Top 10 Openers with most runs in Tests

Top 10 Openers with most runs in Tests

In the modern game, batting is often preferred over bowling. The aesthetic drives down the ground, the elegant pulls off the back-foot and the delicate late cuts to third man is what the fans love and want to see more. Opening batsmen are always in favour with the fans as their solidity at the top of the order is often what makes or breaks their team’s fortune. The value they bring to the team is unparalleled. Let’s take a look at Top 10 Openers with most runs in Tests:

10. Michael Atherton (England) – 7476 runs:

Michael Atherton
Michael Atherton. (© Adrian Murrell/ALLSPORT via Getty Images)

Michael Atherton was Test cricket’s quintessential opener – tough, stubborn and hard to get out. After a gritty 47 on debut for England, he scored 151 in the 1990 overseas tour to New Zealand. He made a name for himself in the 1990-91 Ashes series, where his immovability at the top of the order came into repute. He furthered improved his reputation by scoring six fifties in six Tests in the 1993 Ashes. He was named

He made a name for himself in the 1990-91 Ashes series, where his immovability at the top of the order came into repute. He furthered improved his reputation by scoring six fifties in six Tests in the 1993 Ashes. He was named captain in the middle of the series and won the final Test. His best moment was his 185 not out against South Africa which came in 643 minutes and saved the Test for England. He was also dismissed 19 times by Glenn McGrath, a world record.

His best moment was his 185 not out against South Africa which came in 643 minutes and saved the Test for England. He was also dismissed 19 times by Glenn McGrath, a world record.

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