The T20 World Cup was first played in T20 format in South Africa in 2007. Following then, the T20 format significantly increased in popularity, not just in India but also in other nations. It had a significant effect on a batter’s career. The T20 format probably succeeded in changing the way players approached the game since they had more attacking strength.
Let’s have a look at the guy who has scored the most runs overall according to the latest cricket updates.
- Most Runs in T20 World Cup By A Player
In the T20 World Cup’s history, Mahela Jayawardene, a former captain, has scored 1016 runs, which is the most. He represented Sri Lanka in five T20 World Cups between 2007 and 2014. Contrary to the format’s preconception, he wasn’t recognised for his aggressive batting, yet he eventually rose to become one of the best top-order batters ever. With 158 runs, Jayawardene significantly contributed to his country’s victory in the ICC competition in 2014. The legendary Sri Lankan player also scored 111 runs—the most fours—in the T20 World Cup.
- Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2012
In the 2012 T20 World Cup, former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson amassed the most runs (249). In cricket contests, Watson has been one of the top all-around players. In the 2012 T20 World Cup, he also finished as the second-highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets in 6 matches. However, despite his all-around success, the Caribbeans were able to win the tournament for their team in the final match.
- Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2007
The Australian opener Matthew Hayden collected the most runs at the 2007 T20 World Cup. Hayden was a popular player at the time and one of the most dangerous batters, driving the club really well with his aggressive batting. Hayden made 62 out of 47, but Australia was eliminated in the semifinals.
- Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2009
Dilshan, a hero in Sri Lanka, scored 317 runs in the T20 World Cup in 2009. From 2007 to 2014, he played for Sri Lanka in five T20 World Cups, saving the national sport. He was crucial in advancing Sri Lanka to the T20 World Cup finals in 2009, although they ultimately fell to Pakistan in the year’s last T20 match.
- Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2010
Even in the 2010 T20 World Cup, Mahela Jayawardene racked up the most runs with 302 total. Up to the last game, he continually gave his squad great performances.
Jayawardene was a respectable and conscientious player from his country who used to stand tall for the sake of his squad. Furthermore, he played with a strike rate of 158.78 and was brutal to the opposing batters.
- Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2014
Virat Kohli, the current captain of India, scored 319 runs during the 2014 T20 World Cup. He is currently the world’s best player across all formats. His average is 20; the national average is 50.5. His outstanding batting has enabled India to go to the championship.
The T20 World Cup in 2014, however, saw India finish as the runner-up.
- Highest Runs in T20 World Cup 2016
The former opener for Bangladesh’s team, Tamim Iqbal, amassed 295 runs during the 2016 T20 World Cup. Tamim is arguably the best opener in Bangladeshi team history. He started representing Bangladesh in 2007, and in a thrilling encounter, Bangladesh fell to India in the quarterfinals.
- Most Runs in 2021 T20 World Cup
For the majority of the squads, the T20 World Cup in 2021 had several unexpected turns. Babar Azam, the captain for Pakistan in that edition, amassed 303 runs in 3 games throughout the tournament. He played at a 60.60 average with a 126.25 strike rate. Despite putting on a fantastic effort, they were unable to hoist the World Cup trophy.
- Most Runs In T20 WC By An Indian Player
Rohit Sharma has scored the majority of runs in the T20 World Cups. Since the first World Cup season, he has consistently represented India. One of the key players on the men in blue’s squad, he has played in 33 games and scored 800 runs.
He keeps his strike rate at 131.52 across all of his playing formats. He has always been on fire during the T20 World Cup, hitting eight fifty-plus scores. The most of any batter in the World Cup, though, is Babar Azam’s four times over the mark.
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