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Highest Opening Partnerships in IPL

By Ravi - April 3, 2023 - Last updated on Apr 03, 2023 01:51 PM
Highest Opening Partnerships in IPL

5 Highest Opening Partnerships in IPL history, Highest Opening Partnerships in Indian Premier League

Today we will talk about the opening partnership in IPL history, Although all types of partnerships are important, but a good start by the opening pair is the most important. Whenever a team's opener gives a good start, it becomes easy for the team to chase and score big. Other batsmen also take advantage of the good start of the openers and the team also gets the benefit of this. IPL also boasts of the best batsmen from around the world and the history of the tournament has seen many great opening batsmen and great partnerships between them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the 5 biggest opening partnerships in IPL history..

Top 5 Highest Opening Partnershipsin IPL history

Highest Opening PartnershipsRunsTeam
Quinton De Kock and KL Rahul210*LSG
Jonny Bairstow and David Warner185SRH
KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal184*KKR
Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn183PBKS
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway182CSK

Highest Opening Partnershipsin in Indian Premier League (IPL)

1. Quinton De Kock and KL Rahul (201* Run)

Quinton De Kock and KL Rahul

In the 66th match of IPL 2022, Lucknow Super Giants won the toss and elected to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders. Captain KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock themselves batted tremendously and did not give a single wicket to the opposition bowlers. Both of them first crossed the century mark and then 200 runs and made the record for the biggest opening partnership in IPL. Both of them shared an unbeaten 210-run partnership for the first wicket, in which Rahul contributed 68 and de Kock contributed 140 runs. In this way, this pair reached the top in terms of the biggest opening partnership in IPL.

2. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner (185 Run)

Jonny Bairstow and David Warner

This partnership happened during the 11th match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2019 at Hyderabad. Batting first, the pair of Warner and Bairstow shared a record first 185-run partnership for Hyderabad and got the team off to a great start. Bairstow was dismissed after scoring 114 runs, while Warner also played a brilliant inning of 100 not out.

3. Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn (184* Run)

Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn

This partnership happened during the third match between Gujarat Lions and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2017 at Rajkot. Batting first, Gujarat posted a total of 183/4 in their 20 overs, with Raina scoring 47 and Karthik scoring 68. KKR achieved the target of 184 runs with 10 wickets in hand with the help of Lynn and Gambhir's brilliant 184-run partnership. Gambhir scored an unbeaten 76 and Lynn scored an unbeaten 93.

4. KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal (183 Run)

KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal

During the 9th match played between Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals in Sharjah in IPL 2020, Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul of Punjab Kings performed tremendous batting. A great partnership of 183 runs was seen between Rahul and Mayank. Rahul contributed 68 runs in this partnership, while Mayank scored a brilliant century in this match.

5. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway (182 Run)

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway

In the 46th match of IPL 2022, the pair of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad opened the innings for Chennai Super Kings. The pair came out to open the innings for the second time in the season but Sunrisers Hyderabad's strong bowling attack played their shots freely and added 182 runs for the first wicket. Gaikwad contributed 99 runs in this partnership. At the same time, Conway returned unbeaten after scoring 85 runs.


#TeamPlayedWonLostTieNRNRRPointsRecent Forms
1Gujrat Titans - Q14104000.83520
2Chennai Super Kings - Q1485010.65217
3Lucknow Super Giants - Q1485010.28417
4Mumbai Indians - Q148600-0.04416
5Rajasthan Royals - E147700 0.14814
6Royal Challengers Bangalore - E147700 0.13514
7Kolkata Knight Riders - E146800-0.23912
8Punjab Kings - E146800-0.30412
9Delhi Capitals - E145900-0.80810
10Sunrisers Hyderabad - E1441000-0.5908
Recent Forms: W = Won, L = Lost, T = Tie, D = Draw, NR = No Result

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