Ben ArmfieldMarch 15, 20244min0

Top Five Highest Partnerships in PSL History

Top 5 highest partnerships in PSL history

The Pakistan Super League (PSL) has rapidly evolved into one of the most electrifying spectacles in Twenty20 cricket, captivating audiences with its blend of international flair and domestic prowess.

With each season, the PSL cements its reputation by showcasing a thrilling display of cricket, characterized by dynamic partnerships that leave fans spellbound.

The fusion of world-class athletes and emerging local talents has propelled the league into the limelight, further enhanced by its robust commercial success and the fervent support of a cricket-loving nation.

As the PSL continues to etch its name in the annals of cricket history, we delve into the record books to highlight the top five batting partnerships that have set the stage alight.

Roy and Shakeel’s Masterclass for Gladiators

In a memorable showdown during the PSL’s ninth season, Quetta Gladiators’ Jason Roy and Saud Shakeel etched their names in history with a breathtaking 157-run stand against Peshawar Zalmi. Roy, a seasoned campaigner, unleashed an array of shots for his 75 off 48, while Shakeel marked his PSL debut with a stunning 74 from 47 balls, combining for a spectacle of cricketing finesse.

Kings’ Duo Livingstone and Azam Set the Bar High

Karachi Kings’ duo Liam Livingstone and Babar Azam made waves in 2019 with a formidable 157-run partnership, setting a new benchmark for opening stands in the league. Livingstone’s explosive 82 off 43 balls, paired with Azam’s graceful 77 from 59, showcased a masterclass in batting that powered their team to a commanding victory.

Sultans’ Khan and Rizwan Show Explosive Chemistry

The partnership between Multan Sultans’ Usman Khan and Mohammad Rizwan in 2022 was a blend of sheer power and tactical acumen. Khan’s whirlwind century, the fastest in PSL history, alongside Rizwan’s strategic 51 off 42, laid the groundwork for a commanding total that overwhelmed their opponents.

Zalmi’s Azam and Ayub Display Perfect Harmony

Peshawar Zalmi’s Babar Azam and Saim Ayub in 2022 demonstrated a harmonious blend of aggression and precision, amassing 162 runs in just over 13 overs. Azam’s composed 68 complemented Ayub’s fiery 42 off 26, showcasing a partnership that was both dominating and elegant.

Record-Breaking Stand by Kings’ Khan and Azam

The record-setting alliance between Karachi Kings’ Sharjeel Khan and Babar Azam in 2021 stands as the pinnacle of PSL partnerships. Their 176-run stand against Islamabad United remains the highest for any wicket in the league’s history. Khan’s aggressive 105 off 59 balls, combined with Azam’s steady 62, epitomized the perfect batting duo, leaving an indelible mark on the PSL narrative.

These monumental partnerships not only highlight the individual brilliance of the players involved but also underscore the PSL’s ability to provide a platform for showcasing extraordinary cricketing talent. As the league continues to grow, these remarkable collaborations will remain a testament to the thrilling cricket that the PSL brings to the global stage.

Ben Armfield

My name is Ben Armfield and I am from Melbourne, Australia. I have been covering international cricket tournaments as a sports journalist since 2016. I am writing all the international cricket news for Cricnews and know all there is about national teams, players and auctions. I have been following the Big Bash League since I was a child and have been a huge fan of the Melbourne Stars ever since.

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