8. Ravichandran Ashwin (India):
The highly rated Indian off-spinner, Ravichandran Ashwin had an excellent outing in ODIs in 2015. Ashwin has been India’s trump card across all the formats of the game. The off-spinner possesses the distinctive ability to control the tempo of the game and in times of crisis, Ashwin is the bowler on whom the skipper can bank upon. From bowling efficiently in the Power-plays to breaking big partnerships, this man is a one-man army in himself. This year, Ashwin has taken 21 wickets at a jaw-dropping economy of 4.27. It is the second best economy among all the bowlers who have taken a minimum of 20 wickets this year. His performance in the World Cup was one of the prime factors behind India’s purple run with the bowl in hand.