5 most successful opening batsmen for India in ODIs
India vs South Africa was supposed to be a mouth watering series, a clash of two of the best in the game in the ODI format. However, India has steamrolled past the mighty Proteas in the first three ODIs with relative ease, something that is not seen pretty often with the South African team.
The Virat Kohli-led team's only concern, although not a big one, is the disappointing form of Rohit Sharma at the top of the order. The 'Hitman' was supposed to resurrect his form in the ODI series after a lacklustre performance in the test matches, but his performance so far has been dismal.
Meanwhile, his opening partner Shikhar Dhawan is arguably in the prime of his ODI career. Since it is necessary for the openers to give the team a strong start, every team needs strong opening batsmen in their lineup. Over the years, India has produced a plethora of opening batsmen who have etched their name in cricketing history with memorable performances.
Let's take a look at the most successful opening batsmen for India in ODIs