6. Ben Stokes (England)
The star English all-rounder, Ben Stokes is a man of extra-ordinary abilities. There are many players who make runs but very few have the talent and skills to turn around the match on its head like him. The southpaw has not been that consistent at international level but when he gets into his groove, he is utterly unstoppable and a menace for the opponents. Apart from his blistering credentials with the willow in hand, Stokes is a perfect foil to the likes of James Anderson and Stuart Broad on the bowling front as well. The 24-year-old has even started the year with a bang as he smoked a breath-taking 198-ball 258 run knock against the Proteas in the whites. The cricket experts and fans are curious to witness how this maverick English man turns up this year.