India‘s batting line up is always admirable and they have produced some of the greatest ever batsmen in cricket’s history. The story of their batting legends continues till these days. They still have batsmen like Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, MS Dhoni, K L Rahul, Rohit Sharma, etc. at their disposal. Their current opening duo K L Rahul and Rohit Sharma are considered as the most prolific openers for India in their World Cup history.

K L Rahul and Rohit Sharma is the most prolific World Cup opening partnership duo ever for India

Rohit Sharma is currently leading the top scorer for India in ICC World Cup 2019. He already scored 647-runs in the tournament and becomes the second Indian who scored 600 plus runs after the great Sachin Tendulkar who finished his campaign with 673-runs in 2003 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma, after scoring a century against Sri Lanka on Tuesday, becomes the second player after Kumar Sangakarra to score 4 centuries in a single World Cup. If he can score another century in the semi-final match against New Zealand, he will be the sole recorder who scores five centuries in a single World Cup edition.

Rohit Sharma also has many other records alongside his name. He is the only batsman with three double hundreds in ODI’s and he is also the highest individual scorer in One Day Internationals.

Rohit is 3rd in the list of most century scorers for team India after “Little Master” Sachin Tendulkar and Rohit’s current teammate Virat Kohli. He also led Mumbai Indians to their 4th IPL trophy in May. This year is the best year of his career undoubtedly.

Rohit’s opening partner K L Rahul is also doing a pretty good job for India in this campaign. He is giving very good supports to Rohit. After Shikhar Dhawan’s injury, he got the chance and many people had a doubt surrounding him. He proved them wrong and shows his caliber in front of the world.

Highest opening Partnership hor India in Word Caps:

Year Opponent Partnership Score
2019 Sri Lanka  Rohit Sharma-K L Rahul 183*
2019 Bangladesh Rohit Sharma-K L Rahul 180
2015 Ireland Rohit Sharma – Shikhar Dhawan 174
1996 Kenya Ajay Jadeja – Sachin Tendulkar 163
2003 Sri Lanka Sachin Tendulkar – Virender Sehwag 153

The partnership of two ”R” has produced two consecutive biggest partnership for India in this World Cup. The duo scored 180 versus Bangladesh in Edgbaston, Birmingham and right after the match, they scored 183 versus Sri Lanka in Headingley, Leeds. This is such a great achievement as both of these results are now leading the highest-scoring partnerships ever for India in the World Cups.

K L Rahul and Rohit Sharma duo are making history together in this World Cup.

The previous highest opening partnership of India happened in the 2015 World Cup. Rohit Sharma was still in there and his partner was Shikhar Dhawan at that time. This duo scored 174 against Ireland in Hamilton.

The Rohit-Rahul duo is playing superb and its a great news for India. If they can keep this pace in upcoming games, it will be great news for India as they are eyeing their third World Cup trophy after 1983 World Cup and 2011 World Cup.