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Cricket.com.au's best T20 XI of 2017

We look at the domestic and international performances in the short format to come up with this power-packed XI

1. Brendon McCullum | 58 matches | 1503 runs @ 29 | SR 143 | HS: 91

(Brisbane, Gujarat, Lahore, Middlesex, Rangpur, Trinbago)

B-Mac lights up CPL with six-laden 91

2. Chris Gayle | 44 matches | 1279 runs @ 37 | SR 140 | HS: 146no

(Karachi, Rangpur, Bangalore, St Kitts and Nevis, West Indies)

Gayle launches eight sixes in entertaining 93

3. Evin Lewis | 32 matches | 1124 runs @ 40 | SR 165 | HS: 125no

(Dhaka, St Kitts and Nevis, West Indies)

Lewis slams seven sixes in CPL win

4. Hashim Amla | 26 matches | 1021 runs @ 48 | SR 143 | HS: 104no

(Cape Cobras, Kings XI Punjab, South Africa, World-XI)

Awesome Amla crashes maiden T20 hundred

5. AB de Villiers | 23 matches | 779 runs @ 43 | SR 158 | HS: 89no

(Bangalore, South Africa, Titans)

De Villiers' brilliance not enough for RCB

6. Luke Ronchi (wk) | 35 matches | 1049 runs @ 33 | SR 178 | HS: 102

(Chittagong, Guyana, Leicestershire, New Zealand, Wellington)

It was a year to remember for veteran 'keeper Ronchi // Getty
It was a year to remember for veteran 'keeper Ronchi // Getty

7. Shakib al Hasan | 29 matches | 447 runs @ 20 | 37 wkts @ at 18 | RPO 6.9 | HS: | BB: 5-16

(Bangladesh, Dhaka, Jamaica, Kolkata, Peshawar)

Shakib was this year ranked No.1 allrounder in every format // Getty
Shakib was this year ranked No.1 allrounder in every format // Getty

8. Sunil Narine | 64 matches | 62 wkts @ 24 | RPO 6.2 | 760 runs @ 16 | SR 151 | BB: 3-10

(Dhaka, Kolkata, Lahore, Melbourne Renegades, Trinbago, West Indies)

Narine blasts IPL's fastest fifty

9. Mohammad Amir | 28 matches | 34 wkts @ 21 RPO 6.8 | BB: 4-13

(Dhaka, Essex, Karachi, Lahore, Pakistan)

Amir continued making massive strides in the short form // Getty
Amir continued making massive strides in the short form // Getty

10. Wahab Riaz | 32 matches | 41 wkts @ 18 | RPO 6.7 | BB: 3-15

(Barbados, Lahore, Pakistan, Peshawar)

Wahab's pace and aggression proved a potent combination // Getty
Wahab's pace and aggression proved a potent combination // Getty

11. Rashid Khan | 55 matches | 78 wkts @ 14.88 | RPO 5.6 | BB: 5-3

(Adelaide, Afghanistan, Band-e-Amir, Comilla, Guyana, Hyderabad)

Rashid strikes twice in Adelaide victory

*Includes domestic and international matches. Does not include Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers New Year's Eve BBL match

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