4. Darren Bravo (West Indies)
Fondly referred to as the “clone” of Brian Charles Lara, the West Indies batsman Darren Bravo has been the only ray of hope for the West Indies in the recent few years. These days, the West Indies cricket doesn’t even seem to be a pale shadow of its past. But somehow, in spite of all the negativity clouding the Caribbean cricket, Bravo has been able to deliver the goods for his side. The southpaw stroked an elegant knock of 82 runs in the Bridgetown Test against the Poms which helped West Indies level the series. While on the ongoing tour of Australia, where all the other West Indies batsmen have been struggling, the 26-year-old has plundered 247 runs in 5 innings of the Test series, so far. It will be exciting to see how the West Indies lad performs this year and brings about a change in the fortunes of his country.