The Australian captain is one of the finest batsmen of all time. In Test cricket, he is the best in the world, especially considering his record over the past two years.Despite being an absolute colossus in first-class cricket, his outstanding run-scoring abilities as a Test player have surpassed his domestic cricket records.
Sehwag was one of Test cricket's revolutionary openers, and his performances in ODIs were no less impressive.His averages in both Test and ODI matches are higher than his respective domestic averages.
In Test cricket, he averaged 49.34, while the corresponding figure in first-class cricket was 47.36. In 251 ODIs, he recorded an average of 35.05, as opposed to his List A average of 34.44.
As far as ODI batsmanship is concerned, Virat Kohli stands above all his contemporaries. His stupendous records have already made him one of the all-time greats, with regular comparisons to Sachin Tendulkar and Sir Viv Richards coming his way.
Kohli averages an outstanding 55.74 in ODI cricket in 202 games, as opposed to 54.54 in List A cricket, in which he has played 236 games. His strike rate of 91.73 is only marginally lower than his List A strike rate of 92.02.
M. S. Dhoni is one of the modern-day greats of the game. In a Test career that lasted over nine years, he became one of the world's foremost wicketkeeper-batsmen, and provided India with a lower-middle order muscle that the team never enjoyed in the past.
Dhoni has also been one of the pillars of the first-class teams that he has represented over the years, but his average in international cricket is higher.In 131 first-class games, he averages 36.84, but in Test cricket, his average is 38.09 in the 90 matches that he has played.
Australian all-rounder James Faulkner started off as a bowler, but went on to become a dangerous lower order batsman who could hit some of the best bowlers in the world out of the ground. Until a year or so ago, he was an integral part of the limited-overs setup of the national team.
Australia vice captain David Warner is set to turn his new-found maturity into a mountain of Ashes runs, his NSW teammate Trent Copeland says. Warner posted a classy 83 for the Blues against South Australia on Friday's opening day of their Sheffield Shield match in Adelaide.
Ashes aspirant Travis Head botched a chance to press his Test claims as a wily seamer gifted NSW command of South Australia in their Sheffield Shield match on Friday.
Blues paceman Trent Copeland bagged six wickets to skittle Head's Redbacks for a meagre 92 on the opening day at Adelaide Oval. NSW are 5-153 in reply at stumps with Test opener David Warner making a gritty 83 -- the only batsman to pass 30 on the day.