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Most Runs In T20 World Cup History

Most Runs In T20 World Cup

The inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup was played in South Africa in 2007. Afterward, the T20 format started gaining popularity. This World Cup had a huge impact on batsmen, probably due to T20 format batsmen changing their approach towards the game, they became more attacking than ever. So far 6 T20 World Cups have been completed (2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016). Take a glance at the players who have scored the most runs in T20 World Cup history

Most Runs In T20 World Cup By A Player

Former Srilankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has scored the most runs (1016) in the T20 World Cup history. He has played 5 T20 World Cups for Sri Lanka (2007-2014). Jayawardene was not known for hard-hitting batting as per the stereotype of the format. But he was one of the best top-order batsmen ever. Jayawardene played an important part in winning the 2014 edition of the ICC event for his nation (158 runs). The Srilankan legend has also hit the highest number of fours in T20 World Cup (111).

Matches runsAverage Strike-rate Best 50s100s
31101639.07134.7410061

Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2007

Ex Australian opener Matthew Hayden made the most number of runs in the T20 WC 2007. Hayden was contemporary one of the most dangerous batsmen and drove the team really well with his aggressive batting. Although Australia got knocked out in the semi-finals, despite Hayden’s 62 off 47 deliveries.

Matches runsAverage Strike-rate Best 50s100s
626588.33144.8073*40

Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2009

Srilankan legend Tillakaratne Dilshan notched up the most number of runs (317) in the T20 WC 2009. Dilshan has been a great savior for Sri Lanka cricket and represented them in 5 T20 World Cups (2007-2014). He played a big role to take Sri Lanka to the finals of the 2009 T20 World Cup but unfortunately lost the ultimate T20 match of the year to Pakistan.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s
631752.83144.7496*30

Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2010

Mahela Jayawardene scored the most number of runs (302) in T20 WC 2010. Jayawardene has consistently performed for his team till his last match. Jayawardene was a classy and responsible batsman, who always tended to contribute to the team. He was ruthless to the bowlers and his strike rate of 158.78 says it all.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s100s
630260.40159.7810021

Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2012

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson made the most number of runs (249) in T20 WC 2012. Watson has been one of the best all-rounders of the game. He was also the 2nd highest wicket-taker with 11 wickets in 6 matches in the 2012 T20 World Cup. But Watson’s all-round support couldn’t do the trick in the final, as the Caribbeans snatch snatched the cup from their counterpart’s bag.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s100s
624949.801507230

Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2014

Current Indian skipper Virat Kohli notched up the most number of runs (319) in the T20 World Cup 2014. Virat Kohli is currently one of the best all-format players on the globe. His T20 average is 50.5. His spectacular batting helped India to reach the finals but unfortunately, India ended up being the runner in the 2014 T20 World Cup.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s
6319106.33129.147740

Highest Runs In T20 World Cup 2016

Bangladeshi opener Tamim Iqbal scored the highest runs (295) in T20 WC 2016. Tamim is probably the best opener to ever play for Bangladesh. He has been playing for Bangladesh since 2007.  Bangladesh lost the quarter-final to India in a nail-biting match.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s100s
629573.75142.51103*11

Most Runs In 2021 T20 World Cup

The 2021 T20 World Cup was a roller coaster ride for most of the team. Paksitani skipper Babar Azam was on fire in throughout the tournament, scoring 303 runs in 3 matches in the 2021 T20 World Cup. His average was 60.60, while the strike rate was 126,25. Despite having a balst, he couldn’t wear the crown this year.

Most Runs In T20 WC By An Indian Player 

Rohit Sharma has scored the most number of runs in T20 World Cup so far. He has represented India in all T20 World Cups (2007-2021). Rohit has played 33 matches till now and made more than 800 runs. He is one of the major players of the Indian batting lineup. He maintains a strike rate of 131.52 in the format.  Rohit has always been explosive in the T20 World Cup, smacking 8 fifties. Babar passed the 50 runs mark four times, which was the most by any batsman in the event.

Matches Runs Average Strike-rate Best 50s 100s
3384738.50131.5279*80
Which Indian batsman has made the most runs in T20 World Cup?

Rohit Sharma has made the most runs in T20 World Cup (847).

Who has scored the most runs in T20 World Cup history?

Mahela Jayawardene has scored the most runs in T20 World Cup history (1016).

Top 10 Batsmen with Most Runs In T20 World Cup

Player Matches Innings RunsAverage Strike RateBest 50s100s
M Jayawardene (SL)3131101639.07134.7410061
C Gayle (WI)323095035.18142.4211772
T Dilshan (SL)353489730.93124.0696*6
R Sharma (IND)333084738.50131.5279*8
V Kohli (IND)211984576.81129.6089*10
David Warner303076227.21135.1089*6
AB DE Villiers (SA)302971729.87143.4079*5
S AL Hasan (BAN)313169826.84124.64843
K Sangakkara (SL)313066125.42112.22684
S Malik (PAK)343164634.00123.28573
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