Most Runs in T20 World Cup History
ICC inaugurated the T20 World Cup in 2007 in South Africa in T20 format . Thereafter, the T20 format gained significant popularity not only in India but also in other countries. It marked a huge impact on the career of a batter. Probably, the T20 format was successful in changing the approach towards the game as they got the attacking power.
From the cricket statistics, let’s have a look at the most number of runs scored by any player.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup By A Player
Mahela Jayawrdene is the former captain who has scored most runs, 1016 in the history of the T20 World Cup. he has appeared in 5 T20 World Cups for Sri Lanka from 2007-2014. He was not known for hard-hitting batting as per the stereotype of the format but he became one of the best top-order batters ever. Jayawardene played an important part in winning the 2014 edition of the ICC event for his nation with 158 runs. The legend of Sri Lanka also has hit the highest number of fours in T20 World Cup, 111 runs.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2007
Matthew Hayden is an Australian opener who scored the most runs in the 2007 T20 World Cup. Hayden was contemporary and one of the most dangerous batters who drove the team really well with his aggressive batting in that edition. Despite Hayden scoring 62 off 47, Australia got knocked out in the semi-finals.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2009
Being a Sri Lankan legend, Dilshan notched up the most runs, 317 in the T20 World Cup in 2009. He has been a great savior for Sri Lanka cricket and represented his team in 5 T20 World Cups from 2007 to 2014. He played a big role in taking Sri Lanka to the finals in the 2009 edition of the T20 World Cup but unfortunately, they lost the ultimate T20 match of the year against Pakistan.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2010
Even in the 2010 edition of the T20 World Cup, Mahela Jayawardene scored the most runs, 302. He has consistently performed really well for his team till the last match.
From his nation, Jayawardene was a classy and responsible batter who used to stand tough for the contribution to his team. Moreover, he was ruthless to the opponent batters and played at a strike rate of 158.78.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2012
Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson scored the most runs, 249 in the T20 World Cup in 2012. Watson has been one of the best all-rounders in the cricket matches. He was also the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets in 6 matches in the 2012 edition of the T20 World Cup but his all-round support couldn’t do the trick in the final match as the Caribbeans snatched the cup from the opponents.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup 2014
The current Indian skipper, Virat Kohli had hit most runs, 319 in T20 World Cup 2014. He is currently the best all-format player on the globe. He has an average of 20 average is 50.5. His spectacular batting has helped India to reach the finals.
However, India ended up being the runner up in the 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup.
Highest Runs in T20 World Cup 2016
Tamim Iqbal is the former opener in the Bangladesh squad who scored the highest runs, 295 in 2016 T20 World Cup. Tamim is probably the best opener ever in the Bangladesh squad. He has been playing for Bangladesh since 2007 and Bangladesh lost the quarter-final match to India in a nail-biting match.
Most Runs in 2021 T20 World Cup
The 2021 edition of the T20 World Cup brought multiple twists and turns for most of the squads. Throughout the tournament in that edition, the Pakistani skipper Babar Azam scored 303 runs in 3 matches. He played at an average of 60.60 at a strike rate of 126.25. Irrespective of giving a blasting performance, they couldn’t lift the World Cup trophy.
Most Runs In T20 WC By An Indian Player
In the World Cups, Rohit Sharma has scored most of the runs in the T20 World Cups. He has been consistently representing India from the inaugural season of the World Cup. He has appeared in 33 matches and scored 800 runs and he is one of the major players in the lineup of the men in blue.
In all the formats of his gameplay, he maintains the strike rate of 131.52. In the T20 World Cup, he has always been in explosive form, smacking eight fifties.
However, Babar Azam has crossed the mark four times which is the maximum by any batter in the World Cup.
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