9. Brendon McCullum (New Zealand):
One of the most barbarous hitters of the cricket ball, Brendon McCullum has created a league of his own. The Kiwi skipper is a man who leads by example. The 34-year old has not only turned the New Cricket team into a bunch of fearless guys but has been the protagonist in knocking out the opponents. Who can forget his brute 25-ball 77 run knock against England in World Cup 2015 which dented their confidence completely or his 26-ball 59 run innings against the Proteas in the World Cup Semi-Final to see his side through to the finals for the first time in their cricketing history. Baz’s opening bursts this year has turned him into a murderer of bowlers who shows no mercy whatsoever when it comes to winning matches for his nation. In 2015, McCullum has accumulated 764 runs at a blistering strike-rate of 152.49, which is highest among all those batsmen who have scored in excess of 500 runs this year.