IPL 2022 is around the corner. The opening combination is one of the most crucial aspects of T20 cricket. The opening batters are the pair that can play proactive cricket. They can pace the innings themselves. But the other batters have to play reactive cricket, that is according to the situation. The openers can win you games single-handedly. A good opening combination has always helped teams win the IPL. Shane Watson and Rayudu, McCullum and Smith, Gautam and Robin, Parthiv and Simmons, and many more pairs can be cherished. Here is a look at the top 5 opening combinations in IPL 2022:
1)Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan:
The second-choice Indian opening pair in the absence of KL Rahul is Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan. Mumbai Indians were clear about retaining Ishan Kishan at any cost. They wanted their main man back. The slam-bang approach can be implemented with Ishan Kishan in the mix. One can never forget his innings against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last league game of IPL 2021. Rohit can take his time as he always does in the presence of Ishan.
2)David Warner and Prithvi Shaw is one of the best in IPL 2022:
David Warner is back to where he belongs. And this time, it is a hungry David Warner. Warner alongside Prithvi Shaw, the opening combination doesn’t get any better. Warner plays the short ball very well. Both the players have an attacking nature. They will win you games in the powerplay overs itself. Prithvi has a strike rate of 140 while Warner has it of 142.
3)Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis:
Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis are some of the most experienced opening combinations. This combination will come into play if RCB takes the brave call of playing these two legends together. Virat needs no introduction. He is one of the most consistent players and the best person to play an anchor. Faf Du Plessis will be coming off from a successful BPL. He also doesn’t have a load of international duties.
4)Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan is one of the best in IPL 2022:
Mayank Agarwal and Shikhar Dhawan are some of the top left-hand and right-hand combinations in India. The duo doesn’t get any better. Shikhar slams the bowlers from ball 1. Agarwal and his game against spinners are the best in town. Cricket Gurus regard Agarwal as the best player of spin in India. His footwork is amazing. Shikhar Dhawan and his consecutive hundreds remind us of his class.
5)KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock is one of the best in IPL 2022:
KL Rahul and Quinton De Kock are other solid combinations. Lucknow Super Giants made a steal when they took Quinton De Kock for 6.25 Crores. The amount seems very small as compared to the 10.75 Crores that SRH paid for Nicholas Pooran who is very inconsistent. De Kock and his game against the pacers is too good. KL Rahul on the other hand is the best T20 batter in the nation. Rahul and his lofted cover drive is a treat to watch.
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