Any strongest team depends on the openers to make a splendid start. Any player who has an arrogant intent is considered to be destructive. Since the two new balls rule is introduced in ODIs, openers are considered to be crucial to deciding the result of the game. The score of 400 runs is no longer a wonder with the revolutionary changes in the ODI format. Here are some of the dangerous openers in the world class cricket.
- Rohit Sharma
He began his career as a middle-order batsman and slammed three double centuries in ODI format. He stood as the one and only player to slam this score. He opened the innings in the Champions trophy 2013. Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are one of the most dangerous opening pairs in the world cricket. His capability to score quick hundreds made him the crucial player for the team.
- Martin Guptill
He is one of the finest hitters in the world cricket. He is one of the most underrated players in the ODI format. He played 150 ODI matches for New Zealand and scored a double century with a clean average of 43 throughout his career. He is called as the man with X-factor who has the capability to bat at any position and impact the result of the game.
- Jason Roy
He is one of the most arrogant openers and is known for his hitting abilities. He contributed huge scores for the victory of the team in numerous occasions after the world cup 2015. He did not secure a strong position in the team till the world cup 2015 in the fifty-over format. This right-handed batsman is one of the crucial batsmen for England in all the formats since a couple of years.
- Aaron Finch
He is one of the dangerous openers from Australia for many years who reminds Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden. His combo with Steven Smith and David Warner is one of the destructive ones. He is known for slamming spinners with his clean hits. Since David Warner and Steven Smith are out of the team for a year, he stood as the crucial opener for the Aussies.
- Fakhar Zaman
He is one of the arrogant openers in the world class cricket. He slammed his 1000 ODI runs from 18 innings in the recent series against Zimbabwe at a whopping average of 78. He stood as the first Pakistani batsman to slam a double-century in the ODI format. This left-hander slammed 114 runs off 106 balls in the final match against England in the Champions Trophy 2017. He became the fastest batsman to score 1000 runs in the ODI format and the fastest batsman to score 500 runs off five consecutive matches.