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Men's Player of the Decade

Virat Kohli

Where do you start with Virat? He is far and away the most rounded player in the world right now, and has been for 5 or 6 years now. In tests, he averages 55, ODIs 60 and in IT20s he has the phenomenal average of 53. He is the only player ever to average over 50 in all 3 forms of the game, the only player who comes close is AB de Villiers. Smith is probably the better test player, but Kohli is in another world in limited overs cricket, the best in the world at ODIs (which he has been for quite some time), and right up there with the best in T20s. His strike rates are excellent too, in ODIs it is 93, and T20s up at 138. In successful run chases in ODIs, Kohli has a Bradmanesque record, averaging 96, at a strike rate of 98. This is truly incredible, and is a great way to show why he is the greatest on earth. He has lead India brilliantly, although yet without a major trophy to his name, he and his Indian side are leading the World Test Championship comfortably. Moreover, Kohli is one of the great fielders in world cricket, which just adds to his credentials.

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