After the spinners come the seamers. No real surprises
- Tim Southee: I was going to include him anyway, but he tops the list after this. Crazed batting aside, taking 5-55 in your first Test is pretty special in and of itself.
- Mitchell Johnson: Won acclaim in some quarters after pulling out of the IPL in order to develop his international career, and it looks like the decision may pay off. At the time of writing, he’s already taken 24 test wickets and has made an unbeaten 50 against India.
- Ishant Sharma: Completes the stating-the-bleeding-obvious hat-trick. I’ve already mentioned Sharma, and he’s set to take the cricketing world by storm if he can distinguish himself from the seeming mass of young Indian pace bowlers.