Root is considered one of the four best batsmen in contemporary cricket, alongside Kohli, Smith and Williamson
England’s Test captain Joe Root considers India’s Virat Kohli as currently the most complete player around and said he expects England team mate Jos Buttler to soon replicate his limited-overs dominance in Test cricket.
Root himself is considered one of the four best batsmen in contemporary cricket, alongside the prolific Kohli, Australian run-machine Steve Smith and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson.
While he admired Smith’s hunger for big scores and Williamson’s all-surface defence, Root was particularly impressed by Kohli’s versatility.
Root, meanwhile, has high expectations from England’s limited-overs stalwarts Buttler who is yet to reach the same high in Test cricket.