In Cricket World Cup, some teams depend on their bowling attack more, some depend on their batting and some are pretty much well balanced. It is very important to start well in high pressure matches like those in the World Cup.
There have been some partnerships throughout the different editions of the tournament, which have provided the necessary starts or the stability for a particular team to cash on. These partnerships have been very crucial in their campaign.
Here is a list of the pairs with most runs in a World Cup for each wicket:
Most Partnerships By Wicket In World Cup
|1st||282||Upul Tharanga, Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||v Zimbabwe||Pallekele||10 Mar 2011|
|2nd||372||Chris Gayle, Marlon Samuels||West Indies||v Zimbabwe||Canberra||24 Feb 2015|
|3rd||237*||Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar||India||v Kenya||Bristol||23 May 1999|
|4th||204||Michael Clarke, Brad Hodge||Australia||v Netherlands||Basseterre||18 Mar 2007|
|5th||256*||David Miller, JP Duminy||South Africa||v Zimbabwe||Hamilton||15 Feb 2015|
|6th||162||Kevin O'Brien, Alex Cusack||Ireland||v England||Bengaluru||2 Mar 2011|
|7th||116||MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja||India||v New Zealand||Manchester||9 Jul 2019|
|8th||117||David Houghton, Iain Butchart||Zimbabwe||v New Zealand||Hyderabad (Deccan)||10 Oct 1987|
|9th||126*||Kapil Dev, Syed Kirmani||India||v Zimbabwe||Tunbridge Wells||18 Jun 1983|
|10th||71||Andy Roberts, Joel Garner||West Indies||v India||Manchester||9 Jun 1983|
Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Tharanga scored 282 runs together for first wicket in the 2011 World Cup. The pair averaged exactly 100 through out the tournament. With the help of this strong partnership, Sri Lanka managed to reach the Finals of the tournament.
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In the recent world cup MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja broke the highest partnership record for 7th wicket in World Cup while playing against New Zealand in World Cup 2019 Semi Final. Unfortunately they lost the match despite of the great effort from these two.
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