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In cricket, the openers play a vital role in their team’s batting line-up. A strong opening pair is the best starter image for a batting side as it massively helps the team to control the game from the very early period.
While international cricket is more than 140-year-old, we have experienced many great opening partners for each of the top cricket members. Some opening partners have grown up stronger with the time progress and taken the major responsibility of their team’s batting.
Here we are talking about the top five opening pairs with the most number of century partnerships in international cricket among the present active players.
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul (7)
While the Indian limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma plays now as a regular opener in the Indian team, KL Rahul can play various roles for his team, including as an opener.
Starting in 2017, Rohit and Rahul have played as the opening pair in 22 international innings, where their partnership has scored 1550 runs (average 70.45), including seven century-partnerships. Their highest opening stand is 227 runs against West Indies in Visakhapatnam ODI on 18th December 2019.