Aakash Chopra

With a solid technique and great powers of concentration it seemed Aakash Chopra was born to open for India. He played 10 Tests for his country.

His impressive domestic record (averaging over 45 with a first-class triple century) includes a 2007-8 season where he scored well over 1,000 runs.

He continues to impress in the media where he is known as one of the games thinker;, with an eloquent style of passing on in-depth knowledge to players eager to emulate his professional success in India.