5. Chamika Karunaratne

The fast bowler impressed everybody through his performances against India earlier in the year. He chipped in crucial runs for the team down the order and also bowled well which fetched him praises from all around the cricketing fraternity.

4. Kyle Mayers

After facing defeat in the ODI series, Kyle Mayers helped the side to turn things around in the Test match against Bangladesh. Owing to his sensational knock the team was able to emerge triumphant against the opposition by 3 wickets in the first Test.

3. Josh Philippe

Josh Philippe entered the high-profile Big Bash League for the first time when he was signed by the Perth Scorchers back in the 2017/18 season. However, he did not quite get the opportunity to showcase his prowess there. In the 2018/19 season, he became part of the Sydney Sixers and that is where he grabbed the attention.

2. Varun Chakravarthy

He was included in the Indian setup for the T20 World Cup 2021. But the spinner wasn’t able to fetch impressive performances in the multination tournament. His rather dismaying outing in the World Cup further led to him being dropped from the side.

1. T Natarajan

The left-arm seamer had to stay away from cricket owing to injuries. In the historic Gabba Test, he became the 300th Indian player to don the Test cap as he was handed a debut in the fourth and final Test against Australia. He came to the limelight after his impressive performances in IPL 2020.