Top 5 Highest Run-scorers in the T20 World Cup
The ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 starts on October 17 in the UAE and Oman. T20 Cricket is unquestionably the most entertaining format of the game. T20 has revolutionised the sport and brought much popularity and demand to the game. Cricket’s youngest format offers unlimited entertainment, high-octane action, loads of drama and much more. Fans can experience thrilling last over finishes, explosive battings, powerful hitting and edge of the seat thrillers. Watch ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 live on YuppTV and experience the T20 excitement. Before the start of the biggest T20 tournament, let’s see the top 5 highest run-getters in the event.
Considered as the most elegant batsman of his generation, Sri Lankan Mahela Jayawardene tops the list of highest run-scorers in the T20 World Cup. With 1016 runs in 31 innings at a strike rate of 134, Jayawardene scored runs all over the ground. He is one of the 6 players to achieve a T20 Century in tournament history.
The list is incomplete without the inclusion of ‘Universal Boss’ Chris Gayle. Gayle scored 920 runs in 28 innings with 2 centuries, the highest score of 117. Known for his brutal hitting, his strike rate of 146 speaks volumes about his explosive batting. He holds the record for most sixes(60) in the tournament. Included in the current Windies squad, Gayle is sure to create and break many records.
One of the most destructive openers in modern T20 cricket, Dilshan is a technically solid player. His signature ‘DilScoop’ shot that passes over his head is exciting to watch. His 897 runs are the third-highest score in T20 World Cup history.
India’s run machine, Virat Kohli, is one of the best batsmen in the world today. The most consistent player across formats of the game, this Indian skipper holds many records in his name. With 777 runs, Kohli is at number 4 in the highest run-scorers in the T20 World Cup with the highest average of 86. He scored most fifties, most runs in the 2014 tournament, won most man of the match awards and was the only player to win two men of the series.
AB De Villiers
A powerful hitter of the ball with enormous talent and temperament, AB De Villiers is probably the only batsman who can hit any ball, anywhere, against any bowler. Hailed as Mr. 360, this Proteas star is undoubtedly the best T20 batsman in the world. An ultimate genius of modern cricket, AB De Villers has redefined the game with his passion and ability. The Proteas star is the fifth-highest run scorer in the T20 World Cup with 717 runs.
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