In recent times ICC has confirmed the list of Top Ten ODI players of 2017. There were a lot of dazzling performances in 2017. Several players particularly the batsmen were reliable all through the year. Below we have listed Top Ten ODI Batsmen who performed well in 2017:
- Virat Kohli
2017 is entirely the year of Virat Kohli as he scored three double tones in Tests series and along with this showed his brilliance in 50 over per format also. He ended 2017 as the highest run scorer by scoring 1460 runs in about 29 innings with an average of 77 and a strike rate of 99. Virat Kohli scored many six in 2017 mainly with Rohit Sharma. He also scored about seven fifties and added it to his scorecard of 2017.
- AB De Villiers
In 2017 many players scored more than AB De Villiers, but in spite of this, he found his place in top ten ODI batsmen in 2017. All this is because of the impact which he put on all while scoring runs. In past years AB De Villiers had set his standards by scoring 773 runs in 18 innings in 2017 at an average of about 60 which is incredible. He scored with a strike rate of 117 and which is supposed to be out of the world. His fans call him as a superman as how could somebody be so consistent to score such a good rate.
- David Warner
2017 was said to be the excellent year for David Warner as his vital presence in the squad was recognized. He was the highest run scorer in 2017 with 641 runs and is known to be one of the few players who is performing well all across the formats. In September 2017 he showed in his 100th ODI and came up as a primary batsman for Australia as well as an eighth batsman on the whole to achieve a century in his 100th ODI.
- Babar Azam
Babar Azam made his debut in 2015, and from that time only he has been consistently scoring runs. It can be said that Pakistan after a long time has somebody who is trustworthy with the bat in limited over’s Babar Azam is supposed to be the reply of Pakistan for Virat Kohli as he is the only batsman who can come close to him. He has scored nearly about 872 runs in a year at an average of 67 along with the four centuries as well as two fifties. In 2017 it was only Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli who had scored more centuries than Babar. However, Pakistani cricketer had a remarkable 2017 but will be disappointed with his strike rate and will hard work to improve in that area in the upcoming year. In 2017 his strike rate was just 79, and it is supposed to be below par with the middle order batsman.
- Rohit Sharma
In 2017 undoubtedly Rohit Sharma is known to be the best opening batsman in ODI. He came up with new heights and ended up by scoring six centuries in ODIs and among which one was a double ton, which is great. He missed about eight ODIs in 2017, but in spite of it he ended up with seeing highest run scorer following Virat Kohli. Rohit Sharma scored 1293 runs in 2017 in 21 matches. His excellent average was 72 along with strike rate of 100.he had added 46 sixes and six centuries and also redefined term consistency too.
- Quinton De Kock
Quinton De Kock in 2017 came up as the leading run scorer for his country and was seen as in red-hot form. In 2017 Quinton De Kock dominated every single bowling attack which he faced. He was the opener and utilized all field restriction overs, also in the middle over he maintain the scorecard by rotating the strike and moved gears as required. In 2017 he appeared to be more matured in compared to previous years. He also seemed to be strong-minded to grasp new heights in the coming years. He scored 956 runs in his 19 innings in 2017 which comprises two centuries as well as seven fifties. Quinton De Kock’s average rate was 53 and strike rate was 95.
- Joe Root
Joe Root, England test skipper, has a fantastic 2017 as he successfully came up as England’s leading run scorer in ODI’s .he has scored about 983 runs with an average of 70 in 18 innings. His run rate was 92 with every 100 balls which is something good for a batsman. Joe Root also grasped two centuries as well as six fifties with a highest winning score of 133. He is known to be England’s only entrée on the list.
- Faf Du Plessis
Many players, comprising Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla, were in the limelight owing to their scores. On the other hand, in 2017 Faf Du Plessis has silently scored more than 900 runs. He played nearly about 18 innings in 2017 and in that he accumulated 905 runs with an average of 60.33. his strike rate was 93 with two centuries as well as six fifties. Faf Du Plessis performed as the anchor in the South African side along with it permitted his squad to bat around him. His highest ODI score by an ODI batsman in 2017 was 185 against Sri Lanka.
- Hashim Amla
2017 was an excellent year for Hashim Amla as during test series against Sri Lanka in January he played his 100th test and became eighth South African to perform for 100 tests. He finally grasped 26t century I his 100th match and became eighth test player overall as well as second South African to score the century in the 100th test.
- Kane Williamson
New Zealand captain Kane Williamson also had a great time in 2017. Although it was not a good year for as a squad, the captain had his. they lost the match against India but are sturdily backed against Pakistan as well as Bangladesh.