2. Yasir Shah, Pakistan
Yasir Shah is the talk of the year. We all heard about him and saw a little bit of him here and there, but the last year has shown us what Yasir Shah makes possible. It’s very refreshing and exciting to see a quality leg-spinner after such a while. Now that he has the blessing and wise words of the ultimate leg spinner Shane Warne, we know he is no ordinary spinner. Yasir Shah ended the year with 49 wickets, the third highest. The slow drift and flight, the lustful invitations to drive, the almost predictable insanity when batsmen were bowled or bamboozled or both gave every fan immense joy. Yasir Shah is number 2 on our list.