The Strike Rate in the shortest format of the game is a very significant trait. Every batsman needs to change their approach in T20 cricket due to lack of time. They need to be very decisive in every moment of the game during playing shots. If any batsman has a high strike rate that means they strike the ball fearlessly around the park. As the 2021 T20 World Cup has begun already in UAE & Oman. Many fans are keen to know about the players who have demonstrated their talent by maintaining the highest strike rate, Let’s have a look at them.
The only captain to win 2 T20 World Cups, Darren Sammy has the highest strike rate in the T20 World Cup, 164.12. The Caribbean all-rounder has made 215 runs at an average of 17.92. 42* off 20 deliveries against Pakistan in the 2014 T20 World Cup was his best in the event.
Known as one of the hardest hitters of the ball in T20 cricket, Shahid Afridi gets 2nd place on the list with the highest strike rate in the T20 WC. Maintaining a dashing strike rate of 154.23, Afridi has scored 546 runs in 34 matches. Not everyone knows but, Shahid Afridi has taken the 2nd most wickets in T20 World Cup history (39).
Indian swashbuckling opener KL Rahul holds the 3rd spot in terms of maintaining the highest strike rate in the T20 World Cup, with 152.75. The 2021 T20 World Cup was Rahul’s first-ever T20 WC and he finished there with 194 runs in 5 matches with a staggering average of 152.75. Rahul is a fine striker of the ball and especially in the powerplay, he is very lethal.
Former Pakistani batsman Imran Nazir has played at a captivating strike rate of 150.00, which is the 4th most by any batsman in the T20 WC. 700 runs in 13 matches, Nazir has accumulated in the World Cup. He is one of the best strikers Pakistan has ever produced.
Probably the best English middle-order batsman, Kevin Pietersen has made the cut on this list. Keeping a strike rate of 148.33, Pietersen has notched up 580 runs in 15 T20 WC matches. Pietersen made valuable 47off 31 balls to take his team home in the 2010 T20 World Cup final against Australia.
Darren Sammy has the highest strike rate in the T20 World Cup history (164.12).
KL Rahul has the highest strike rate in the T20 World Cup (152.75).