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Greenidge vs Gooch

Better opening bat: Gordon Greenidge vs Graham Gooch?

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U19 Vice-Captain
Gooch centuries against West Indies in West Indies
1) 1981-scored 116 against Roberts, Holding, Croft, Garner
2) 1981-scored 153 against Marshall, Holding, Croft, Garner

Gooch centuries against West Indies in England
1) 1980-scored 123 against Roberts, Holding, Croft, Garner
2) 1988-scored 146 against Marshall, Patterson, Ambrose, Walsh
3) 1991-scored 154 against Marshall, Patterson, Ambrose, Walsh

Gooch is a Beast


U19 Vice-Captain
Gooch century against Pakistan in England
1) 1992-scored 135 against Wasim, Waqar, Mushtaq Ahmed

Gooch century against Australia in England
1) 1993-scored 133 against Player of the Match Shane Warne

These 7 Centuries were the Finest knocks of Gooch as Opening Batsmen


International 12th Man
Gooch suffers from playing his least favourite opponent a disproportionate amount of times. He was good against everyone else including WI. Greenidge more consistent than Gooch across his career and great record in lateral movement conditions but wasn’t as good against high pace, record against Australia and Pakistan is on the dodgy side. He averages low-30s against Pak but played them 15% of the time. Gooch averages slightly more against Australia but because he played them a whopping 37% of the time, his least favourite opponent affects his average a lot more. Think it’s close and big fan of both either way. Would have to say I prefer watching Gordon.