The world’s biggest and most popular short-format league has entered its 16th edition this year but there are only a few teams who have had a good start. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad is one such team who despite having the best players in its team, has failed to make an impact in the tournament hitherto. Although the team has a rich record of batting in history. Following are the top highest runs opening partnerships for the team.
1. Johnny Bairstow and David Warner, 185 vs RCB 2019
English top-order batsman Jhonny Bairstow and Australian explosive batter hunted on the Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2019 to set the highest runs partnership for the first wicket. The opening pair posted 125 runs in a whopping partnership while playing for the team. This is one of the highest-run partnerships in the history of IPL.
2. Johnny Bairstow and David Warner, 160 vs Kings XI 2020
The pair of left and right-hand batsmen has been a brutal combination for the team. The duo once again took Punjab to record the second-highest run partnership not for themselves but for their team as well. The duo together amassed a whopping 160 runs to put Punjab under intense pressure.
3. David Warner and W Saha, 151 vs MI 2020
Australian inflammable batsman, Warner has been a constant exploding run scorer for the franchise. This time he took the company of wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha to record the third-highest run partnership for the first wicket for his team. The duo amassed solid 151 runs together while opening for the team. This is the third-highest run partnership for the first wicket for SRH.
4. David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, 139 vs KKR 2017
Warner has been the constant run scorer for the franchise as an opener batsman. He took the help of co-opener left-hand batsman Shikhar Dhawan to mark the fourth-highest run partnership for the first wicket against KKR in 2017. Both contributed to 139 runs.
5. David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan, 137* vs GL 2016
Out of all the five highest run partnerships for the first wicket for Hyderabad, Warner dominated in all. This time he once again accompanied co-opener Dhawan to set the fifth-highest run partnership for the team. The duo of left-handers amassed 137 runs to make the team win against Gujarat Lions with all ten wickets.