Best Debutants for 2017

Team COC picks up the best first timers in international cricket.

Kuldeep has been given the back  up by captain Kohli. (Getty)

This year had seen many new faces on the cricket field with some of them showcasing their impactful performance that influenced the International Cricket. Team Circle of Cricket looks at the top players who had a dream debut in 2017.It is said that a promising young player should not be taken lightly especially if he has a massive talent or if he has any mastery skill.

1) Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav | News SlateKuldeep Yadav is the most valuable debutant of the year for India in this year. He made his test debut on 26th March 2017 V Australia Border- Gavaskar trophy. He is the first Chinaman bowler for India who has just started his wonderful cricketing career with grabbing 4 wicket haul on his debut match against the Aussies at Himachal Pradesh. Till now he has taken 43 wickets in this year and much more to come against South Africa in 2018.

2) Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer | India Today

A very efficient middle-order batsman who can slog the ball well and play big innings for his team. The Mumbai batsman who stepped his foot on Cricket field on 1st November against New Zealand in New Delhi. His exceptional form for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2017 made it easy for his International call. Recently after his ODI debut, he scored back to back ODI half-centuries that had him in India's ODI squad against South Africa in 2018.


3) Aiden Markram

Aiden Markram | Sports ClubMarkram can be the next big thing in South African cricket. He started to represent SA against Bangladesh in 2017 where he missed his maiden test century by just 3 runs. He has a lot of caliber in himself that proofs his worth in the team. Recently in a warm game against Zimbabwe, he scored 125 runs that helped him to confirm his berth in SA's test squad for India to be played in 2018. With an average of 95 in the test, he can be very destructive on his level.

4) Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan | Sky Sports

The English cricketer who made his debut in Ashes 2017-18, had every cricket lover surprised by his extraordinary innings of 140 against Australia at WACA registering highest fifth-wicket partnership for England in the test with Johnny Bairstow. The player has a magnificent temper with the focused mindset he can be effective for England in coming years. He also had a very good T20 debut with hammering 78 runs off 44 deliveries.

5) Shadab Khan 

Shadab Khan | Hindustan TimesThe Pakistani leg-spinner who made the debut on 7th April against Windies had been playing impeccable cricket since his domestic level days. He has already played all the three formats of the game with an excellent enthusiasm he was also selected for Champions Trophy. His best figures in T20 cricket is 14/4  which is brilliant from any bowler's aspect. Further, he was selected to play in Big Bash League 2017/18 for Brisbane Heat. Shadab is a real asset for Pakistan Cricket team that has the ability to take Pakistan up in the rankings. The next year would be perhaps more beneficial for Shadab with lots of Cricket to be played by him.

So these were some top best debutants according to Circle of Cricket in 2017. We hope a lot of people make their debuts in 2018 with much more great performances next year.



By Kunal Kataria - 29 Dec, 2017

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