2. Jos Buttler (England)
Jos Buttler’s average of 57.30, when coupled with his stunning strike-rate of 129.93, goes on to show what nightmare it would have been for opposition bowlers to put a break on this batsman in 2016. Buttler is match-winner and if he can perform with this consistency, his impact is unmatched. In 2016, the 26-year-old exploded 573 runs with the willow. The Wicket-keeper batsman batted brilliantly at home. But most importantly, Buttler proved his aptness outside home, in South Africa and Bangladesh conditions as well. Especially, in Bangladesh he was burdened with the extra responsibility of leadership yet he remained unfazed and piled up scores of 63, 57 and 25 runs in the 3-match ODI series. England won the series 2-1. Buttler had also made a sparkling century at Bloemfontein in England’s first ODI of the year.