The Best of 2017: ODI XI of the year
The best players from the top teams form our ODI XI of the year 2017.
Published - Dec 28, 2017 8:12 pm | Updated - Dec 29, 2017 12:03 pm
2017 has been through a lot of cricketing action across the globe. The limited-overs format has seen a great phase with a lot of interesting games. The second biggest event in ODI cricket, i.e. the Champions Trophy provided a sensational dose of cricketing element with it. It produced a dream final with India and Pakistan locking horns for the title.
This year saw some players achieve tremendous success with the bat, some excellent spells with the ball and electrifying catches with exceptional fielding standards maintained by all the teams. Combining all these factors, we’ve selected an ODI team based on their performances this year. Here’s the ODI XI of 2017:
1. Rohit Sharma (India)
The swashbuckling Indian opener had a fascinating run in 2016. Coming back from an injury that he suffered last year, Rohit Sharma produced some sensational knocks at the top of the order. His clean striking was a real a treat to watch. The fact that he hit 46 sixes this year is a proof of his dominance at the crease and the entertainment quotient as well.
Also the Indian vice-captain, Rohit has the second highest run tally in ODIs this year with 1293 runs under his belt. He scored an amazing 6 centuries this year which is the joint highest alongside Virat Kohli. With a staggering average of 71.83, Rohit walks into the XI as the opener.