Ashes 2017/18: All 10 Test opening partners of David Warner
A conventionally correct technique, solid defence, expertise against the short ball, patience, and judgment of when to play or leave deliveries are the uncanny characteristics that make up the DNA of an opening batsman.
However, Australia's David Warner, with an aptitude for quick scoring, is a unique talent.
Steven Smith & co. are set to host Joe Root's men in the 70th edition of cricket's most riveting rivalry from November 23rd at the Gabba in Brisbane.
The opening shots have already been fired off the field and in less than 24 hours the on-field battle will get underway at the 'Gabbatoir'.
The hosts' unsettled XI are ready to spearhead Australia's bid to reclaim the urn.
The game of musical chairs, as far as Warner's opening partners is concerned, continues.
Despite an injury threat, the 31-year-old is all set to embark on a new journey with his 10th Test opening partner in the last six years.
Now, let's chronicle all the opening partners of Warner since he made his Test debut against New Zealand in 2011.
Cameron Bancroft, who nudged Matt Renshaw out of the picture, will, on November 23, become the first opener to debut in an Ashes series since Michael Slater in 1993.
The 25-year-old, who has played for Gloucestershire in the County Championship, will also become Warner's 10th opening partner in Test cricket.
Bancroft was previously picked for the tour of Bangladesh which was cancelled on security grounds in 2015.
With attributes like patience and concentration, Bancroft can be the ideal foil for the free-flowing Warner.
Bancroft scored a double hundred for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield earlier this month to prove his mettle as a technically sound opener.
The man, who is aspiring to be Australia's batting mainstay, is also on a mission to turn himself into the best short leg fielder in the world.