Birthday special in pics: Top 10 opening batsmen in Test cricket history

Former West Indies opener Desmond Haynes celebrates his birthday today. We list down ten of the best opening batsmen in the history of Test cricket

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The other opener of the Greenidge-Haynes duo, Desmond Haynes is also one of West Indies’ most dependable batsmen. His calm and composed approach led him to put on a much more methodical batting style and is one of his biggest strengths. His partnership with Greenidge is one of the most successful as they posted the second highest partnership in Test history. Desmond Haynes played 116 Tests scoring 7,487 runs including 18 centuries and a top score of 184 at an average of 42.29. (Pic/ AFP)

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    Desmond Haynes

    The other opener of the Greenidge-Haynes duo, Desmond Haynes is also one of West Indies’ most dependable batsmen. His calm and composed approach led him to put on a much more methodical batting style and is one of his biggest strengths. His partnership with Greenidge is one of the most successful as they posted the second highest partnership in Test history. Desmond Haynes played 116 Tests scoring 7,487 runs including 18 centuries and a top score of 184 at an average of 42.29. (Pic/ AFP)

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