Winning matches is certainly not easy if batters cannot stay on the crease for a long time. In T20I cricket, it is necessary to stay on the crease and score runs at a quick rate. This should be done such that the depth of the batting line-up is properly utilized. England is the origin country of cricket; thus, it is natural that it has produced many talented players of the game. In this article, we will take a look at the biggest partnerships for England in T20I cricket. So, let’s go!
1. Eoin Morgan And Dawid Malan Vs. New Zealand
Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan’s knock of 182 runs starts off this list. The third wicket partnership came against the Kiwis during the 2019 England tour of New Zealand. The duo guided their team to a mammoth total of 241 runs and then restricted New Zealand to only 165 runs, thus, winning the match by 76 runs.
2. Alex Hales And Jos Buttler Vs. India
Next up, we have Alex Hales and Jos Buttler with their unbeaten 170-run opening stand against India in the semi-final match of the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. While chasing a decent total of 168 runs, the English batters registered a victory without losing even a single wicket.
3. Dawid Malan And Jos Buttler Vs. South Africa
Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler, stitched an unbeaten 167-run stand against South Africa in the third T20I of England tour of South Africa. The hosts put up 191 runs on board after the first inning. In reply, the pair guided England to a nine-wicket victory with 14 balls still remaining.
4. Alex Hales And Ravi Bopara Vs. West Indies
Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara’s second-wicket partnership of 159 runs is next on the list. In the only T20I of the West Indies tour of England in 2012, the visitors put up 172 runs on the board. The match got close, and ultimately the hosts chased this total down with only two balls remaining.
5. Eoin Morgan And Alex Hales Vs. Sri Lanka
Moving forward with the list, Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales put together 152-run third-wicket partnership. In the group match of the 2014 World T20, Sri Lanka presented a target of 190 runs to England. The British batters made the required runs and won the match by six wickets.
6. Michael Lumb And Alex Hales Vs. New Zealand
Michael Lumb and Alex Hales, put together 143 runs for an unbeaten opening stand against New Zealand. The third T20I of the 2013 England tour of New Zealand went in the visitor’s favour as they successfully chased down the 139-run total without losing even a single wicket.
7. Ben Duckett And Harry Brook Vs. Pakistan
Making it to the seventh spot, we have Ben Duckett and Harry Brook’s unbeaten fourth-wicket partnership of 139 runs. During the England tour of Pakistan in 2022, the British batters put a big total of 221 runs on board. In reply, Pakistan could accumulate only 63 runs, thus, losing the match by 63 runs.
8. Eoin Morgan And Moeen Ali Vs. Australia
Standing on the eighth position of this list, we have Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali with their 135-run partnership for the third wicket against Australia. In the only T20I of the Australia tour of England and Ireland in 2015, the duo helped the English team in putting up a total of 182 runs. Following this, Australia made 177 runs in their 20 overs and lost the match.
9. Alex Hales And Jos Buttler Vs. Australia
Now, we have Alex Hales and Jos Buttler, who put up an opening partnership of 132 runs against Australia in the first ODI of England tour of Australia in 2022. In reply to the visitor’s 208-run total, the Kangaroos could score only 200 runs and lost the match by eight runs.
10. Dawid Malan And Jos Buttler Vs. India
The final knock to make its way to this list is the 130-run second-wicket partnership against India from the 2021 England tour of India. While chasing a target of 224 runs, set up by the Indian batters, the British could score only 188 runs in their 20 overs. Thus, they were handed a 36-run defeat.