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Most consecutive opening partnerships

Travis Basevi

December 14, 2011

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Most consecutive innings with the same pair of openers - Tests
Team Player Inns Start Match Opp Scorecard End Match Opp Scorecard
Australia ML Hayden, JL Langer 91 Nov 22, 2001 v NZ Test 1571 Oct 17, 2005 v ICC Test 1768
England AN Cook, AJ Strauss 43 May 15, 2008 v NZ Test 1874 Jan 17, 2010 v SA Test 1948
England AJ Strauss, ME Trescothick 40 May 20, 2004 v NZ Test 1700 Nov 24, 2005 v Pak Test 1772
West Indies CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 39 Jan 2, 1982 v Aus Test 917 Nov 26, 1984 v Aus Test 999
Australia MJ Slater, MA Taylor 38 Mar 17, 1994 v SA Test 1253 Oct 13, 1996 v India Test 1335
South Africa HH Gibbs, GC Smith 33 Nov 15, 2002 v SL Test 1626 Mar 30, 2004 v NZ Test 1692
England G Boycott, GA Gooch 32 Jan 4, 1980 v Aus Test 868 Jul 21, 1981 v Aus Test 905
Bangladesh Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal 32 Nov 19, 2008 v SA Test 1893 Nov 2, 2011 v WI Test 2012
England MA Atherton, ME Trescothick 30 Aug 3, 2000 v WI Test 1506 Aug 27, 2001 v Aus Test 1558
India CPS Chauhan, SM Gavaskar 29 Jan 12, 1979 v WI Test 841 Feb 3, 1980 v Pak Test 871
West Indies CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 29 Aug 4, 1988 v Eng Test 1102 Nov 25, 1990 v Pak Test 1157
Australia GR Marsh, MA Taylor 29 Mar 15, 1990 v NZ Test 1141 Jan 29, 1992 v India Test 1184
West Indies DL Haynes, PV Simmons 29 Jun 6, 1991 v Eng Test 1171 Feb 24, 1994 v Eng Test 1250
Sri Lanka MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 28 Mar 16, 2004 v Aus Test 1688 Sep 22, 2005 v Ban Test 1766
England ME Trescothick, MP Vaughan 27 Sep 5, 2002 v India Test 1614 Nov 1, 2003 v Ban Test 1667
England AN Cook, AJ Strauss 27 May 27, 2010 v Ban Test 1958 Aug 22, 2011 v India Test 2004
Australia WM Lawry, KR Stackpole 26 Jan 24, 1969 v WI Test 645 Dec 16, 1970 v Eng Test 675
West Indies D Ganga, CH Gayle 25 Mar 9, 2006 v NZ Test 1787 Jun 19, 2007 v Eng Test 1836
Australia WM Lawry, RB Simpson 24 Jul 2, 1964 v Eng Test 563 May 17, 1965 v WI Test 590
India AD Gaekwad, SM Gavaskar 24 Feb 23, 1983 v WI Test 949 Dec 14, 1983 v WI Test 971
Sri Lanka MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 24 Feb 22, 2001 v Eng Test 1530 May 20, 2002 v Eng Test 1603
South Africa AC Hudson, G Kirsten 23 Oct 13, 1995 v Zim Test 1307 Mar 4, 1997 v Aus Test 1356
Australia ML Hayden, MJ Slater 23 Mar 31, 2000 v NZ Test 1493 Aug 20, 2001 v Eng Test 1556
England AN Cook, AJ Strauss 23 Nov 23, 2006 v Aus Test 1817 Aug 13, 2007 v India Test 1842
South Africa ND McKenzie, GC Smith 23 Feb 22, 2008 v Ban Test 1864 Jan 7, 2009 v Aus Test 1904
Sri Lanka UC Hathurusingha, RS Mahanama 22 Jan 2, 1992 v Pak Test 1182 Sep 19, 1993 v SA Test 1234
South Africa AM Bacher, G Kirsten 22 Mar 14, 1997 v Aus Test 1360 Mar 23, 1998 v SL Test 1410
Sri Lanka MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 22 Aug 2, 1997 v India Test 1374 Aug 31, 1998 v Eng Test 1423
Australia GS Blewett, MJ Slater 22 Apr 3, 1999 v WI Test 1454 Mar 27, 2000 v NZ Test 1491
Sri Lanka MS Atapattu, ST Jayasuriya 22 Dec 4, 1999 v Zim Test 1474 Jan 22, 2001 v SA Test 1529
Sri Lanka TM Dilshan, NT Paranavitana 22 Aug 18, 2009 v NZ Test 1930 Jun 7, 2011 v Eng Test 1995
Australia J Dyson, GM Wood 21 Nov 28, 1980 v NZ Test 887 Aug 17, 1981 v Eng Test 907
Australia DC Boon, GR Marsh 21 Dec 26, 1985 v India Test 1033 Dec 28, 1986 v Eng Test 1062
Australia MJ Slater, MA Taylor 21 Mar 6, 1998 v India Test 1405 Jan 5, 1999 v Eng Test 1439
Pakistan Mohammad Hafeez, Taufeeq Umar 21 Nov 12, 2010 v SA Test 1976 Dec 12, 2011 v Ban Test 2022
West Indies RC Fredericks, CG Greenidge 20 Jun 3, 1976 v Eng Test 777 Apr 20, 1977 v Pak Test 803
Australia MJ Slater, MA Taylor 19 Jun 3, 1993 v Eng Test 1223 Feb 1, 1994 v SA Test 1246
South Africa AB de Villiers, GC Smith 19 Mar 4, 2005 v Zim Test 1737 Mar 28, 2006 v Aus Test 1792
West Indies CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 18 Dec 1, 1979 v Aus Test 862 Aug 12, 1980 v Eng Test 884
Pakistan Imran Farhat, Salman Butt 18 Dec 3, 2009 v NZ Test 1938 Aug 9, 2010 v Eng Test 1969
West Indies CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 17 Oct 24, 1986 v Pak Test 1055 Dec 31, 1987 v India Test 1088
West Indies SL Campbell, AFG Griffith 17 Mar 26, 1999 v Aus Test 1453 May 29, 2000 v Pak Test 1497
South Africa HH Gibbs, G Kirsten 17 Sep 14, 2001 v Zim Test 1563 Mar 18, 2002 v Aus Test 1595
India G Gambhir, V Sehwag 17 Nov 3, 2004 v Aus Test 1720 Dec 6, 2005 v SL Test 1775
Australia ML Hayden, SM Katich 17 Oct 9, 2008 v India Test 1887 Jan 7, 2009 v SA Test 1904
New Zealand BA Edgar, JG Wright 16 Nov 28, 1980 v Aus Test 887 Mar 22, 1982 v Aus Test 926
Pakistan Mudassar Nazar, Rameez Raja 16 Aug 6, 1987 v Eng Test 1079 Oct 11, 1988 v Aus Test 1106
New Zealand DJ Murray, BA Young 16 Nov 25, 1994 v SA Test 1276 Mar 22, 1995 v SL Test 1293
Australia WM Lawry, RB Simpson 15 Jul 27, 1961 v Eng Test 510 Dec 11, 1963 v SA Test 548
Australia WM Lawry, RB Simpson 15 Jan 28, 1966 v Eng Test 600 Jan 3, 1968 v India Test 625
India CPS Chauhan, SM Gavaskar 15 Dec 16, 1977 v Aus Test 811 Dec 6, 1978 v WI Test 835
India SM Gavaskar, K Srikkanth 15 Dec 13, 1985 v Aus Test 1032 Dec 22, 1986 v SL Test 1061
Australia GR Marsh, MA Taylor 15 Jan 26, 1989 v WI Test 1113 Aug 29, 1989 v Eng Test 1126
Pakistan Aamer Sohail, Rameez Raja 15 Jun 4, 1992 v Eng Test 1189 Apr 27, 1993 v WI Test 1221
England MA Atherton, AJ Stewart 15 Feb 19, 1994 v WI Test 1250 Jul 24, 1994 v SA Test 1263
India A Chopra, V Sehwag 15 Oct 8, 2003 v NZ Test 1660 Apr 8, 2004 v Pak Test 1695
Australia PJ Hughes, SR Watson 15 Dec 16, 2010 v Eng Test 1984 Nov 21, 2011 v SA Test 2018
England L Hutton, C Washbrook 14 Jun 22, 1946 v India Test 276 Mar 5, 1947 v Aus Test 283
West Indies AF Rae, JB Stollmeyer 14 Jan 27, 1949 v India Test 310 Dec 5, 1951 v Aus Test 341
Pakistan Majid Khan, Sadiq Mohammad 14 Jan 1, 1977 v Aus Test 790 Apr 20, 1977 v WI Test 803
South Africa AC Hudson, G Kirsten 14 Dec 26, 1993 v Aus Test 1242 Aug 8, 1994 v Eng Test 1264
Australia MTG Elliott, MA Taylor 14 Jun 5, 1997 v Eng Test 1368 Dec 1, 1997 v NZ Test 1388
West Indies CH Gayle, WW Hinds 14 May 10, 2002 v India Test 1602 Dec 18, 2002 v Ban Test 1632
England ME Trescothick, MP Vaughan 14 Dec 2, 2003 v SL Test 1670 Apr 14, 2004 v WI Test 1696
Bangladesh Javed Omar, Shahriar Nafees 14 Apr 9, 2006 v Aus Test 1797 Jul 14, 2007 v SL Test 1839
New Zealand JM How, AJ Redmond 14 May 15, 2008 v Eng Test 1874 Dec 1, 2008 v Aus Test 1896
Australia SM Katich, SR Watson 14 Mar 27, 2010 v NZ Test 1957 Dec 7, 2010 v Eng Test 1983
England JB Hobbs, W Rhodes 13 Dec 30, 1911 v Aus Test 117 Aug 13, 1912 v SA Test 128
Australia JW Burke, CC McDonald 13 Jun 7, 1956 v Eng Test 425 Oct 23, 1956 v India Test 431
South Africa EJ Barlow, TL Goddard 13 Dec 6, 1963 v Aus Test 548 Mar 3, 1964 v NZ Test 559
England G Boycott, JH Edrich 13 Jan 19, 1968 v WI Test 627 Jul 16, 1968 v Aus Test 639
West Indies MC Carew, RC Fredericks 13 Jan 3, 1969 v Aus Test 644 Jun 17, 1969 v Eng Test 653
India J Arun Lal, K Srikkanth 13 Nov 25, 1987 v WI Test 1080 Dec 6, 1988 v NZ Test 1111
Pakistan Aamer Sohail, Saeed Anwar 13 Feb 10, 1994 v NZ Test 1248 Nov 5, 1994 v Aus Test 1273
India SS Das, S Ramesh 13 Nov 10, 2000 v Ban Test 1512 Jun 10, 2001 v Zim Test 1548
West Indies D Ganga, CH Gayle 13 Jul 19, 2001 v Zim Test 1551 Feb 10, 2002 v Pak Test 1588
Pakistan Imran Farhat, Taufeeq Umar 13 Oct 17, 2003 v SA Test 1664 Apr 16, 2004 v India Test 1697
Pakistan Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez 13 Aug 17, 2006 v Eng Test 1814 Jan 28, 2007 v SA Test 1830
India W Jaffer, KD Karthik 13 May 18, 2007 v Ban Test 1832 Dec 4, 2007 v Pak Test 1850
South Africa EJ Barlow, TL Goddard 12 Mar 13, 1964 v NZ Test 560 Feb 17, 1965 v Eng Test 578
India S Abid Ali, FM Engineer 12 Jan 19, 1968 v Aus Test 626 Mar 12, 1968 v NZ Test 634
Zimbabwe GW Flower, GJ Rennie 12 Sep 18, 1997 v NZ Test 1378 Feb 28, 1998 v NZ Test 1402
South Africa HH Gibbs, G Kirsten 12 Dec 10, 1998 v WI Test 1433 Mar 22, 1999 v NZ Test 1452
England AJ Strauss, ME Trescothick 12 May 11, 2006 v SL Test 1802 Aug 21, 2006 v Pak Test 1814
England AN Cook, MP Vaughan 12 Dec 1, 2007 v SL Test 1851 Mar 26, 2008 v NZ Test 1868
India G Gambhir, V Sehwag 12 Jul 23, 2008 v SL Test 1882 Nov 2, 2008 v Aus Test 1891
Australia SM Katich, SR Watson 12 Jul 30, 2009 v Eng Test 1928 Dec 30, 2009 v Pak Test 1943
Australia RA Duff, VT Trumper 11 Feb 14, 1902 v Eng Test 68 Aug 13, 1902 v Eng Test 74
South Africa WA Shalders, LJ Tancred 11 Nov 8, 1902 v Aus Test 77 Apr 2, 1906 v Eng Test 92
England JB Hobbs, H Sutcliffe 11 Jan 16, 1925 v Aus Test 160 Aug 18, 1926 v Aus Test 167
England L Hutton, C Washbrook 11 Dec 16, 1948 v SA Test 306 Jun 14, 1949 v NZ Test 314
England MC Cowdrey, G Pullar 11 Jan 6, 1960 v WI Test 485 Jun 14, 1960 v SA Test 492
England G Boycott, JH Edrich 11 Jun 12, 1969 v WI Test 653 Aug 26, 1969 v NZ Test 658
England G Boycott, JM Brearley 11 Dec 29, 1978 v Aus Test 838 Aug 21, 1979 v India Test 853
New Zealand BA Edgar, JG Wright 11 Aug 24, 1978 v Eng Test 830 Mar 5, 1980 v WI Test 877
India CPS Chauhan, SM Gavaskar 11 Jan 2, 1981 v Aus Test 893 Mar 18, 1981 v NZ Test 899
England GA Gooch, RT Robinson 11 Jun 13, 1985 v Aus Test 1017 Feb 23, 1986 v WI Test 1036
New Zealand TJ Franklin, JG Wright 11 Feb 12, 1988 v Eng Test 1091 Dec 6, 1988 v India Test 1111
England MA Atherton, GA Gooch 11 Jun 7, 1990 v NZ Test 1145 Aug 28, 1990 v India Test 1150
West Indies CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 11 Dec 6, 1990 v Pak Test 1158 May 1, 1991 v Aus Test 1170
India M Prabhakar, NS Sidhu 11 Jan 29, 1993 v Eng Test 1211 Feb 12, 1994 v SL Test 1247
Zimbabwe MH Dekker, GW Flower 11 Dec 1, 1993 v Pak Test 1237 Feb 9, 1995 v Pak Test 1288
England MA Atherton, AJ Stewart 11 Jan 29, 1998 v WI Test 1396 Mar 24, 1998 v WI Test 1411
South Africa HH Gibbs, G Kirsten 11 Mar 9, 2001 v WI Test 1534 Sep 11, 2001 v Zim Test 1562
England ME Trescothick, MP Vaughan 11 Mar 13, 2002 v NZ Test 1594 Jun 17, 2002 v SL Test 1606
Bangladesh Hannan Sarkar, Javed Omar 11 Jul 18, 2003 v Aus Test 1650 Oct 25, 2003 v Eng Test 1665
India W Jaffer, V Sehwag 11 Jun 2, 2006 v WI Test 1805 Dec 30, 2006 v SA Test 1825
Sri Lanka MG Vandort, SM Warnapura 11 Mar 22, 2008 v WI Test 1869 Dec 31, 2008 v Ban Test 1903
South Africa AN Petersen, GC Smith 11 Feb 14, 2010 v India Test 1952 Nov 24, 2010 v Pak Test 1979
England P Holmes, H Sutcliffe 10 Dec 24, 1927 v SA Test 168 Feb 8, 1928 v SA Test 172
England L Hutton, C Washbrook 10 Jun 7, 1947 v SA Test 285 Aug 20, 1947 v SA Test 289
Australia J Moroney, AR Morris 10 Dec 24, 1949 v SA Test 318 Dec 5, 1950 v Eng Test 327
India PH Punjabi, P Roy 10 Jan 1, 1955 v Pak Test 394 Mar 1, 1955 v Pak Test 400
South Africa TL Goddard, DJ McGlew 10 Jun 9, 1955 v Eng Test 407 Aug 17, 1955 v Eng Test 412
England TE Bailey, PE Richardson 10 Dec 24, 1956 v SA Test 434 Mar 5, 1957 v SA Test 438
Australia JW Burke, CC McDonald 10 Nov 2, 1956 v India Test 433 Mar 4, 1958 v SA Test 451
West Indies JKC Holt, CC Hunte 10 Nov 28, 1958 v India Test 459 Feb 25, 1959 v Pak Test 469
India NJ Contractor, P Roy 10 Jul 23, 1959 v Eng Test 477 Jan 6, 1960 v Aus Test 484
South Africa TL Goddard, DJ McGlew 10 Jun 9, 1960 v Eng Test 492 Aug 23, 1960 v Eng Test 496
England G Pullar, R Subba Row 10 Jun 8, 1961 v Aus Test 507 Aug 22, 1961 v Aus Test 511
Australia IR Redpath, KR Stackpole 10 Jan 6, 1973 v Pak Test 707 Apr 11, 1973 v WI Test 720
Australia IC Davis, A Turner 10 Dec 24, 1976 v Pak Test 789 Mar 1, 1977 v NZ Test 798
Australia BM Laird, GM Wood 10 Jan 30, 1982 v WI Test 919 Oct 5, 1982 v Pak Test 936
Pakistan Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar 10 Oct 27, 1985 v SL Test 1027 Oct 29, 1986 v WI Test 1055
Australia DC Boon, GR Marsh 10 Sep 23, 1988 v Pak Test 1105 Dec 29, 1988 v WI Test 1112
New Zealand TJ Franklin, JG Wright 10 Feb 9, 1990 v India Test 1138 Jul 10, 1990 v Eng Test 1147
Sri Lanka UC Hathurusingha, RS Mahanama 10 Sep 8, 1995 v Pak Test 1304 Dec 30, 1995 v Aus Test 1319
West Indies SL Campbell, RG Samuels 10 Apr 19, 1996 v NZ Test 1325 Dec 28, 1996 v Aus Test 1346
Australia ML Hayden, MA Taylor 10 Dec 26, 1996 v WI Test 1346 Mar 24, 1997 v SA Test 1362
South Africa HH Gibbs, G Kirsten 10 Nov 25, 1999 v Eng Test 1471 Mar 6, 2000 v India Test 1486
India SB Bangar, V Sehwag 10 Aug 22, 2002 v Eng Test 1613 Dec 22, 2002 v NZ Test 1633

Most openers used in a calendar year - Tests
Team Year Num Mat Inns
England 1921 11 8 16
G Brown, AE Dipper, C Hallows, HTW Hardinge, JB Hobbs, P Holmes, DJ Knight, CH Parkin, W Rhodes, CAG Russell, FE Woolley
England 1930 11 14 26
EH Bowley, WL Cornford, EW Dawson, AHH Gilligan, G Gunn, JB Hobbs, M Leyland, A Sandham, H Sutcliffe, FE Woolley, RES Wyatt
England 1935 11 9 16
AH Bakewell, K Farnes, W Farrimond, J Iddon, M Leyland, A Mitchell, CIJ Smith, D Smith, H Sutcliffe, DCH Townsend, RES Wyatt
England 1896 9 6 10
R Abel, HR Butt, WG Grace, AJL Hill, Hon.FS Jackson, GA Lohmann, Sir TC O'Brien, AE Stoddart, CW Wright
England 1899 9 7 13
JT Brown, CB Fry, WG Grace, TW Hayward, Hon.FS Jackson, AC MacLaren, F Mitchell, WG Quaife, PF Warner
England 1954 9 12 21
TE Bailey, WJ Edrich, TW Graveney, L Hutton, PBH May, Rev.DS Sheppard, RT Simpson, RT Spooner, W Watson
England 1955 9 9 15
TE Bailey, DB Close, WJ Edrich, TW Graveney, L Hutton, JT Ikin, D Kenyon, FA Lowson, RT Simpson
England 1963 9 11 20
KF Barrington, JB Bolus, MC Cowdrey, JH Edrich, R Illingworth, G Pullar, PE Richardson, Rev.DS Sheppard, MJ Stewart
Australia 1977 9 13 25
GJ Cosier, IC Davis, J Dyson, PA Hibbert, RB McCosker, KJ O'Keeffe, RD Robinson, CS Serjeant, A Turner
Australia 1979 9 14 28
WM Darling, AMJ Hilditch, BM Laird, RB McCosker, DF Whatmore, JM Wiener, GM Wood, GN Yallop, B Yardley
England 1884 8 4 7
RG Barlow, W Flowers, WG Grace, AN Hornby, AP Lucas, Hon.A Lyttelton, WH Scotton, A Shrewsbury snr
Australia 1885 8 4 8
AC Bannerman, GJ Bonnor, W Bruce, TW Garrett, SP Jones, PS McDonnell, S Morris, GE Palmer
Australia 1899 8 5 10
J Darling, FA Iredale, JJ Kelly, FJ Laver, CE McLeod, MA Noble, H Trumble, J Worrall
Australia 1912 8 9 14
W Bardsley, H Carter, SE Gregory, HV Hordern, CB Jennings, C Kelleway, ER Mayne, VT Trumper
West Indies 1935 8 4 7
IM Barrow, GM Carew, CM Christiani, RS Grant, LG Hylton, CEL Jones, CA Roach, KL Wishart
England 1948 8 11 21
D Brookes, JG Dewes, GM Emmett, SC Griffith, L Hutton, W Place, JDB Robertson, C Washbrook
West Indies 1948 8 7 12
DS Atkinson, GM Carew, AG Ganteaume, JDC Goddard, AF Rae, JB Stollmeyer, CL Walcott, ED Weekes
England 1951 8 13 24
L Hutton, JT Ikin, D Kenyon, FA Lowson, JDB Robertson, RT Simpson, RT Spooner, C Washbrook
England 1959 8 10 15
TE Bailey, CA Milton, WGA Parkhouse, G Pullar, PE Richardson, R Subba Row, K Taylor, W Watson
England 1964 8 12 18
RW Barber, JG Binks, JB Bolus, G Boycott, ER Dexter, JH Edrich, MJK Smith, FJ Titmus
England 1973 8 12 22
DL Amiss, J Birkenshaw, G Boycott, MH Denness, AR Lewis, BW Luckhurst, GRJ Roope, B Wood
India 1982 8 9 15
J Arun Lal, SM Gavaskar, SV Nayak, GAHM Parkar, P Roy, RJ Shastri, K Srikkanth, DB Vengsarkar
Australia 1984 8 11 21
J Dyson, AMJ Hilditch, GRJ Matthews, WB Phillips, GM Ritchie, SB Smith, KC Wessels, GM Wood
England 1984 8 15 26
BC Broad, PR Downton, G Fowler, MW Gatting, TA Lloyd, RT Robinson, CL Smith, CJ Tavare
Australia 1985 8 11 21
DC Boon, AMJ Hilditch, RB Kerr, GR Marsh, GRJ Matthews, WB Phillips, KC Wessels, GM Wood
India 1997 8 12 18
R Dravid, SC Ganguly, A Jadeja, VVS Laxman, NR Mongia, WV Raman, V Rathour, NS Sidhu
Pakistan 1997 8 8 12
Aamer Sohail, Ali Naqvi, Azhar Mahmood, Ijaz Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim, Rameez Raja, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi
Pakistan 2000 8 11 19
Aamer Sohail, Imran Nazir, Mohammad Wasim, Naved Ashraf, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Shahid Afridi, Wajahatullah Wasti
West Indies 2008 8 9 17
DJ Bravo, S Chattergoon, D Ganga, CH Gayle, XM Marshall, BA Parchment, D Ramdin, DS Smith

Most consecutive innings with the same pair of openers - ODIs
Team Player Inns Start Match Opp Scorecard End Match Opp Scorecard
Australia AC Gilchrist, ME Waugh 42 Apr 22, 1998 v India ODI 1325 Oct 23, 1999 v Zim ODI 1520
Australia DC Boon, GR Marsh 40 Apr 9, 1987 v Eng ODI 446 Oct 27, 1989 v India ODI 587
England NV Knight, ME Trescothick 40 Oct 3, 2001 v Zim ODI 1751 Mar 2, 2003 v Aus ODI 1976
Pakistan Aamer Sohail, Saeed Anwar 32 Mar 3, 1994 v NZ ODI 889 Feb 25, 1995 v Zim ODI 982
Sri Lanka ST Jayasuriya, RS Kaluwitharana 32 Jan 9, 1996 v Aus ODI 1032 Apr 7, 1997 v Pak ODI 1193
Australia DC Boon, GR Marsh 22 Jan 14, 1986 v NZ ODI 350 Jan 1, 1987 v Eng ODI 409
South Africa AC Hudson, KC Wessels 22 Dec 7, 1992 v India ODI 770 Dec 9, 1993 v Aus ODI 860
Zimbabwe GW Flower, NC Johnson 22 Nov 20, 1998 v Pak ODI 1375 Oct 21, 1999 v Aus ODI 1518
New Zealand BA Edgar, JG Wright 19 Jan 10, 1981 v India ODI 105 Jan 22, 1983 v Aus ODI 173
South Africa HH Gibbs, GC Smith 19 Jan 25, 2004 v WI ODI 2088 Jan 30, 2005 v Eng ODI 2216
Bangladesh Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal 19 Jan 4, 2010 v SL ODI 2937 Jul 20, 2010 v Neth ODI 3029
Bangladesh Imrul Kayes, Tamim Iqbal 18 Dec 1, 2010 v Zim ODI 3071 Aug 21, 2011 v Zim ODI 3183
West Indies CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 17 Jan 10, 1982 v Aus ODI 133 Jun 18, 1983 v Aus ODI 215
Pakistan Aamer Sohail, Rameez Raja 17 Mar 11, 1992 v Aus ODI 739 Dec 28, 1992 v NZ ODI 786
India SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 17 Mar 9, 2000 v SA ODI 1572 Oct 20, 2000 v SL ODI 1640
South Africa HM Amla, GC Smith 17 Nov 5, 2010 v Pak ODI 3067 Oct 28, 2011 v Aus ODI 3211
Pakistan Aamer Sohail, Saeed Anwar 16 Feb 24, 1996 v UAE ODI 1059 Aug 31, 1996 v Eng ODI 1109
India SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar 15 Sep 20, 1998 v Pak ODI 1353 Jan 16, 1999 v NZ ODI 1385
Australia AC Gilchrist, ME Waugh 15 Jan 9, 2000 v Pak ODI 1536 Mar 1, 2000 v NZ ODI 1570
England AJ Stewart, ME Trescothick 15 Jul 8, 2000 v Zim ODI 1607 Mar 27, 2001 v SL ODI 1697
West Indies CH Gayle, WW Hinds 15 Nov 6, 2002 v India ODI 1893 Feb 28, 2003 v SL ODI 1973
Zimbabwe S Matsikenyeri, BRM Taylor 15 Apr 25, 2004 v SL ODI 2122 Dec 5, 2004 v Eng ODI 2197
South Africa AB de Villiers, GC Smith 15 Dec 3, 2006 v India ODI 2458 Apr 25, 2007 v Aus ODI 2580

Most openers used in a calendar year - ODIs
Team Year Num Mat Inns
Pakistan 2002 11 38 38
Abdul Razzaq, Faisal Iqbal, Imran Nazir, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Kamran Akmal, Naved Latif, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Taufeeq Umar
Zimbabwe 2003 11 21 21
ADR Campbell, CK Coventry, DD Ebrahim, GW Flower, TR Gripper, DA Marillier, BG Rogers, V Sibanda, MA Vermeulen, GJ Whittall, CB Wishart
Bangladesh 2004 11 19 19
Aftab Ahmed, Alok Kapali, Habibul Bashar, Hannan Sarkar, Javed Omar, Manjural Islam Rana, Mohammad Ashraful, Mohammad Rafique, Nafees Iqbal, Rajin Saleh, Shahriar Hossain
Pakistan 1989 10 27 27
Aamer Malik, Javed Miandad, Mansoor Akhtar, Moin-ul-Atiq, Mudassar Nazar, Rameez Raja, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Yousuf, Shahid Saeed, Shoaib Mohammad
India 1996 10 32 32
SC Ganguly, A Jadeja, SV Manjrekar, NR Mongia, M Prabhakar, WV Raman, V Rathour, NS Sidhu, S Somasunder, SR Tendulkar
West Indies 1996 10 20 20
CO Browne, SL Campbell, S Chanderpaul, AFG Griffith, JR Murray, RB Richardson, RG Samuels, PV Simmons, PA Wallace, SC Williams
Pakistan 1998 10 26 26
Aamer Sohail, Abdul Razzaq, Asif Mahmood, Azhar Mahmood, Ijaz Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Wasim, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Shahid Afridi
Zimbabwe 2001 10 37 37
ADR Campbell, DD Ebrahim, GW Flower, TR Gripper, TN Madondo, DA Marillier, H Masakadza, GJ Rennie, PA Strang, GJ Whittall
Bangladesh 2003 10 21 21
Al Sahariar, Ehsanul Haque, Habibul Bashar, Hannan Sarkar, Javed Omar, Khaled Mashud, Mehrab Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful, Moniruzzaman, Nafees Iqbal
Pakistan 2009 10 20 20
Ahmed Shehzad, Imran Nazir, Kamran Akmal, Khalid Latif, Khurram Manzoor, Nasir Jamshed, Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan
Pakistan 1987 9 25 25
Ijaz Ahmed, Mansoor Akhtar, Mudassar Nazar, Qasim Umar, Rameez Raja, Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Saleem Yousuf, Shoaib Mohammad, Younis Ahmed
New Zealand 1994 9 27 27
MD Crowe, SP Fleming, MJ Greatbatch, CZ Harris, BR Hartland, AH Jones, RT Latham, DJ Murray, BA Young
Zimbabwe 1996 9 16 16
ADR Campbell, MH Dekker, CN Evans, A Flower, GW Flower, DL Houghton, AH Omarshah, PA Strang, AC Waller
West Indies 1999 9 34 34
SL Campbell, S Chanderpaul, AFG Griffith, RD Jacobs, BC Lara, JR Murray, PV Simmons, PA Wallace, SC Williams
New Zealand 2003 9 28 28
NJ Astle, CD Cumming, SP Fleming, RA Jones, CD McMillan, CJ Nevin, MS Sinclair, DL Vettori, L Vincent
Pakistan 2003 9 33 33
Faisal Athar, Imran Farhat, Imran Nazir, Mohammad Hafeez, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Shahid Afridi, Taufeeq Umar, Yasir Hameed
Zimbabwe 2004 9 27 27
SV Carlisle, DD Ebrahim, GW Flower, S Matsikenyeri, BG Rogers, V Sibanda, T Taibu, BRM Taylor, MA Vermeulen
Bermuda 2006 9 12 12
DCC Borden, T Gibbons, DA Minors, DWO Morgan, GH O'Brien, SD Outerbridge, AR Pitcher, CJ Smith, KL Tucker
West Indies 2006 9 33 33
S Chanderpaul, S Chattergoon, D Ganga, CH Gayle, WW Hinds, BC Lara, RS Morton, MN Samuels, LMP Simmons
Canada 2007 9 16 16
Abdul Jabbar, GEF Barnett, JM Davison, S Dhaniram, S Jyoti, Mohammad Iqbal, AA Mulla, AM Samad, Shahzad Khan
England 2007 9 34 34
IR Bell, AN Cook, EC Joyce, MB Loye, P Mustard, MJ Prior, AJ Strauss, MP Vaughan, LJ Wright
Australia 2009 9 39 39
MJ Clarke, BJ Haddin, JR Hopes, MEK Hussey, SE Marsh, TD Paine, RT Ponting, DA Warner, SR Watson
West Indies 2009 9 21 21
S Chattergoon, ADS Fletcher, CH Gayle, XM Marshall, RS Morton, KOA Powell, DM Richards, LMP Simmons, DS Smith
India 2011 9 34 34
S Dhawan, G Gambhir, PA Patel, AM Rahane, V Sehwag, RG Sharma, SR Tendulkar, MK Tiwary, M Vijay
Australia 1984 8 21 21
AR Border, DW Hookes, DM Jones, WB Phillips, GM Ritchie, SB Smith, KC Wessels, GM Wood
New Zealand 1984 8 12 12
JG Bracewell, JJ Crowe, BA Edgar, TJ Franklin, GP Howarth, PE McEwan, PN Webb, JG Wright
Pakistan 1984 8 19 19
Javed Miandad, Mansoor Akhtar, Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Saadat Ali, Sajid Ali, Saleem Malik, Shoaib Mohammad
Pakistan 1986 8 19 19
Mohsin Khan, Mudassar Nazar, Qasim Umar, Rameez Raja, Rizwan-uz-Zaman, Sajid Ali, Saleem Yousuf, Shoaib Mohammad
Pakistan 1990 8 21 21
Aamer Malik, Aamer Sohail, Javed Miandad, Rameez Raja, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Yousuf, Shoaib Mohammad, Zahid Fazal
India 1992 8 21 21
A Jadeja, N Kapil Dev, SV Manjrekar, M Prabhakar, WV Raman, RJ Shastri, NS Sidhu, K Srikkanth
England 1996 8 20 20
MA Atherton, AD Brown, PAJ DeFreitas, NV Knight, NMK Smith, RA Smith, AJ Stewart, C White
Pakistan 1997 8 36 36
Aamer Sohail, Ijaz Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Rameez Raja, Saeed Anwar, Sajid Ali, Shahid Afridi, Zahoor Elahi
South Africa 1998 8 22 22
AM Bacher, DJ Cullinan, HH Gibbs, JH Kallis, G Kirsten, L Klusener, GFJ Liebenberg, MJR Rindel
India 1999 8 43 43
DJ Gandhi, SC Ganguly, A Jadeja, SS Karim, AR Khurasiya, MSK Prasad, S Ramesh, SR Tendulkar
South Africa 1999 8 27 27
MV Boucher, WJ Cronje, DJ Cullinan, HH Dippenaar, HH Gibbs, G Kirsten, L Klusener, MJR Rindel
Pakistan 2000 8 41 41
Aamer Sohail, Ijaz Ahmed, Imran Nazir, Mohammad Wasim, Saeed Anwar, Saleem Elahi, Shahid Afridi, Wajahatullah Wasti
South Africa 2000 8 41 41
DJ Cullinan, HH Dippenaar, HH Gibbs, AJ Hall, G Kirsten, L Klusener, LJ Koen, ND McKenzie
West Indies 2000 8 18 18
CO Browne, SL Campbell, S Chanderpaul, CH Gayle, AFG Griffith, WW Hinds, RD Jacobs, PA Wallace
Zimbabwe 2000 8 32 32
ADR Campbell, GW Flower, NC Johnson, TN Madondo, DA Marillier, MA Vermeulen, GJ Whittall, CB Wishart
West Indies 2001 8 30 30
SL Campbell, S Chanderpaul, D Ganga, LV Garrick, CH Gayle, WW Hinds, RD Jacobs, RL Powell
Bangladesh 2002 8 14 14
Al Sahariar, Anwar Hossain, Ehsanul Haque, Hannan Sarkar, Javed Omar, Mehrab Hossain, Mohammad Ashraful, Rafiqul Islam
Pakistan 2004 8 27 27
Bazid Khan, Imran Farhat, Imran Nazir, Salman Butt, Shahid Afridi, Taufeeq Umar, Yasir Hameed, Younis Khan
India 2005 8 27 27
MS Dhoni, G Gambhir, SC Ganguly, M Kaif, IK Pathan, V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar, Y Venugopal Rao
West Indies 2005 8 18 18
S Chanderpaul, CH Gayle, WW Hinds, XM Marshall, RS Morton, RL Powell, RR Ramdass, RR Sarwan
Zimbabwe 2006 8 29 29
CJ Chibhabha, T Duffin, S Matsikenyeri, TMK Mawoyo, TV Mufambisi, HP Rinke, V Sibanda, BRM Taylor
Sri Lanka 2008 8 26 26
TM Dilshan, ST Jayasuriya, DPMD Jayawardene, MDK Perera, KC Sangakkara, WU Tharanga, ML Udawatte, SM Warnapura
Zimbabwe 2009 8 27 27
CJ Chibhabha, KM Dabengwa, H Masakadza, F Mutizwa, V Sibanda, T Taibu, BRM Taylor, MA Vermeulen
India 2010 8 27 27
S Dhawan, G Gambhir, KD Karthik, NV Ojha, PA Patel, V Sehwag, SR Tendulkar, M Vijay
England 2011 8 30 30
IR Bell, AN Cook, SM Davies, C Kieswetter, KP Pietersen, MJ Prior, AJ Strauss, IJL Trott
West Indies 2011 8 28 28
AB Barath, S Chanderpaul, KA Edwards, CH Gayle, DP Hyatt, KOA Powell, LMP Simmons, DS Smith

Statistics upto and including:
• Test # 2022: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Chittagong, 1st Test, Dec 9-12, 2011
• ODI # 3224: India v West Indies at Chennai, 5th ODI, Dec 11, 2011

• T20I # 216: Bangladesh v Pakistan at Dhaka, Only T20I, Nov 29, 2011


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Travis Basevi Travis first started with Cricinfo during the 1994-95 Ashes, when the staff got bored of publishing his stats and averages contributions. He soon turned it into a full-time job, building Statsguru and the Cricinfo and Scrum content management systems. Along the way he abandoned Australia in preference for living in London, although his sporting allegiances haven't made a similar change beyond a QPR season ticket.
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