ODI is a kind of format that increases the job of openers and to get a positive start it becomes very necessary for openers to register a good partnership. In this article, we will see who are those 5 pairs with the most century-opening partnerships in ODIs.
#5 Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow
This new England’s opening pair of the modern era, Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow makes a very dangerous ODI opening pair. Jason Roy and Bairstow both are right-handed they both are masters of power-hitting. They made 13-century opening partnerships in ODI cricket which is the fifth highest.
#4 Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes
This West Indies opening duo of Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes was the best opening duo of the 80s and 90s. They were simply magnificent. They both were star players and they never hesitate to play in an attacking mood. Both have 15-century opening partnerships in ODIs.
#3 Matthew Hayden and Adam Gilchrist
This left- and right-hand opening pair of Australia is considered one of the best and most dangerous opening pairs in cricket’s history. Both Hayden and Gilchrist were world-class players and the reason for their success lies in their brand of cricket which they never changed. They both made 16-century opening partnerships in ODI cricket which is the third highest.
#2 Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan
Two of the best ODI player of this generation Shikhar Dhawan and Indian captain Rohit Sharma makes a very strong opening pair together, especially in the ODI format. They both are very good friends and they understand each other very well. And when it comes to giving a good start, they have always delivered. Rohit being right-handed and Shikhar being left gives them the advantage over bowlers. In their ODI career, they both have made 18-century opening partnerships so far.
#1 Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly
Two of India’s greatest cricketers, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly made a very successful opening pair in cricket’s history, and in terms of century-opening partnerships, they are the most successful ones. Sourav Ganguly who is the current president of BCCI was a very attacking cricketer of his time and on the other hand, it was the god of cricket himself, Sachin Tendulkar. They both have made 21-century opening partnerships in ODI cricket.