10. Aamer Sohail and Saeed Anwar They provided Pakistan with great starts, and at times, Pakistan was pretty much dependable on their contribution.

9. Herschelle Gibbs and Graeme Smith This right-hand-left-hand combination has been one of the greatest opening pairs for the Proteas.

8. Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga Much of Sri Lanka’s recent success is due to the performance of these two pairs.

7. Marvan Atapattu and Sanath Jayasuriya  Atapattu played with a defensive mindset, while Sanath favored playing big shots at regular intervals.

4. David Boon and Geoff Marsh  Geoff Marsh switched to opening and turned out to be a great opener for Australia, and he found a great partner, David Boon.

5. Adam Gilchrist and Mark Waugh Before Mathew Hayden, these two pairs served well for Australia, giving them a good start.

4. Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar One of the greatest batsmen of all time, Sachin Tendulkar, flared with his stroke play and Sehwag played was the power hitter.

3. Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes It was often said that ‘Gods who opened for the team of gods. During the time when West Indies enjoyed prime ranking in cricket

2. Adam Gilchrist and Mathew Hayden The Australian pair were also good as openers. Both were world-class players, and due to their start, Australia was so much successful.

1. Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar The duo, with their performance, has mesmerized the world, and it is still difficult to find such a great pair in cricket.