Here is the list of Top Five Best Opening Pairs in T20I cricket:
In T20 cricket the innings must began with a firing start followed by a good middle overs and a strong ending. But the main thing in the innings is that it must start with great contribution from openers. Their main aim will be to score as more as possible in the mandatory power play. There are some openers in T20I format who are the ideal for all the opening pairs. In view of World T20 in a week time, we shall look at the Top5 best opening Pair in T20I format.
They both opened in 74 innings and contributed 3007 runs at an average of 41.19 which included 8 Century and 13 Half-Century partnerships with a best of 174.
One of the interesting things would be is that this Irish pair is in top 5. Actually the reason was they opened in 19 innings. Even leaving these things a side, technically they are a good pair. String and Porterfield kept giving good starts for Ireland regularly. This duo stands at fifth position with 485 runs in 19 innings. They scored at an average of 28.52 which included a Century and 3 Half-Century partnerships with a best of 109*.
This England pair has marked their identity by giving some explosive starts to their team. This English Duo stands fourth in the list with 516 runs from 12 innings with high average of 51.60. These both will be part of upcoming World T20. They had 2 Century and 2 Half-Century partnerships in their career with a best of 143* the 3rd Highest in T20I.
Sehwag and Gambhir duo is dangerous in any format of the game. When coming to T20 format they are more dangerous. Having been opening in all three formats and also in domestic circuit, they know each other very well. They stand 3rd with 545 runs in 17 innings with an average of 32.05 which included 1 Century and 2 Half-Century partnerships with a best of 136 the 3rd highest in T20Is.
Probably considering the average this South African pair would be considered as the best opening pair in T20s. They scored at an amazing average of 59.09 per innings. They stand at 2nd in the list scoring 650 runs in 12 innings they opened which included 2 Century and 2 Half-Century partnerships with a best of 170, the highest of all-time in T20Is.
Even without considering the stats this pair would be called as the best opening pair in T20Is. Just like Viru-Gauti pair these both know very well by opening regularly for the teams which they play. This pair is considered as most dangerous pair too with both Warner and Watson been big hitters of the ball. They sit top on this list with a mammoth 1104 runs in 31 innings they opened. They took part in 3 Century and 6 Half-Century stands and their best been 133.