Highest opening partnership in IPL
Highest opening partnership IPL

Providing the highest opening batting partnership plays a major role in the shortest format of cricket. While playing the short format game like the Indian Premier League it is very much essential to have a massive opening partnership.

Considering the fact that the ball helps the bowlers the most during the start of an innings, there is no denying that opening the innings is not an easy task. But over the years, the game of cricket has witnessed some openers who have enthralled the world with their sheer brilliance at the top of the order.

Cricket players from all around the world join together to play the cash-rich Indian Premier League. International players join hands with Indian domestic cricketers and play as a team in IPL which paves the way for many players to make debut in international format.

Highest Opening Partnership in IPL

Since its inception in 2008, a lot of opening pairs have held the title of the highest opening partnership in IPL. The record has been constantly broken and a new benchmark of opening partnerships in T20 has been set each time.

The current record of IPL’s highest opening partnership belongs to Jonny Bairstow and David Warner. The Sunrisers Hyderabad duo scored 185 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 IPL season at Hyderabad.

List of Highest Opening Partnership

Player 1Player 2RunsTeamOppositionSeason
Jonny BairstowDavid Warner185Sunrisers HyderabadRoyal Challengers Bangalore2019
Gautam GambhirChris Lynn184*Kolkata Knight RidersGujarat Lions2017
Mayank AgarwalKL Rahul183Kings XI PunjabRajasthan Royals2020
Shane WatsonFaf Du Plessis181*Chennai Super KingsKings XI Punjab2020
Chris GayleTillakaratne Dilshan167Royal Challengers BangalorePune Warriors India2013
Sachin TendulkarDR Smith162*Mumbai IndiansRajasthan Royals2012
Mike HusseyMurali Vijay159Chennai Super KingsRoyal Challengers Bangalore2011
Adam GilchristVVS Laxman155*Deccan ChargersMumbai Indians2008
Mahela JayawardeneVirendra Sehwag151Delhi DaredevilsMumbai Indians2013
Chris GayleVirat Kohli147Royal Challengers BangaloreKings XI Punjab2016


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