Joe Root vs. Virat Kohli vs. Kane Williamson Vs Steve Smith Records Stats Tests ODIs T20
Perhaps, like any other sports, cricket was invented to offer men a topic of discussion. It cannot be denied that when it comes to comparing players among our favorites, we men are just unstoppable. Cricket gives us a major topic of discussion about the different players and their performances. Undoubtedly, w men tend to become expert sports critic when it comes to the discussion of cricket irrespective of place. Starting from classroom to shopping malls, we just love to discuss cricket. Having said that, it is also true, that comparing players and their performances really difficult when each one of them is of equal charisma. In this article, we are going to bring you a comparison between four different players of different teams but equal caliber. We bet this one is definitely going to be interesting for you!
Born in a rich cricketing background, Joe Root is one of the most popular cricketers in the present scenario. Root started his career by attending cricket scholarships from Workshop College, which was the school he attended and also he Yorkshire Cricket Academy offered him cricket scholarships.
- This gifted batsman made his debut on the second team of Yorkshire in July 2007. From that time onwards there was no looking back of this rising cricket star and the meteoric rise of Root continues to be unabated. He performed thoroughly well in the under 19 series and attained the man of the series award against England Bangladesh under 19. This established Root a rising reliable batsman and the big breakthrough were made when he attained a not out 222 in county championship.
- In 2012, Root was offered the first chance to play in first class cricket in the England Vs, India sojourn in 2012. In the debut of his first class career, Root attained the faiths of selectors by making a composed 289 minutes stay on crease and scoring 73 runs. Roots extreme desire for runs offered him a secure position in the central squad of England.
- Though he was a part of an ugly altercation with along with David Warner, but the selectors retained faith in him and made him a part of England’s squad to West Indies. Root did not disappoint them at all and offered a solid performance within the ODI series and became the highest run getter. For his excellent performance, he was also made man o the series.
One of the most promising Indian batsmen, Virat Kohli was born in Delhi. The reliable Indian cricketer first came into the eyes of selectors when he led India to victory as the under 19 skipper in 2008. This made him a teen sensation and soon he made his mark in first class cricket.
- His first ODI debut was against SriLanka in the year 2008. At that time, he was the only trustworthy person India had as opening batsman sue to the injury of both Sachin and Sehwag. And undoubtedly, Virat did not disappoint India at all. The two important knocks, 37 in first and 54 at the second, was really magnificent, and both of these matches were won by India which was a cherry on top. After such impressive performances, he was a little bit unlucky to be on the bench on England series in 2008.
- But he made his mark in India’s search for emerging players in the 2009 tour to Australia. He scored a total of 398 runs in that tournament and with the start of IPLs that year; it became a real proving point for Virat. Well, this offered him a much better chance and become a permanent inclusion within the list of regular players of India. He was the first Indian to score a hundred in the first match of the world cup. And how can we ever forget the excellent contribution of Virat Kohli in the finals of the world cup.
- That year may not have been great for India, but undoubtedly, Virat Kohli was successful in making his mark as a reputed Indian batsman with a potential to perform really well. Though test performances of Kohli were fluctuating but undoubtedly he has proved his worth for test cricket in consecutive great performances in Australia tour of tests.
- In 2012-13 seasons when India visited New Zealand, England and Australia, he made quite a few centuries and proved to be a perfect candidate for both the ODIs and Tests. Till date his performance graph has been focused towards upwards.
Kane Williamson, who was a real popular one in under 19 tournaments, came into the eyes of selectors in the year 2007. With his brilliant performance in the under 19 matches, it was evident that another rising cricket star was in the way of making. Kane made his debut in test matches against India in 2010. He might have taken a bit of time to settle down and scored his first century against Bangladesh.
- He became a regular member in the fifth match against Bangladesh and became a part of the team in 2011 world cup. The best feature of this player was the capability to play really well against spin. In the post 2011 world cup, Williamson might have struggled to put runs on his scorecard, but he bounced back in 2012. After that there was no looking back for this young cricketer.
- In October 2013 test series against Bangladesh, Williamson scored 250 runs in two matches making two half centuries and a century. The personal best score of this cricketer is 145. He continued to play impotent innings and solid contributions to the team in both Test series and limited over format cricket. Unfortunately he had to suffer injury in the year 2013, but he made an exceptional comeback in 2014. He broke a lot of records and made 5 consecutive half centuries.
- After Yashir Ahmed, Williamson was the second batsman to make this record and the fourth New Zealand player to hit 5 fifties in consecutive matches in the ODIs. In any bilateral series these are the most consecutive fifty plus scores made by any New Zealand
- Against Sri Lanka, he had a great time with the bat, while scoring the first double hundred in the second innings of the match. He became second batsman to attain this mark. In the following test series, he proved his worth and was awarded as the best batsman in that tournament held in Bangladesh.
- He had a brilliant test series in West Indies and scored two centuries and a fifty within three match series. He had to face a few problems with his bowling action and had to stop bowling in 2014. But he made a quick comeback by modifying his bowling action in 2015. Williamson made a good breakthrough with the ball also. He is popular for the off-spin.
This young cricketer started his career as a leg spinner. Initially he used to play for the New South Wales and having showed extraordinary skills as a batsman, he made his first debut in 2010 ODI against West Indies. And soon after that he made his first debut in test matches against Pakistan in the same year. Exceptional in the field, Steve Smith has taken some extraordinary catches. The debut series against Pakistan was really good for smith and this led him to be a part of the world cup tournament for Australian Squad.
- After the successful completion of IPL, Smith was selected for the Ashes squad for England. He was suppoted by Darren Lehman and he really did ot disappoint him.
- The young cricketer was placed in the first 6 position in the test match against England. He scored a total of 365 runs in the overall series along with a century. This talented batsman left no stones unturned for scoring runs and attained a sensational Border-Gavaskar trophy. This is the maximum runs scored by a player within a test series of consecutive four matches. After the replacement of regular captain Michael Clarke, Steve was declared as the Australian captain during the test series, and scored two fifties and four hundreds in the series.
- It cannot be denied that Smith had a great world cup 2015 and was also the leading run-scorer for Australia. He made 402 runs that include one hundred and four fifties. His century came against India and also Steve was the first Australian batsman who scored a century within semi-finals.
Joe Root vs. Virat Kohli vs. Kane Williamson Vs Steve Smith Records
|SL NO||Name of the player||No. of matches||Runs||Average||High Score (HS)|
|1.||Joe Root||44 (tests), 73 (ODIs), 20 (T20)||3804 (Test), 3227 (ODI), 428 (T20)||55.13 (Tests), 44.97 (ODI), 39.6 (T20)||254 (Tests), 125 (ODI), 90 (T20)|
|2.||Virat Kohli||42 (Test), 171 (ODI) , 43 (T20)||3194 (Test), 7212 (ODI), 1642 (T20)||46.29 (test), 51.51 (ODI), 58.64 (T20)||200 (Tests), 183 (ODI), 90 (T20)|
|3.||Kane Williamson||48 (Tests), 93 (ODI), 35 (T20)||4037 (Test), 3666 (ODI),||47 (ODI), 49.23 (Test), 34.54 (T20)||242 (ODI), 145 (Test), 72 (T20)|
|4.||Steve Smith||41 (Tests), 79 (ODI), 30 (T20)||3852 (Test),2346 (ODI), 431 (T20)||60.18 (Tests), 41.16 (ODI), 21.55 (T20)||215 (Tests), 149 (ODI), 90 (T20)|