Partnerships are a crucial factor in a cricket match. And they become even more important when the teams are playing in the ODI World Cup.

Indian batters have been aware of its importance and have stitched together some formidable partnerships to help the team score huge runs or chase down the target.

In this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 highest partnerships for India in the ODI World Cup.

Highest Partnerships For India in ODI World Cups

PlayersRunsWicketAgainstVenueDate
Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid (IND)3182ndSri LankaTaunton26 May 1999
Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly (IND)2442ndNamibiaPietermaritzburg23 Feb 2003
Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid (IND)237*3rdKenyaBristol23 May 1999
KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer (IND)2084thNetherlandsBengaluru12 Nov 2023
Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli (IND)2033rdBangladeshMirpur19 Feb 2011
Virender Sehwag, Sourav Ganguly (IND)2022ndBermudaPort of Spain19 Mar 2007
Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (IND)196*5thZimbabweAuckland14 Mar 2015
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (IND)1891stSri LankaLeeds6 Jul 2019
Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli (IND)1892ndSri LankaWankhede2 Nov 2023
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul (IND)1801stBangladeshBirmingham2 Jul 2019

Key Stats

1: India is one of the two teams that has been involved in a 300-plus run partnership in the World Cup. The other 300-plus partnership (372) belongs to Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels from the West Indies, which is also the highest partnership in the ODI World Cup history.

318: This is the highest-ever partnership achieved for India in the 50-over tournament. Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid were at the helm and helped India recover from 6/1 to 373/6. This was the then-highest partnership for India in ODI cricket, which was later breached by Sachin Tendulkar and Dravid in November 1999.

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5: Sachin Tendulkar, who has scored the most runs in the World Cup, contributed to five 150-plus partnerships with different partners. This is the most times an Indian batter features in 150-plus partnerships.

3: Three Indian batters — Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, and Rohit Sharma — feature in three 170-plus partnerships, with all of them coming at the top of the order.

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