Ben Stokes calls himself a fan of each Steve Smith and Virat Kohli’s batting types

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“You watch them play they usually make the sport look loads simpler than others do,” Stokes stated.

Virat Kohli shakes hands with the Aussie skipper Steve Smith News India
Virat Kohli and Steve Smith. (Picture Supply: Twitter)

Virat Kohli, Steve Smith, Joe Root and Kane Williamson are the batting maseehas within the present era of cricket. This new fab-four is ruling the world in all of the three codecs in the intervening time and will likely be taking over main tasks for his or her respective groups within the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019. It’s not simply the followers however fellow cricketers who look as much as them as nicely. England all-rounder Ben Stokes definitely is impressed by Kohli and Smith’s batting model.

Whereas Australia will purpose to defend their World Cup title in England and Wales and financial institution on Smith, who will likely be enjoying for the nationwide staff after a spot of greater than 12 months; Crew India is led by Virat Kohli for the primary time in World Cup and regarded sizzling favourites to win the event. Kohli and Smith stand out as one of the best among the many contemporaries and thus the world has its eyes on the 2 main into the ICC occasion.

Virat Kohli and Steve Smith make the sport look really easy, I’m a fan of each: Ben Stokes

Virat is ranked No.1 in ODI format and has been on a roll in previous couple of years having scored over 10,000 runs in over 220 matches with 41 centuries to his identify, solely second to the report holder Sachin Tendulkar’s tally of 49. Smith, then again, will likely be seeking to acquire the misplaced respect within the recreation after the ball-tampering scandal and reassert his authority.

“They’re each phenomenal gamers and have performed fairly a bit towards each of them. You watch them play they usually make the sport look loads simpler than others do. So, I’m an enormous fan of each the gamers. They’ve each bought their very own types and they’re each completely different in the best way they play, however they’re each very very efficient. You clearly play towards guys to win, however on the finish of the day you bought to take a look at it from an angle that I like cricket and I like watching each Virat and Steve go about doing their jobs so persistently,” Stokes was quoted as saying by Timesnownews.

The England staff is broadly thought-about to be the favourites to win the event together with Australia, and India, who’re tipped to make it to the semi-finals a minimum of. The house staff will open the World Cup with a match towards South Africa on Could 30.