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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RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2


RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55


RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75