Fans all over the world are excited about the T20 World Cup 2021 starting from October 17. According to sports news, 16 teams will be playing in the T20 World Cup 2021. Before news about record-breaking performances in the matches fill your social media feeds, let us remember the top 5 players with the highest runs in the T20 World Cups.

Mahela Jayawardane

Mahela Jayawardane is regarded as one of the most stylish players in the history of cricket. The player has been phenomenal in the long format of the game. But he also did not fail to deliver in the shortest form. He has often proved the notion wrong that T20 matches are all about power-hitting. He has displayed the same elegance as he has in Test matches and ODIs to become one of the most successful T20I players.

The Sri Lankan player has scored a total of 1016 runs after playing 31 matches in T20 World Cups. He maintained a strike rate of 134.74 runs with a batting average of 39.07. The player has scored six half-centuries and one century in the T20 World Cup matches he has played.

Chris Gayle

Talking about most runs in t20 matches, Chris Gayle is bound to appear on the list. The destructive batsman is one of the best in the shortest format of the game. The West Indies powerhouse almost revolutionized the world of T20I with his performances. He has given some exhilarating performances to blow away the bowlers.

He has been part of the T20 World Cup-winning team of the West Indies in 2009 and 2010. He has played 26 innings across six editions of the T20 World Cup. The player has 920 runs to his name with two centuries. He is likely to hit more centuries in the 2021 edition of the game.

Tilakaratne Dilshan

The top-rated batsman has been the former captain of the Sri Lankan team. Dilshan has been one of the most fearless batsmen of the Sri Lankan team, giving a breathtaking start to his team. The player has, on many occasions, rendered the bowlers of the opposition team ineffective. He even has the unique distinction of a cricket shot named Dilscoop named after him. Even in the T20 World Cups, his performance has been outstanding.

The all-rounder has 897 runs to his name after playing 35 matches in T20 World Cups. He has always maintained a decent batting average of 30.93. The player might not have hit any centuries, but he has been crucial for making his team win on multiple occasions. He has scored six fifties throughout his T20 World Cup career.

Virat Kohli

The current Indian skipper has proved his worth in all formats of the game. The Indian run-machine has been on top of the list no matter if it’s ODIs, Tests, or T20s. The skipper has been a part of only three editions of the T20 World Cup. But he is fourth on the list of batsmen with a total of 777 runs.

The player has hit nine half-centuries in the short format of the game. He has maintained a batting average of 86.33. Virat Kohli is the first player to score more than 700 runs with a batting average above 85. His mesmerizing performance helped the Indian team reach the 2014 T20 World Cup final.

Ab De Villers

One of the most dynamic batsmen to play in the T20 World Cup, Ab De Villers has a total of 717 runs to his credit. Mr. 360 of cricket has smashed five half-centuries after playing 30 matches of the T20 World Cup. The player has the highest score of 79 in the T20 World Cup. With a strike rate of 143.40, the player took the game away from the opposition on many occasions. Ab De Villiers has often led his team to victory with his magical batting skills and maintained a batting average of 29.87.

Wrapping Up

These are the top 5 T20 World Cup most runs scorers. Let us see if any new player appears on the list after the T20 World Cup 2021.


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