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Virat Kohli or Steve Smith. Who is a better in Test cricket?

[caption id="attachment_60423" align="aligncenter" width="580"]Virat Virat Kohli and Steve Smith in one frame. Image Source: twitter[/caption]

Internet Desk: Shane Warne, Australia's legendary leg-spinner considers Virat Kohli and Steven Smith as two best batsmen in recent times but, Smith is better than Virat in Test cricket.

Shane played 145 tests between 1992 and 2007, listed 11 top batsmen he has either he has seen or played with or against.

Aussie captain shares 10th spot along with Kohli. Kohli’s bad tour against England in 2014 was the reason the legend want to separate Indian captain from Smith. Meanwhile, Smith already have three away test hundreds with the average of 43.31 in English soil.

To me Steve Smith is the best Test batsman in the world. Virat Kohli is the best across all three formats of the game, but across five days, Smith is the man," Warne wrote in his News Corp column as quoted by cricket.com.au.

"To me a great batsman has to have made a hundred in three key countries: in England, against the Duke ball on seaming and swinging pitches; in Australia, on our fast-paced, bouncy tracks; and of course, in the dust bowls of India, on pitches that spin and spit.

"The hole in Kohli's CV on the Test match stage is in England and the pressure is on the fiery but very likable Indian to carry over some double-ton magic from home soil to that country when his team tours next year," he wrote. Warne listed West Indian legends Viv Richards and Brian Lara as first and second respectively, with Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar third.

Next on his list came three Australians in Greg Chappell, Ricky Ponting and Allan Border.

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