Opening partnerships is the base of any innings in any format. But in T20’s putting a huge total on board is very important. A flamboyant and aggressive partnership can help the team to post a good score at the end. Top 5 Highest opening partnership in IPL ever.
David Warner & Jhonny Bairstow
Gambhir & Lynn
KL Rahul & Agarwal
Watson & F du Plessis
V Kohil & Paddikal
The last on the list was the 5th highest in IPL between Virat Kohli and Paddikal of 181* runs. Between RCB and Royals. Skipper played an excellent knock of 72* while the youngster managed to roar high and score his maiden IPL hundred. RCB won the match by 10 wickets with 21 balls to left.
The fourth highest opening partnership in IPL was between Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis of 181* runs. Between CSK and Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020. Watson and Du Plessis scored 83 * and 87* respectively. CSK won the match by 10 wickets with 10 balls left.
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The third highest partnership was between KL Rahul and Agarwal of 183 runs. Between Kings XI and Rajastan Royals. Agarwal scored a hundred while KL Rahul managed to score 69. Despite scoring 183 runs for the 1st wicket Kings XI lost the match.
The second highest partnership was recorded in match 3 of IPL 2017 between Gautam Ghambir and Chris Lynn of 184* runs. This match was played between KKR and Gujrat Lions. Gambhir and Lynn scored 76 and 93 respectively. KKR won the match by 10 wickets.
The highest opening partnership in IPL till yet is between Bairstow and David Warner of 185 runs. Sunrisers was playing RCB in this match in IPL 2019. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner both scored a ton and in result Sunrisers won the match by 118 runs.