Steve Smith picks top 5: Australian cricket legend Steve Smith has selected the five best players of the present time. He has included only one Australian player in this list. Apart from this, there are two Indian players, one England and one African player in his list. Smith is currently at number four in the ICC rankings for Test cricket. Let us know which five players have been selected by Smith.
1 Virat Kohli
Smith has placed Virat Kohli at number one in this. At present, Virat is really one of the best players. He has performed brilliantly in the recently played T20 World Cup 2022. Virat was the highest run scorer in T20 World Cup. He scored 296 runs in 6 innings at an average of 98.66.
2 Joe Root
Joe Root is currently one of the best players in Test cricket. Root is currently at number one in the ICC Test rankings. Root is also the captain of the England Test team. Root has scored a total of 28 centuries in Test cricket so far. He has also completed 10,000 runs in Tests.
3 Pat Cummins
Australia fast bowler Pat Cummins is known for his excellent bowling. Cummins is currently the number one bowler in Test cricket. He has so far taken 199 wickets in 43 Tests at an average of 21.66. Apart from bowling, Cummins also has a great grip in batting. He made a record in IPL 2022 by scoring a half-century in 14 balls.
4 Kagiso Rabada
African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has also been included by Smith in his list. His performance in the recently played T20 World Cup was nothing special. He took 2 wickets in 5 matches. During this his economy was also 9.43. However, Rabada has the ability to bowl brilliantly with accurate line length.
5 Ravindra Jadeja
Smith has also made Indian star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja a part of his list. Jadeja was injured in the Asia Cup 2022. Since then, he has not been able to return to the field. Jadeja is a top class all-rounder. At present, Jadeja is the number one all-rounder in Tests.