Top 10 Highest opening partnership in ODI – Warner to Fakhar Zaman

Highest opening partnership in ODI: One of the most difficult tasks in International cricket is opening the batting. Because openers have to face the hard and new cricket ball which gets seam and swing movements. And It is very difficult to score runs with the highest opening partnership for the first wicket in any format of cricket, and especially in ODIs, there have been very few opening partnerships of batsmen who have scored the highest runs.

And in today’s article, we are going to tell you about the batsman name who have made the highest opening partnership in ODI history so far, so let’s know About “Top 10 Highest opening partnership in ODI“.

Top 10 Highest opening partnership in ODI

In this list, the name of the famous opener pair of West Indies, John Campbell & Shai Hope, comes first in this list, with the highest partnership of 365 runs, while Pakistan’s opener batsmen Fakhar Zaman & Imam-ul-Haq are at number two. Apart from this, the list of the rest of the Highest opening partnerships in ODI is given below.

RankOpening PairTeamRunsOppositionVenueDate
1John Campbell & Shai HopeWest Indies365IrelandDublinMay 05, 2019
2Fakhar Zaman & Imam-ul-HaqPakistan304ZimbabweBulawayoJuly 20, 2018
3Tamim Iqbal & Litton DasBangladesh292ZimbabweSylhetMar 06, 2020
4WU Tharanga & ST JayasuriyaSri Lanka286EnglandLeedsJul 01, 2006
5DA Warner & TM HeadAustralia284PakistanAdelaideJanuary 26, 2017
6Quinton de Kock & Hashim AmlaSouth Africa282BangladeshKimberleyOctober 15, 2017
7WU Tharanga & TM DilshanSri Lanka282ZimbabwePallekeleMarch 10, 2011
8JAH Marshall BB McCullumNew Zealand274IrelandAberdeen01 July 2008
9TM Head & DA WarnerAustralia269EnglandMelbourne22 Nov 2022
10DA Warner & AJ FinchAustralia258IndiaWankhedeJan 14, 2020

John Campbell & Shai Hope (West Indies) – 365 Runs

The first number in this list is the name of West Indies opener pair John Campbell & Shai Hope, who scored 365-runs, while playing against Ireland team on May 05, 2019, and this is the highest opening partnership record in ODI today.

John Campbell and Shai Hope
Source: India Today

Fakhar Zaman & Imam-ul-Haq (Pakistan) – 304 Runs

The pair of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq is also very famous in ODI cricket, and this pair is in second place in the highest opening partnership in ODI record, who shared a 304-run partnership while playing against the Zimbabwe team on July 20, 2018.

Fakhar Zaman & Imam-ul-Haq
Source: Twitter

Tamim Iqbal & Litton Das (Bangladesh) – 292 Runs

Tamim Iqbal and Litton Das are the top order batsmen of the Bangladesh team, have given good starts to the Bangladesh team in many occasions and in the list of highest opening partnership in ODI, the name of these two batsmen comes on third position , who made the highest opening partnership of 292 runs while playing against the Zimbabwe team on 06 Mar 2020.

Tamim Iqbal & Litton Das
Source: Twitter

WU Tharanga & ST Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 286 Runs

WU Tharanga and ST Jayasuriya is also one of the famous opening pair of Sri Lanka team who have given good starts to Sri Lanka team in many ODI matches, and this pair is on the fourth spot in the list of highest opening partnership in One Day, and This pair had the highest opening partnership of 286 runs against England on Jul 01, 2006.

WU Tharanga & ST Jayasuriya
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DA Warner & TM Head (Australia) – 284 Runs

Australia team’s famous opening pair Travis Head and David Warner are on the fifth position in this list, and both of these pairs shared a 284-run partnership while playing against Pakistan team on January 26, 2017.

DA Warner & TM Head
DA Warner & TM Head

Top 5 Highest opening partnership in ODI World Cup

Through the table below, information has been given about some such opening partnerships which have made the highest opening partnership in the ODI World Cup history so far, and in this list, the highest opening partnership made between David Warner & Mitchell Marsh in the recent world cup 2023 is also included.

RunsOpening Pair NameWicketTeam CountryagainstVenueYear
372Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels2ndWest IndiesZimbabweCanberra2015
318Rahul Dravid & Sourav Ganguly 2ndIndiaSri LankaTaunton1999
282Tillakaratne Dilshan & Upul Tharanga 1stSri LankaZimbabwePallekele2011
273*Devon Conway & Rachin Ravindra2ndNew ZealandEnglandAhmedabad2023
260David Warner & Steve Smith2ndAustraliaAfghanistanPerth2015
259David Warner & Mitchell Marsh1stAustraliaPakistanBengaluru2023

FAQ?

Q. Who is the highest one-day opening partnership of India?

Ans: One of the famous opening pair of India, “SC Ganguly, SR Tendulkar” has made the highest opening partnership for India in ODI and they had a partnership of 258 runs against Kenya.

Q. What is highest opening partnership in ODI?

Ans: West Indies’s famous opener pair John Campbell & Shai Hope hold the record of the highest opening partnership in an ODI with 365 runs against Ireland.

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