The Indian Premier League is gaining popularity day by day, and the teams keep on showing consistency. IPL is set to mark its thirteenth anniversary, and the highest cricketing standards are expected every year.
The unbeaten 210 runs partnership between Quinton de Kock and KL Rahul in the successful 10-wickets win for Lucknow Super Giants against Kolkata Knight Riders in 2022 is the highest partnership for the 1st wicket in Indian Premier League history. It is also the third-highest partnership by runs in the tournament history.
Here is a list of the top ten highest opening stands in IPL history:
Highest Opening Partnership in IPL
|KL Rahul & Quinton de Kock
|Jonny Bairstow & David Warner
|Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn
|KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal
|Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway
|Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis
|Virat Kohli & Devdutt Padikkal
|Chris Gayle & Tillakaratne Dilshan
|Sachin Tendulkar & Dwayne Smith
|David Warner & Jonny Bairstow
The superlative Jonny Bairstow – David Warner partnership in the 2019 season for SRH currently stands at No.6 in the overall best partnerships in the tournament history.
The top Bairstow-Warner pair has featured twice in this list, with a 160-runs partnership against KXIP in the following edition (2020).
Teamwise, there are three entries from CSK and 2 from RCB & SRH in this list, whereas pairs from MI, KXIP, & KKR have featured once.