Highest Opening Partnership in IPL History Since 2008

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Highest Opening Partnership in IPL
Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul scored 210 runs against KKR in IPL 2022(Image: IPL)

Highest Opening Partnership in 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 debuts in international format for their respective national team.

Highest Opening Partnership in IPL History

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 KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock. In their maiden IPL season, Lucknow Super Giants’ opening batsman made an unbelievable partnership of 210 runs.

Notably, de Kock scored his second IPL century and remains unbeaten for 140 runs. On the other hand, LSG captain KL Rahul scored 68 runs which leads LSG to create a record in their maiden season.

Highest Opening Partnership in IPL – Full List

Match DatePlayersRunsTeamOppositionVenue
18-May-22
Quinton de Kock
210*
LSG
KKR
Mumbai
KL Rahul
31-Mar-19
Johnny Bairstow
185
SRH
RCB
Hyderabad
David Warner
07-Apr-17
Gautam Gambhir
184*
KKR
GL
Rajkot
Chris Lynn
27-Sep-20
KL Rahul
183
KXIP
RR
Sharjah
Mayank Agarwal
01-May-22
Ruturaj Gaikwad
182
CSK
SRH
Pune
Devon Conway
04-Oct-20
Shane Watson
181*
CSK
KXIP
Dubai
Faf du Plessis
22-Apr-21
Virat Kohli
181*
RCB
RR
Mumbai
Devdutt Padikkal
23-Apr-13
Chris Gayle
167
RCB
PW
Bengaluru
TM Dilshan
20-May-12
Sachin Tendulkar
163*
MI
RR
Jaipur
Dwayne Smith
08-Oct-20
David Warner
160
SRH
KXIP
Dubai
Johnny Bairstow
28-May-11
Michael Hussey
159
CSK
RCB
Chennai
Murali Vijay
27-Apr-08
Adam Gilchrist
155*
DC
MI
Mumbai
VVS Laxman
22-Apr-22
Jos Buttler
155
RR
DC
Mumbai
Devdutt Padikkal
03-Nov-20
David Warner
151*
SRH
MI
Sharjah
Wriddhiman Saha
21-Apr-13
Mahela Jayawardene
151
DD
MI
Delhi
Virender Sehwag
18-May-16
Chris Gayle
147
RCB
KXIP
Bengaluru
Virat Kohli
23-Apr-11
David Warner
146
DD
KXIP
Delhi
Virender Sehwag
19-Apr-15
Ajinkya Rahane
144
RR
CSK
Ahmedabad
Shane Watson
10-Apr-13
Murali Vijay
139*
CSK
KXIP
Mohali
Michael Hussey
30-Apr-17
David Warner
139
SRH
KKR
Hyderabad
Shikhar Dhawan
10-Apr-21
Prithvi Shaw
138
DC
CSK
Mumbai
Shikhar Dhawan
21-Apr-16
David Warner
137*
SRH
GL
Rajkot
Shikhar Dhawan
16-Apr-11
Adam Gilchrist
136
KXIP
DC
Hyderabad

 


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