MOST RUNS BY A TEST OPENER

David Warner celebrates after reaching his century against Pakistan

David Warner scored his third consecutive century against Pakistan, to make him just the seventh Australian batsmen to achieve this incredible feat. During this process he also edge past Alistair Cook to score highest number of runs in the last two years as an opener. Warner also has been sensational through out this  calender year, having scored 4 Test centuries – joint highest with Kumar Sangakkara – at an average of 78.66.  Here is a list of top 10 opening batsmen with most runs in the last two years (OCT 2012-Oct 2014). Let’s look at the MOST RUNS BY A TEST OPENER.

Stats: MOST RUNS BY A TEST OPENER IN THE LAST TWO YEARS

Player Mat Inns Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
David Warner (Aus) 22 39 1982 145 52.15 2640 75.07 7 11 233 23
Alistair Cook (Eng) 26 48 1868 190 40.60 4335 43.09 5 9 217 3
Murali Vijay (India) 15 27 1097 167 40.62 2541 43.17 3 4 158 8
Chris Rogers (Aus) 14 26 1049 119 40.34 2274 46.13 4 5 133 0
Graeme Smith (SA) 15 26 951 234 38.04 1635 58.16 2 4 110 1
Kaushal Silva (SL) 11 20 870 139 43.50 2037 42.70 1 6 109 2
Alviro Petersen (SA) 17 30 820 106 29.28 1561 52.53 1 5 102 3
 Dimuth Karunaratne (SL) 13 25 701 85 30.47 1299 53.96 0 4 85 3
Tamim Iqbal (Ban) 10 20 687 95 34.35 1405 48.89 0 6 77 7
Shikhar Dhawan (India) 10 17 656 187 38.58 982 66.80 2 1 97 4

NOTE: Stats updated till October 24, 2014

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