IPL is the best T20 tournament where cricketers from all around the world participate and break enormous records. In T20 cricket, scoring quick runs with big shots is very important, but the most important thing is to have good partnerships. This makes it very difficult for the opposition to gain control of run flow. Once a batsman is set on the field, he would easily play any bowler without hesitation. There are many duos in IPL, who love to play along with each other and score a huge number of runs.
In this article, we are going to look at the top 5 highest partnerships in IPL history.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – 229 Runs
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers are known as the best batsmen of the decade. They represent different countries but still have great chemistry while playing. They have been playing together for Royal Challengers Bangalore from the beginning and have built a good repo. This helps them to understand each other on the field and set the record for the highest partnership in T20 IPL. The record is for 229 runs against Gujarat Lions in the year 2016. It is one of the greatest innings for both the players. Both the batsmen scored 3-figure runs, with AB scoring 129 runs off 52 balls and Virat scoring 109 runs off 55 balls.
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers – 215 runs
The same duo, who ranks first in the list, also has the record for building the second-highest partnership in IPL history. Virat and AB are very good friends both on and off the field. It helps them to play with better understanding and make high totals for their team. They also rank second in the list for contributing a partnership of 205 runs against Mumbai Indians in IPL 2015. Mumbai Indians had the best bowling attacks then but still were not able to stop these two players.
Adam Gilchrist and Shawn Marsh – 206 runs
Adam Gilchrist and Shawn Marsh are both former Australian cricketers. They represented many teams together in IPL. In IPL 2011, they were the strike players for Punjab Kings. In a game against RCB, the captain Adam Gilchrist scored a century of 106 runs off 55 balls. On the other side, Shawn Marsh also showed his powerful batting by scoring 79 runs in 49 balls. This made them rank fourth in the list of highest partnership for contributing a total of 206 runs for their team.
Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle – 204 runs
Virat Kohli has his name in three out of the top four highest partnership in IPL history. He is a classic player who can play big shots and also to take quick runs by running between the wickets. But while playing with Chris Gayle, every player strike rate seems to be less. Gayle scored 128 runs in just 62 balls against Delhi Daredevils in 2012 IPL. Virat Kohli, on the other side, supported him by scoring 73 runs off 53 balls. This made them rank fourth in the list for contributing together a total of 204 runs.
David Warner and Naman Ojha – 189 runs
David Warner is one of the most consistent players of IPL and also holds many records. He has been a part of many great partnerships in IPL. One such partnership was made by him and Naman Ojha while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad against Delhi in IPL 2012. In that game, Warner played a wonderful inning and scored 109 runs off 54 balls, and Ojha hit 64 runs in 46 balls. They together scored a total of 189 runs, which helped them to rank third on the list.
These are the top highest partnerships in the history of IPL.