T20 is the most desired format nowadays among cricket fans and the craze is uphills only. This short format demands the batsmen to hit the ball over the boundary as frequently as possible. A high strike rate dictates the batsman’s ability to bash the ball in any given situation. The batting strike is derived from dividing the runs by the number of balls and multiplying it by 100. This 20-over format has seen many great sloggers like Chris Gayle, AB De Villiers, Yuvraj Singh, Shahid Afridi, etc appear and take the ground by storm with their batting antics. This article will contemplate the batsmen with the highest strike rate in T20 International.
The late entry into the Indian cricket team at 30, Suryakumar Yadav has the highest strike rate in T20Is. On his debut against England, the Mumbai batter announced his arrival with a stupendous hook shot off Jofra Archer in style. At an astonishing strike rate of 172.70, the “Indian 360” has aggregated 1841 runs while averaging a healthy 46.02. In his illustrious journey of 2 years, he has made 15 fifties and 3 tons in his name.
One of the most underrated all-rounders in the latest era, Kiwi player Jimmy Neesham gets 2nd place on the premium chart of highest strike rate in T20Is. The left-hand batter cum right-hand pacer has represented New Zealand in 67 games and amassed 778 runs with an incredible strike rate of 161.41. He is a true example of pure power-hitting in middle and death overs.
The young batting sensation from Auckland, Finn Allen possesses the ability to clear the fences in the powerplay ruthlessly. With a fascinating strike rate of 160.41, he sits 3rd on the list. In 28 innings of his T20 career since 2021, Allen has already left a mark with his explosive batting and amassed 616 runs, including 2 fifties and a century.
A left-hand Proteas batsman who has not been celebrated much despite displaying a combination of destructive striking and composed batting, Rilee Rossouw is featured in the 4th spot on the tally of highest strike rate in T20Is. Boasting a staggering strike rate of 159.79, the Southpaw has mustered 767 runs with the highest score of 109 against Bangladesh in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Among non-test-playing nations, Romanian batsman Taranjeet Singh holds the record for the highest strike rate in T20Is which is 171.21.
List of Highest Strike Rates in T20 International
|SK Yadav (IND)||53||50||1841||172.70|
|J Neesham (NZ)||67||54||778||161.41|
|F Allen (NZ)||28||28||616||160.41|
|R Rossouw (SA)||29||27||767||159.79|
|T David (AUS)||25||23||740||169.48|
|C Munro (NZ)||65||62||1724||156.44|
|A Russell (WI)||67||57||741||156.00|
|E Lewis (WI)||53||52||1465||151.97|
|T Perara (SL)||84||74||1204||151.63|
|G Maxwell (AUS)||98||90||2159||150.97|
Suryakumar Yadav has the highest strike rate in T20Is (172.70).
Among Indians, Suryakumar Yadav has the highest strike rate in T20Is with 172.70.
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