9. Babar Azam (Pakistan)
This year, Babar Azam made headlines after he scored three successive ODI centuries against West Indies in UAE. With 360 runs in the series, the free-flowing batsman created the world record for most runs in a bilateral 3-match series. Earlier in the year, Azam had a great time in New Zealand as well, scoring two half-centuries. In UK, the young batsman couldn’t get a big score though he exhibited some serious talent. In 11 innings, Babar amassed 656 runs at an average of 59.63. One of the areas that Azam needs to work on is to develop better judgment of which balls to drive and which to not.