has shown how destructive he can be with the bat while opening the innings. The T20 World Cup is an opportunity to prove himself on the biggest stage of all.
A last minute inclusion in the T20 squad for Australia, Adam Zampa is a right-hand leg spinner who impressed everybody in the Big Bash League with his control and variety. Playing for the Melbourne Stars, his performances helped him earn an IPL contract with the new franchisee Rising Pune Supergiants.