T20 cricket is the shortest format of the game and is undoubtedly one of the most entertaining and enjoyable formats as well. Every batter leaves no stones unturned to try to score more and more runs for the team. Since the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup, many legendary batters contributed the most and single-handedly won the match. SportzPoint.com presents you with the cricketers with the most fifties in T20 World Cup history.
1. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli, arguably one of the best cricketers in cricket history, tops the distinguished list with 10 half-centuries. From 2012, he got the opportunity of contributing to the Indian team in T20 World Cup matches. Needless to say, he created a massive impact and led the team to victories many times. Interestingly, among all these top 6 players, the Indian captain played the least number of matches. He scored 10 half-centuries in 17 matches and became the batter with the most fifties in T20 World Cup history. Overall, he aggregated 834 runs with the highest score being 89. At the moment, he has an average of 83.40 and a remarkable strike rate of 131.75.
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2. Chris Gayle
Next on this list is the Universe Boss, Chris Gayle with 9 half-centuries in T20 World Cup history. He is the second-highest run-scorer in T20 World Cup with 933 runs. Gayle smashed 9 half-centuries and 2 centuries to score 933 runs. He is associated with T20 World Cup since the inaugural edition and played a total of 29 matches with his highest score being 117 with an average of 38.87 and a strike rate of 145.78. Fans are definitely anticipating his stunning knocks in the ongoing T20 World Cup.
3. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene holds the third position on this prestigious list with 7 fifties in T20 World Cup. The Sri Lankan veteran batter started playing in T20 World Cup since its inaugural year and continued till 2014. During the span of 7 years, he featured in 31 matches and became the highest run-scorer ever in this tournament. He score 7 half-centuries and 1 century with the highest score of 100 to reach this impeccable feat of the most runs and overall aggregated 1016 runs in T20 World Cup matches.
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4. Rohit Sharma
The growth and evolvement of Rohit Sharma in all the formats of cricket is clearly evident. Being one of the most important cricketers of the Indian squad he gave his best every time possible and contributed a lot to his team. The Hitman played 29 T20 World Cup matches since 2007 and scored 673 runs. He hit 6 half-centuries with the highest score being 79 to aggregate the total runs throughout all the T20 World Cup matches. With an average of 37.38 and a strike rate of 126.98, he also smashed 24 sixes and 59 fours.
5. Tillakaratne Dilshan
Next on the list is Tillakaratne Dilshan in the fifth position. He is undoubtedly one of the biggest assets of Sri Lanka in cricket ever and a flawless opener. From 2007 till 2016, the batter featured in 35 T20 World Cup matches and scored 897 runs. With the highest score of 96 runs, an average of 30.93, and a strike rate of 124.06, he hit 6 half-centuries.
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6. Shane Watson
Shane Watson stands in the sixth position on this list with 5 half-centuries. He played in the 2014 T20 World Cup matches from 2007 to 2016. The former Australian cricketer aggregated 537 runs during the span of time with the highest score being 81. He hit 5 half-centuries and has an average of 28.26 and a strike rate of 140.94.
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