T20 World Cup is one of the most thrilling competition in the world as breathtaking matches occur in the mega event. T20 cricket has revolutionized the cricket in such a great way that there is great rise in the fan base in recent years. Players put their all the skills to perform well and lead their team to the title. Here we have a list of the highest runs partnerships in the T20 world cup which help the teams attain an easy win against the opponents.
Highest Runs Partnerships In T20 World Cup
Partnerships are more important in the short formats especially in T20 cricket as only 12 balls can change the momentum of game. If a partnership is going well between two batters, then there are more chances that the team will put a greater total on the board. Moreover, big targets can also achieved quite easily. That’s why, teams put their best batters in the top order to make a solid partnership in the beginning that helps to gain winning momentum. Here are the highest runs partnerships in T20 world cup events.
1) Mahela Jayawardene & Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)
- Partnership | 166
- Wicket | 2nd
- Opponent | West Indies
- World Cup | 2010
The highest T20 world cup partnership occurred between Jayawardene and Sangakkara in 2010 when they are playing against West Indies. Both batters have scored brilliant 166 runs for the team at 2nd wicket and put their names at the top of the list. That is still the highest partnership in T20 World Cup.
2) Mohammad Rizwan & Babar Azam (Pakistan)
- Partnership | 152*
- Wicket | 1st
- Opponent | India
- World Cup | 2021
Rizwan and Babar made an amazing show of batting skills against the harsh rivals India. The partnership helps Pakistan score their first ever win against India in the mega event. Both Pakistani openers made partnership of unbeatable 152 runs at 1st wicket and collect a ten wicket victory against India in World Cup 2021.
3) Alex Hales & Eoin Morgan (England)
- Partnership | 152
- Wicket | 3rd
- Opponent | Sri Lanka
- World Cup | 2014
For the third wicket, Alex Hales and English captain Eoin Morgan scored 152 runs. The partnership occur in 2014 world cup when both batters made an epic display of classic cricket shots to helps their team withstand difficult conditions. So far, that partnership is at the third spot in the history of T20 world cup.
Top 15 Highest Runs Partnerships In T20 World Cup
|Mahela Jayawardene & Kumar Sangakkara||Sri Lanka||166||2nd||West Indies||2010|
|Mohammad Rizwan & Babar Azam||Pakistan||152*||1st||India||2021|
|Alex Hales & Eoin Morgan||England||152||3rd||Sri Lanka||2014|
|Chris Gayle & Devon Smith||West Indies||145||1st||South Africa||2007|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan & Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||145||2nd||England||2014|
|Kamran Akmal & Salman Butt||Pakistan||142||1st||Bangladesh||2010|
|KL Rahul & Rohit Sharma||India||140||1st||Afghanistan||2021|
|Gautam Gambhir & Virender Sehwag||India||136||1st||England||2007|
|Chris Gayle & Andre Fletcher||West Indies||133||1st||Australia||2009|
|Shane Watson & David Warner||Australia||133||1st||India||2012|
|Aqib Ilyas & Jatinder Singh||Oman||131*||1st||Papua New Guinea||2021|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan & Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||124||1st||West Indies||2009|
|Mohammad Hafeez & Imran Nazir||Pakistan||124||1st||Bangladesh||2012|
|David Warner & Mitchell Marsh||Australia||124||2nd||West Indies||2021|
|Prabath Nissanka & Wanindu Hasaranga||Sri Lanka||123||4th||Ireland||2021|
World Cup 2021 | There are a lot of good partnerships we have seen in T20 World Cup 2021. On the top Babar and Rizwan made Pakistan win their 1st match against India in the mega event. Nissanka and Hasaranga partnership of 123 runs helped Sri Lanka secure a win against Ireland. Moreover, there are many other team performances from World Cup 2021.
That’s all about the highest runs partnerships in T20 World Cup matches so far. World cup 2022 schedule details announced. If there is any change in the list, we will update the details here. Stay tuned for more information!