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Ranking the top 10 Test openers in the world currently

  • We have seen some great Test match openers over the year. Here are the ten best openers in the world right now
Ben Winfield
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Modified 04 Oct 2018, 09:12 IST

#7 David Warner (Australia)

Australia v England - Fifth Test: Day 5
Warner is currently serving a one-year ban

Warner finds himself a bit further down this list because of the recent sandpaper scandal in Australia, which saw fellow opener Cameron Bancroft look to tamper with the ball on the orders of captain Steve Smith and vice-captain Warner. He is currently serving a one-year ban for his role in the scandal. This may be the final time he appears amongst this list, as because of his previous disciplinary record and on-field behaviour, the smart money is on him not returning to the Australian Test side when his ban is over.

Warner was seen earlier in his career as almost exclusively a white ball cricketer, but he has proved that he is more than good enough batting against the red ball and has adapted very well to Test cricket. He has an excellent record in Tests, having scored 6363 runs at an average of 48.20, along with an excellent strike rate of 74.50, as well as making 21 centuries. 

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Published 04 Oct 2018, 09:12 IST
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