Many legends and Cricket experts have different opinions on their best players now days. Australian batsman and former skipper Steve Smith also picked his top 5 T20 cricketers.
Steve Smith himself is regarded as one of the best batsman of current era. He has preety good record in Test Cricket, having 8161 test runs at an average of over 60. Smith in his 13 year old career has ICC World Cup and T20 World Cup to his name.
Here are top 5 players in the World currently picked by Steve Smith:-
Virat Kohli is first pick from Steve Smith for his top 5 players. According to Steve Smith, Virat Kohli is a world class player in all three formats of the game, scored tons of runs and such a phenomenal batsman.
Kohli looked in red hot from after the start of Asia Cup. In T20 World Cup 2022, he was highest run-scorer with the bat scoring 296 runs in 6 innings. Match-winning knock again Pakistan again proved why he is known as “King of Cricket”.
Joe Root is not considered in shortest format by England, but in ODIs and tests he has shown unreal consistency. In tests, he has played much better than other batsmans in last 2 years. Root is only active player at the moment to have over 10,000 runs in Test Cricket.
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Smith stated, the way Joe Root is playing at the moment is sensational. Every time, Smith stated in press conference, he sees a scorecard, Joe Root has a hundred in front of his name. Also, he said, the way Joe Root is playing at the moment is phenomenal.
Australian Test and ODI skipper Pat Cummins is another pick by batsman. Smith is quite impressed with the way Pat Cummins bowls, build pressure and take wickets. In addition to this, he can also score some handy runs at lower order.
Pat Cummins is dominating ICC Test rankings for bowlers for last 3 years. From last 3 years, he is number 1 bowler in ICC rankings. In last T20 World Cup, he played very brilliant role in Australia’s success, but in T20 World Cup 2022, Australia didn’t able to do well so was Pat Cummins.
South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada was another pick by Steve Smith. According to Steve Smith, Kagiso Rabada is a world class bowler who really enjoys there bowling with high pace. Kagiso Rabada being young in his early days, got opportunity to lead pace attack of South Africa, he hasn’t disappointed South African Cricket and fans so far.
In ODIs and tests, he has 135 and 257 wickets at an average of 27.78 and 22.46 respectively.