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The Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to return in March 2024 with its 17th season. IPL fans have enjoyed many great partnerships, and there will possibly be more in the upcoming season. We will go through the top 10 highest partnerships in the history of IPL.

1. Ab de Villiers & Virat Kohli

On 14 May 2016, during an IPL match between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Gujarat Lions in Bengaluru, Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers made an IPL record. They scored the highest partnership of 229 runs for the 2nd wicket. Both players scored centuries, which helped their team win the match.

2. Ab de Villiers & Virat Kohli

The second spot for the highest partnerships in IPL also goes to RCB's Ab de Villiers and Virat Kohli. The duo scored a partnership of 215 runs in 2015, and both of them stayed on the crease until the end. Their partnership came against Mumbai Indians while playing at Wankhede.

3. KL Rahul & Quinton de Kock

In an IPL match in 2022, KL Rahul and Quinton de Kock achieved the highest partnership for the 1st wicket. The game was played between Lucknow Super Giants and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at DY Patil Stadium. They scored an unbeaten 210 runs together for Super Giants.

4, Shaun Marsh & Adam Gilchrist

The Australian duo Shaun Marsh & Adam Gilchrist forged a partnership of 206 runs for the 2nd wicket on May 17, 2011. They were playing for Kings XI Punjab against Royal Challengers Bangalore. A knock of 106 came from Gilchrist's bat at Dharamshala's ground.

5. Virat Kohli & Chris Gayle

played in Delhi on 17 May 2012 witnessed Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle delivering a monumental partnership of 204* runs. Their partnership came for the second wicket while playing for RCB. It put their team in a dominant enough position against Delhi Daredevils to win the match.

6. David Warner & Naman Ojha

artnership in IPL history came from David Warner & Naman Ojha, who were batting for Delhi Daredevils. They scored 189* runs together for the 2nd wicket on 10 May 2012. The opposing team was Deccan Chargers Hyderabad, and they lost the match by 9 wickets, even with Shikhar Dhawan scoring 84 runs off 49 balls.

7. David Warner & Jonny Bairstow

batsman David Warner is again on the list of top 10 highest partnerships in IPL. This time, he shares the record with England player Jonny Bairstow. The duo scored 185 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad against RCB on 31 March 2019. They batted for the 1st wicket and Warned remained not out at 100.

8. Chris Lynn & Gautam Gambhir

During a match on 7 April 2017, Chris Lynn and Gautam Gambhir formed a powerful partnership of 184* runs for the 1st wicket. They were batting for Kolkata Knight Riders against Gujrat Lions in Rajkot. Both batsmen stayed not out until the end of the match, leading their team to a 10-wicket win.

9. KL Rahul & Mayank Agarwal

Kings XI Punjab players KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal share the record for the 9th highest partnership in IPL history. They formed a fantastic partnership of 183 runs for the 1st wicket against Rajasthan Royals. The match was played on 27 September 2020 at Sharjah.

10. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway

In May 2022, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway teamed up for an impressive partnership of 182 runs for the 1st wicket. They scored this opening partnership for Chennai Super Kings in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad played at Pune. Unfortunately, Gaikwad fell short of a century by 1 run as he got out, making 99 runs.
In the IPL, partnerships between players are crucial, and some stand out for their incredible teamwork. These partnerships showcased exceptional batting skills, setting huge totals for their teams. Virat Kohli, Ab de Villiers, and David Warner have been a part of many such partnerships. As you witness these spectacular team efforts, you can create your winning combinations. Join Dream11 today to play fantasy cricket, form your dream team, and experience the thrill of the game like never before.

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