5 Players With Most Runs As An Opener For India In International Cricket
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5 Players With Most Runs As An Opener For India In International Cricket

Shikhar Dhawan, Dravid Playing XI Captain
Shikhar Dhawan (Image Credit: Twtter)
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India has always had the privilege of some swashbuckling openers in almost every era of international cricket and it is set to continue in the forthcoming years too. The openers provide the perfect platform for the game and they have an important role to play in the team certainly.

Some of the openers have enjoyed playing in the powerplay as they can go after the bowling straight away and stack up against their runs column before the powerplay ends. It is an added advantage and here are five players with the most runs as an opener for India in international cricket.

Five Players With Most Runs As An Opener For India In International Cricket:

Shikhar Dhawan:

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: BCCI)

Shikhar Dhawan is fifth on the list of players with the most runs as an opener for India in international cricket. The left-hander has scored 10080 runs as an opener across all three formats with his best coming in the ODI format. Dhawan has been usually deployed as an opener in any format of the game.

He had a terrific start to his Test career as an opener but soon lost his place due to poor form and hasn’t played a test for a long time now. The 35-year-old still remains a big part of the limited-overs format for India and he is the standby captain for India for the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka.

*Stats updated until 21/07/21.

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