Top 10 Partnerships in Modern Day Cricket

Partnerships in Modern Day Cricket
Partnerships in Modern Day Cricket
Even though there isn’t much room to bat in a 50-over cricket game, like there is in a Test, great partnerships have happened

Even though there isn’t much room to bat in a 50-over cricket game, like there is in a Test, great partnerships have happened over the years in the One Day International (ODI) format. Since 1999, the ODI has made five partnerships with more than 300 people. Two of them had more than 350 runs, and three of them were from 2015.

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Highest Partnership in ODI

Here is some information about the best ODI partnerships:

1. Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels – 372 vs Zimbabwe, 2015:

When West Indies played Zimbabwe in Pool B of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, West Indies was the favorite. Dwayne Smith was out for a duck on the second ball, so Marlon Samuels and Chris Gayle took over at 0/1. West Indies had 50 turns at bat. Chris Gayle hit 16 sixes and scored 215 runs off of 147 balls. He was out on the second-to-last ball of his innings, so he didn’t get a chance to break the record for most sixes hit by a single player in a match. In 156 balls, Marlon Samuels got 133 runs.

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels scored 372/2, which is the most runs ever scored in an ODI partnership. Windies won by 89 runs (D/L).

2. John Campbell and Shai Hope – 365 vs Ireland, 2019:

West Indies has the second-highest ODI partnership, which doesn’t come as a surprise. In a 2019 tri-nation series, it happened this time in Dublin. West Indies started out with songs by John Campbell and Shai Hope. When Ireland took their first wicket in the 48th over, West Indies had 365 runs.

John Campbell got 179 runs with 15 fours and 6 sixes in 137 balls, and Shai Hope got 170 runs with 22 fours and 2 sixes (152 balls). West Indies got 381 runs while Ireland only got 185.

3. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid – 331 vs New Zealand, 1999:

In 1999, India’s best ODI partnership was made up of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid. After New Zealand won the first ODI by a score of 1-0, India wanted to get back on track. In the second over, Rahul Dravid joined Sachin Tendulkar at the crease. This got rid of Sourav Ganguly.

The two batted until the 48th over, scoring a total of 331 runs. Rahul Dravid was out at 153, which was his best score in an ODI. Sachin Tendulkar scored 186 runs without being beaten. He hit 20 fours and 3 sixes. India (376/2) bowled out New Zealand for 202 runs.

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels3722ndWest Indies vs Zimbabwe, 2015
John Campbell and Shai Hope3651stWest Indies vs Ireland, 2019
Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid3312ndIndia vs New Zealand, 1999
Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid3182ndIndia vs Sri Lanka, 1999
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman3041stPakistan vs Zimbabwe, 2018
Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das2921stBangladesh vs Zimbabwe, 2020
Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya2861stSri Lanka v England, 2006
David Warner and Travis Head2841stAustralia vs Pakistan, 2017
Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla282*1stSouth Africa vs Bangladesh, 2017
Upul Tharanga and Tilakratne Dilshan2821stSri Lanka vs Zimbabwe, 2011

Highest Partnership in Test

Here are some instances of Test Cricket’s Highest Partnerships.

5. Rahul Dravid & VVS Laxman (India):

Era: 1996-2012

Batting innings: 86

Runs: 4,065

The Mean is 51.45

The present crop of Indian batters is unparalleled in the annals of the game when it comes to sustaining a stay at the crease. There are six of them, and four of the top ten duos are made up of those six.

It was entertaining to see Laxman, whose initials were rumored to stand for “Very Very Special,” and Dravid’s inclusion is hardly surprising, given that many weary bowlers can speak to the accuracy of his moniker “The Wall”.

4. Matthew Hayden & Justin Langer (Australia)

Era: 1997-2007

Innings: 122

Runs: 6,081

Average: 51.53

At the turn of the century, Hayden and Langer were the leaders of Australia’s unbeatable team.

Langer was a rough match for Hayden’s dominance, but both of them wanted to score runs. When Langer replaced Michael Slater at The Oval in 2001, the two put up 158 runs and never looked back, scoring 5,655 runs at the top of the order for a total of 6,081.

3. Mahela Jayawardene & Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

Era: 2000-

At the moment, it’s 113.

Runs: 6,151

Average: 56.43

Even though they gave up the shorter format after winning the World Twenty20, the silky Sri Lankan players are still doing well in Tests.

Each of them has more than 11,000 Test runs and an average of more than 50, making them true all-time greats. More than a quarter of these runs have been scored together.

2. Gordon Greenidge & Desmond Haynes (West Indies)

Era: 1978-1991

Innings: 113

Runs: 6,151 Average: 56.43

In the 1970s and 1980s, the West Indies were the most feared team because they had great fast bowlers. Viv Richards’s batting skills are what people remember most about him. This explosive opening pair gave bowlers a lot of runs and let Richards play his shots.

Only Greenidge and Haynes have scored runs together in the 1980s, let alone the 1970s. They have 42 partnerships of 50 or more, which is the same number as Hayden and Langer, though they don’t all start together. Two more 50s were turned into 100s by Greenidge and Haynes.

1. Rahul Dravid & Sachin Tendulkar (India)

Era: 1996-2012

Innings: 143

Runs: 6,920

Average: 50.51

India was lucky that The Little Master and The Wall played together for most of their careers, just like Sangakkara and Jayawardene did for Sri Lanka.

Both of them are in the top four run scorers of all time, with Tendulkar at the top. Between them, they have scored more than 29,000 runs, and just under a fifth of those runs were scored together. On 49 occasions, their partnerships were worth more than fifty, or once every three innings. They also made 20 centuries together, which is more than any other pair in the history of Test.

Highest partnership in T20

Here are some examples of T20 cricket’s highest partnerships.

Batting is built on partnerships in cricket. In the exciting 20-over T20 format, it is important to score runs and keep the run rate high. Twenty20 cricket used to be a game for big hitters with high strike rates, but now it’s more important to make partnerships and plan out an innings.

H Zazai, Usman Ghani
2361st wicketIrelandT20I
V Kohli, AB de Villiers
(Royal Challengers Bangalore)
2292nd wicketGujarat LionsT20 (IPL)
A Finch, D Short
2231st wicketZimbabweT20I
S Davizi, Dylan Steyn
(Czech Republic)
2201st wicketBulgariaT20I
V Kohli, AB de Villiers
(Royal Challengers Bangalore)
215*2nd wicketMumbai IndiansT20 (IPL)
Balaji Pai, Louis Bruce
213*1st wicketBulgariaT20I
S Iyer, SK Yadav
2133rd wicketSikkimT20 (Domestic)
Q de Kock, KL Rahul
(Lucknow Super Giants)
210*1st wicketKKRT20 (IPL)
K Akmal, S Butt
(Lahore Whites)
209*1st wicketIslamabadT20 (Domestic)
J Denly, Bell-Drummond
2071st wicketEssexT20 (Domestic)
M Stoinis, H Cartwright
(Melbourne Stars)
2071st wicketSydney SixersT20 (BBL)
A Gilchrist, S Marsh
(Kings XI Punjab)
2062nd wicketRoyal Challengers BangaloreT20 (IPL)
C GayleV Kohli
(Royal Challengers Bangalore)
204*2nd wicketDelhi DaredevilsT20 (IPL)
Babar Azam, M Rizwan
203*1st wicketEnglandT20I
M Wade, D Short
(Hobart Hurricanes)
2031st wicketAdelaide StrikersT20 (BBL)
M Juneja, A Malek
202*4th wicketKeralaT20 (Domestic)
C Gayle, B McCullum
(Rangpur Riders)
201*2nd wicketDhaka DynamitesT20 (BPL)
P Ingram, J How
(Central Districts)
2011st wicketWellingtonT20 (Domestic)
H Munsey, K Coetzer
2001st wicketNetherlandsT20I
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