Thursday, 11 April 2013

Best Opening Pairs in IPL


I have listed the best Opening Pairs and Partnerships in Indian Premier League History. 

Most Aggregate Runs by Opening Partners 

Innings
Runs
Batsman1
Batsman2
For
Avg
50s
100s
HS
28
1105
Mike Hussey
Murali Vijay
CSK
40.92
8
2
159
19
705
Chris Gayle
Tillakaratne Dilshan
RCB
47.47
6
2
167
24
842
Adam Gilchrist
Herschelle Gibbs
DC
35.08
6
1
101
24
732
Virender Sehwag
Gautam Gambhir
DD
30.5
4
1
122
29
728
Virender Sehwag
David Warner
DD
25.6
1
1
146
20
718
Sanath Jayasuriya
Sachin Tendulkar
MI
35.9
4
1
127
19
705
Rahul Dravid
Ajinkya Rahane
RR
44.06
7
0
99
10
533
Brendon McCullum
Gautam Gambhir
KKR
53.33
4
1
113
17
516
Adam Gilchrist
Paul Valthaty
KXIP
30.35
2
1
136
15
496
Matthew Hayden
Parthiv Patel
CSK
33.06
4
1
106


Only pair to add 1000+ runs opening in IPL




Best Average for Opening Pairs 


Innings
Runs
Batsman1
Batsman2
For
Avg
50s
100s
HS
7
440
Rahul Dravid
Shane Watson
RR
73.33
3
1
134*
6
335
Brendon McCullum
Mahela Jayawardene
KTK
55.83
1
1
128
10
533
Brendon McCullum
Gautam Gambhir
KKR
53.33
4
1
113
8
362
Dwayne Smith
Sachin Tendulkar
MI
51.71
0
1
163*
9
413
Adam Gilchrist
VVS Laxman
DC
51.63
2
1
155*



Highest Runs for the First Wicket 
Runs
Balls
Batsman1
Batsman2
For
vs
Venue
167
82
Chris Gayle
Tillakaratne Dilshan
RCB
PWI
Bangalore
163*
108
Dwayne Smith
Sachin Tendulkar
MI
RR
Jaipur
159
89
Mike Hussey
Murali Vijay
CSK
RCB
Chennai
155*
72
Adam Gilchrist
VVS Laxman
DC
MI
Mumbai
151
95
Virender Sehwag
Mahela Jayawardene
DD
MI
Delhi
146
70
Virender Sehwag
David Warner
DD
KXIP
Delhi
139*
104
Mike Hussey
Murali Vijay
CSK
KXIP
Mohali
136
84
Adam Gilchrist
Paul Valthaty
KXIP
DC
Hyderabad
135
89
Naman Ojha
Graeme Smith
RR
KXIP
Durban
135
79
Virender Sehwag
Mahela Jayawardene
DD
MI
Delhi


Record for the highest opening partnership in IPL 

* Updated till 6th May 2013