4. Dale Steyn, South Africa, 2015
The South African pacer didn’t have the best of 2015. To start with, South Africa got so few Test matches that it was plausible to consider the possibility of South-Africa being banned from white clothing in 2015.In the remaining games, Steyn got injured for most of the India-South Africa, dampening the chances of his team in a foreign land. But this is exactly the reason why Dale Steyn is on the list this high even after playing so few games – his absence in a way reinforced the belief that South Africa are half as good a team they are when Steyn is missing. Steyn played 4 test matches and got 13 wickets in 2015.