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    -17 WICKETS AT 14.64 FROM 8 ODIS
    -28 WICKETS AT 18.82 FROM 21 T20Is
    Was the leading wicket-taker on either side in India’s 3-0 T20I win against Australia early in the year. Took 14 wickets in six games against Zimbabwe in June.
    -575 RUNS AT 47.91 FROM 7 TESTS
    The sixth South African to score a century on debut. Followed it up with a fifty against New Zealand mid-year, and another two hundreds, against Australia and Sri Lanka.
    -224 RUNS AT 44.80 FROM 5 ODIS
    -111 RUNS AT 22.20 FROM 5 T20IS
    Made a barnstorming, six-studded, even 100 in one of the Florida T20Is against India, and a big hundred against Sri Lanka in the tri-series in Zimbabwe later in the year.
    -19 WICKETS AT 15.63 FROM 2 TESTS
    Backed up his exploits in the U-19 World Cup in February with 6 for 80 in his first Test innings, against England, and then bettered it with a match total of 12 for 159 in the win in Dhaka.
    -9 WICKETS AT 29.55 AND 221 RUNS AT 73.66 FROM 3 TESTS
    -1 WICKET FROM 1 ODI AT 8.00
    Made a solid start in Tests, taking four wickets each in his first two games, also making a half-century in the second, and then the first hundred by an Indian No. 9 in his third.
    -219 RUNS AT 43.80 FROM 3 TESTS
    England's find of the series on their India tour. Impressed with 31 and 82 in his debut Test, in difficult circumstances, and a brave 59 not out with a broken finger two games later.
    -148 RUNS AT 49.33 FROM 2 TESTS
    Was instrumental in New Zealand's series win over Pakistan, with a steady, assured 55 and 36 on debut in a low-scoring match in testing conditions, and another 55 in the next game.
    -320 RUNS AT 160.00 FROM 3 TESTS
    -46 RUNS AT 23.00 FROM 2 ODIS
    Became only the third man in cricket history to convert a debut Test hundred into a triple, against England in Chennai, making possible an emphatic 4-0 series win.
    -249 RUNS AT 83.00 FROM 3 TESTS
    Helped Australia set the platform for their consolation win against South Africa in the Adelaide Test. Got to a debut Test century in style with a six and a four off consecutive balls against Pakistan.
    -167 RUNS AT 41.75 FROM 2 TESTS
    Became only the third England opener to score a Test century – 112, the highest score by a debutant opener against India – in the last 50 years, looking assured against spin as he did.

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