Is This The End Of A Legendary Partnership Between Rohit And Dhawan?
Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan is one of the most successful opening pairs for India in the limited-overs format.
Considering only the T20 Format, the pair has been by far the best for India, having added 1743 runs for the first wicket. The two have partnered in 52 innings with each other and have made four hundred plus partnerships, the highest being 160.
The duo has maintained a run-rate of 8.28 across the 52 innings, which is quite decent if not the best. Among 18 opening pairs that have added more than 500 runs together, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan come at the 15th spot in terms of scoring rate - 8.28 in 52 innings. However, the duo tops the list in terms of runs scored as opening partners.
In the last two years, Rohit and Dhawan are in the middle of the list of the scoring rate - 8.78 in 7 innings.
The focus is majorly on run rate due to the requirements of the T20 format, which is to accelerate from the start and the best chance of doing this is for the openers due to the powerplay restrictions.