Tendulkar-Ganguly, Tendulkar-Sehwag or Sehwag-Gambhir, Which one is your favorite opening pair?

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    Going by the entertainment aspect, I loved Tendulkar-Sehwag. It was Mr. aggressive + Mr. very aggressive. If both could stay for 10 overs you had to feel sorry for the opposition.

    But most EFFECTIVE pair was Tendulkar-Ganguly. It is a basic assumption in cricket that when you have an aggressive player alongside with an anchor role player as openers, you can form huge partnerships for the first wicket. Tendulkar-Ganguly.had couple of 250+ partnerships for the first wicket in ODIs.

    This assumption was also proved by Atapattu and Jayasuriya who were the best opening combination SL ever had. And also the highest first wicket partnership of 286 was formed by Jayasuriya the risk taker and Tharanga the anchor role player.

    By the way things become bit different when it comes to test matches. None of those opening combinations were as effective in test matches. Even if you look at the 3 pairs you mentioned there is a question whether they were/are as dominant in the longer version as in ODIs. Ganguly is much better at middle order. So as Tendulkar.

  • 7 years ago

    All these batsmen are prolific and so it is hard to comment! Sehwag Gambhir have had the most runs in opening stands! The deadly duo of Sachin and Sehwag, though not in terms of records but as mere vanaquishers have sent chills down the spine of famed bowlers! Sachin and Ganguly, as mentioned by RSRD were a very good combination unless the latter demoted himself!

    For me, it is the perennially run churning machines-Sehwag and Tendulkar that are the best of the lot! Resolute drives and an impregnable defence at one end coupled with swashbuckling, glamorous shots from the other end! Surely makes a lethal opening pair! Remember the match against South Africa where Gambhir was demoted and the Sachin-Sehwag combo clobbered the likes of Morne Morkel and Dale Steyn for 87 runs in just 10 overs! The 2003 WC saw some merciless carnage of bowlers by this devastatingly dangerous pair! Thus, its Sehwag-Tendulkar by a long margin!

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Tendulkar-Sehwag

  • 7 years ago

    Tendulkar-Sehwag

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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Tendulkar-Sehwag

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Tendulkar-Ganguly

  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Tendulkar-Ganguly

    hm

    Tendulkar-Sehwag??

  • 7 years ago

    Tendulkar sehwag

  • Adarsh
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    Sourav ganguly & Sachin tendulkar.

    They r the most successful pair ever in history of cricket.The pair shares 26 hundred runs partnership in ODIs out of which 21 are for 1st wicket both of which r world records.He, along with Ganguly, had been involved in 38 hundred-plus partnerships in international cricket which is a world record. The 12,400 runs scored by this pair is also a world record.

    India seemed a very formidable opponent when Sachin-ganguly gave them good starts.They r sure the most successful pair ever in world cricket.!!

  • All the three pair has tasted some great success at international level but my favourite would be Tendulkar-Sehwag just because on one side it was Tendulkar batting and on the other end it was Sehwag,my favourite batsman playing with his idol.When both of them go berserk its hard to stop them by any bowling attack,remember the 03 WC.

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