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Quiz! Every Australian men’s Test player who has opened the bowling since 2000

Australia opening
by Wisden Staff 6 minute play

In this quiz, you have to name every Australian men’s player who has opened the bowling for the side in Test cricket this century.

Opening the bowling is thought of as a quick bowler’s job: with a hard seam and shiny exterior, the ball is supposed to favour seamers at the start. However, the list contains a fair number of spinners who were called on to open the bowling, some of whom are surprise inclusions in this quiz.

We have mentioned the number of wickets they took, and the number of matches in which they bowled either first or second in the bowling attack.

You have six minutes.

*Numbers updated till February 21, 2021 


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