Opening batters are key to a successful T20 outing, in fact, in any format. For a league like PSL, where the fast bowlers are fearsome and world-class, it takes champion performances from the opening batters to give the team a perfect start to the game.

Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam joining hands for Karachi Kings to score 176 runs for the first wicket in their game against Islamabad United in the 2021 season is the highest opening partnership ever recorded in Pakistan Super League history. Unfortunately, the Kings lost that game as the United batters bettered their score with five balls to spare.

This article will list the top ten highest-opening partnerships in PSL.

Highest Opening Partnerships in PSL

Sharjeel Khan – Babar Azam176Karachi KingsIslamabad UnitedKarachi2021
Saim Ayub – Babar Azam162Peshawar ZalmiQuetta GladiatorsRawalpindi2023
Liam Livingstone – Babar Azam157Karachi KingsMultan SultansDubai (DSC)2019
Usman Khan – Mohammad Rizwan157Multan SultansQuetta GladiatorsRawalpindi2023
Saud Shakeel – Jason Roy157Quetta GladiatorsPeshawar ZalmiLahore2024
Ahsan Ali – Will Smeed155Quetta GladiatorsPeshawar ZalmiKarachi2022
Shane Watson – Sharjeel Khan153Islamabad UnitedLahore QalandarsSharjah2016
Sharjeel Khan – Babar Azam151*Karachi KingsLahore QalandarsKarachi2020
Shan Masood – Mohammad Rizwan150Multan SultansLahore QalandarsKarachi2022
Usman Khawaja – Colin Munro137*Islamabad UnitedQuetta GladiatorsAbu Dhabi2021

Key Stats

Babar Azam has been part of four partnerships in the table above, and Sharjeel Khan has three.

In fact, Babar has the most 100-partnerships in PSL – 14 in total, whereas Mohammad Rizwan has been part of 11 – the second best.

Considering the venue, Karachi has hosted five of the ten partnerships listed above.

Season-wise, 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023 have been the venues for two instances of the partnerships mentioned above.

Also Read: Highest Individual Scores in PSL

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