ODI Cricket Record: Players who Opened Bowling and Batting Both

With Robin Peterson opening the ODI innings for South Africa in 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka on 23rd July, 2013, the ODI world has seen 28th player who has opened the batting and bowling both for a team in ODIs. While Ian Botham and Kapil Dev are the prominent allrounders to join the list, even batsmen like Lance Klusener, Sehwag and Mark Waugh are part of this piece of history.

Regular openers in batting: Manoj Prabhakar, Neil Johnson, DJ Reekers (Netherland), Mohammad Hafeez (Pak) and Dilshan (SL)
Achievement for only one match: Majid Khan, Wasim Raja (Pak), Kapil Dev, Sehwag, Irfan Pathan (Ind), Chris Lewis (Eng), DH Brain (Zim), Chris Cairns (NZ), Asim Saeed (UAE), Chibhabha (Zim), Karim Sadiq (Afg), Nick Carter (Scotland), and RJ Peterson (SA)

Famous Allrounders: Kapil Dev (Ind), Chris Cairns (NZ), Ian Botham
Famous Batsmen: Mark Waugh (Aus), Lance Klusener (SA), Sehwag (Ind)

List of players who have opened batting and bowling in ODIs in same match

    1. Frasat Ali (East Africa) vs NZ in 1975 – 3 matches
    2. Majid Khan (Pak) vs Aus in 1979 – 1 match
    3. Roger Binny (Ind) vs Aus in 1980-81 – 2 matches
    4. Wasim Raja (Pak) vs NZ, 1985 – 1 match
    5. Ian Botham (Eng) vs WI (1986), SA (1992) – 2 matches
    6. Manoj Prabhakar (Ind) 1987-95 – Regular opener
    7. Kapil Dev (Ind) vs Zim (1992) – 1 match
    8. Chris Lewis (Eng) vs SL 1993 – 1 match
    9. Hathurishingha (SL) vs SA (1993), Vs Pak (1995) – 1 match
    10. DH Brain (Zim) vs SL 1993 – 1 match
    11. Phil DeFreitas (Eng) vs SA, 1996 – 2 matches
    12. Mark Waugh (Aus) vs SL (1996), SA (2 in 1998), WI (1999) – 4 matches
    13. Lance Klusener (SA) vs Aus, NZ 1997, 1998 – 4 matches
    14. Neil Johnson (Zim) 1998-2000 – Regular opener
    15. Chris Cairns (NZ) vs Pak 2000 – 1 match
    16. JM Davison (Canada) vs SL, NZ 2003 – 2 matches
    17. E Schiferli (Netherlands vs Pak, Zim, Namibia, 2003 – 3 matches
    18. Sehwag (Ind) vs Aus, 2003 – 1 match
    19. Asim Saeed (UAE) vs Ind, 2004 – 1 match
    20 Irfan Pathan (Ind) vs SA, 2005 – 1 match
    21 DJ Reekers (Netherlands) , 2006-07 – Regular opener
    22. Mudassar Bukhari (Netherlands) 2009 – 4 matches
    23. Chibhabha (Zim) vs SA 2009 – 1 match
    24. Mohammad Hafeez Pak) 2011-13 – Regular opener
    25. Dilshan (SL) 2011-14 – 6 matches
    26. Karim Sadiq (Afg) vs Netherlands, 2012 – 1 match
    27. Nick Carter (Scotland) vs Pak, 2013 – 1 match
    28. RJ Peterson (SA) vs SL, 2013 – 1 match
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