#1 David Warner
After the exit of Matthew Hayden from the Aussie team, they have desperately wanted somebody to fill his shoes. Hayden instilled fear in bowlers making them not want to bowl to him by repeatedly dancing down the track and smashing 90 mph bowlers.The intimidating stance, those brute ground strokes and that flashy blade outside the off-stump makes every cricket fan want to relive his glorious era. Warner has definitely filled up that void to a great extent.
A whopping 1096 runs in 9 test matches at an average of 65 makes Warner one of the two opening batsmen of our playing XI. His attacking ability not only petrifies fast bowlers but sets a trend in the batting line-up and puts them in a comfortable position psychologically.
This year has been particularly good for him with 6 centuries under his belt at a strike rate of 81.48. Look forward to more fireworks in the coming year.
He is somebody who can make runs at a pace which gets a result out of seemingly drawn Tests. A guy like him in form means wonders for any batting side.