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T20 World Cup: Five Young Associate Talents to Keep an Eye On

A number of talented youngsters of the Associate cricket world are looking to make their marks in the upcoming T20 World Cup.


Nicol Loftie-Eaton, Namibia – Age: 21

Associate T20 World Cup
Loftie-Eaton in action at the U-19 Cricket World Cup, 2018 (Photo: ICC)

An enterprising left-handed batting allrounder, Loftie-Eaton made the senior Namibian men’s squad on the back of eye-catching numbers in the domestic circuit. Yet to replicate his domestic exploits in the international arena, Loftie-Eaton is nevertheless the perfect T20 package. He even bowls his right arm leg spin in an action reminiscent of ‘T20 Cricketer of the Decade’ Rashid Khan.

Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton YouTube video

Loftie-Eaton has previously represented Namibia at the U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2018 alongside Ben Shikongo (both are also in the T20 World Cup Squad). He is one of several talented young Namibian players such as Michael van Lingen and Ruben Trumpelmann, looking to cement their places in the national team in the future.

Fun Fact: Loftie-Eaton once smashed six consecutive centuries in the U-17 division of APS Cricket Festival in 2018.

Shounak Sarkar
Shounak Sarkar
Finance Professional by day & Emerging Cricket Writer by night. Passionate cricket fan and advocate of the Global Game!


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