5. M Shahzad (AFG) – 819 runs, Inn: 27, Avg: 32.76, S/R: 134.48
Mohammad Shahzad is arguably the most exciting player to watch from the Associate nations. The 29 years old packs a punch with the bat and is a fearless striker of the ball. Shahzad is a match-winner and on his day can run away with the game. The Afghani wicket-keeper batsman idolizes MS Dhoni and even goes on to say that, “My helicopter shot is for Dhoni – to acknowledge that I am his big fan”. In 2016, Shahzad created ripples when he became the first Afghani to claim the ICC Associate & Affiliate Cricketer of the Year.