Top 5 T20I teams of 2017
In the shortest format of the game, it's been quite the year for teams from the subcontinent. Two arch-rivals - and an associate nation - have done the best in the shortest format of the game, and uncovered some star players in the process.
Here's a look at the top 5 T20I teams of the year:
2016 World Twenty20 champions West Indies may not have ended the year on the best note in One-Day internationals or in T20s, facing a whitewash from a powerful New Zealand bowling attack led by Trent Boult in New Zealand in the 50-over format, and an all-round onslaught from the Kiwi batters in the shortest format.
However, prior to the NZ series, they won 6 of their 10 matches this year. They beat England and India in one-off T20I matches this year, and at home, beat Afghanistan in their T20 series.
Youngster Shai Hope in particular was the team's performer this year, and despite their series loss to Pakistan in the format, Hope pitched in with good scores and some consistent performances.