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February 26, 2005, 07:53 PM
Which of these opening pairs in recent history you think was the most impressive to watch them play together ?

(The list is in no particular order, and no pair from Bangladesh was included, since we have had numerous discussions about them in the Bangladesh Cricket section of this forum)

February 26, 2005, 10:08 PM
Gilchrist and Waugh by a long way, awesome combination and both great to watch. The way they built that 200 partnership in the Carlton & United series was great

February 26, 2005, 11:25 PM
Sachin Tendulkar - Saurav Ganguly

February 26, 2005, 11:50 PM
hannan sarkar - alok kapali

even thought they never opened togather (i think) they will make the best partnership of the world. .oops: i was reading the list in my mind from backword.

February 27, 2005, 11:35 AM
Adam Gilchrist - Mark Waugh.

February 27, 2005, 01:22 PM
no consideration for old timers?

February 27, 2005, 05:06 PM
Originally posted by babubangla
no consideration for old timers?

well, I am only a 16 year old... so I wanted to restrict the poll with the combinations from recent history, the ones that I have seen play together!

February 27, 2005, 05:09 PM
if this poll includes test partnerships then lagner-hayden should be there for sure.

February 27, 2005, 05:11 PM
Of recent one's: Haydn/Langer is missing from above

Going back a few years: Boon/Marsh


Bill lawery/Bob Simpson

February 27, 2005, 05:12 PM
i voted for sachin saurav. however, i found the greenidge-haynes partnership more devastating

February 27, 2005, 05:23 PM
Hayden and Langer are todays most devestating partnership. Too bad they are in australia... a team which doesnt need so much good players.

February 28, 2005, 04:57 AM
Hayden/Langer have just taken it up a step from Taylor/Slater, who should also be on the list ahead of Astle/Fleming

February 28, 2005, 05:51 AM
Add Opee-bidyut;)

February 28, 2005, 07:23 AM
Saeed Anwar and Afridi.

February 28, 2005, 03:22 PM
well.....what is your definition of recent times...if 96 is considered then its got to be jaya & kalu...
if its 99 then it has to be gibbs and kirsten and 2003 it wud be haydi and adam...

February 28, 2005, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by mr-khan
Add Opee-bidyut;)

yah mr-khan, i wanted to, but then I had to resist myself!

February 28, 2005, 07:01 PM
sachin and ganguly

March 7, 2005, 02:17 AM
Gilchrist - Waugh in recent times.

March 19, 2005, 02:20 PM
The all time greatest Opening Partynership is, in my opinion, Grdon Greenidge/Desmond Hays.

From this list there are so many great choices here. Let me say in this order;

1. Gilchrist/Waugh
2. Anwar/Amer
2. Kalu/Jayasurya.

March 19, 2005, 05:20 PM
I agree with Couger- in both forms of the game, Gordon and Desi were unbeliavable!

March 19, 2005, 08:14 PM
Among the choices that were given i would go for Saurav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar but in all time it has to be Desmond Haynes and Gordon Greenidge