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Jason Roy Believes England Is Not Scared Of Virat Kohli

Jason Roy Believes England Is Not Scared Of Virat Kohli

Recently the Indian skipper Virat Kohli has become the best Test batsman in the ICC Test ranking and he is the first Indian to reach the top spot after Sachin Tendulkar in 2011.

Cricket news: Roy also stressed on the fact that how Kohli is a threat when he is on the pitch

It was the former Australian captain Steve Smith who had been at the helm for 32 months after which Virat toppled him and reached the top spot.

The Indian contingent is currently playing in the five-match Test series against England and Kohli has been stupendous with the bat in the first Test.

He scored 149 in the first innings and 51 in the second innings at the Edgbaston Test, but could not evade a 31-run defeat as he could not get enough support from his teammates.

England’s limited-overs specialist batsman Jason Roy hailed the Delhi-born cricketer as the current fittest and greatest batsman.

“His self-confidence doesn’t dip, it takes a lot for that to take a beating. That makes him special. The other thing is his fitness. I think he’s the fittest, greatest batsman,” Roy was quoted as saying in a debate during the MCC Spirit of Cricket Cowdrey Lecture.

Roy has also said that Kohli does not instil fear into the minds of the English team, but also said that the 29-year-old is dangerous when he is batting on the pitch and needs to be dismissed early to put pressure on the rest of the team.

“Not scared of him, no. He’s obviously a great player, and rightly so, you’ve given him such kind words. He’s an extremely good athlete, an imposing batsman, an imposing figure on the field. We’ve got to find ways of dismantling him somehow, so we can’t give him too much praise right here,” the South Africa-born cricketer added.

The second Test will begin at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground from August 9 and the visitors will give Joe Root and Co. a run for their money India had won the Lord’s Test in the previous series.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77