We saw some absolutely amazing performances in the 50-over format this year, despite the fact that the beginning of the year was swamped with T20 matches. The likes of India, Australia, South Africa, England and New Zealand provided us great entertainment in the ODI format, and many of the matches involving these players gave us some spectacular individual performances.
As we come to the end of 2016, we look at the men who sparkled with the bat in hand and were the backbone of their sides during this period.
You, the fans, were given the opportunity to pick the best ODI Batsman of 2016 through a Facebook poll. And in a near-unanimous decision, Virat Kohli won the poll with 84% of the votes, while David Warner was well behind him with 11% of the votes.
However, our experts had a say in the final rankings too, and their picks differed a little from the fans’. Here's a look at the 5 batsmen who made the cut after taking into account both the experts’ and the fans’ choices: