Cricket Web: All-Time Legend
The previous decade was notoriously easy for batting and there was a dearth of good fast bowlers. This has been rectified in this decade as even India have a decent pace bowling unit. But there are no truly great opening batsmen since Cook retired. None. The question which originally popped in my head was this: is this unusual? Are great opening batsmen simply rare or are we going through an anomalous period? This led me to wonder about eras which had great riches when it came to opening bats. So I thought I'd make a thread about eras which had lots of great players of one type or another. The 90s were a great time for fast bowling and so on.