Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes that Virat Kohli is a far better batsman than Steve Smith. As far as limited-overs cricket is concerned. Kohli has scored more than 11000 runs in ODIs with the help of 43 centuries. While Smith has reached close to 4000 runs with eight centuries.
Before the first ODI of India’s three-match series against Australia. Gautam Gambhir told ‘Star Sports’, “Virat Kohli is far better than Steve Smith in limited-overs cricket. There is no comparison between the two. I will not compare Kohli to Smith in limited-overs cricket. I really want to see the order in which Smith bats.
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He said, “He will field Smith at number four or give him a chance at number three … or else (Marnus) will send Labushen to number four”. In the bowling department, Gautam Gambhir believes that Jasprit Bumrah. And Mohammed Shami at their own pace can upset the Australian batsmen in the ODI series starting on Tuesday.
Gambhir said, “I am thrilled to see how these two bowling top batsmen like David Warner or Aaron Finch in great form in limited-overs cricket on flat pitches.”
He said, ‘But the best thing is that he has speed. He can get wickets at his own pace. Gautam Gambhir believes that the Indian team management made a mistake by keeping Shami out of the World Cup semi-final on Old Trafford’s fast bowling friendly pitch.
He said, ‘I always believe that when you play on flat pitches and small grounds like Wankhede or Bengaluru, your bowlers have to take more responsibility. The form in which Mohammad Shami is is a situation of benefit for India. Jasprit Bumrah is returning after an injury, but he is a quality bowler.