Highest opening partnership in ODI for India: Rohit Sharma & Shubman Gill stitch 5th highest opening partnership for India in ODIs

Updated on: Jan 24, 2023 3:51 pm IST

  • Highest opening partnership in ODI for India

    Highest opening partnership in ODI for India: Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill stitched a 212 run-stand in the third and final ODI against New Zealand at Indore on 24th January 2023. The highest opening partnership in One Day International (ODI) cricket for India is held by the pair of Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly. The duo amassed an impressive 258 runs during an ODI match against Kenya in 2001. This partnership remains the highest for any team in ODI history and is widely considered one of the greatest opening partnerships of all time.

    Tendulkar and Ganguly formed a formidable partnership at the top of the Indian batting order, with both players known for their aggressive and dominant style of play. They were able to consistently put on big scores, putting pressure on the opposition and setting the tone for the rest of the team.

    Highest opening partnership in ODI for India

    Rohit and Gill are only the 6th opening pair to stitch more than 200 runs for India in ODIs. Take a look at the top 5 opening partnerships for India in ODI cricket,

    Players Runs vs Venue Date
    Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar 258 Kenya Boland Park. Paarl 24-10-2001
    Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar 252 Sri Lanka R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo 07-07-1998
    Shikhar Dhawan and Ajinkya Rahane 231 Sri Lanka Barabati Stadium, Cuttack 02-11-2014
    KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma 227 West Indies ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Andhra Pradesh 18-12-2019
    Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma 212 New Zealand Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore 24-01-2023

    Gill and Rohit’s partnership grabs the 5th spot on the list

    Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma’s 212 runs stand in the final ODI of the series against New Zealand has helped them claim the 5th spot in the highest opening partnership for India in ODI. The duo replaced Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma from the 5th spot who stitched together 210 runs stand against the arch-rivals Pakistan during the 2018 Asia Cup in Dubai.

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