Ask most people about opening the batting and they will tell you about batsmen who can block. Occasionally you get a big hitter.
Yet opening is about more than "seeing off the new ball" in your cricket match. It's a matter of good organisation, and a position that is specialised. The bowlers usually have the upper hand with a new ball and fresh legs. That means you, more than any other position, need to have your cricket wits about you.
So, what really makes a good opening batsman?