Border-Gavaskar Trophy : According to Alex Carey, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith have been wonderful for the game of cricket.
Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Carey praised Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, stating that both star batsmen have done incredible things for the game and would be vital wickets in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
The Virat Kohli-Steve Smith rivalry is set to restart when India and Australia face off in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on February 9 in Nagpur. The Kohli versus Smith rivalry is always present when India and Australia meet, regardless of the format.
“I believe we both understand how important they have been to the game of cricket and to Australia. Steve Smith recently hit his 30th Test century. When was the last time he batted in India or anywhere else in the world? So we’ll both know in the locker rooms that they’ll be massive wickets. I’m anticipating he’ll go out on this trip, but we’ll see how big a wicket it is and how long it takes for the next player to come in and really get to work “According to Alex Carey of Sportskeeda.
Kohli and Smith are both among the top 10 Border-Gavaskar Trophy run scorers, alongside legends Sachin Tendulkar (3264 runs) and Ricky Ponting (3264 runs) (2555 runs). Smith is ranked seventh in the world, with 1742 runs in 14 matches at an incredible average of 72.58, eight hundreds and five fifties, with a best of 192.
“And, obviously, we want to remove Virat’s key scalp, but he’s not the only one. But, certainly, they’re both two players about whom you don’t need to say anything. You don’t have to mention him being the crucial wicket in a team meeting. Both teams will be aware of this. They are, indeed, the major dogs of both teams “Carey went on to say.
While seeing their individual excellence will be interesting, Kohli and Smith’s success may have an influence on their respective teams because both are vital batsmen.