Throughout the cricketing history, fans were able to witness many sensational opening batters. Be it Sachin Tendulkar, Matthew Hayden, Hanif Mohammad, Alastair Cook, Stephen Fleming, or Sanath Jayasuriya, these players scored a plethora of runs while combining their hands for their teams.
However, it was the talent hub of West Indies which gave us the most successful opening pair of the history of the game. Batters Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes were one of the finest talents ever to play International cricket for the maroon jersey. Playing 250 innings as an opening pair, they accumulated a total of 11,632 runs. Doing so, they averaged 49.49, missing the special ‘50’ mark by the barest of the margins.
Nevertheless, the two cricketers were instrumental in giving West Indies fantastic starts on many occasions of their career, which aided them in recording countless victories. Not only that, but they are also always rated very highly by the cricket pundits across the globe.