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No Indian in Cricket Australia’s top ODI cricketers for 2016-17 financial year

Among the top 5 bowlers is Afghanistan's Rashid Khan.

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Rashid Khan of Afghanistan. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Cricket Australia has released its annual list of the best performers in ODIs from the 2016-2017 financial year, which includes top 5 batsmen, top 5 bowlers and top 5 wicketkeepers. Much to the dismay of Indian readers, no Indian cricketer has been featured in any of the three categories, probably because Team India played more Tests than ODIs and predominantly T20Is.

Batsmen

As for the top 5 batsmen, the no 1 spot went to Australia’s David Warner, who amassed 1,323 runs the last year from 22 innings at an average of 63.00, which included 2 centuries. England’s Joe Root is No. 2, with 1,152 runs from 20 innings at an average of 67.76, which also included two tons. At no. 3 is South Africa’s Faf du Plessis who played 22 innings and scored 1,085 runs at an average of 54.25 which included 3 centuries.

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Pakistan’s Babar Azam comes in at No. 4 with 1,080 runs from 22 innings at an average of 56.84, 5 centuries included. And the last spot is taken up by South Africa’s Quinton de Kock with 1,051 runs from 22 innings which included 2 centuries, at an average of 47.77.

Bowlers

Top 5 bowlers of the year are Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan at No. 1, with 52 wickets from 20 innings at an average of 12.59, with two fifers. Khan is followed by Pakistan’s Hasan Ali who has taken 42 wickets from 21 innings, at an average of 22.66 and while doing that picked two fifers.

On the 3rd spot is England’s Adil Rashid with 39 wickets from 19 innings at an average of 23.23, a fifer included. Australia’s Mitchell Starc comes in at No. 4 with 36 wickets from 17 innings at an average of 21.05, and another bowler who shares the No. 4 spot with Starc is England’s Liam Plunkett who took 36 wickets from 19 innings at an average of 24.50.

3 keepers make it to the list of best wicketkeepers 

As for the glovesmen, there were only the 3 positions which went to England’s Jos Buttler, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and Australia’s Matthew Wade. In 20 innings, Buttler took 29 catches and affected 6 stumpings. De Kock in 22 innings took 26 catches and stumped thrice. And Wade stumped once and took 23 catches in 22 innings.

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