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Most Runs in T20I cricket

Let's look at the batters with the most runs in T20I Cricket. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is at the top of the list while Virat Kohli is second.

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Babar Azam has scored the most runs in T20 Internationals

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T20 Cricket is the new normal in the universe of cricket. This format is a jackpot for players all around the world. It has become the most played format of the game. Nowadays, every nation has its franchise, the T20 League. T20 cricket is why most cricketers struggle to perform in test cricket because the red ball makes all the difference like seam movement. The T20 World Cup 2024 has already started. Over the years many players have made plenty of runs in the shortest game format. So, let's look at the top five players with the Most Runs in T20I Cricket.

Also Read: IND vs PAK T20 World Cup Results since 2007

Most Runs in T20I Cricket (Top 5)

#5. Martin Guptil | New Zealand | 3531 runs

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Former Kiwi opener Martin Guptill has scored the fifth most runs in the shortest format of the game, 3531 runs in 122 matches (118 innings). He is known for his classy aggressive approach to the game. Guptill made his first appearance in the T20s in 2009 against Australia. His T20 career lasted for 11 years (2009-2022). At a strike rate of 135.70 in T20Is, he scored 20 half-centuries and two centuries in the format.

#4. Paul Stirling | Ireland | 3600 runs

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Irish batsman Paul Stirling holds the fourth place on the list of amassing the most runs in the T20I cricket. He is the backbone of the Ireland team. His career is 15 years as of 2024 (2009-2024). He played his first T20 international match against Pakistan in 2009. At a strike rate of 134.68, Stirling has made 3600 runs in 144 games(143 innings). Stirling has recorded 23 half-centuries and one century in the shortest-game format.

#3. Rohit Sharma | India | 4026 runs

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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma takes the 3rd spot in terms of making the most runs in the history of T20I cricket, with 4026 runs in 152 games(144 innings). Sharma is one of the best openers ever to play the game. He also holds the record of scoring the most number (5) of 100s in T20 internationals. Rohit has also recorded 30 half-centuries in the format. He played his first T20I match in 2007 against England. Rohit has been playing for India for 17 years now.

#2. Virat Kohli | India | 4038 runs

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Former India captain Virat Kohli is the second-highest run-scorer (4038 runs in 110 innings) in T20I cricket. Kohli has recorded 37 half-centuries and one century in the format. The modern-day great has consistently scored runs in all formats of the game. He is certainly one of the best batsmen the game has ever seen. Virat Kohli made his first appearance in a T20I against Zimbabwe in 2010. So far he has played 10 years of T20I cricket. Virat notched up the most runs in the 2014 T20 World Cup with 319 runs in 6 games and in the 2022 T20 World Cup with 296 runs in 6 games.

#1. Babar Azam | Pakistan | 4067 runs

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One of the best batsmen of the latest era, Babar Azam is at the top of the list. Azam plays with pure technique and class to dominate bowlers around the world. The Pakistani ace has scored 4067 runs in 120 games(113 innings) at an impressive average of 41.08. Azam is a match-winner but has struggled a lot lately. His strike rate of 129.77 is not good enough in T20Is. He has registered 36 half-centuries and three centuries in T20Is.

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Most Runs in T20I cricket (Top 10)

2016-2024 120 113 4067 122 41.08 129.77 3 36 6 435 71
2010-2024 118 110 4038 122* 51.11 137.95 1 37 5 361 117
2007-2024 152 144 4026 121* 32.20 139.98 5 30 12 363 193
2009-2024 144* 143 3600 115* 27.27 134.68 1 23 13 418 128
2009-2022 122 118 3531 105 31.81 135.70 2 20 3 309 173
2015-2024 99 86 3212 104* 48.66 128.12 1 28 4 273 90
2009-2024 104 104 3155 100* 33.92 141.92 1 27 6 326 114
2011-2022 103 103 3120 172 34.28 142.53 2 19 8 309 125
2011-2024 117 107 3050 101* 35.46 145.51 1 23 6 278 127
2011-2024 89 87 2547 95 33.96 123.64 0 18 4 242 58

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