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Highest Opening Partnership in IPL

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


PartnersRunsWicketTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
Johnny Bairstow & David Warner1851stSunrisersv RCBHyderabad (Deccan)31 Mar 2019
Gautam Gambhir & Chris Lynn184*1stKKRv Guj LionsRajkot7 Apr 2017
KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal1831stKings XIv RoyalsSharjah27 Sep 2020
Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis181*1stSuper Kingsv Kings XIDubai (DSC)4 Oct 2020
Virat Kohli & Devdutt Padikkal181*1stRCBv RoyalsMumbai22 Apr 2021
Chris Gayle & TM Dilshan1671stRCBv WarriorsBengaluru23 Apr 2013
Sachin Tendulkar & Dwayne Smith163*1stMum Indiansv RoyalsJaipur20 May 2012
David Warner & Johnny Bairstow1601stSunrisersv Kings XIDubai (DSC)8 Oct 2020
Michael Hussey & Murali Vijay1591stSuper Kingsv RCBChennai28 May 2011
Adam Gilchrist & VVS Laxman155*1stChargersv Mum IndiansMumbai27 Apr 2008
David Warner & Wriddhiman Saha151*1stSunrisersv Mum IndiansSharjah3 Nov 2020
Mahela Jayawardene & Virendra Sehwag1511stDaredevilsv Mum IndiansDelhi21 Apr 2013
Chris Gayle & Virat Kohli1471stRCBv Kings XIBengaluru18 May 2016
David Warner and Virendra Sehwag1461stDaredevilsv Kings XIDelhi23 Apr 2011
Ajinkya Rahane & Shane Watson1441stRoyalsv Super KingsAhmedabad19 Apr 2015
Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey139*1stSuper Kingsv Kings XIMohali10 Apr 2013
David Warner & Shikhar Dhawan1391stSunrisersv KKRHyderabad (Deccan)30 Apr 2017
Prithiv Shaw & Shikhar Dhawan1381stCapitalsv Super KingsMumbai10 Apr 2021
David Warner & Shikhar Dhawan137*1stSunrisersv Guj LionsRajkot21 Apr 2016
Adam Gilchrist & Paul Valthaty1361stKings XIv ChargersHyderabad (Deccan)16 Apr 2011


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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.



Which opening pair currently hold the record for the Highest Opening Partnership in the history of IPL?


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.

IPL 2021: Highest partnerships in the history of the tournament
IPL 2021: Highest partnerships in the history of the tournament

IPL 2021: Highest partnerships in the history of the tournament

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