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Best Partnerships of West Indies in Test, ODI and T20 Cricket

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Best Partnerships of West Indies in Test Cricket

Known as the ‘black storm’ in the 70s and the 80s, the West Indian cricket team has been on a decline ever since. It is therefore no surprise that the best partnerships for the West Indies in Tests have come from people of that era. The 446 run stand between Hunte and Sobers stands at the top of the list of best test partnerships for the West Indies. Other great players like Frank Worrell, Lara, Viv Richards, Desmond Haynes and Chris Gayle also feature in the best partnerships list.

Partners Runs Wkt
CC Hunte, GS Sobers 446 2nd
GS Sobers, FMM Worrell 399 4th
DS Atkinson, CC Depeiaza 347 7th
ED Weekes, FMM Worrell 338 3rd
CH Gayle, RR Sarwan 331 2nd
BC Lara, JC Adams 322 5th
RB Richardson, IVA Richards 308 3rd
IVA Richards, AI Kallicharran 303 3rd
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 298 1st
DL Haynes, RB Richardson 297 2nd

 Best Partnerships of West Indies in ODI Cricket

The extent of West Indian domination in one day cricket can be judged from the fact that they ruled the format for the first decade after its birth. Despite it being a smaller format as compared to the Test matches, the cricket partnership records for the team are pretty phenomenal. Four of the top 10 partnerships in this best one day partnerships list are 200 runs or more. Such partnerships can play havoc with the confidence of the opposition. No wonder teams have feared the West Indian batting lineup for a long time!

Partners Runs Wkt
S Chanderpaul, CL Hooper 226 4th
CG Greenidge, IVA Richards 221 2nd
DL Haynes, IVA Richards 205 2nd
SC Williams, S Chanderpaul 200* 1st
BC Lara, PV Simmons 197 2nd
CG Greenidge, HA Gomes 195* 3rd
CH Gayle, S Chanderpaul 193 1st
CG Greenidge, DL Haynes 192* 1st
CH Gayle, WW Hinds 192 1st
RB Richardson, AL Logie 187 3rd

Best Partnerships of West Indies in T20 Cricket

T20 is a relatively short format of the game, so weaker teams enjoying playing this format. The same has been the case with the West Indies. Though their achievements in this format aren’t phenomenal, their players have been involved in great partnerships including 145 runs between Gayle and Smith and 133 runs between Gayle and Fletcher. Chris Gayle, the explosive West Indian opener, has been involved in four of the top ten partnerships in T20 for the West Indies. This truly reflects the quality of the batsman.

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