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Tons up as Test skippers plunder runs

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 29/03/2017

HOW STEVE SMITH, KANE WILLIAMSON AND VIRAT KOHLI HAVE FLOURISHED WITH THE BAT SINCE BEING NAMED TEST CAPTAINS:

* Steve Smith - Australia * Age 28 * ICC batting ranking:1 * Tests: 54 - As captain: 24 * 100s: 20 - As captain: 12 * Test average: 61.05 - As captain: 73.27

* Virat Kohli - India *Age: 28 * ICC batting ranking: 4 *Tests: 57 - As captain: 26 * 100s: 16 - As captain: 9 * Test average: 55.80 - As captain: 60.82

* Kane Williamson - New Zealand * Age: 26 * ICC batting ranking: 5 * Tests: 61 - As captain: 13 * 100s: 17 - As captain: 4 * Test average: 51.16 - As captain: 59.94

* Joe Root - England * Age: 26 * ICC batting ranking: 3 * Tests: 53 * 100s: 11 * Test average: 52.80

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