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In cricket, the opening partner is very crucial in any batting line-up. To maintain success in international cricket, the confident opening partner is very important who can provide good starts for the batting side consistently. Due to the different demand in different formats, we can see different openers for a team in the Test, ODI and T20I formats.
In limited-overs cricket, the success of the batting side is very much depended on the strength of the opening partner.
Here we are talking about the top five opening partners in the present limited-overs international cricket.
Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq (Pakistan)
Pakistan opening partner Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq now play an important role for the batting side as they try to provide the good starts regularly. While both of them open in ODI cricket, they haven’t played as an opening partner in the T20I format yet.
While they have played as the opening partner in 33 ODI innings, their partnership has scored 1579 runs, with an incredible average of 50.93. At present, they are the fourth successful opening partner in Pakistan ODI history. They have already set up four 100+ partnerships and eight 50+ partnerships for the opening wicket, including their best opening partnership of 304 runs.