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  • Gambhir

    2 2.82%
  • Sehwag

    41 57.75%
  • Langer

    8 11.27%
  • Hayden

    58 81.69%
  • Smith

    23 32.39%
  • Gibbs

    1 1.41%
  • Vaughan

    1 1.41%
  • Strauss

    0 0%
  • Richardson

    3 4.23%
  • Trescothik

    1 1.41%
  • Cook

    0 0%
  • Gayle

    2 2.82%
  • Attapattu

    1 1.41%
  • Jayasuriya

    1 1.41%
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Thread: Select TWO openers: Best of 00s

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    Select TWO openers: Best of 00s

    Here are the top openers of the decade. I have listed out those who have scored 2000 plus runs as openers against major test teams accoring to their batting avg. Please select TWO of them

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    G Gambhir (India) 	2004-2009 	23 	43 	2 	2235 	206 	54.51 	4378 	51.05 	7 	9 	1 	267 	6
    V Sehwag (India) 	2002-2009 	62 	105 	3 	5368 	319 	52.62 	6715 	79.94 	15 	16 	9 	740 	64
    JL Langer (Aus) 	2001-2007 	59 	106 	9 	4971 	250 	51.24 	8438 	58.91 	16 	17 	6 	645 	25
    ML Hayden (Aus) 	2000-2009 	89 	162 	13 	7507 	203 	50.38 	12552 	59.80 	26 	26 	10 	924 	66
    GC Smith (SA) 	2002-2009 	63 	113 	8 	5190 	277 	49.42 	8647 	60.02 	14 	22 	8 	675 	12
    HH Gibbs (SA) 	2000-2008 	52 	93 	4 	4082 	228 	45.86 	7778 	52.48 	10 	18 	8 	588 	33
    MP Vaughan (Eng) 	2002-2008 	34 	66 	3 	2857 	197 	45.34 	5235 	54.57 	10 	7 	5 	374 	17
    AJ Strauss (Eng) 	2004-2009 	62 	115 	5 	4915 	169 	44.68 	9912 	49.58 	17 	16 	8 	610 	8
    MH Richardson (NZ) 	2000-2004 	31 	56 	2 	2308 	145 	42.74 	6345 	36.37 	3 	16 	1 	290 	4
    AN Cook (Eng) 	2006-2009 	41 	75 	4 	2931 	160 	41.28 	6198 	47.28 	7 	18 	3 	347 	2
    ME Trescothick (Eng) 	2000-2006 	70 	135 	9 	5172 	219 	41.04 	9713 	53.24 	11 	27 	12 	749 	33
    CH Gayle (WI) 	2000-2009 	71 	124 	2 	4694 	317 	38.47 	8007 	58.62 	8 	27 	12 	697 	53
    MS Atapattu (SL) 	2000-2007 	49 	92 	8 	3187 	207* 	37.94 	7708 	41.34 	9 	13 	12 	391 	2
    ST Jayasuriya (SL) 	2000-2007 	53 	94 	5 	3200 	253 	35.95 	4986 	64.17 	6 	14 	5 	437 	23
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    Its Gambhir and Smith...................no question about it.... that would be a dream to watch....any chance these 2 opening in CL or IPL?
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    Hayden and Sehwag.

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    Sehwag and Hayden, easily.


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    Hayden's nailed on, but I think I'm going to have to take Smith ahead of Sehwag. Although that's liable to change on a whim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Hayden's nailed on, but I think I'm going to have to take Smith ahead of Sehwag. Although that's liable to change on a whim.
    Yeah, AWTA. That's the reason I haven't voted yet; I'll have a think about it and vote tomorrow I think. I'm inclined to vote for Smith, but I think I might be biased by the fact that I'm a bigger fan of Smith than Sehwag as such, so I'll give it a bit of thought.
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    went for smith and hayden. smith edged out sehwag coz we may need him to skipper the side eventually.

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    Hayden's a shoe-in, so I've gone for Langer. Up there stats-wise, and why break up such a successful partnership since they complimented each other so well?

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    I'm tempted to go for the pair of Hayden and Langer, since we already know how they'd do. But I think Sehwag is just as good and am picking him for reasons of respect.
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    Hayden and Sehwag.

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    Surprised Hayden isn't running at a higher %. Hayden and Sehwag for me.
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    Hayden and Sehwag against the opening bowlers of the team of the 80's would be a sight to behold. Irresistible objects against irresistible forces. Something's gotta give!

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Hayden and Sehwag against the opening bowlers of the team of the 80's would be a sight to behold. Irresistible objects against irresistible forces. Something's gotta give!
    It wouldn't be pretty. For Hayden and Sehwag, I mean

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I.Joe View Post
    Hayden and Sehwag against the opening bowlers of the team of the 80's would be a sight to behold. Irresistible objects against irresistible forces. Something's gotta give!
    I think the bowlers of that decade would win easily TBH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bagapath View Post
    went for smith and hayden. smith edged out sehwag coz we may need him to skipper the side eventually.
    Warne?. Or will there be a criteria restriction that captain had to have at least skippered in tests?.

    Either way Hayden & Langer for me.

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