Cricket’s game relies heavily on partnerships. When early wickets fall in the opening overs, the lower batsmen make the team’s return in the match by making a partnership. Highest partnership in ODI cricket is an essential part of the match. If the team is batting first, then a partnership is essential to make a big score, while the team has to make long partnerships to pursue the goal.
In the cricketing game, the openers get to play the most balls and if they make good partnership then the team’s victory is almost taken. India now has a pair of Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan, who has played the key role in many victories in the team.
Today we are going to tell you about the five most successful salami pairs of ODI cricket.
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar (India)
Virender Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar are considered to be the most explosive pair of cricket history. Both of these batsmen started the innings for India in the 2011 World Cup. When both batsmen scored runs together, the match almost came out of the hands of the opposing team.
Both batsmen have started the innings for 93 times. In these innings, Sachin and Sehwag have scored 3919 runs at an average of 42.13. It includes 12 centuries and 18 half-century partnerships.
Hashim Amla and Quintan De-Coke (South Africa)
Amla and D-Coq have given a good start to South Africa in the last 5 years. Last year both the batsmen had achieved the target of 279 against Bangladesh without having achieved the target.
Amla and De-Coke have scored 3919 runs at an average of 48.38 while opting for South Africa in 83 innings so far. It includes 10 centuries and 13 half-century partnerships.
Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes (West Indies)
Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes used to open the batting for the West Indies when they used to dream of all the teams defeating the team. Both batsmen set the platform for Viv Richards and other batsmen by giving a strong start.
Greenidge and Haynes started the innings for the West Indies team at 102 occasions. In these innings, both scored 5150 runs at an average of 52.55. This is the best average in the top 5 combinations. These runs include 15 centuries and 24 half-century partnerships.
Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden (Australia)
Australia’s explosive batsmen Adam Gilchrist and Matthew Hayden had to break down on batsmen together. Both played a key role in Australia’s victory in the 2003 and 2007 World Cups. In the 2003 World Cup finals, both the batsmen made such a quick start that the Indian team could not get out of it.
Gilchrist and Hayden scored 5372 runs in 114 innings with openers. It included 16 centuries and 29 half-century partnerships. His biggest partnership was 172 runs, which both of them made against Sri Lanka in the 2007 World Cup final.
Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly (India)
For the first time in 1996, Sachin and Ganguly, who started the innings together, added 6609 runs in 136 innings. Last time, in 2007, both India started the innings for Pakistan against Pakistan. Both have also made a 21 centuries partnership, and this is also a world record.
Sachin and Ganguly had the biggest partnership of 258 runs, which they made against Kenya in 2001. The partnership’s share of both could have been bigger but due to Virender Sehwag, Ganguly had left the opening batting.
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