The strength of a Test batting side depends hugely on a solid set of openers. The best Test teams in the history of cricket have all had exceptional opening batsmen at the top of their batting line-up. The top three most successful opening pairs in Test cricket are Gordon Greenidge – Desmond Haynes, Matthew Hayden – Justin Langer and Alastair Cook – Andrew Strauss.
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