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Highest Opening partnerships in T20 World Cup History

Highest Opening Partnerships in T20 World Cup: Providing the highest opening batting partnership is considered crucial in the shortest format of cricket.

The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament is known for incredible batting stands and highest partnership scores. Despite playing in the short format, batters tend to score higher individual or partnership runs helping the team in the match.

The term “Partnership” means the total number of successful runs scored by two players before one of their dismissals. The partnership between two batsmen will come to an end when one of them is dismissed or retires or the innings come to an end.

Highest Opening partnerships in T20 World Cup

Alex Hales and Jos Buttler hold the highest opening partnership score of 170* runs in the T20 World Cup semi-final match against India in 2022 and helped the side win the match by chasing the target of 169 runs.

Players with the highest partnership runs are listed below with the scores, match details, and venue.

Partners Runs Team Opposition Ground Match Date
AD Hales, JC Buttler 170* England v India Adelaide 10 Nov 2022
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran 154 Afghanistan v Uganda Providence 3 Jun 2024
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam 152* Pakistan v India Dubai (DICS) 24 Oct 2021
DS Smith, CH Gayle 145 West Indies v South Africa Johannesburg 11 Sep 2007
Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal 142 Pakistan v Bangladesh Gros Islet 1 May 2010
RG Sharma, KL Rahul 140 India v Afghanistan Abu Dhabi 3 Nov 2021
V Sehwag, G Gambhir 136 India v England Durban 19 Sep 2007
CH Gayle, ADS Fletcher 133 West Indies v Australia The Oval 6 Jun 2009
SR Watson, DA Warner 133 Australia v India Colombo (RPS) 28 Sep 2012
Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas 131* Oman v P.N.G. Al Amerat 17 Oct 2021
ST Jayasuriya, TM Dilshan 124 Sri Lanka v West Indies Nottingham 10 Jun 2009
Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Nazir 124 Pakistan v Bangladesh Pallekele 25 Sep 2012
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam 113 Pakistan v Namibia Abu Dhabi 2 Nov 2021
Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam 105 Pakistan v New Zealand Sydney 9 Nov 2022
ML Hayden, AC Gilchrist 104 Australia v Bangladesh Cape Town 16 Sep 2007
SR Watson, DA Warner 104 Australia v India Bridgetown 7 May 2010
CH Gayle, J Charles 103 West Indies v England Pallekele 27 Sep 2012
Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran 103 Afghanistan v New Zealand Providence 7 Jun 2024
ML Hayden, AC Gilchrist 102* Australia v Sri Lanka Cape Town 20 Sep 2007
LJ Wright, RS Bopara 102 England v Netherlands Lord’s 5 Jun 2009
DA Warner, AJ Finch 98 Australia v Bangladesh Mirpur 1 Apr 2014
DR Smith, CH Gayle 97 West Indies v Bangladesh Mirpur 25 Mar 2014
Q de Kock, HM Amla 96 South Africa v England Wankhede 18 Mar 2016
RE Levi, HM Amla 94* South Africa v Zimbabwe Hambantota 20 Sep 2012
SJ Myburgh, PW Borren 91 Netherlands v Ireland Sylhet 21 Mar 2014
HG Munsey, MA Jones 90* Scotland v England Bridgetown 4 Jun 2024
Q de Kock, HM Amla 90 South Africa v England Chattogram 29 Mar 2014
GC Smith, JH Kallis 87 South Africa v Scotland The Oval 7 Jun 2009
RG Sharma, KL Rahul 86 India v Namibia Dubai (DICS) 8 Nov 2021
HG Munsey, KJ Coetzer 84 Scotland v Afghanistan Nagpur 8 Mar 2016
WU Tharanga, ST Jayasuriya 82 Sri Lanka v New Zealand Johannesburg 15 Sep 2007
Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal 82 Pakistan v Australia Gros Islet 14 May 2010
JJ Roy, AD Hales 82 England v New Zealand Delhi 30 Mar 2016
ST Jayasuriya, TM Dilshan 81 Sri Lanka v Pakistan Lord’s 12 Jun 2009


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Most Runs Scorer in T20 World Cup Year Wise

Virat Kohli’s 319 in the 2014 T20 World Cup is the most runs scored by a player in a single edition of the Men’s T20 World Cup.

Year Player Runs Team
2022 Virat Kohli 296 India
2021 Babar Azam 303 Pakistan
2016 Tamim Iqbal 295 Bangladesh
2014 Virat Kohli 319 India
2012 Shane Watson 249 Australia
2010 Mahela Jayawardene 302 Sri Lanka
2009 Tillakaratne Dilshan 317 Sri Lanka
2007 Matthew Hayden 265 Australia
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