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 1||Player 2||Runs||Team||Opposition||Season|
|Jonny Bairstow||David Warner||185||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2019|
|Gautam Gambhir||Chris Lynn||184*||Kolkata Knight Riders||Gujarat Lions||2017|
|Mayank Agarwal||KL Rahul||183||Kings XI Punjab||Rajasthan Royals||2020|
|Shane Watson||Faf Du Plessis||181*||Chennai Super Kings||Kings XI Punjab||2020|
|Chris Gayle||Tillakaratne Dilshan||167||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune Warriors India||2013|
|Sachin Tendulkar||DR Smith||162*||Mumbai Indians||Rajasthan Royals||2012|
|Mike Hussey||Murali Vijay||159||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2011|
|Adam Gilchrist||VVS Laxman||155*||Deccan Chargers||Mumbai Indians||2008|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Virendra Sehwag||151||Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai Indians||2013|
|Chris Gayle||Virat Kohli||147||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kings XI Punjab||2016|