The current record of IPL highest opening partnership belongs to Jonny Bairstow and David Warner. The Sunrisers Hyderabad duo scored 185 runs against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2019 IPL season at Hyderabad.
Highest Opening Partnership in IPL
|Player 1||Player 2||Runs||Team||Opposition||Season|
|Jonny Bairtsow||David Warner||185||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2019|
|Gautam Gambhir||Chris Lynn||184*||Kolkata Knight Riders||Gujarat Lions||2017|
|Mayank Agarwal||KL Rahul||183||Kings XI Punjab||Rajasthan Royals||2020|
|Shane Watson||Faf Du Plesis||181*||Chennai Super Kings||Kings XI Punjab||2020|
|Chris Gayle||Tillakratne Dilshan||167||Royal Challengers Bangalore||Pune Warriors India||2013|
|Sachin Tendulkar ||DR Smith||162*||Mumbai Indians||Rajasthan Royals||2012|
|Jonny Bairtsow||David Warner||160||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Kings XI Punjab||2020|
|Mike Hussey||Murali Vijay||159||Chennai Super Kings||Royal Challengers Bangalore||2011|
|Adam Gilchrist||VVS Laxman||155*||Deccan Chargers||Mumbai Indians||2008|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Virendra Sehwag||151||Delhi Daredevils||Mumbai Indians||2013|
|David Warner||Wriddhiman Saha||151*||Sunrisers Hyderabad||Mumbai Indians||2020|
*Last updated on 4th Nov 2020
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Putting a huge total on the board is a major part of the shortest format of Cricket. A good opening partnership plays a crucial role in achieving this. Since its inception in 2008, a lot of opening pairs have held the title of highest opening partnership in IPL. The record has been constantly broken and a new benchmark of opening partnerships in T20 has been set each time.
Before this Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn had the record of the highest opening partnership in IPL history. The Kolkata Knight Riders opening duo scored 184 runs not out against Gujarat Lions in the 2017 season of the IPL.