5) Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja was the most improved cricketers for India in the 2016/17 season. He took 71 wickets in the season and now he is the number 1 bowler in the world, in Test cricket. He became only the third player to score 500-plus runs and take more than 50 wickets in a season, behind India’s legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev and Australia’s Mitchell Johnson.
Jadeja made 6 fifties in the season and showed to the world that he is a proper all-rounder for India in Test cricket.
6) Cheteshwar Pujara
Not long ago, Cheteshwar Pujara was dropped from India’s playing XI to accommodate Rohit Sharma. But in 2016/17 season Pujara worked very hard on his batting and showed to the world that he is the best bet for India for the number 3 spot in Test cricket.
Pujara achieved the landmark for scoring the most runs in a Test season, surpassing the mark of 1269 by Gautam Gambhir which he achieved in the 2008/09 season.