In Cricket, a partnership is a huge thing when it comes to batting. A solid partnership at the top set the stage or tone for a team while chasing or posting a huge total on the board. Hence, over the years, all teams have looked to use their best players in the top-order batting line-up.
Top players like Jonny Bairstow, Rohit Sharma, and David Warner have always looked to give a positive start to their respective teams with tier partners. These opening pairs have helped their teams do well in the International arena for a long time.
Cricket’s Dynamic Duos: Top 5 ODI Opening Pairs in the Modern Era:
5. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow (England)
Both these English players are famous for explosive batting styles. Both Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow have given many solid starts to England in the 50-over format. As of now, they have 54 ODI innings together. In those innings, they have scored 3009 runs, at an average of 55.72. Their highest-ever partnership is 174 runs against Australia.
It came in the fourth ODI match of the home series in Chester-le-street. England was chasing a huge target of 311 runs. But, they did it with ease in just 44.4 overs. Jason Roy scored 101 runs off 83 balls. Meanwhile, Bairstow scored 79 runs off 66 balls, including 10 fours. Till now, they have put up 14 hundred partnerships and 11 fifty-partnerships.