India has produced numerous prolific openers in its cricketing history but not all of them have managed to be as successful at home as in the SENA countries. Facing the new ball in difficult conditions overseas has been the most difficult task for Indian openers.
The swing, pace, and bounce have often troubled them to come good in overseas conditions. Not a lot of openers have great numbers in SENA countries, i.e., in South Africa, England, New Zealand, and Australia.
Having said that, India have also seen some special performances from several Indian openers. There have been occasions when the Indian openers have played well and gone on hit stellar centuries. KL Rahul recently scored a scintillating century against England in the second Test while opening the innings. In this article, here’s a look at most test centuries scored by Indian openers in SENA countries:
5 Indian Openers With The Most Test Centuries In SENA Countries
Ravi Shastri: 3
The current Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri has 3 centuries to his name in SENA countries as an opener. Ravi Shastri was one of the better all-rounders in Indian cricket. He played for India between 1981 and 1992.
Ravi Shastri has a fantastic record to his name as an opener for India. In 17 matches as an opener, he had scored 2099 runs, including four centuries and one half-century.
He represented India in 80 Tests and 150 One-Day Internationals, scoring 3830 and 3180 runs respectively. He has scored 15 centuries in his international cricket career.