Any conversation about which batsmen are currently top-rated in Test cricket begins with “The Big Three”; in order of batting average that’s Steve Smith, Joe Root and Virat Kohli.
In referring to The Big Three, it’s often noted that New Zealand captain Kane Williamson could easily make it a quartet. Indeed, Williamson should be included as his average is second only to Smith but David Warner should also be there to extend it to a quintet. The main reason for Warner’s exclusion is his record in India. It’s not great but then Kohli’s in the UK is far worse and the Australian’s overall average is similar to that of the Indian superstar.
It’s noticeable that on two tours of India, Warner regularly