T20 cricket is the new normal in the universe of cricket. This format is a jackpot for players all around the world. T20 cricket has filled up the gap of money for many players from different countries. It has become the most played format of the game. Nowadays we can see that every nation has its own franchise, the T20 League. As a matter of fact, T20 cricket is the reason most cricketers struggle to perform in test cricket because the red ball makes all the differences like seam movement. But it has definitely enhanced the attacking approach in fielding and batting. Over the years many players have made plenty of runs in the shortest format of the game. Let’s pay attention to the top 9 players with the most runs in T20 International Cricket.
Top Players with Most Runs In T20 Cricket
Virat Kohli : Highest Run Scorer in T20I
Virat Kohli is the top run-scorer (3216) in T20 international. The modern-day great has consistently scored runs in all formats of the game. He is certainly one of the best batsmen the game has ever seen. Virat Kohli made his first appearance in a T20 international against Zimbabwe in 2010. So far he has played 10 years of T20 cricket. Virat notched up the most runs in the 2014 T20 World Cup with 319 runs in 6 games.
Martin Guptill has scored the 2nd most runs in the shortest format of the game, 2939 runs in 102 matches. He is known for his classy aggressive approach towards the game. Guptill made his first appearance in the T20s in 2009 against Australia. His T20 career has been of 11 years (2009-present) so far. His strike rate in T20I is 136.82.
Rohit Sharma takes 3rd spot in terms of making the most runs in the history of T20 cricket. Sharma is one of the best openers to ever play the game. He also holds the record of scoring the most number of 100s in T20 internationals. He played his first T20 international match in 2007 against England. Rohit has been playing for India for 13 years now.
Irish batsman Paul Stirling holds 4th place on the list of amassing the most runs in the T20 international. He is the backbone of the Ireland team. His career is of 11 years as of 2021 (2009-2020). He played his first T20 international match against Pakistan in 2009. At a strike rate of 137.16, Stirling has made 2570 runs in 92 matches.
Current Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch seals 5th position in the matter of accumulating the most runs in the T20s. He is the second Australian on the list. Finch is regarded as one of the best white-ball cricketers of Australia. Finch made his T20 debut in 2011 against England. He has the second-best strike rate among the top 10 run-getters of T20s. Maintaining the highest strike rate of 150.24, Finch has amassed 2473 runs in 46 games.
Mohammad Hafeez is the 6th highest run-scorer in T20 cricket. Hafeez has been absolutely phenomenal throughout the years. He has been playing T20 cricket since 2006. Along with making 2429 runs in 103 innings, the veteran has scalped 60 wickets.
England skipper Eion Morgan has also made it to the list, making 2367 runs in 108 matches. The English captain is known for his hard-hitting, has been playing for 11 years now, since his debut in 2009 against the Netherlands. His strike rate of 138.09 says all about his hitting.
Shoaib Malik gets himself 8th place on the list of making the most runs in T20I cricket history. He has been one of the main players of Pakistan in the format. Malik made his T20 debut in 2006 against England. He has played 14 years (2006-2020) of T20 cricket for Pakistan. In Pakistan’s win in 2009, Malik contributed with 144 runs in 7 matches.
David Warner is the 9th top run-scorer in T20 cricket history, 2279 runs in 82 matches. He is one of the best openers in the world currently. Warner played his first international T20 in 2009 against South Africa. It’s been 11 years since Warner is playing and his tremendous batting has rewarded him the chance to play the biggest franchise T20 league in the World (IPL).
one of the best batsmen of the latest era, Babar Azam is the new addition to the list. Azam plays with pure technic and class to dominate the bowlers around the world. The Pakistani ace has scored 2272 runs in 62 games at an impressive average of 48.34. Azam is someone who always keeps the game on as long as he is on the field.
Indian captain Virat Kohli has amassed the most runs in T20 international (3216 runs).
Srilankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan made the most runs in T20 World Cup (317 runs in 7 matches).