Former England star opener Sir Geoffrey Boycott celebrates his birthday today. We list down ten of the best opening batsmen in the history of Test cricket
Geoff Boycott has easily established himself as one of Englandâs finest opening batsman in Test cricket. Debuting in 1964, Sir Geoffreyâs great career of 108 Test matches includes 8,114 runs with a strong average of 47.72. He ranks as the fourth highest Test run scorer for England. He ties with Alastair Cook in most centuries by an England Test player. His highest score is an unbeaten 246. He is also part of 48 ton partnerships, which is the most for any England player. In 1977, he became the first England player to bat for all five days of a Test.