Cricket is game played between two teams of 11 players in each of them. It is a bat and ball game. There is a is a rectangular 22-yard-long pitch with a target called the wicket wooden stumps at each end. We all know what is cricket and all as it is one of popular game played around the world. There are across 2.5 billion fans of cricket in the world. People in India treat cricket as a religion. They are absolutely obsessed with the game. Cricket is also very popular in Australia, England, West Indies islands, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, New Zealand, Bangladesh, South Africa, Ireland and Afghanistan. England is said to be the founder of cricket. The world’s first cricket club was formed in Hambledon in the 1760’s, and the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) was founded in 1787. We’re talking about cricket and Sachin Tendulkar’s name will not come, it cannot be acceptable. He is considered to be the greatest cricketer of all time. Here is the list of top 10 ODI players of the year 2017.
Top 10 ODI players of the Year 2017
10.Quinton De Kock –
Point – 715
The selection of top 10 ODI players of 2017 starts with a South-african player named Quinton De Kock. He is an opening batsman and wicket-keeper who plays for the Titans at domestic level and the South African national team. By his 20th ODI match, he had already scored five centuries. He became the fourth player to score three successive one-day centuries. De Kock played for South Africa for the first time, at T20 level, on 21 December 2012 against New Zealand. Till now he has 12 ODI centuries.
9.Glenn Maxwell –
Point – 717
Glenn maxwell comes to the 9th position according to the list of top 10 ODI players of 2017. He is a right- handed batsman. He was born in Kew, Australia and played his junior cricket for South Belgrave CC. In his early days of cricket he was a pace bowler after then he turned into a batsman. Maxwell made his debut for Australia against Afghanistan in a One Day International in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. In 2017 after scoring 104, his maiden century against India in Ranchi, he thus became the second Australian to register centuries in all three formats. His ODI batting average is 32.95.
8.Ross Taylor –
Point – 728
Ross Taylor is a New Zealand cricketer and former national captain for all formats. He is a right handed batsman and his bowling style is right-arm off break. He made his debut for the New Zealand team in international cricket on 1 March 2006, in a one-day match against the West Indies. Taylor scored his maiden one day century in front of a delighted crowd in Napier, playing against Sri Lanka on 28 December 2006. He has 11 man of the match awards in his ODI career. Taylor has scored 33 centuries in international cricket and an batting average of 43.57 in ODI.
7.Shikhar Dhawan –
Point – 730
Shikhar Dhawan is a left-handed opening batsman and right-arm off break bowler. He made his debut for the Indian team in international cricket on 20 October 2010 in a ODI against australia. He played 87 ODI and scored 3721 runs. He scored his maiden one day century on 6 june 2013 which helped India to win. He has 11 ODI centuries till now. He has 6 man of the match awards.
6.MS Dhoni –
Point – 741
MS Dhoni is an right-handed middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest finishers in limited-overs cricket. He is also regarded to be one of the best wicket-keepers in world cricket and completes 99 ODI stumpings to equal world record held by Kumar Sangakkara. He made his debut for the Indian team in international cricket on 23 December 2004 in a ODI against Bangladesh. Under Dhoni’s captaincy, India won the 2011 World Cup. Dhoni is the first non-Australian captain and third overall to win 100 games. He played 286 ODI and scored 9496 with an average of 51.32.
5.Hashim Amla –
Point – 776
We have Hashim Amla in 5th in this list of top 10 ODI players of 2017. Hashim Amla is a right-handed batsman and regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of the modern-era. He made his ODI debut for the South African team on 9 march 2008 against Bangladesh. In January 2011, Amla became the fastest cricketer to reach 2,000 runs in ODIs, in his 40th ODI innings. He scored 7186 runs in 156 matches. He has a batting average of 50.25.
4.Tillakaratne dilshan –
Point – 781
Tillakaratne dilshan holds the 4th place in top 10 ODI players of 2017. He is a former Sri Lankan right-handed batsman and a former captain of the Sri Lanka national cricket team. He made his ODI debut for the Srilankan team on 11 December 1999 against Zimbabwe. He is the fourth Sri Lankan and eleventh player overall to score 10,000 ODI runs. He scored 10290 runs in 330 ODI matches with a batting average 33.27.
3.Kane Williamson –
Point – 788
Kane Williamson comes to 3rd place in this selection. He is a professional cricketer and currently the captain of New Zealand. Williamson made his one-day International debut against India on 10 August 2010. Williamson is currently third on the list for the highest ever strike-rated century by a New Zealander in a One-Day International. He scored 4548 runs in 113 matches with a batting average 46.88.
2.Virat Kohli –
Point – 804
Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman, often regarded as one of the best batsmen in the world is an Indian international cricketer who currently captains the Indian national team. He captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia, and a few months later he made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka on 18 August 2008. He scored 8339 runs in 190 ODI. He made 289 centuries and have a batting average of 55.22.
1.AB de Villiers –
Point – 900
First position is acquired by AB de Villiers in this list of top 10 ODI players of 2017. De Villiers holds many batting records, including the world’s fastest ODI 50, 100 and 150, the fastest Test century by a South African and the fastest T20I 50 by a South African. He made his debut for the South African team in one day cricket on 2 February 2005 against England. He scored 9319 runs in 221 one day matches with an average of 53.56.