There is a true saying that every good thing has to come to an end at sometime or the other. And finally one of the most glorious years in the folklore of cricket, 2015 is also coming to an end. This year was built up around the 50-over World Cup, which meant the one-day format had taken the centre stage. And indeed right from the beginning of the year when cricket found its Superman in-form of AB de Villiers who weaved magic by hammering a 31-ball ton in ODIs to the very end, when Martin Guptill signed-off the year with an astounding 30-ball 93 run knock, we witnessed a really mesmerizing year full of outrageous happenings on the 22 yards.
As far as this list goes, there were many prolific batters this year which made it exceedingly tough for us to compile the final list. The list includes those batsmen who have withstood the following parameters; consistency in run-making, strike-rate, performance in big matches and against tough opponents, contribution in chases.
So, let’s have a look at the Top 10 Best ODI Batsmen of 2015:
10. MS Dhoni (India):
The majestic Indian limited overs skipper, MS Dhoni occupies the 10th position in our list. Though the haters and criticizers say that MSD has been out-of-form and should now hung up his boots but it’s perplexing considering the very fact that he still boasts an average of 45.71 in ODIs, this year. The Ranchi lad had played knocks of significant value against West Indies, Zimbabwe and Australia in the World Cup 2015, when the team was under paramount pressure. In the World Cup Semi-Final against the Aussies, the right-hander had played an enterprising innings of 65 runs but couldn’t take his side past the victory line as one swallow doesn’t make a summer. Even against the Protean side at Indore, MSD played a match winning knock of 92* runs. This year, Mahi has scored 640 runs at an average of 45.71.