IN PICTURES: ICC top ODI batsmen of 2017

Published: 28th December 2017 08:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 30th December 2017 09:06 PM  

Here are the ten batsmen who have been declared the most successful of the year 2017 by the ICC. The list comprises of two Indians and four South Africans.
VIRAT KOHLI (IND): The Indian skipper scored 1460 ODI runs this calendar year from 26 innings, at an average of 76.84. In an action-packed year on and off the field, the Delhi batsman blasted six centuries and seven half centuries to take the pole position in the ranking with 876 Rating points. (Photo | PTI)
AB DE VILLIERS (RSA): The Indian skipper is separated from the stylish South African batsman by a slender margin of four points. If not for his self-imposed exile from cricket, the rankings might have been different, as he garnered 773 runs from 18 innings this year, including a whirlwind 176 against the Bangladesh in October. (Photo | AP)
DAVID WARNER (AUS): The Australian epitome of aggression, the explosive opener's stats reads 691 runs from 13 innings, including a career-best 179 against Pakistan in January. Warner's ICC Rating for the year in 865. (Photo | AFP)
BABAR AZAM (PAK): The only Pakistani batsman in the list with 846 Rating points, the 24-year-old batsman has scored for centuries and two half centuries. Babar made 872 runs from 17 innings, at an average of 67.07. (Photo | AFP)
ROHIT SHARMA (IND): The Hitman scored a mind blowing double century against Sri Lanka earlier this month after being promoted as the stand-in captain. Rohit is the second leading run-getter of the year at the international level after Virat Kohli, scoring 1293 runs at a strike rate of 99.46. (Photo | PTI)
QUINTON DE COCK (RSA): The latest batting sensation of the Proteas, the wicket-keeper batsman in at no 7 having scored 956 runs including a memorable innings of 168* against Bangladesh. De Cock has scored seven fifties and two hundreds for his country in 2017. (Photo | AFP)
JOE ROOT (ENG): The English Test captain is also the country's leading run scorer in the shorter format, and the forth overall with 983 runs in his account. The much celebrated right-hander has 802 rating this calendar year. (Photo | AFP)
FAF DU PLESIS (RSA): Du Plesis, has fired just eight sixes the entire year, but managed to score 905 runs including six half centuries and two centuries. The flamboyant batsman received his best rating for the year in October, 791, which later fell to 773. (Photo | AFP)
HASHIM AMLA (RSA): The list dominated by the South African batsmen also includes the classy opener at ninth place. Amla made 862 runs from 18 innings including four fifties and three hundreds. (Photo | AFP)
KANE WILLIAMSON (NZ): Though veteran Ross Taylor is the leading run-getter for the Kiwis this year with 968 runs from 20 innings, the captain Williamson is above in the ranking with 596 runs from 14 innings. Kane has scored just one ton, apart from the five fifties, and have 750 rating, against Taylor's 735, who finished eleventh. (Photo | AFP)
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