Michael Vaughan Says 'no Brainer' As He Picks Virat Kohli As The Best

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Former England skipper Michael Vaughan picked India's skipper Virat Kohli as the best batsman across all formats of the game as he responded to a fan on Twitter

Written By Koushik Narayanan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Former England skipper Michael Vaughan picked India's skipper Virat Kohli as the best batsman across all formats of the game as he responded to a fan on Twitter. Responding to a stat that hinted at Virat Kohli for ODIs, Steve Smith for Tests and David Warner for T20s, Michael Vaughan called it a no brainer to pick Virat Kohli as the best batsman across all the formats. Virat Kohli is the top-ranked ODI player according to the ICC rankings and has dominated at the top position with his consistent performances. 

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Michael Vaughan picks Virat Kohli

Rohit to captain India in T20Is

As Virat Kohli has been rested for the limited-overs series, his deputy Rohit Sharma will be donning the captain's hat. Kohli will be back to lead India in the two-match Test series which will be played at Indore and Kolkata respectively. Meanwhile, the second Test at the iconic Eden Gardens scheduled from November 22-26 will be a day-night affair which will also mark the first-ever pink ball international Test in India. Virat Kohli, on the other hand, will be hoping to add some more valuable points in India's World Test Championship tally and aim to surpass Steve Smith to become the top-ranked batsman in the longest format of the game once again. 

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Optional training sessions owing to pollution

India will go head to head against Bangladesh for the first T20 at Arun Jaitley Stadium on November 3, despite the growing concerns about Delhi’s degrading air quality post-Diwali. Keeping Delhi smog and pollution in mind, the team management has decided to change regular practice sessions into optional training. Bangladesh will train from 10-1 pm on the ground, while India will have an optional training session from 2 pm.

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Rohit Sharma’s T20I captaincy record

Four-time IPL winning captain Rohit Sharma has successfully led Team India to impressive victories whenever regular captain Virat Kohli made himself unavailable. Even in 2018’s Nidahas Trophy, Rohit Sharma led a spirited Indian unit to tri-series win after losing the first match of the tournament. In the final game against Bangladesh, Rohit Sharma top-scored with 56 to lead the charge of India’s successful run-chase. The right-handed batsman has led Team India to 12 wins in 15 T20 internationals. With a win percentage of 80%, Rohit Sharma holds a better success rate than other T20 veterans like MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. Sharma has also led India in 10 ODI matches.

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