Top 10 Cricketers to Watch Out for in 2016


3. Virat Kohli (India)


The heart-throb of the Indian cricket team at the moment, Virat Kohli enjoyed a fairytale journey as the commander in chief of the Test side in 2015. The Delhi lad marshalled his troops to a historic Test series win in Sri Lanka and then to a comprehensive 3-0 win against the Proteas at home. But on the personal front, he didn’t perform as well as we have got used to in the recent few years. In ODIs for the first time since 2008, Kohli averaged below 45. Though he did average 36.65 in the 50-overs format but considering his own standards it was a below par performance. In the whites, the 27-year-old fared up considerably well and averaged 42.67 but even that was his poorest average in Tests since 2011. It would be unfair to say that Virat struggled with form out rightly but when you have raised your bar to an extent that you are regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world, then expectations are bound to soar. Kohli will be raring to improve his performances this year and come out with flying colours.