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CW's Ranking of Opening Batsmen (Tests)

Line and Length

International Captain
Thanks for the votes:

Leach 1
Mitchell 5
Dempster 1
Turner 2
Hanif Mohammad 4
Ponsford 5
Barnes 1
Woodfull 1
Haynes 1
Hunte 1

On this basis, I think we can add Bruce Mitchell, Bill Ponsford and Hanif Mohammad to our list.

The List
1. Jack Hobbs
2. Len Hutton
3. Sunil Gavaskar
4. Herbert Sutcliffe
5. Geoffrey Boycott
6. Graeme Smith
7. Bob Simpson
8. Gordon Greenidge
9. Virender Sehwag
10. Barry Richards
11. Matthew Hayden
12. Graham Gooch
13. Arthur Morris
14. Bill Lawry
15. Victor Trumper
16. Alastair Cook
17. Bruce Mitchell
18. Bill Ponsford
19. Hanif Mohammad

I was going to stop at 20 but, given the worthy names put forward, I'll extend it to 25.

Please vote for the next TWO names for our Openers list.
 

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