Batting partnerships in cricket can lead a team to a respectable total through which it can defend it with its bowling. If a team does not provide a good start, it will lead to a sudden downfall of wickets and a low total at the end. Many cricket teams depend on their opening batters to lay the platform for the upcoming players in the batting line-up to counter-attack their opponents in the death overs after a good contribution. The list below shows the top ten batting pairs of West Indies in the ODI cricket history with the highest partnerships.

 

1. Chris Gayle And Marlon Samuels

Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels created history for the West Indies when they stitched together a partnership of 372 runs for the second wicket against Zimbabwe in the ICC 2015 World Cup. The ODI match was held in Manuka Oval in Canberra on 24th February 2015. Samuels scored an unbeaten 133, and Gayle made his first double century-215. Gayle got out on the last ball of the West Indies innings.

 

 

2. John Campbell And Shai Hope

John Campbell and Shai Hope put on a partnership of 365 runs for the opening wicket against Ireland in Castle Avenue in Dublin on 5th May 2019. Campbell played a knock of 179 runs, and Hope scored 170 as the Windies thrashed Ireland by 196 runs.

 

 

3. Darren Bravo And Denesh Ramdin

Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin stitched together 258 runs for the third wicket against Bangladesh at Warner Park in Basseterre St. Kitts on 25th August 2014. The younger Bravo scored 124 runs, and Ramdin made a career-best 169 to guide Windies home by 91 runs.

 

4. Shivnarine Chanderpaul And Carl Hooper

Shivnarine Chanderpaul and Carl Hooper built a partnership of 226 runs for the fourth wicket against South Africa at Buffalo Park in East London in South Africa on 24th January 1999. Hooper contributed 108 runs to the Windies total, and Chanderpaul made 150 runs to lead the men in maroon to a victory by 43 runs.

 

 

5. Gordon Greenidge And Viv Richards

The two legendary cricketers stood together to contribute 221 runs for the second wicket against India at Keenan Stadium in Jamshedpur on 7th December 1983. Viv scored 149 runs, and Greenidge made 115 to help their team win the ODI match by 104 runs.

 

6. Shai Hope And Shimron Hetmyer

Shai Hope and Shimron Hetmyer joined hands to make 218 runs for the second wicket against India at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk on 15th December 2019. Hope opened the Windies’ innings and scored an unbeaten 102 while his batting partner hit a quickfire 139 to help their team cross the line by eight wickets.

 

7. Kirk Edwards And Dwayne Bravo

Kirk Edwards and DJ Bravo stitched a partnership of 211 runs for the fourth wicket against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton in New Zealand on 8th January 2014. The champion all-rounder scored 106 runs, and his partner-in-crime Edwards remained unbeaten on 123 to help Windies win by 203 runs.

 

8. Desmond Haynes And Viv Richards

The legendary duo of Haynes and Richards put together a partnership of 205 runs for the second wicket against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on 9th December 1979. Haynes made 80 runs while opening the batting, and Richards remained unbeaten on 153 runs to lead the men in maroon to a victory by 80 runs.

 

9. Stuart Williams And Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Stuart Williams and Chanderpaul built a partnership of 200 runs against India for the opening wicket at Kensington Oval in Bridgetown in Barbados on 3rd May 1997. The duo performed exceptionally well, with Williams making 78 runs and his batting partner remaining unbeaten on 109 runs to help the Windies cross the line without losing a wicket after restricting their opponents to 199.

 

10. Brian Lara And Phil Simmons

Brian Lara and Phil Simmons stitched together 197 runs for the second wicket against Pakistan at Kingsmead in Durban on 19th February 1993. The Prince of Port Spain scored 128 runs while his partner Simmons made 70 runs that helped the West Indies reach the respectable total of 268 and later won the ODI match by 124 runs.