Team India has been blessed to have quality opening batters in all formats of the game, delivering sensational performances with the bat year after year. Some of the biggest names to bat at the top of the order for the country, include the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Sourav Ganguly, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, and Murali Vijay, among others.
To carry their legacy, the team management and selectors look for potential suitors in domestic cricket and the Indian Premier League, without fail. This year, during the IPL 2023, many youngsters stood-up for their respective franchises at the top of the order. In this featured piece, SportsTiger looks at the 5 new opening batters Team India got from IPL 2023.
1. Abhishek Sharma
Abhishek Sharma has been a well-known commodity in Indian cricket for the last few years, due to his consistent performances with the bat and ball during the Indian Premier League. In the 2023 edition of the tournament, he batted in various different positions for Sunrisers Hyderabad, but still managed to score 226 runs in 11 innings, at an average of 20.55 and a strike-rate of 143.95, with two half-centuries.