Opening in Test cricket is not an easy job. Actually the red ball swings a lot in the beginning, so the chances of an opener batsman getting out are also increased.
However, there are some opener batsmen in Test cricket, who have liked to open in Test cricket very much and they have also scored many centuries in Test cricket.
Today we are going to talk about the four legendary opener batsmen who scored the most centuries in Test cricket while opening.
Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith has opened 114 Test matches in 196 innings. In which he has scored a total of 9030 runs for his team at an excellent average of 49.07.
During this time, he has also scored a total of 27 centuries and 36 half-centuries and he is in fourth place in the list of those who have scored the most centuries in Test cricket. Graeme Smith is also considered a successful captain of Test cricket history.
Matthew Hayden was considered an explosive opener batsman in Australia. He has scored a total of 30 centuries in 184 innings of 103 Test matches and is third in the list of highest centuries in the opening.
Matthew Hayden scored 8625 runs for Australia at an excellent average of 50.73 at the opening. While opening, 29 fifties have also come out of his bat.
Alastair Cook is a very big name in England cricket. He is England’s highest Test run-scorer. He has scored a total of 31 centuries for England at the opening and he is third on the list.
He has scored a total of 11845 runs for his team, opening in 278 Test innings. Cook’s record of scoring the most runs in the Opener Test is.
Former India veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar is first in terms of scoring the most centuries in Test cricket. He has opened a total of 119 matches in Test cricket, in which he has scored 9607 runs in 203 innings at an average of 50.29.
In addition, he has scored the most 33 centuries while opening. During this time, he has also made 42 half-centuries.