The prolific Virat Kohli, Joe Root, Steve Smith and Kane Williamson all enhanced their burgeoning reputations in 2016 but, aided by the screams of commentator Ian Bishop to "remember the name", the year will forever belong to Carlos Brathwaite.
It will be a special moment indeed when Bangladesh's two most promising young pacers Mustafizur Rahman and Taskin Ahmed pair up in conditions such as those in New Zealand.
Wily Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah wishes a Test face off with magician Indian offie Ravichandaran Ashwin in a battle of two fast wicket-taking spinners.
The bowling review committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to bring more bowlers with suspect actions under their scanner.
Distinctly charismatic and undeniably courageous, Soumya Sarkar is making headlines and heads turn with his unforgettable knocks, only in 16 matches of his ODI career.