8. James Faulkner. Australia.

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James Faulkner became a household cricket name due to his exploits in the IPL, but he has also played a really big part in limited over international cricket. His 60 wicket sin 44 games, with 816 runs striking at 113.3 do not show the whole picture. A serious asset to any side he plays for James Faulkner had emerged as a specialist death bowler and  a ferocious finisher as his ODI strike rate suggests. Performing under pressure doesn’t seem to be an issue for the Tasmanian as he delivers the goods almost always when it’s required. 2015 World Cup Final’s Man of Match performance against New Zealand depicted just that. Life seemed to be a fairy tale for this talented young man, but his career hit a blip as he was suspended for drink-driving while playing in the English county season and successfully served it in the post-Ashes ODI series in England. Nicknamed ‘The Finisher’ James Faulkner is the an allrounder befitting a world champion side like Australia.


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