Which players are on the rise?
A look at the top 20 players from the past 12 months and who are the next big names.1.
Sam Taguchi-Hara, TigersA young South African left-hander who is hitting the ground running with the Tigers.
He has won a grand slam and a World Cup.2.
Josh Hazlewood, KingsAustralia’s first-choice left-handed batsman has made more than 40 first-class appearances in the last two seasons and is on the verge of a century.3.
Ryan Harris, WarriorsWales’ second-choice batsman, has scored five centuries and eight fifties.4.
Aaron Finch, New ZealandEngland’s all-rounder has scored more than 100 runs at an average of 51.00.5.
Ben Cutting, DurhamStrikers and seamers have been given the chance to prove themselves this season, and they have.6.
Ben Stokes, New South WalesStriker has taken a series of wickets in each of the last three Tests against New Zealand, and has played well against South Africa and Australia.7.
Trent Boult, YorkshireBoult, who has scored 30 Test centuries, is still very much an England international.8.
Shaun Marsh, South AfricaMarsh, who was injured in the second Test of the England-Australia series in Sydney, has not only played well in England, he has also been in the England side that won the Ashes in 2015.9.
Mark Wood, SurreyWood, who started his Test career as a replacement for Steve Smith, has gone on to make his Test debut in the series against South Australia and South Africa.10.
Michael Holding, EnglandHolding has not been at his best since he was injured at Trent Bridge in 2016.
He is still bowling a lot, but his form has dipped since then.11.
Mitchell Marsh, HampshireEngland’s new No. 3 has been struggling to get runs in Test cricket for a long time.
He made his Test bowler debut in December and then has scored two hundreds in his last five Test matches.12.
Matthew Wade, South AustraliaWade is playing well in the summer Ashes series against Australia.
He was unlucky not to score a century in England’s recent defeat in New Zealand.13.
Peter Nevill, SurreyNevill has become one of the more exciting batsmen in England.
He scored the winning runs for England in the Test series against India and he is now batting for England’s county sides.14.
Adam Voges, AustraliaVoges has played a big part in England becoming one of Asia’s most exciting teams.
He became the youngest ever Test century-maker in Australia’s history and he scored a century against Australia in the final Test in Australia.15.
Shaun Pollock, HampshireThe England captain has scored hundreds in every one of his six Tests against India, but he has yet to score an ODI century in the current series.16.
Matthew Hayden, SussexThe Yorkshire bowler has taken the side by storm since he joined the England squad.
He averaged more than 60 in the past two seasons, including a century on the final day of the 2015-16 Ashes series.17.
Ryan McLaren, SussexMcLaren has made seven hundreds and a century for England this season and is enjoying the success of being part of the side that will challenge for the Ashes.18.
Mitchell Starc, SurreyStarc is having a strong summer with three centuries in three Tests, but England’s tour of India was overshadowed by his decision to take a break from international cricket.19.
Aaron Shingler, HampshireShingler is a tough, powerful bowler who has been a steady presence for England.20.
Andrew Strauss, EnglandEngland’s captain has been brilliant in the Ashes series in India, taking the series by two wickets with his first-innings duck.
He continues to prove that he is a worthy captain.