5. Mehedi Hasan (Bangladesh)
Right at the start of the year, Mehedi Hasan Miraz made headlines when he marched Bangladesh to their first ever appearance in an Under-19 World Cup semi-final. But bigger things awaited him. The teenager took Bangladesh by storm when he wrecked English side with a match-winning performance at Dhaka.
The off-spinner scalped 12 wickets and led his country to its first ever Test win against England. Overall, in the 2-match series, Miraz took 19 wickets in 4 innings at 16.63, with 3 six-wicket hauls to his name. The young offie is touted as the next big thing in Bangladesh cricket.