6. Steven Smith (Australia):
The recipient of the ICC Cricketer of the Year Award 2015, Steve Smith has been in rich vein of form. Smith who started his international career as a leg-spinner has transformed himself into one of the best batsmen of the world. The right-hander was the cog-wheel of Australia’s successful World Cup 2015 campaign. The Kangaroo skipper had amassed scores of 105 and 56* in the Semi-Final and Final match of the World Cup respectively. Overall, the unorthodox Aussie batter has accumulated 805 runs in 17 innings at an average of 53.66 with the help of 2 centuries and 5 half-centuries.