2016 in cricket: Top 10 star performers of the year

Updated: Jan 03, 2017, 11:57 IST | mid-day online correspondent |

As 2016 comes to an end, we list out 10 exceptional cricketers who stood out with some impressive performances with the ball or bat throughout the year. Take a look

As 2016 comes to an end we list out 10 exceptional cricketers who stood out with some impressive performances with the ball or bat throughout the year.

Listed below are how these ten cricketes performed in Tests and ODIs accordingly.

Virat Kohli (India)
virat kohli
Tests - 1215 runs. 12 matches. Highest score - 235. Average - 75.93
ODIs - 739 runs. 10 matches. Highest score - 154*. Average - 92.37

Joe Root (England)
Joe Root
Tests - 1477 runs. 17 matches. Highest score - 254. Average - 49.23
ODIs - 796 runs. 15 matches. Highest score - 125. Average - 61.23.

Quinton de Kock (South Africa)
de kock
Tests - 626 runs. 8 matches. Highest score - 129*. Average - 62.60
ODIs - 857 runs. 17 matches. Highest score - 178. Average - 57.13

Azhar Ali (Pakistan)
azhar ali
Tests - 1155 runs. 11* matches. Highest score - 302*. Average - 64.16
ODIs - 341 runs. 11 matches. Highest score - 101. Average - 31

Steve Smith (Australia)
steve smith
Tests - 914 runs. 11 matches. Highest score - 138. Average - 60.93.
ODIs - 1154 runs. 26 matches. Highest score - 164. Average - 50.17

Jonny Bairstow (England)
jonny bairstow
Tests - 1477 runs. 17 matches. Dismissals - 70. Highest score - 167*. Average - 58.80

Ravichandran Ashwin (India)
R Ashwin
Tests - 72 wickets. 12 matches. Best bowling - 7/59. Econ rate - 2.94

Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
rangana herath
Tests - 56 wickets. 9 mathches. Best bowling - 8/63. Econ rate - 2.56

Stuart Broad (England)
stuart broad
Tests - 48 wickets. 14 matches. Best bowling - 6/17. Econ rate - 2.74

Mitchell Starc (Australia)
mitchell starc
Tests - 45 wickets. 8* matches. Best bowling - 6/50. Econ rate - 3.45
ODIs - 26 wickets. 13 matches. Best bowling - 3/32. Econ rate - 4.49

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Some worthy mentions:

David Warner (Australia)
Tests - 748 runs*. 11 matches. Highest score - 144. Average - 41.55
ODIs - 1388 runs. 23 matches. Highest score - 173. Average - 63.09

Adam Zampa (Australia)
ODIs - 30 wickets. 19 matches. Best bowling - 3/16. Econ Rate - 5.36

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