Be it any format, partnerships play an invaluable role in notching big totals in cricket. Building partnerships is crucial in any stage of the game. While the opening partnerships help the team set a foundation for a big score, lower order partnerships guide the team’s recovery from an early collapse. A 100-run partnership is as valuable in ODI format as in the Test Cricket.
Partnership from the middle-order batsmen are equally important as the batsmen have the responsibility to capitalize on the start given by the openers. In the history of Indian Cricket, we have witnessed some astonishing partnerships in all three formats of the game.
In this article, we look at the Indian pairs who have scored a 100-run partnership in all three formats:
- Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag:
Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have been two of India’s most successful openers across formats. The duo have scored a plethora of runs together while opening the batting. With the right-left combination and different style of play, both complemented each other wonderfully.
Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag have scored at least one 100-run partnership in all three formats of the game. They have put together hundred-run stand once in T20s. In ODIs, they made five 100-run partnerships, while in Test Cricket they have 11 hundred-run partnerships to their name.
Overall, Gautam Gambhir and Virender Sehwag has have batted together in 153 innings, scoring 7199 runs, including 17 centuries and 36 half-centuries.
- MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli will go down in history as two legendary Indian cricketers of all time. Both of them have taken the Indian Cricket to greater heights. Both are hailed as two of the most prolific run-scorers for India.
On numerous occasions, both of them have shown why they are regarded as the finest finishers in the limited-overs cricket. The duo have put together several memorable partnerships with the bat.
MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have atleast one century apiece in ODIs, T20s and Tests.
- MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh
For close to more than a decade, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh remained the backbone of Indian Cricket Team. Batting in the middle order, MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh have made India won a lot of games. The duo put together numerous memorable partnerships across formats.
They have notched a 100-run partnership ten times in ODIs and one apiece in Tests and T20s. Overall, they have scored 4299 runs together in 101 innings, including 12-century partnerships and 20 fifty-partnerships.
- Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are hailed as two modern greats in world cricket. Both are two most important players in the Indian Cricket Team right now. Rohit and Virat have batted together on numerous occasions and are known for notching big partnerships, especially in ODI cricket. They also hold the record for scoring at least one 100-run partnership across all formats.
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma has batted together in 119 innings (across all formats) and has scored 6578 runs at an average of 58.21, including 24 century partnerships and 21 fifty-partnerships.