6 current cricketers who boast a 50+ ODI batting average
#5 Joe Root - England - Average - 51.52
Joe Root, who was primarily considered as a Test Batsman, has started dominating 50-over Cricket since 2016. He was averaging in the 40s till the 2015 World Cup.
After England's debacle in the World Cup, the English board changed their strategy and brought in a lot of aggressive batsmen into the playing eleven. Joe Root acted as a fulcrum of England's aggressive batting lineup by playing a stable knock in most games. Now, they have become one of the best ODI teams in the world.
He averages 61.23, 70.21 and 59.13 in 2016, 2017 and 2018 respectively. England will be banking on Joe Root's form to target their maiden ODI World Cup title next year.
Root's unbeaten twin hundreds against India in summer is the highlight of his 2018 ODI performance.