8. James Faulkner (Australia) – 24 wickets
Australia’s James Faulkner is one of those impactful players that you always want in your side. Faulkner’s deceptive variations like back of the hand slower deliveries and yorkers, make him an indispensable part of the Australian white-ball set-up. And apart from his bowling, he also plays the role of a finisher for the Kangaroos.
He didn’t have the best of starts to the year as he endured a very poor series against India and wasn’t as effective in Caribbean Tri-nation series as well. But he made a good comeback, with highlight being the Sri Lankan series, where he took 10 wickets.
Overall, the left-arm pacer scalped 24 wickets in 17 games with an economy of 5.44.