Top 10 Highest Runs Scorers Batsmen in T20 World Cup History – (History)

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ICC T20 World Cup is a grand cricket tournament for cricket fans. Batsmen score big totals in their individual capacity to get highest target for their team. Some of these batsman went on to score most runs in T20 World Cups. They excelled with the bat in crucial moments of the match and lead their teams to the victory. Here is the list of ICC T20 World Cup Most Runs Score By Batsman.

ICC T20 World Cup Most Runs Score By a Batsman

From Mahela Jayewardene to Keven Petersen, many batsman have entered their names on list of Most Runs by a Batsman in T20 World Cups. They give their best to collect runs and played their part in victory of their teams. Following is the list of most runs scored by a batsman in T20 World Cups.

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1#. Mahela Jayewardene

Legendary Sri Lankan Cricketer and one of the highest runs scorer in ODI format, Mahela Jayewardene takes the top spot on our list. He holds the record for scoring most runs in T20 World Cups. From 2007 to 2016, Jayewardene took part in 31 T20 World Cup matches and scored 1016 runs with an average of 39.07. He had a strike rate of 134.7 during this period.

Moreover, Mahela Jayewardene also made one hundred in 6 half centuries in the T20 World Cups as well. His Highest score in T20 WCS remained 100. He is the only batsman with 1,000+ runs in T20 World Cups. Now, he deserves the top spot on our list.

2#. Chris Gayle

At number 2, we have West Indian legendary cricketer and of the most destructive batsman in the history of Cricket called Chris Gayle. He has the 2nd most runs in the history of T20 World Cups. From 2007 to 2016, Gayle attended 28 T20 World Cup matches and scored 920 runs with an average of 40. His strike rate remained 146.73 during the period.

Apart from it, Chris Gayle also scored two hundreds and 7 half centuries in T20 WCs as well. Whereas, his highest score in T20 World Cups remained 117. Chris Gayle was the first ever batsman to score a hundred in T20 World Cup. Moreover, he is the only batsman to score two hundreds in T20 World Cups.

Above all, Chris Gayle surely deserves a spot on our list of most runs in T20 World Cups.

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3#. Tillakaratne Dilshan

Next we have another former Sri Lankan Cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan making up the third spot on our list. He has third most runs in T20 World Cups. From 2007 to 2016, He played 35 matches in T20 World Cup and scored 897 runs with an average of 30.93. He had a strike rate of 124.06 during this time.

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Moreover, Tillakaratne Dilshan also scored 6 half centuries in T20 World Cups. Whereas, his highest score in T20 World Cups remained 96*. And now he deserves a place on our list of most runs in T20 WCs.

4#. Virat Kohli

Present Day Indian Captain Virat Kohli earns the 4th spot on our countdown. He is the 4th batsman with most runs in T20 World Cups. From 2007 to 2021, Virat Kohli participated in 16 World Cup matches and scored 777 runs with an average of 86.33. Whereas he had a strike rate of 133.04 during this time.

Apart from it, Kohli also 9 half centuries in T20 World Cup. Whereas, his highest score in T20 World Cups remained 89*. Virat Kohli set up many records in T20 World Cups as well. He has the highest batting average in T20 World Cups and he is one of the only two batsman to have a 50+ average in T20 World Cups.

Not only this, Virat Kohli also holds the record for scoring most 50s in T20 World Cups as well. Now, he enters his name on our list of most runs in T20 WCs.

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5#. AB de Villiers

At number 5 we have former South African Cricketer and One of the most talented batsman to ever play the cricket, named AB de Villiers. He has 5th most runs in T20 World Cups. From 2007 to 2016, AB de Villiers attended 30 T20 World Cup matches and scored 717 runs with an average of 29.87. He had a strike rate of 143.40 during this period.

Apart from it, ABD also scored 5 half centuries in T20 World Cups as well. Whereas, his highest score in T20 WCs remained 79*. Now, he earns his name on our list of most runs in T20 World Cups.

#6. Rohit Sharma 

At number 6, we have another Indian Cricketer and one of the best hard hitters in cricket named Rohit Sharma. He has 6th most runs in T20 World Cups. Between 2007 and 2016, Rohit attended 28 World Cup matches and scored 673 runs with an average of 39.58. His strike rate remained 127.22 all this time.

In addition, Rohit Sharma also scored 6 half centuries in T20 World Cups as well. Whereas, his best score in T20 WC remained 79*. However, he yet has to score a hundred in T20 World Cup. Perhaps, he will achieve this milestone in T20 World Cup 2021.

Above all, Rohit Sharma makes it on out list of most runs by a batsman in T20 World Cups.

7#. Kumara Sangakara

Legendary Sri Lankan Batsman Kumara Sangakara joins our list at the 7th spot. He has 7th most runs in T20 World Cups. From 2007 to 2014, Sangakra took part in 31 T20 World Cup matches and scored 661 runs with an average of 25.42. He had a strike rate of 112.22 during that period.

Moreover, Sangakara also scored 4 half centuries in T20 World Cups as well. Whereas, his highest score remained 68. And, now he earns his name on our list of most runs in T20 World Cups by a batsman.

8#. Brandon McCullum

Former New Zealand Captain Brandon McCullum also joins our list at the 8th spot. From 2007 to 2014, he attended 25 T20 WC matches and scored 637 runs with an average of 28.95. Whereas, his strike rate remained 128.42 during that period.

Moreover, McCullum also scored one hundred and 2 half centuries during that time as well. Whereas, his best ever score in T20 World Cups remained 123. Now, he enters his name on our list of Most runs in T20 World Cups by a batsman.

#9. Yuvraj Singh

Previous Indian Cricketer Yuvraj Singh also makes it on our list at the 9th spot. From 2007 to 2016, Yuvra Sing played 31 matches and scored 593 runs with a average of 23.72. Whereas, he had a strike rate of 128.91 during that time.

Apart from it, Yuvraj Singh also scored 4 fifties in T20 World Cups as well. Moreover, his best ever score in T20 World Cups remained 70.

#10. Keven Peterson

Finally, Former English Cricketer Keven Peterson makes the last spot on our list. He recorded 580 runs in 15 T20 World Cup matches with an average of 44.61 from 2007 to 2010. He had a strike rate of 148.33. Peterson also scored 4 half centuries during this time. Whereas, his highest score remained 79.

Therefore, Keven Peterson now joins our list of most runs in T20 World Cups.

Conclusion

Final Verdict
Batsman are a vital part of T20 format in cricket. They score big runs with their aggressive batting and play vital role in the victory of their team. Mahela Jayewardene holds the record for most runs in T20 World Cups.

Whereas, likes of Dilshan, Kohli, Sangakara and Yuvrajh Singh also make it to our list. Who do you think should be on our list in future? Let us know in the comments.