Few players made as big a splash in 2013 as Shikhar Dhawan. The dashing opener has had a stellar year, averaging 54 in ODIs and scoring five centuries, leading India's charge to the No. 1 ranking. He was named player of the tournament in the ICC Champions Trophy and took his Test call-up with aplomb, hitting a 187 on debut against Australia. An outstanding fielder and natural athlete, Dhawan sums up the new-look India side. As captain, he also led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the semi-finals of the IPL.
Fast Fact: ?After years of grafting in the domestic circuit, Dhawan's meteoric rise on the global stage has brought him three endorsement deals.