Originally Posted by wfdu_ben91
Top 5 Opening Batsman
1. Matthew Hayden
2. Sunil Gavaskar
3. Sir Len Hutten
4. Hebert Sutcliffe
5. Sir Jack Hobbs
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Your lists are all pretty good, but the relative placement of the two bolded players in the bit I quoted here is likely to be fairly strongly disagreed by a lot of people. The general view is, in my experience, that Hobbs was the greatest of openers. Meanwhile, opinion on Hayden is pretty strongly divided in these parts. Many, myself included, rate him very highly, while others feel he wouldn't have had the success he did in another era. Either way, even he fans probably wouldn't place him above the other 4 you've named there.