To clarify. This is people who have kept and opened at the same time (think sangakarra,and maybe de Villiers and mccullum have kept and also opened but never in the same test)
You’re all going for far too big names
Jos makes 7
My reference is from 2012. This could end badly for me if there are more examples
I’ve got a memory of an Indian dude about 10 years ago but buggered if I can recall his name
Andy Flower perhaps…
Were there any pre-1980s? I remember growing up the wicketkeeper was a number 7 or 8 pretty much all the time.
No Andy flower. There are 3 pre-90s, including the comfortable leading scorer of the list (with a great name)
You can take N.R. Mongia (1994-2001) for that I reckon
that’s kind, because i absolutely wasnt thinking of him. having googled i was thinking of parthiv patel.
Couldn’t think of any, so I’ve made a cricinfo list (on-brand). I don’t think you will like it.
I have just done this and become appalled by the list I was looking at.
The top answer, that we (my mate) got right, is still Farokh Engineer (what a name!)
how many we talking?
402 innings by 85 batsmen.
parthiv patel in there? pretty good odds he is
My favourite is DSBP Kuruppu. Hit an unbeaten double hundred on debut in 777 minutes, in his only innings opening, and only played 3 more tests after