The opening partnership is, perhaps, the most important partnership in cricket as it sets the tone for posting those huge scores. When a team loses a wicket early, they struggle to leave an impact and score big runs. And in the second innings, the team can more often fail to chase the target. Finding the right opening duo can be challenging for any team.
Amidst such difficulties, there were a few opening pairs that sent shivers down the spine of the opposition. In this article, we will be talking five best opening pairs in International cricket history:
1) Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes – 11632 runs:
Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes are hailed one of the best opening pairs the game has ever seen. The duo was one of the toughest opening pairs to break.
They put on a total of 11632 runs as an opening pair. In the 250 innings that they played as openers, they amassed these runs at an average of 49.49. This makes them one of the legendary opening pairs of all time. And this record might take a long time to be broken.