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Top 10: Highest Opening Partnerships in IPL History

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

PARTNERSRUNSTEAMOPPOSITIONVENUESEASON
KL Rahul & Quinton de Kock210*LSGKKRDY Patil2022
Shubman Gill & Sai Sudharsan210GTCSKAhmedabad2024
Jonny Bairstow & David Warner185SRHRCBHyderabad2019
Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn184*KKRGLRajkot2017
KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal183KXIPRRSharjah2020
Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway182CSKSRHPune2022
Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis181*CSKKXIPDubai2020
Virat Kohli & Devdutt Padikkal181*RCBRRWankhede2021
Chris Gayle & Tillakaratne Dilshan167RCBPWIBangalore2013
Sachin Tendulkar & Dwayne Smith163*MIRRJaipur2012

Stats Insights

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).

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Teamwise, there are three entries from CSK and 2 from RCB & SRH in this list, whereas pairs from MI, KXIP, & KKR have featured once.

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