The West Indies team has produced some of the hardest hitters in cricket history and has never failed to entertain fans around the world. From the likes of Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, and now Nicholas Pooran, they have had some really good T20 batters. In the following article, we will name some of the Windies' best and highest partnerships in T20 international cricket.
1. 152 Runs Against South Africa
In 2015, the West Indies faced South Africa in the second T20I of the series in Johannesburg. The West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first, restricting South Africa to 231 runs. In the chase, the Windies reached the massive target in 19.2 overs, with Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels putting up a 152-run partnership for the second wicket.
2. 145 Runs Against South Africa
In 2007, the West Indies played against South Africa in the first match of the ICC World Cup. South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first, limiting the West Indies to 205 in 20 overs. Chris Gayle and Devon Smith scored 145 runs for the opening wicket, with Gayle scoring a memorable hundred.
3. 133 Runs Against Australia
The West Indies faced Australia at The Oval in the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup. Australia won the toss and elected to bat first, scoring 169 runs in their first innings. The West Indies then chased the target down in 15.5 overs, with Chris Gayle leading the way with 88 runs. Chris Gayle and Andre Fletcher scored 133 runs for the opening wicket.
4. 133 Runs Against Ireland
West Indies faced Ireland in the third T20I of the series in Basseterre in 2020. West Indies won the toss and chose to field first, limiting Ireland to 138 runs. Then the Windies chased the target in 11 overs, with Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis scoring 133 runs for the opening wicket.
5. 126 Runs Against India
The next partnership on our list is from the 2016 India tour of the West Indies and the USA. It was the first T20I of the series, and after winning the toss, India elected to field first. The Windies put a massive 245 runs on the board, with Johnston Charles and Evin Lewis scoring 126 runs for the opening wicket. At the end, the Windies won the match by a run.
6. 122 Runs Against England
At number six, we have a partnership from the 2022 England tour of the West Indies. It was the third T20I of the series, and England had won the toss and chosen to field first. West Indies scored 224 runs, with Rovman Powell scoring a century. Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell scored 122 runs for the third wicket.
7. 112* Runs Against India
West Indies faced India in the series' lone T20I in Kingston in 2017. The West Indies won the toss and chose to bat first. The Indians scored 190 runs in their first innings. West Indies chased the target with ease with nine wickets in hand. Evin Lewis and Marlon Samuels put up an unbeaten 112-run partnership for the second wicket.
8. 108* Runs Against New Zealand
In the first T20I of the series, West Indies faced New Zealand in Lauderhill in 2012. New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first, limiting the West Indies to 209 runs in 20 overs. For the third wicket, Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard scored an unbeaten 108 runs.
9. 103 Runs Against England
The ninth partnership to feature on our list is from the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup. West Indies faced England at Pallekele, and after winning the toss, West Indies opted to bat first and scored 179 runs. The opening wicket partnership of Johnston Charles and Chris Gayle totalled 103 runs. The Windies eventually won the match.
10. 103 Runs Against Australia
The final partnership on our list comes from Australia's tour of the West Indies in 2021. It was the second T20I of the series, and after winning the toss, Australia decided to field first. In their first innings, the West Indies scored 196 runs, with Shimron Hetmyer and Dwayne Bravo scoring 103 runs for the fourth wicket. At the end, the Windies won the match by 56 runs.