Building a partnership is absolutely imperative for teams that are aiming for massive totals. It is not that easy to construct partnerships in franchise cricket leagues because it is totally a meticulous process.
To build a healthy partnership, it is important to approach the game with a positive perspective and moreover, there should be a proper understanding between the players. Let’s now dig deep into the subject of seven pairs who added the most runs in an IPL season.
1. Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli
Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli were the most successful pair in IPL 2023. The RCB duo added 939 runs together, which is the most by any pair this season.
2. Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers
Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers used to be the best batting pair in the IPL. They led the batting attack by example more often than not. The duo added 939 runs in IPL 2016 season for RCB.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway
Chennai Super Kings largely benefitted from the services of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway in the title-winning IPL 2023 season. The right and left-hand combination worked wonders for CSK as the duo added 849 runs together.
4. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow
David Warner and Jonny Bairstow played a substantial role in building partnerships at Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2019 season as they added 791 runs together.
5. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis were the best opening pair during the IPL 2021 season. The duo added 756 runs together in CSK’s title-winning season.
6. Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw
Delhi Capitals benefitted from the work rate of both Shikhar Dhawan and Prithvi Shaw in the IPL 2021 season as the duo added 744 runs together.
7. David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan
David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan come next on the list as the duo scored 731 runs together when they were playing for SRH in IPL 2016 season.
Updated as of May 31, 2023*