In the IPL 2022, there are five new starting partnerships that have the potential to score large runs

From Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis to Virat Kohli and Chris Gayle, the TATA Indian Premier League has always been home to one of the strongest opening combinations in franchise cricket.

The upcoming season of the Toughest Twenty should be no different, as two new teams have entered the battle, and we might be on the verge of seeing a new power couple emerge. Take a look at five starting combos that might be one of the best this season. 

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Shikhar Dhawan & Mayank Agarwal

Shikhar Dhawan has been one of the most consistent hitters in the Indian Premier League’s history; the player has established his worth over time, and his knowledge will undoubtedly help Mayank Agarwal, who will miss his old partner in crime, KL Rahul. Dhawan is one of the greatest candidates to fill Rahul’s shoes. The two will try to duplicate their success in the opening position from previous years. Dhawan knows when to play with a high strike rate, which relieves strain on his power play partner.  

KL Rahul & Quinton de Kock

In the hardest twenty, Rahul has been one of the most consistent hitters in recent years. He has established himself as one of the league’s best scorers and will seek to lead his new team to the title in their inaugural season. The hitter will take a stroll down the middle with Quinton de Kock, one of the most explosive batters on the team. In recent seasons, De Kock has been a regular with his old side, the Mumbai Indians, and he will try to continue his fine form for the Lucknow Super Giants. 

Both Rahul and De Kock are explosive batsmen who can affect the game’s outcome on their own at any time. If they can duplicate their individual heroics this time as a unit starting together, the two batters might be a major worry for their opponents.  

Rohit Sharma & Ishan Kishan

Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan are on the list for obvious reasons; the current Indian captain and the young Mumbai Indians player have been ripping it up for the national team. Rohit Sharma is one of the most explosive batters in the league’s history, having smashed the third-most sixes in the tournament’s history. Kishan, on the other hand, is one of the most promising young players in the game today, and he will seize the chance with both hands. Rohit, on the other hand, would be hoping to assist Mumbai win their sixth title this season after the team’s disappointment last season when they failed to qualify for the knockout stages. 

Devdutt Padikkal & Yashasvi Jaiswal

Both Yashasvi Jaiswal and Devdutt Padikkal have established themselves as explosive yet dependable batsmen for their current and prior franchisees, and the two will try to give the Rajasthan Royals a fantastic start this season. The youthful tandem has the potential to become one of the finest starting partnerships in league history, and the Royals can only hope that they can get off to a great start. Both hitters have showed us glimpses of what they are capable of in previous seasons, and this time they will aim to add their names to the record books. 

Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway

For the last two seasons, Ruturaj Gaikwad has been the face of the Chennai Super Kings, securing his berth at the top of the order for the four-time winners.

Last season, the Maharashtra batter was the orange cap holder, scoring 635 runs and becoming the youngest orange hat bearer in the history of the prestigious competition. In the Indian Premier League, Devon Conway, on the other hand, is an unknown quantity. The batter, on the other hand, is coming off a streak of outstanding performances for New Zealand and might prove to be the ideal alternative for Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf Du Plessis for the time being.