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Virat Kohli is the one-day GOAT: Finch

Captains Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli are both full of praise for the opposition on the eve of a five-match ODI series between Australia and India.

Virat Kohli is the one-day GOAT: Finch

Captains Aaron Finch and Virat Kohli are both full of praise for the opposition on the eve of a five-match ODI series between Australia and India.

AARON FINCH of Australia plays a shot during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.
AARON FINCH of Australia plays a shot during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia. Picture:Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Aaron Finch has anointed Virat Kohli as the greatest one-day player in history, while India's skipper is full of praise for Australia on the eve of their first ODI.

Australia and India, having clashed in some five Twenty20s, four Tests and three one-dayers in the past three months, square off in a five-match ODI series that starts on Saturday in Hyderabad.


Kohli has been a talking point throughout the Australian summer and that is unlikely to change soon, given the superstar averages a staggering 62 in home ODIs.

"Everyone's tried everything (to get him out). He's the greatest one-day player of all time," Finch said.

"His record speaks for itself. It's unbelievable.

"You have to get him early ... if he gives you half a chance, you have to take it. Otherwise, once he gets in, he's so dominating and tough to get out.

"You need a bit of luck at times too, no doubt.

"In the past, we've had some success against him. He's had a lot of success against us."

Finch and Kohli have both spoken of the next fortnight being an ideal World Cup tune-up.

Kohli suggested India, widely tipped to be England's greatest threat at this year's World Cup, would need to be at their "absolute best" to defeat Australia in the ODI series.

"They do everything to precise detail ... they're a side that has momentum at the moment (after winning both Twenty20s)," Kohli said.

"Both teams know each other really well.

"We were talking at practice today that Australia probably have a better idea of playing in Indian conditions (than many touring teams) because of the number of guys who have been playing IPL ... they're pretty used to playing in these conditions."

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