4. Yuvraj SinghInjury woes and his inability to establish himself as a Test player haunted Yuvraj this year. But, 2011 is one year 'Yuvraj the batsman' will remember with pride, his contribution to India's successful World Cup was big enough for him to be awarded the Man of the series.
6. Virat KohliThe 23-year-old middle order batsman is the top run scorer for India in 2011. Kohli who played for the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore was the Orange cap hero of IPL 2011.
9. Rohit SharmaExcluded from the World Cup squad R Sharma found his rhythm with the bat in the later part of the year. He won the man of the series in the ODI's against West Indies and delivered India to victory, when the top order failed, more than once.