With 2013 winding down, it's a good time to reflect on those that have defined a compelling 12 months in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
A packed schedule, added to by the ICC Champions Trophy, has ensured a plethora of limited-overs matches have been on showcase throughout the year.
India have unquestionably been the dominant side of this period and will enter 2014 as the world's No. 1 ranked outfit.
However, the chasing pack of Australia, England and South Africa aren't far behind, and with the 2015 World Cup on the horizon, the positioning of each team heading into cricket's marquee event will be fascinating.
Yet, before we get there, we need to select the finest ODI side of 2013—an immensely challenging task given the ultra-competitive year we have just witnessed.
Tough calls must be made, however, with the final team being presented in batting order over the following slides.