The nominees for the best debutant of 2015
    -20 WICKETS AT 29.40 FROM 5 TESTS
    Spun South Africa to a 2-0 series win over West Indies at home at the start of the year, picking up seven wickets in his debut match. Was South Africa's second-highest wicket-taker in the series against India.
    -26 WICKETS AT 12.34 FROM 9 ODIS
    -6 WICKETS AT 18.66 FROM 5 T20IS
    -4 WICKETS AT 14.50 FROM 2 TESTS
    Took five wickets on debut and another six in his next ODI to give Bangladesh their first series win over India. Is the leading wicket-taker in ODIs among international debutants this year, and the first from his country to be included in the ICC's ODI team of the year.
    -18 WICKETS AT 24.22 FROM 10 ODIS
    -8 WICKETS AT 16.87 FROM 4 T20IS
    Was instrumental in England's ODI series win over Pakistan in the UAE. Has the best average and strike rate for England ODI bowlers in 2015.
    -25 WICKETS AT 34.40 FROM 8 TESTS
    -5 WICKETS AT 68.80 FROM 7 ODIS
    -3 WICKETS AT 8.66 FROM 1 T20I
    Impressed with his pace and swing through a successful Ashes campaign. Produced a fine spell after tea on day one against Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai. Cleaned up a dangerous-looking Brendon McCullum on his T20I debut.
    -7 WICKETS AT 22.57 and 76 RUNS AT 38.00 FROM 5 ODIS
    -6 WICKETS AT 11.33 and 60 RUNS AT 60.00 FROM 5 T20IS
    Produced a fine all-round performance, including a 61 from No. 7 in the first ODI, that led Pakistan to a 2-1 away series win over Zimbabwe. Was the Player of the Series.
    -192 RUNS FROM 6 T20IS AT 32.00
    Anchored back-to-back chases of over 170 both times against Zimbabwe in pressure games as cricket returned to Pakistan. Man of the Match in both games. Also the Player of the Series.
    Bagged an Ashes-record seven catches on Test debut after replacing Brad Haddin midway through the Ashes. Played a vital innings of 66 in difficult conditions in the Adelaide Test.
    -6 WICKETS AT 31.00 AND 130 RUNS AT 26.00 FROM 3 TESTS
    -7 WICKETS AT 46.57 AND 135 RUNS AT 27.00 FROM 8 ODIS
    -2 WICKETS AT 14.00 AND 9 RUNS FROM 1 T20I
    The spin-allrounder heir apparent for New Zealand, Santner impressed in all formats. Was his side’s top scorer in his debut Test, under lights in Adelaide.
    -18 WICKETS AT 28.27 FROM 4 TESTS
    -9 WICKETS AT 30.66 FROM 7 ODIs
    -2 WICKETS AT 33.00 FROM 2 T20IS
    Surprised New Zealand with pace and bounce, briefly turning the Hamilton Test Sri Lanka’s way. Took 9 for 115 in the game, missing becoming only the second Sri Lanka fast bowler after Vaas to take 10 wickets in a Test.
    -90 RUNS AT 22.50 FROM 5 ODIS
    -5 CATCHES, 1 STUMPING AND 94 RUNS AT 18.80 FROM 5 T20Is
    The hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman played a match-winning knock of 53 from 25 at a strike rate of 212 in the first T20I against Pakistan in Dubai - a performance that earned him the Man of the Match.

About The Awards

The ESPNcricinfo Awards recognise the best individual batting and bowling performances in cricket over the calendar year. They are voted on by an independent jury of former cricketers, commentators, and ESPNcricinfo's senior writers. Previous winners have included Dale Steyn, Lasith Malinga, Mitchell Johnson, Shahid Afridi and Kumar Sangakkara.

Statsguru Awards

Which batsman was the most consistent over the year? Who was the best bowler in the third and fourth innings? ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball data analysis of every international game has answers to these queries and more. The Statsguru Awards go beyond runs scored, wickets taken, or averages, and are the result of detailed data analyses of performances.