Records includes the following current or recent matches: England v India at The Oval, 4th Test, Sep 2-6, 2021 [ Test # 2433] England v India at Leeds, 3rd Test, Aug 25-28, 2021 [ Test # 2432] England v India at Lord's, 2nd Test, Aug 12-16, 2021 [ Test # 2429]
Best English batsmen of all-time: The top 10. 1. Sir Jack Hobbs. 2. Sir Herbert Sutcliffe. 3. Sir Len Hutton. 4. Ken Barrington. 5. Denis Compton.
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Opening the batting is the hardest job in Test cricket. Facing the movement of the new ball, dealing with fresh bowlers, opening batsmen are thrown into difficult match circumstances and have the responsibility of protecting the batsmen behind them. England's Best Openers: Alastair Cook. Jack Hobbs. Graham Gooch. Andrew Strauss. Mike Atherton. Len Hutton
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Top 10 Greatest English Batsmen of All Time. 10. Sir Colin Cowdrey. Sir Colin Cowdrey. Batting Style : Right-handed Batsman. Sir Colin Cowdrey was the most durable batsman of his era. He was the first to play 100 Test matches. One cannot simply forget his marathon partnership of 411 with Peter May against West Indies in which the spent more than 500 minutes at the crease.
Yes, James Vince. One of the most gifted batsmen in the English game, it remains a great shame that England have rarely seen the best of him in international cricket; his run out on 83 at the Gabba is one of English cricket’s great ‘what if’ moments of recent years. Vince will be 30 by the start of the 2021 season.
Sam Hain, 23, First Class Average of 33.89. Another who has been around for a while, but at 23 still relatively young in batting terms. Hain had a decent season in Warwickshire’s title-winning campaign and has the game to handle the step up in class that Division One attacks will pose.
Most notable were the left-arm orthodox spin bowler Monty Panesar, the first Sikh to play Test cricket for England, and left-handed opening batsman Alastair Cook. The 2006–07 Ashes series was keenly anticipated and was expected to provide a level of competition comparable to the 2005 series.