Shane Watson chooses his 5 world’s best batters, rank Virat Kohli THIS way

New Delhi: England cricketer Shane Watson has chosen the 5 Best Batters of the World for him and he has didn’t hesitate for a second to choose Virat Kohli number one.

Babar Azam best player as per ranking

Pakistan captain Babar Azam is continously rising in the ranking as well as his form is considered as the best at the time. He is number one batter in the white-ball formats and on third place in Tests. However, he is the only player to be in the top 3 of all formats.

Why Virat Kohli?

On the other hand, Virat Kohli doesn’t lie in the Top 10 of Test Ranking but English player Watson feels that he is still the best Test batter in the world and it is not easy to change that.

While in conversation with reporter in ICC Review, Watson was asked to pick his top 5 players and he names Kohli on number 1.

Test match cricket, I am always going to say Virat Kohli. His ability to just maintain that range, he continues to maintain the range in all formats. He has got such high intensity every time he goes out there to play for India. So, in Test cricket, yes Virat Kohli (in Test cricket),” Watson said.

Steve Smith gets third place –

“One thing with Steve Smith is that he has started to come off a little bit. It looks like Steve Smith is not putting as much pressure on the bowlers as he did when he was at his absolute best. So, for me, Steve sort of dropped down on that list a little bit. Babar Azam is now playing just incredibly well. We have to see how he has adapted his game to Test cricket as well. So, Babar Azam would probably be No.2 at the moment. Kane Williamson, he has had a few elbow issues, he knows his game inside out. He can put pressure on bowlers in any conditions. Joe Root – he has had bit of time along the lines of Steve Smith,” he added.


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