The Australian pitch is one of the greatest pitches in any format of the game. Considering the T20 international, Australia is sitting at the 6th position in the ICC Men’s T20 team ranking. There are many world batters who scored most runs for their team in Australia. In the shortest format of the game, there are many big names who are known for their aggressive batting style. We will discuss about the players who have the most T20I runs in Australia. So, let’s take a look at them.
1. Aaron Finch (AUS) | 1025 Runs
Aaron Finch, an Australian right-handed batsman is sitting at the top position for making the most T20I runs in Australia. From 2011 to 2022, he has scored 1132 runs in Australia. He made his debut in T20I against England at Adelaide Oval, on Jan 12, 2011. Since his debut, he has played many unforgettable innings for Australia in T20I including 172 as his highest score which shows how aggressive a batsman he is. He has scored centuries two times and struck 15 fifties.
2. David Warner (AUS) | 933 Runs
David Warner, a left-handed opener of the Australian team, is the second most successful batsman for hitting the most runs in the T20 international in Australia. He has achieved this record by making 952 runs. Warner made his debut in a T20 international against South Africa at Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Jan 11, 2009. He is one of the best openers in the cricket world and has also scored a century in his T20 career.
3. Glenn Maxwell (AUS) | 664 Runs
Glenn Maxwell is the third most successful batter for the Australian team who has scored 728 runs. His strike rate shows that he is a power-packed batsman who likes to bat aggressively His highest score is 145* and has struck three centuries. He started his T20 international career in a match against Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, on Sep 05, 2012.
4. Virat Kohli (IND) | 451 Runs
If there is an Indian batsman who has got the Australia nightmares of him, who won’t shy away from the fired-up Australian bowlers, it is undoubtedly ‘The King’ Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli has scored 671 runs in Australia in T20I off 15 innings, with an average of 64.9 runs and a strike rate of an extraordinary 147.1. He has remained not out 8 times and has played a pivotal role in winning several T20I matches against Australia.
5. Matthew Wade (AUS) | 435 Runs
Australian wicket-keeper batsman Matthew wade comes fifth in the list of the most T20I runs in Australia. Wade played 67 T20 matches and scored 984 runs in 53 Innings. Among them, he made 444 runs in Australia. In February 2012, he made his international breakthrough as a T20I player against India in Sydney, opening the batting and scoring 72 runs from 43 balls to earn the Man of the Match award.
6. Shane Watson (AUS) | 420 Runs
Shane Watson was another aggressive batsman of Australia who has scored the most T20I runs in Australia. He comes after Wade in making the most runs in Australia in T20 from his 56 innings with a strike rate of 145.32. In T20I, he made his debut against South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Feb 24, 2006, for Australia. Watson also had the ability to bowl medium pace who took 48 wickets, thus he was one of the best all-rounders in cricket.
7. Cameron White (AUS) | 376 Runs
Cameron White was the middle-order right-handed batter of Australia who has scored 376 runs in Australia. In the T20 international, Cameron White made his debut for Australia against England at Sydney Cricket Ground, on Jan 09, 2007. He has made 5 half-centuries in his T20 career with his best of 85 runs not out and contributed runs with a strike rate of 132.97. In his debut match, he struck 40 runs from just 20 balls and remained not out, this shows that he was a power hitter.
8. Steve Smith (AUS) | 374 Runs
Having made Steve Smith’s name initially as a potential leg-spinner who could bat a bit, there was immense criticism, even among those in Australia over the quality of his selection during his early days in international cricket. However, he made a total of 374 runs in Australia. In 2010 he started his T20I career against Pakistan.