Here's India's best ODI XI for the year 2022

ODI cricket continues to be left in the wilderness amid the amount of T20 Internationals played, the rise in T20 leagues, and Test cricket.

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Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Siraj (Source - Twitter)

Rishabh Pant and Mohammed Siraj (Source - Twitter)

ODI cricket continues to be left in the wilderness amid the amount of T20 Internationals played, the rise in T20 leagues, and Test cricket. Part of the attractiveness of the 2022 20-20 World Cup was the battle between bat and ball. This needs to be replicated in ODI cricket where pitches are often flat.

The 50-over format took a back seat in 2022 as the 20-20 World cup took place this year. Many players were focused on the shorter format because of the world cup but as the 50-over World Cup is set to take place in the next year, we will take a look at those Indian players who have performed well in ODIs this year and who could be included in India's ODI XI of the year.

1. Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill (Source - Twitter) Shubman Gill (Source - Twitter)

Shubman Gill is in phenomenal form with the bat this year and made the most of the opportunities that have come his way. The Punjab-born has featured in 12 games in the 50-over format and notched up 638 runs that too at an impressive strike rate of 102.57, which includes four half-centuries and one century.

2. Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan (Source - Twitter) Ishan Kishan (Source - Twitter)

India opener Ishan Kishan is in brilliant form currently as he hit the fastest double ton in the white-ball format against Bangladesh. He scored 417 runs in the 7 innings he played which includes 2 half-centuries and one century with a brilliant average of almost 60.

3. Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter) Shreyas Iyer (Source - Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer has been quite magnificent in the 50-over format this year and has piled on runs for fun. He has featured in 17 matches and scored 724 runs at a superb average of 55.69. He has steadied the ship when the team has been in choppy waters and shepherded the innings beautifully.

4. Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson (Source - Twitter) Sanju Samson (Source - Twitter)

Despite being given fewer opportunities, the Kerala-born batter Sanju Samson performed really well in those matches. However, he was unable to impress the selection committee. The wicketkeeper-batter scored 284 runs in the 9 innings he played having 2 half-centuries.

5. Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant (Source - Twitter) Rishabh Pant (Source - Twitter)

Rishabh Pant played 12 ODI matches and scored 336 runs in 10 Innings. Rishabh Pant's Highest Score in ODI is 125. R Pant has 1 ODI century, and 2 ODI half-centuries. Pant has a strike rate of 96.5 with an average of 37.33. He smashed a total of 47 boundaries with 42 fours and 5 sixes in ODI.

6. Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar (Source - Twitter) Washington Sundar (Source - Twitter)

The left-hander allrounder Washington Sundar played only 7 ODI innings this year but he was able to leave an impact with his performance as he scored 212 runs at an average of 35.33 and took 13 wickets in 10 innings at an economy rate of 4.40.

7. Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur (Source - Twitter) Shardul Thakur (Source - Twitter)

Shardul Thakur has been a consistent performer with both bat and ball in recent times. He has scored 163 runs in the 11 innings he played with 1 half-century at an average of 20.37. Talking about his bowling performance, the Maharashtra-born cricketer has taken 22 wickets in 16 ODI matches.

8. Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal (Source - Twitter) Yuzvendra Chahal (Source - Twitter)

Yuzvendra Chahal Took 21 Wickets (In 12 ODI innings) with a Strike Rate of 29.61 and an Average of 27.09. Chahal delivered 622 balls and took 2 wickets 1 time, and 3 wickets four times. 15 Right Handed and 6 Left Handed batters were dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal in ODI.

9. Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj (Source - Twitter) Mohammed Siraj (Source - Twitter)

Over the years, Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj has improved a lot whether it's his accuracy or speed. He has been a main fast bowler for his Indian T20 League franchise and did really well in the white-ball format recently. He took 24 wickets in the 15 matches he played at an economy rate of 4.62 in ODIs.

10. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter) Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter)

The yorker specialist Jasprit Bumrahdoesn’t need any introduction as he has been the no.1 fast bowler for India in recent years. Bumrah played only 5 ODI matches this year, but he took 13 wickets with a five-wicket haul at an economy rate of 4.33.

11. Umran Malik

Umran Malik (Source - Twitter) Umran Malik (Source - Twitter)

The new speed gun of India, Umran Malik impressed a lot of fans and experts with his sheer pace. Umran made his ODI debut in 2022 and has played 5 matches till now. He took 7 wickets in the four innings he played at an economy rate of 6. He can surely be an upcoming superstar for India in future.

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