With the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/2019-ICC-Cricket-World-Cup-2">Cricket World Cup</a> heading into the semi-finals, the tournament is set for a dramatic conclusion featuring some of the game's finest talents. <p></p> <p></p>But the group stage also introduced the world to several vibrant young talents set to dominate cricket for years to come. <p></p> <p></p>Here, AFP Sport looks at five players who have announced their arrival as potential stars: <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Nicolas-Pooran/news/">Nicholas Pooran</a> (West Indies)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Nicolas Pooran finally showcased the talent he has promised to unleash for so long as the batsman finished as the West Indies' leading run scorer. <p></p> <p></p>The 23-year-old made a duck on his ODI debut before the World Cup but went on to play each of the team's nine group games, scoring 367 runs at an average of 52.42. <p></p> <p></p>West Indies assistant coach Roddy Estwick had seen Pooran's potential five years ago when he scored 143 in an Under-19 World Cup match against Australia. <p></p> <p></p>"I've always believed in Nicholas. I'm not surprised by his talent. What's surprised me is it's taken as long as this for him to come through," Estwick said. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Shaheen-Afridi/news/">Shaheen Shah Afridi</a> (Pakistan)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan paceman Shaheen Shah Afridi enjoyed a breakthrough World Cup campaign, prompting Wasim Akram to hail the teenager as a future star. <p></p> <p></p>The teenager recorded Pakistan's best-ever World Cup bowling figures with a scintillating spell of 6-35 in Friday's win over Bangladesh at Lord's. <p></p> <p></p>He became the youngest player to take a five-wicket haul at the World Cup at 19 years and 90 days, finishing the tournament with 16 wickets in five games. <p></p> <p></p>"Definitely, Shaheen is one for the future, a beacon of light for the next generation of fast bowlers," Wasim told AFP. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/mujeeb-ur-rahman/news/">Mujeeb Ur Rahman</a> (Afghanistan)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Afghanistan may have left the World Cup winless after losing all nine matches, but the minnows could take heart from the rise of teenage off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman. <p></p> <p></p>Mujeeb took just seven wickets in the tournament, but the 18-year-old tormented batsmen with his crafty use of flight and variation, marking him out as one to watch. <p></p> <p></p>Rashid Khan, his senior by two years, remains Afghanistan's number one spinner, but Mujeeb is coming up fast, as he proved with a superb spell of 3-39 against Bangladesh in Southampton. <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/avishka-fernando/news/">Avishka Fernando</a> (Sri Lanka)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>When Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne reflected on a frustrating campaign for the 1996 champions, the promising form of fearless batsman Avishka Fernando put a smile back on his face. <p></p> <p></p>The 21-year-old scored 203 runs in only four matches in the tournament, including 104 against the West Indies and 49 in Sri Lanka's shock win over England. <p></p> <p></p>"We've had a few positives out of this World Cup," Karunaratne said. "Avishka Fernando is playing really well. <p></p> <p></p>"He showed what he can do, he can produce runs for Sri Lanka. He's one of the future stars." <p></p> <p></p><strong><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Jofra-Archer/news/">Jofra Archer</a> (England)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Barbados-born Jofra Archer has repaid England's faith with a dazzling breakthrough in his first major tournament. <p></p> <p></p>Archer only became eligible to play for England earlier this year and was fast-tracked into the team just before the World Cup in a bid to make the most of the paceman's natural gifts. <p></p> <p></p>The 24-year-old's combination of speed and accuracy made him unplayable at times. <p></p> <p></p>He taken 17 wickets in England's run to the semi-finals, including a run of four successive three-wicket hauls, leading many to mark him down as the spearhead of his country's attack for years to come.