With the T20 World Cup 2022 happening many records have been made so far while some have broken also. Since its beginning in 2005, the T20 format has been one of the most entertaining versions of the game, both for players and viewers.
The T20 World Cup is the championship of T20I cricket and has had seven editions so far. More often than not, the batters have dominated the tournament and scored big runs to help their respective teams to win the World T20 title.
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Check out the top five players with the Most Runs in T20 World Cup history.
Most Runs in T20 World Cup history
#5. Tilakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka) | 897 runs
Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan has an excellent record in the T20 World Cup. Known to give his team electric starts, Dilshan sits 5th on the list of highest run scorers in T20 World Cup history. He has scored 897 runs in 35 matches with a top score of 96*.
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#4. Rohit Sharma (India) | 921* runs
Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer in T20 internationals. Having played in all 8 T20 World Cups, Rohit Sharma is 4th on the list of top run scorers in the T20 World Cup. He has scored 921* runs in 34 matches at an average of 38.5 with 9 half-centuries. Rohit is captaining the India cricket team in the 2022 T20 World Cup.
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#3. Chris Gayle (West Indies) | 965 runs
Chris Gayle sits at No. 3 on the list of highest run scorers in the T20 World Cup. Known for his power-hitting, Gayle has been a nightmare for every bowler. He has scored 965 runs in 31 matches at a strike rate of 142.75. Gayle is the only player in T20 World Cup history to have scored 2 centuries. He also holds the record for hitting the most sixes (63) in T20 World Cup history.
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#2. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) | 1016 runs
Mahela Jayawardene’s elegance and class proved that T20 batting isn’t just about power-hitting. He played in 5 T20 World Cups from 2007 to 2014 and won the tournament with Sri Lanka in 2014. Mahela scored 1016 runs in 31 matches, with 6 half-centuries and 1 century. He also holds the record for scoring the most boundaries (111) in T20 World Cup history.
#1. Virat Kohli (India) | 1065* runs
Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the modern batting legends. Despite having played in just 5 editions of the T20 World Cup, Kohli is now at the top of the list of top run scorers in the T20 World Cup. He has scored 1065* runs in 23 matches at an extraordinary average of 76.63. He also has the most number of half-centuries (13) in T20 World Cup history.
N.B: Last Updated on 02/11/2022.