In cricket, the batting team always looks forward to keeping the scoreboard running, where the batsmen always try their best to make partnerships with each other and put some runs on the board. If a batting pair settles on the pitch and has a good understanding of each other, their team’s chances of winning the match increase. We have seen many excellent batting pairs in international cricket throughout the years. Today we’ll be talking about the top ten batting pairs with the most significant number of hundred partnerships.
10. Rahul Dravid And Sourav Ganguly
Rahul Dravid is a former right-handed middle-order batsman, and Sourav Ganguly is a former left-handed top-order batsman. They are one of the best right and left-handed batting combinations for India. In 1999, Dravid and Ganguly became the first duo in ODI cricket history to put a 300 runs partnership stand (318) and overall has scored more than 7600 runs together in international cricket. The pair makes it into the tenth position with 21 hundred partnerships.
9. Marvan Atapattu And Sanath Jayasuriya
Marvan Atapattu is a former right-handed batsman, and Sanath Jayasuriya is a former left-handed batsman of Sri Lanka; both played 266 innings together. Their partnership produced more than 9900 runs, with their best score, 335, against Pakistan in 2000. Due to their valuable contribution and being considered the best opening pair of Sri Lanka, they are in the ninth position on the list with 23 hundred partnerships.
8. Ross Taylor And Kane Williamson
Ross Taylor and Kane Williamson are both right-handed middle-order batsmen. They are the best batting pair for New Zealand in cricket history. They played 158 innings together and scored more than 8000 runs at an average of 55 with the best score of 265. Suppose any of the openers or both get out earlier. They both stand firm and keep the scoreboard running for the team. Taylor and Kane are in the eighth position with 24 hundred partnerships.
7. Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the right-handed top-order batsmen and a reliable batting pair of India. Currently, they are the essential batters for India in all formats. They have batted 126 International innings together and scored more than 6700 runs at an average of 56. They are the seventh on the list with 24 hundred partnerships.
6. Matthew Hayden And Ricky Ponting
Matthew Hayden is a former left-handed opener, and Ricky Ponting is a retired right-handed batsman, both considered the most prolific batting pair for Australia. They played together in 152 innings and scored more than 8300 runs at an average of 60. The Hayden-Ponting team has scored 82% of their partnership runs in a winning cause. It is the highest by any pair. They are in the sixth position on the list with 26 hundred blocks.
5. Tillakaratne Dilshan And Kumar Sangakkara
Tillakaratne Dilshan is a former right-handed batsman, and Kumar Sangakkara is a retired wicket-keeper right-handed batsman of Sri Lanka; both considered one of the best batting pairs for Sri Lanka. They batted in 172 innings together and scored more than 8,000 runs at an average of 49 with the best score of 225. They are in the fifth position on the list with 27 hundred partnerships.
4. Gordon Greenidge And Desmond Haynes
Gordon Greenidge and Desmond Haynes are both former right-handed opening batsmen. They are one of the most iconic opening partners in cricket history. They both batted together in 251 innings and scored more than 11,600 runs. The duo batted at an average of 50, with the best score of 298. Gordon and Desmond were the primary reason for the strong batting performance of the West Indies during the 1980s, and hence, they are in the fourth position on the list with 31 hundred partnerships.
3. Rahul Dravid And Sachin Tendulkar
Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar are former right-handed batsmen and excellent batting pairs. They are one of the most influential and consistent pairs for India. They formed a duo in 241 innings and scored more than 11,000 runs at an average of 48, with the best score of 331. Rahul started the team with Tendulkar from 1996 to 2012. Due to their performance, they are in the third position on the list with 31 hundred partnerships.
2. Mahela Jayawardene And Kumar Sangakkara
Jayawardene and Sangakkara are some of the best batsmen and batting partners for Sri Lanka, famous for their world record partnership stand. In a test match against South Africa in July 2006, the pair set a world record for the highest partnership score of 624 runs for any wicket in any format of international cricket. They played together in 293 innings from 2000 to 2015 and scored more than 13,000 runs at an average of 48. They produced 36 hundred partnerships and are in the second position on the list.
1. Sourav Ganguly And Sachin Tendulkar
Sourav and Sachin is a former left, and right-handed batting combination considered the most successful batting pair in cricket history. The team formed when Sachin asked Ganguly to open with him and help him to put some runs on the board. From 1992 to 2008, they played in 241 innings together. They scored more than 12,000 runs at an average of 51 and with the best score of 281. They made 38 hundred partnerships and are in the top position on the list.