Indian cricket has been blessed with many high-quality opening batsmen that have taken the game of cricket to new heights. The likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma and many others have contributed significantly to the team at the top, which has been the main reason behind India’s success.
Most 100s by Indian Openers in Wins
Indian Cricket is known for producing high-quality openers. From time to time many stalwarts have opened the batting for India and have played an instrumental role in setting the tone for the game. In this piece, we take a look at Most 100s by Indian Openers in Wins.
Rohit Sharma -31*
Current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma sits on the top of the list of Most 100s by Indian Openers in Wins with 31 tons to his name. The right-hander is currently rated as the best opening batter across all the formats and it’s fair to say that he’s the backbone of the Indian side. There has been rarely an incident when Sharma has scored a ton and India has lost as most of his centuries have ensured the win for India. With the way he’s going the number of his tons in winning causes will only increase.
Great start to the Test series 🇮🇳 pic.twitter.com/x53Yl8PXhH
— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) February 12, 2023
Sachin Tendulkar – 30
Batting great Sachin Tendulkar is second in the list of Most 100s by Indian Openers in Wins with 30 tons to his name. Tendulkar has been the greatest ever to touch the cricket bat. He is rated highly among the best batters to have played the game of cricket. Many cricketers idolise him and he has shown the way to various players how to approach their game. In his illustrious career spanning 24 years, the prolific Indian batter has scored 34,357 across the formats to go with 100 centuries. The Mumbaikar has clinched almost every record to his name, some of which are still unbroken.
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Virender Sehwag – 21
Former Indian skipper Virender Sehwag is also on the list of Most 100s by Indian Openers in Wins with 21 tons to his name. Sehwag was one of the best openers of his time. The right-handed batsman was mainly known for his aggressive style of play as he only believed in dominating the bowling line-ups in all three formats of the game and probably was one of the most exciting batsmen the game of cricket has ever witnessed. Opening the innings Sehwag achieved various milestones and had a strike rate of 82.2 in Tests, 104.3 in ODIs and 145.3 in T20Is.