K – Kane Williamson

The young New Zealander has had a fantastic year. Williamson is currently 3rd on the list of the highest ever strike-rated century by a New Zealander in a One-Day International. In December 2015, during the second Test against Sri Lanka, Williamson broke the record for the most Test runs scored in a calendar year by a New Zealander, with 1172 runs.

Kane Williamson
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson prepares to hit a boundary off a delivery from Australia’s Josh Hazlewood during the third day of the second cricket test match at the WACA ground in Perth, Western Australia, November 15, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray

The highlight of the year for the batsman would be when he was appointed as captain of the National Cricket Team following Brendon McCullum’s retirement announcement.

L – Lee Chong Wei

One of the biggest comeback stories of the year. After serving eight months in suspension on doping charges, badminton star Lee Chong Wei’s first 2015 tournament was the Sudirman Cup where he won all 3 matches he played.After that, there was no turning back.

Lee Chong Wei

He won back to back titles winning the US Open and Canada Open. He also won the French Open and his first ever China Open making him the men’s single badminton player to have won all Super Series titles. He ended the year winning 3 back to back titles.

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