Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock
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Cricket has gained unparalleled popularity in the 21st century, especially the shorter format of the game which has reached heights and has been able to attract fans throughout the world.

In fact, the cricket fraternity has expanded with the rise of T20 cricket which had led to attracting fans in countries with very little exposure to the game. Countries like Afghanistan, Ireland, Oman and various associate nations have excelled in the past decade.

Pakistan vs Sri Lanka T20I Abu Dhabhi
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 18: Imam-ul-Haq of Pakistan celebrates after reaching his century during the third One Day International match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at Zayed Cricket Stadium on October 18, 2017, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Another change that had affected the game in the past ten years is the dominance of batsmen over the bowlers.

And then comes the rise of the shortest format of the game, T20. The T20 gives batsmen the license to go all guns blazing from the very first delivery they face. This mindset of a batsman has also affected the ODI format, as they go after the bowlers from the word go.

The year 2017 saw the same pattern, as teams set an altogether high standard for themselves in the coming years by scoring big runs and making a mockery out of the bowlers.

Now, let’s have a look at the top five highest team total’s in ODI’s in 2017.

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