Virat Kohli v Joe Root | Who's the Better Test Player?

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As two of the most talked about cricketers - Joe Root & Virat Kohli - of the current generation face each other in a gruelling Test contest over the course of next 2 months, lets take a look at how both compare vis-a-vis each other in the longest format.

Have a look at this video...and, don't  forget to share your pick!

Looking forward to hear from you.
 

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Didnt pick this as one of your Cricket Buff!

yes excellent question and as Lawry would say - this is a photo finish, almost impossible to pick and two awesome talents. At first I went for Root but after watching the vid I think Kholi for me. His overseas records in unfamiliar conditions is great. Its one thing for Root to score runs in SA but another for Kholi to score in Aus. I would also add if I may, Kholi is ahead on the limited overs front. Bottom line is both are great young players with great techniques with hardly a weakness to show for it.

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I'd say Root...

I'd say Root, he's already fantastic in swinging conditions, proved that he can score on fast and bouncy decks in SA. And he averages over 100 in India and 57 in the UAE. Kohli has to prove that he can play in swinging conditions, because he was absolutely terrible in the 2014 tour to England. But otherwise, it is hard to pick them apart. And Kohli has improved a lot, so if he keeps going I'd say he would be better.

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Thanks Stormy, glad you

Thanks Stormy, glad you didn't miss the video and found it interesting.:)
Indeed, its a photo finish, but looking at the overall record, atm, for me Root is slightly ahead in the longest format.
Their overseas record is neck and neck, but Kohli hasn't been as effective as Root in home conditions.

Kohli's record down under is fantastic, which speaks volumes about his ability, but is dismal in swinging English conditions and that need's to change if he wants to win this contest.

On the other hand, Root hasn't been in his element in harsh Aussie & Kiwi conditions, but managed to do well in SA & UAE. I think he would surely like to remove those unwanted gray areas from his resume.

In shorter formats, Kohli has a clear lead over Root and is probably the best atm.

All in all, both are awesome players and destined to rewrite record books in future.

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Sunny, sorry for the delayed

Sunny, sorry for the delayed response...have been facing connectivity issues.
You nicely summarized the whole thing. Completely agree with every word you said.

One thing is certain, as years go by this contest is going to get even more exciting. The good thing is both are still very young, so fans can expect lot of entertainment in years to come.

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