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ODI Fantasy World Cup – Highest Batting Partnerships

Good opening partnerships are tough to find, in particular at the ODI fantasy world cup. We can find loads of great opening batsmen such as David Warner, Rohit Sharma, Martin Guptill and Quinton de Kock playing in the world cup 2019 tournament. There aren’t as many opening pairs.

One look at the highest opening partnerships in the history of ODIs and you are thrown back to heavenly days. These are the days of cricket world cup fantasy league when opening batsmen hunted in pairs. They had been feared not discretely but for the destruction that they caused together.

So who holds the record for the highest opening partnership in the history of world cup fantasy cricket? And does the Indian pair of Sachin Tendulkar-Sourav Ganguly, who holds the record for most century partnerships by an opening pair, reach top five?

Here are the seven highest opening partnerships in world cup cricket game. Take a look below:

Chris Gayle & Marlon Samuels

Champions of the West Indies team, Chris Gayle &Marlon Samuels have the highest partnership record in world cup cricket. On 24 February 2015, they recorded the highest partnership of 372 runs at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Zimbabwe at Canberra during the 15th match of Pool B. West Indies won the match by 73 runs.

Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid

Indian stars, Sourav Ganguly & Rahul Dravid are second in this list. On 26 May 1999, they recorded the second highest partnership of 318 runs at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Sri Lanka at Taunton during the 21st match. India won the match by 157 runs.

Upul Tharanga & Tillakaratne Dilshan

Named amongst the greatest Sri Lankan batsman, the duo Upul Tharanga&Tillakaratne Dilshan holds the third spot in this list. On 10 March 2011, they recorded the third highest partnership of 282 runs at 1st wicket partnership. They were playing against Zimbabwe at Pallekele during the 26th Match, Group A. The Lankans won the match by 139 runs.

David Warner & Steven Smith

The terrific Australian duo, David Warner & Steven Smith hold the fourth position in this record. On 4 March 2015, they recorded the fourth highest partnership of 260 runs at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Afghanistan at Perth during the 26th Match, Pool A. The Australian won the match by 275 runs.

David Miller & Jean-Paul Duminy

The South African stars, David Miller &Jean-Paul Duminy hold the fifth position in this record. On 15 February 2015, they recorded the fifth highest partnership of 256* runs in world cup cricket at 5th wicket partnership. They were playing against Zimbabwe at Hamilton during the 3rd Match, Pool B. The South Africans won the match by 62 runs.

Hashim Amla &Faf du Plessis

Another brilliant South African pair, Hashim Amla &Faf du Plessis are the sixth in this list. On 3 March 2015, they recorded the sixth highest partnership of 247 runs in world cup cricket at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Ireland at Canberra during the 24th Match, Pool B. The South Africans won the match by 201 runs.

Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly

The fantastic opening batsmen pair of Indian team, Sachin Tendulkar & Sourav Ganguly are the seventh in this record. On 23 February 2003, they recorded the seventh highest partnership of 244 runs in world cup cricket at 2nd wicket partnership. They were playing against Namibia at Pietermaritzburg during the 25th Match. The Indians won the match by 181 runs.

*Records have been compiled as on May 22, 2019

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