View Poll Results: Greatest opener of the last two decades

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  • Matthew "Fair weather" Hayden

    17 32.69%
  • Justin "Australian Biff" Langer

    2 3.85%
  • Virender " Ima eff you up" Sehwag

    14 26.92%
  • Graeme "bats with a ****ing brojen hand against Mitch" Smith

    10 19.23%
  • Imrul "Has a test hundred" Kayes

    4 7.69%
  • Other

    5 9.62%
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Thread: Greatest opener of the last 20 years?

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    Greatest opener of the last 20 years?

    Where does Biff rank?
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    Damn typos ffs

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    Despite recent proceedings I think it's harsh to leave Cook out of the poll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
    Despite recent proceedings I think it's harsh to leave Cook out of the poll.
    Thought about him but thought he was a bit too recent. Debuted only in 2007 didn't he? Still has a long career ahead of him, hopefully
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    I can't choose between Smith, Hayden and Sehwag but I'd have them in that order I guess, with Cook close behind.

    Next tier would be Katich, Langer, Strauss etc.

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    Hayden narrowly ahead of Sehwag and Smith.
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    David ****ing Warner

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    I genuinely don't know. Who I'd pick for a serious would depend on many things.
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    I saw this poll coming...

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    David ****ing Warner
    ....this too.


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    Anyone noticed how **** the world openers are currently btw? Like Warner is the best in the world right now with Cook seriously out of form. Rogers with 4 tons could friggin' make a World XI too.

    Anyway its a battle between choosing one of Hayden and Sehwag to accompany Smith. For mine Smith's 4th innings record is enough for me to have him #1.
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    Mark Taylor not even mentioned ffs. Given CW wisdom is 90s >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> any other decade in cricket history, I'd think everyone would acknowledge he would have averaged 174.7 in the 00s or 10s and accordingly he is the greatest opener of the past 20 years.
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    Of last 20 years, i would rate in the order of:

    1. Sehwag
    2. Smith
    3. Langer
    4. Hayden
    5. Cook
    6. Kirstien

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    Mark Taylor is a really good call

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    Hayden & Sehwag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muloghonto View Post
    Of last 20 years, i would rate in the order of:

    1. Sehwag
    2. Smith
    3. Langer
    4. Hayden
    5. Cook
    6. Kirstien
    You reckon Gary Kirsten, Justin Langer and Alistair Cook are better opening batsmen than Mark Taylor?

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