2. Peter Handscomb
The Victoria batsman, Peter Handscomb has emerged as one of the best next-gen batsmen for Australia. He was called up in the national side after Australia was 2-0 down against Proteas for Adelaide Test on back of his brilliance in domestic arena. He responded with a 78-ball 54 in his debut innings. Further, he went on to make his maiden century at Gabba and followed it up with another century at Sydney against Pakistan. He played pacers and spinners with equal ease and announced his arrival on the big stage. Handscomb didn’t have the best of series against India but his 200-ball 72 on last day pitch of Ranchi, to salvage a tough draw, created all the right noises for him in the cricketing circles.