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 difference 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.
Virat Kohli: Highest Run Scorer in T20I
Virat Kohli is the top run-scorer (4008) in the 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.
Rohit Sharma takes the 2nd spot in terms of making the most runs in the history of T20 cricket, with 3853 runs in 148 games. 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.
Martin Guptill has scored the 3rd most runs in the shortest format of the game, 3531 runs in 122 matches. He is known for his classy aggressive approach to the game. Guptill made his first appearance in the T20s in 2009 against Australia. His T20 career has been of 13 years (2009-present) so far. His strike rate in T20I is 135.71.
one of the best batsmen of the latest era, Babar Azam is the new addition to the list of most runs in T20I. Azam plays with pure technic and class to dominate bowlers around the world. The Pakistani ace has scored 3485 runs in 104 games at an impressive average of 41.48. Azam is someone who always keeps the game on as long as he is on the field.
Irish batsman Paul Stirling holds 5th 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 12 years as of 2021 (2009-2022). He played his first T20 international match against Pakistan in 2009. At a strike rate of 15.83, Stirling has made 3408 runs in 131 games.
Current Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch seals 6th position in 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 in 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 142.5, Finch has amassed 3120 runs in 103 games.
David Warner has amassed 2894 runs in 99 matches which is the 7th most in T20 international. 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 has been playing and his tremendous batting has rewarded him the chance to play the biggest franchise T20 league in the World (IPL).
The rising star of Pakistan cricket, Mohammad Rizwan is featured in 8th place on the most runs in T20 international tally. Having played 83 matches, Rizwan has amassed 2797 runs in T20I at a staggering average of 49.07, while his strike rate remained at 127.30. Rizwan has a huge contribution to Pakistan’s great show in international cricket in T20s.
The latest T20 World Cup-winning captain, Jos Buttler has made a cut to 9th position on the elite list of most runs in t20 internationals. Buttler made his T20I debut in 2011 and since then there is no looking back. Buttler exhibited his ruthless and daring batting to the world and has made 2766 runs in 109 matches at an impressive strike rate of 144.66. The trailblazer from England got 225 runs in 6 matches which turned into one of the reasons for England winning the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Mohammad Hafeez is the 10th-highest run-scorer (2514) in T20 cricket. Hafeez has been absolutely phenomenal throughout the years. He has been playing T20 cricket since 2006. Along with making 2514 runs in 108 innings, the veteran has scalped 60 wickets. Hafeez was in the Pakistan squad which won the 2009 T20 World Cup at Lord’s.
England skipper Eoin Morgan has also made it to the list, making 2458 runs in 115 matches. The English captain is known for his hard-hitting and has been playing for 11 years now, since his debut in 2009 against the Netherlands. His strike rate of 136.17 says all about his hitting.
List of Players with Most Runs In T20
|Virat Kohli (IND)||115||107||4008||52.73||137.96||122*||37||1|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||148||140||3853||31.32||139.24||118||29||4|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||122||118||3531||31.81||135.70||105||20||2|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||104||98||3485||41.48||128.40||122||30||3|
|Paul Stirling (IRE)||131||130||3408||28.63||135.83||115*||23||1|
|Aaron Finch (AUS)||103||103||3120||34.28||142.53||172||19||2|
|David Warner (AUS)||99||99||2894||32.88||141.30||100*||24||1|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||109||100||2766||35.01||144.66||101*||20||1|
|M Hafeez (PAK)||119||108||2514||26.46||122.03||99*||14||–|
|K Williamson (NZ)||87||85||2464||33.29||123.01||95||17||–|
|Eoin Morgan (ENG)||115||107||2458||28.58||137.17||91||14||–|
|Shoaib Malik (PAK)||124||111||2435||31.21||125.64||75||09||–|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||117||116||2382||23.82||122.40||84||12||–|
|Q De Kock (SA)||80||79||2227||32.52||137.33||100||14||1|
|KL Rahul (IND)||72||68||2265||37.75||139.12||110*||22||2|
|D Miller (SA)||114||99||2216||34.09||144.64||106*||06||2|
Indian ace Virat Kohli has amassed the most runs in the T20 international (4008 runs).
Srilankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan made the most runs in the T20 World Cup (317 runs in 7 matches).
Mark Chapman has made the most T20 runs in 2023 among full-member players, with 482 runs in 13 innings.
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