Considered as the best batsmen in the world, Virat Kohli and Steve Smith will look to make their count at the biggest stage as the world cup 2019 is beginning on may 30 in England and wales. Ben Stokes on Sunday uttered his love towards the batting skills of Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli and Australia's Steve Smith.
Steve Smith served a ban for ball- tampering for last 12 months will be looking to show the world what it missed during that time whereas Virat Kohli will look to continue dominating. As per English all-rounder Ben Stokes both Kohli and Smith are best in the business and they will look to "weave their magic" in the hunt of the ultimate glory.
"They are both phenomenal players and have played quite a bit against both of them. You watch them play and they make the game look a lot easier than others do. So, I am a massive fan of both the players. They have both got their own styles and they are both different in the way they play, but they are both very effective. You obviously play against guys to win, but at the end of the day you got to look at it from an angle that I love cricket and I love watching both Virat and Steve go about doing their jobs so consistently," added Stokes.
Stokes also said that he cannot wait for the World Cup to get started on May 30 after defeating Pakistan by 4-0 in the just concluded five-match ODI series.
Stokes on England’s entry into the World Cup as favorites said, "I think we have earned the right to be favorites with the cricket that we have played in the last three or four years. Being world no.1 you will always come into the tournament as favorites. If India or Australia were the no.1 ranked team, they would come into the tournament as favorites. But we cannot take the no.1 tag into the tournament if we want to win it because as you saw during the Champions Trophy (2017) that we were playing great cricket and then we got onto a wicket against Pakistan which wasn't suited to our style and suited them more.”