Dale Steyn predicts Tristan Stubbs and Dewald Brevis will entertain cricket world for more than a decade

Tristan Stubbs scored 72 runs off just 28 balls in the first game of 3-match T20I series against England yesterday

The former South African fast bowler Dale Steyn, who is also the bowling consultant of the IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad, reckons that South Africa’s two emerging talents, Dewald Brevis and Tristan Stubbs, will entertain cricket audiences all around the world for more than a decade.

While Brevis came into the limelight with his heroics in the U19 World Cup earlier this year, Stubbs came through the ranks of South African domestic cricket, but both have already been recognized as special young players, and their services have been secured by the most successful IPL franchise of all time, Mumbai Indians.

At Bristol, in the first T20I against England yesterday, Stubbs showed to the world what he could do on the international stage, as the 21-year-old right-hander smashed 72 runs off just 28 balls in a scenario where his team was in dire straits.

Without wasting any time at all, Stubbs started planting all the England bowlers into the stands the moment he walked at the crease, and a chase of 235 which, at one point in time, seemed completely beyond South Africa’s reach, started looking possible simply because of the incredible hitting of Stubbs.

Tristan Stubbs hit sixes against England’s main bowlers

It’s not that Stubbs hit sixes against the part-time bowlers of the opposition, he smashed Adil Rashid, Richard Gleeson, and Reece Topley, who were some of England’s main bowlers in the game. Gleeson, in fact, cranked up an average speed of 88 miles an hour in the game, but he was hit straight back over his head off a delivery that was not even that full.

Eventually, Tristan Stubbs was holed out at the long-off boundary off the bowling of Gleeson in the penultimate over, but the way he played for his first international half-century, Dale Steyn seems very certain that the young middle-order batsman is all set to have a very long career in professional cricket.

This is what Dale Steyn tweeted after watching a mind-blowing six-hitting by Tristan Stubbs yesterday –





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