3. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
India’s Jasprit Bumrah was one of the most promising finds of the year. Especially, considering India’s struggle to find a quality death bowler in shorter-formats, Bumrah seems a jewel. In his debut match, when other Indian pacers were belted all-around the park at Sydney, the Ahmedabad-born Jasprit ended up with 2 wickets and an economy of 4.
And remarkably, he was able to hit the blockhole with great accuracy. His top-notch skills when combined with his uncanny action, makes him a tough bowler to pick for batsmen. He performed brilliantly in shorter-formats throughout the year and is living up to his promise.
In 21 T20Is, the right-arm pacer has pocketed 28 wickets at 18.82 with an economy of 6.62. With 17 wickets in 8 ODIs at 14.64 and economy of 3.63, he has replicated his T20 success in One-dayers as well.