‘Shubman Gill or Harry Brook?’ – Steve Smith picks the next superstar of world cricket

Both batters have shown promising outcomes in their short career.

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The modern franchise T20 cricket leagues have helped unearth many young and raw talents over the years, without a shadow of any doubt. The talented prospects who have impressed the most in the T20 leagues earned a national call-up, in what is a dream-come-true moment.

Among the active young cricketers in the present era, a few players like Shubman Gill and Harry Brook have been constantly making waves in the sport by letting their willows do the talking. Both bright prospects are considered the next big thing in the sport. Team India are fortunate to have someone like Shubman Gill who adds an extra cushion to the team’s batting attack.

Recently, Shubman Gill became the youngest cricketer to score a double century in One Day Internationals. Besides that, he also became the youngest cricketer to score a century in all three formats of the game. He averages 73.8 in 21 ODIs, scoring 1254 runs including 4 centuries and 5 fifties.

On the contrary, he scored 736 runs in 13 Tests at an average of 32 including 1 century and 4 fifties. Shubman Gill scored 202 runs in 6 T20Is at an average of 40.4 including 1 fifty.

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Steve Smith backs Harry Brook ahead of Shubman Gill

Meanwhile, during an interaction with ESPNCricinfo, Steve Smith was asked to pick the next superstar of world cricket. He was given two options to choose between Shubman Gill and Harry Brook. In fact, many thought Steve Smith would go with Shubman Gill. However, he surprised the fans of the cricket fraternity by picking Harry Brook.

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While Shubman Gill has already showcased good signs of an all-format batsman, Harry Brook is not in that sort of league yet. The England international has done pretty well in Tests. Needless to say, he is yet to unravel the challenges as far as the ODI format is concerned.

Having played 5 Tests, he scored 623 runs at an average of 77.9 including 3 centuries and 3 fifties. On the contrary, the 23-year-old scored 86 runs in 3 ODIs at an average of 28.7. As far as his T20I record is concerned, Harry Brook scored 372 runs in 20 T20Is at an average of 26.6. He scored one fifty to his name.

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