6. Virat Kohli (India)
The Indian Test skipper; Virat Kohli is in that phase of his One-day career when his non-performances create much more hype than his excellent shows. This year, Virat was again just fantastic and notched up 739 runs in 10 innings at 92.37, the highest average by any batsmen in this list. Out of 10 innings, Kohli failed just thrice and crossed the 50-run mark seven times, converting three of those into centuries. We saw this modern master at his best when he compiled an unbeaten 154 at Mohali, giving a master class on how to chase, how to pace your innings, how to keep the required run-rate in check and when to play the dominant role and when not to.
In the beginning of 2016, the 27-year-old had scored two centuries in Australia albeit in losing causes. May be more matches, and Virat would have been much higher in our list.