Meaning of open the batting in English:

open the batting

phrase

Cricket
  • Play as one of the pair of batsmen who begin a side's innings.

    ‘Has anyone ever opened the batting, kept wicket and captained in the same Test?’
    • ‘‘I opened the batting, kept wicket and bowled,’ he says.’
    • ‘Rosalie Birch opens the batting at club and country but is prepared to go in at No. 6.’
    • ‘Curry opened the batting and belted 75 in no time at all.’
    • ‘Bill Brown, who opened the batting for Australia, is the only survivor of that 1934 match.’