5. Peter Handscomb, RPS 2016
In 2016 during Australia’s crisis period, a young Victorian Peter Handscomb broke into the scene. He made his debut half-century against Proteas and followed it with a century against Pakistan. Later he impressed with his tactics against spinners in the 2017 Border-Gavaskar trophy.
In the recently-concluded ODI series against India, the Aussies won it which included a magnificent 117 from Handscomb. It is almost certain that he will be the part of Australia’s ODI squad in the 2019 World Cup.
But before that in 2016, two new franchises were introduced in IPL in place of CSK and RR. One franchise was Pune and Dhoni was their skipper. RPS had a torrid season as most of their players were injured.
Handscomb played in 2 games in which he didn’t bat against GL. In the game against MI, he scored only 6 runs and was dropped for the next season. Handscomb should have surely learnt some batting and keeping skills from sharing the dressing room with MSD.