Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra shared his opinions on who is the better batsman between Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson. Aakash Chopra compared both batsmen on the basis of their batting records in all three formats. Virat Kohli is all set to lead India against the Kane Williamson-led New Zealand in the ICC World Test Championship final.
India and New Zealand will lock horns in the one-off Test from today (June 18). The match will be played at The Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium in Southampton, England. India topped the ICC WTC points table with a Point of Percentage (PCT) of 72.2. New Zealand bagged the 2nd spot in the points table with a PCT of 70.0 and earned a berth in the final.
Kane Williamson Slightly Ahead Than Virat Kohli In Tests: Aakash Chopra
In his Youtube video, former India opener Aakash Chopra compared the stats of Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli in batting. He mentioned that the New Zealand skipper is slightly ahead of Kohli in the Test format.
“If we see Kane Williamson’s Test career, he has 7129 runs at an average of 54, which is not bad at all. Kohli has 7490 runs in 91 matches at an average of 52. Very difficult to choose between the two although Williamson is slightly ahead but Kohli is not too far behind,” Aakash Chopra said.
The 43-year-old also compared the batting records of both the players in the limited-overs format and mentioned that Kohli is far ahead of Williamson in ODIs and T20Is.
“If we talk about ODI cricket, Kane Williamson has 6173 runs at an average of 47.5. Here Kohli is far ahead. He has 12169 runs in ODIs, nearly double the runs that Williamson has scored at an average of 59.
“If we talk about T20Is, Kane Williamson has 1805 runs to his name at an average of 31 and a strike rate of 125. Kohli has an average of 52, he has scored 3159 runs and has a strike rate of 139,” Aakash Chopra further said in the video. Have a look at the video below.
Kane Williamson currently holds the 2nd rank in batting in Test cricket while Virat Kohli is placed on the 4th spot. In ODIs, Kohli holds the 2nd spot in ICC rankings while Williamson is placed on the 12th spot. In T20Is, the Indian skipper holds the 5th rank while Williamson holds the 34th rank. Both the players are among the best batsmen in world cricket at present.