Top 10 Batsmen With Most Fifties in T20 World Cup History – (All Times)

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ICC T20 World Cup is a shorter format in cricket. Batsman Play vital role in T20 Format by scoring big runs for their team. Some of these talented batsman go on to score fifties in T20 World Cup matches. We have made the list of ICC T20 World Cup Most Fifties. You can check Most 50s in T20 WC list to know who has most fifties in T20 World Cups?

ICC T20 World Cup Most Fifties

From Virat Kohli to Marline Samuels, Star batsmen have scored in T20 World Cups. With their top scores in T20 World Cup matches, they lead their team to the victories. Here is the list of ICC T20 World Cup Most Fifties.

Player Span Mat Inns Runs HS Ave SR 100s 50s
Virat Kohli (INDIA) 2012-2016 16 16 777 89* 86.33 133.04 0 9
CH Gayle (WI) 2007-2016 28 26 920 117 40.00 146.73 2 9
Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 2007-2014 31 31 1016 100 39.07 134.74 1 7
Rohit Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2016 28 25 673 79* 39.58 127.22 0 6
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 2007-2016 35 34 897 96* 30.93 124.06 0 6
Shane Watson (AUS) 2007-2016 24 22 537 81 28.26 140.94 0 5
AB de Villiers (SA) 2007-2016 30 29 717 79* 29.87 143.40 0 5
Mathew Hayden (AUS) 2007-2007 6 6 265 73* 88.33 144.80 0 4
Keven Pietersen (ENG) 2007-2010 15 15 580 79 44.61 148.33 0 4
Marline Samuels (WI) 2007-2016 20 19 530 85* 31.17 115.72 0 4

1#. Virat Kohli

Modern Day Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli takes the top spot on our list. He holds the record for scoring most fifties in T20 World Cups. From 2012 to 2016, he played 16 T20 World Cup matches and scored 9 fifties. Apart from it, Virat also amassed 777 runs with an average of 86.33. Whereas, his strike rate remained 133.04.

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Apart from it, he had a highest score of 89* during this period. Virat Kohli have set up many records in T20 World Cups. He holds the record for highest average in the tournament with most fifties. Therefore, he deserves the top spot on our list of most fifties in T20 World Cups.

2#. Chris Gayle

Next We have a legendary West Indian cricketer and one of the best hard hitters of all times named as Chris Gayle on our list. He has scored second most fifties in T20 World Cups. From 2007 to 2016, He attended 28 T20 World Cup matches and scratched 9 fifties in the tournaments. Not only this, he also made 920 runs with an average of 40 during this period as well.

Chris Gayle had a strike rate of 146.73. Whereas, his highest score remained 117. Not only this, he also scored two hundreds in the tournaments as well. He is the only batsman to score two T20 World Cup hundreds. Above all, Chris Gayle earns his place on our list of most 50s in T20 World Cups.

3#. Mahela Jayawardene

Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer and one of highest runs scorers in ODI format, Mahela Jaywardene also makes it on our list at the third spot. From 2007 to 2014, he took part in 31 T20 World Cup matches and scored 7 50’s and one hundred. Apart from it, he also made 1016 runs with an average of 39.04 in the tournaments as well.

Jayewardene had a strike rate of 134.74  during this period. Whereas, his highest score in T20 WCs remained 100. He is the highest run scorer in T20 World Cups and the only batsman with 1,000+ total runs in the tournament. Therefore, Mahela Jayewardene surely deserves a place on our list.

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4#. Rohit Sharma

Present Day Indian Hit Man and the highest individual scorer in ODI Format, Rohit Sharma also joins our list at th 4th spot. From 2007 to 2016, he participated in 28 World Cup matches and scored 6 fifties. Not only this, Rohit Also made 673 runs with an average of 39.58 in the tournaments as well. His strike rate was 127.22 during this time.

He has a highest score of 79* in T20 World Cups. This year, Rohit is also expected to participated in T20 World Cup 2021. Who knows how many records he will set up in the upcoming season.

Above all, Rohit earns his name on our list of most 50s in T20 WCs.

5#. Tillakaratne Dilshan

Next we have another Sri Lankan and legendary cricketer Tillakaratne Dislhan taking up the 5th spot on our list. From 2007 to 2016, he played 35 T20 World Cup matches and scored 6 half centuries. Not only this, he also made 897 runs with a batting average of 30.93 during this time. Whereas, his strike rate remained 124.06.

Dilshan had a high score of 96* in T20 World Cups. He holds the 3rd most runs record in T20 World Cups. Above all, he joins our list of Most Fifties in T20 WCs.

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6#. Shane Watson

Retired Australian Cricketer Shane Watson was once a star all-rounder. He amazed his cricket fans with batting and bowling performances. From 2007 to 2016, he attended 24 World Cup matches and made 5 fifties. Apart from it, Watson also scored 537 runs with an average of 28.26 during this time. Whereas, his strike rate remained 140.94.

Shane Watson recorded his highest score of 81 in T20 World Cups. With all those stunning efforts, he lead Australia to the victory many times in T20 World Cups. Now, he deserves a place on our list of most half-centuries in T20 World Cups.

7#. Ab De Villiers

Next we have a retired South African Cricketer known by the name of Ab De Villiers. He was a star performer with the bat in T20 World Cups and helped South Africa many times with his excellent batting shows. From 2007 to 2016, he took part in 30 World Cup matches and scored 5 fifties. Apart from it, ABD also collected 717 runs with an average of 29.87. Whereas, his strike rate remained 143.40.

Ab de Villiers had a highest score of 79* in T20 World Cups. He made significant contributions in victory of South Africa during T20 World Cups. Now, he joins our list of Most 50s in T20 WCs.

8#. Mathew Hayden

Former Australian Cricketer Mathew Hayden also makes it on our list at the 8th spot. He only took part in T20 World Cup 2007 and played 6 matches. Hayden scored 4 50s in his short participation in T20 World Cup. During the season he amassed 265 runs with an average of 88.43. Whereas, his strike rate remained 144.80.

Hayden had a highest score of 73* and he was one of the highest scorer for Australia in T20 World Cup 2007. Now, he earns his name on our list of most 50s in T20 World Cups.

9#. Keven Pietersen

At number 9 we have a former English Cricketer Keven Pietersen on our list. From 2007 to 2010, he took part in 15 T20 World Cup matches and scored 4 half centuries. Not only this, he also made 580 runs with an average of 44.61 during this time. Whereas, his strike rate remained 148.33.

Keven Pietersen recorded his highest T20 World Cup score of 79. He was one of the dominating batsman for England in first three seasons. Now, he deserves his name on our list of Most 50s in T20 WCs.

10#. Marline Samuels

Finally, we have West Indian batsman Marline Samuels making up the last spot on our list. From 2007 to 2016, he attended 20 T20 World Cup matches and scored 4 fifties. Apart from it, Samuels also amassed 530 runs with an average of 31.17. His strike rate remained 115.72 during this time.

Marline Samuels also recorded his highest score of 85* in T20 World Cups. He is expected to play for West Indies in T20 World Cup 2021.

Conclusion

Final Verdict

T20 World Cup is one of the mega tournaments in Cricket. Talented Batsman record high scores in this tournaments and help their team to the victory. Some of these batsman score fifties multiple times in a season. Virat Kohli holds the record for most 50s in T20 WCs.

He is joined by Gayle, Sangakara, Hayden and Petersen in the list. Who do you think should make it on our list in T20 World Cup 2021. Let us know in the comments.