Clarke: Kohli a better ODI batsman than Smith

Clarke: Kohli a better ODI batsman than Smith

India and Australia will take on each other in a five-match ODI series starting on Sunday, September 17. In just 194 ODIs, he is level with Ricky Ponting with 30 centuries, the second-highest in ODIs.

Australia was bumped from top spot by South Africa in February after the Proteas powered to a 5-0 victory over Sri Lanka on home soil. Both are very consistent and score runs very freely in limited overs cricket.

"Smith I believe is a better Test batsman".

Steve Smith is keen on winning the one-day series in India as clearly said that nothing means to more to him that beating Virat Kohli's men in their backyard. "And I must say that along with having faith in my own belief, it is the seniors like Kohli bhai and Mahi bhai who make the job of youngsters like me easier", he added. Hailed as one of the modern-day greats and a match-winner for India in limited-over cricketers, Yuvraj is slowly and steadily moving towards a fading end of his stellar career.

"I think this team has certainly got that aggression in them... they are led by an aggressive captain". He is obviously a very good player and has a phenomenal ODI record.

India: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.


Six months after an acrimonious Test series, India and Australia will cross paths once again in different formats. On his first tour in 2003, Australia defeated India in a tri-series final in Kolkata on a pitch that turned square from the first ball.

Aussies have tasted defeat at hands of India earlier in this year in the Test arena as they failed to retain Border Gavaskar Trophy.

"I think it's time for the Australian team to really decide how they want to approach the 2019 World Cup". With Steve Smith, David Warner, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch all familiar with Indian conditions with loads of IPL experience behind them, they will no doubt would pose a major threat to the Indian bowling attack. Over the years, both the teams have been involved in some intriguing battles.

'This team needs to back its talent as there's enough talent in the squad. Hopefully, they attain success and carry it forward into the Australian summer.

The journalist may have been referring to the match being played between Pakistan and the World XI team. I went back and reflected and wanted to get back into the team.

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