Most Fours in the history of ICC T20 World Cup from 2007 to 2021

Most fours in the history of ICC T20 world cup

T20 cricket is a game of adaptation and runs with some more runs because Batsmen nowadays contain a wide range of explosive shots in order to curb the balls thrown towards them. Whether it is a carom ball or a beamer, Batters are prepared for the shortest format and have successfully enriched their armory of shots.

Hitting it up and above or striking it flat and low, Boundaries have a major role to play in T20 cricket. In this article, Sportzcraazy will put forward the list of Top 5 Batsmen who have bagged the most number of fours in the history of ICC T20 world cup.

  • Mahela Jayawardene – The Former Sri-Lankan Captain and 2014 T20 world cup winner will have his name found in almost every batting record of ICC T20 world cups. It might be hard to believe for some but Mahela Jayawardene actually has the most number of runs in the entire existence of ICC T20 world cup with 1016 runs to his name. Not only that but he is also among the Top 10 batsmen who have scored the most number of sixes in ICC T20 World cups with 25 sixes. This record of fencing most number of fours does not come as a surprise given the fact that he was one of the elite perfectionists and technicians with the Bat in cricketing history. He is a great example of “how to evolve with the winds of change”. Jayawardene scored 111 classy fours aiding to his strike rate of 134 and average of 39.7. He did all the above mentioned things in just 31 innings.
  • Tilakaratne Dilshan – Sri-Lanka might be having a rough time lately but their history in the world of cricket is filled with trendsetters and exemplary players. Tilakaratne Dilshan is no exception. He was one of the most feared batsmen during his time as a player and knew how to put the most dangerous bowler under huge amount of pressure. Dilshan and Upul Tharanga’s opening pair will go down among the greatest pairs in Sri-Lankan cricket. The 2014 T20 world cup winner and 2010 T20 World cup man of the tournament, Dilshan has struck the ball for a four 101 times in 35 WC matches scoring 897 runs in the meantime.
  • Rohit Sharma – The Indian captain needs no formal introduction, mentioning his name is enough. Famously known as “Hitman”, the Right-hand batsman will be leading team India for the first time in a major ICC tournament. Rohit Sharma already has several records to his name including the most runs and most sixes in International T20 cricket. He was a part of the Indian team that hoisted the Tri-colour during the inaugural edition of the T20 world cup in 2007. However, the Rohit Sharma we all know of now has come into the radar following India’s 2013 ICC Champions trophy triumph where he began to open the innings for India. In 33 T20 world cup matches, Rohit has scored 80 fours and has 847 runs.
  • David WarnerThe 5’7 Left-handed opener is one of the most aggressive and explosive batsman in world cricket at the moment. Despite facing several obstacles, the Aussie passed every test with his unbreakable confidence and sturdy mindset. His absolute fearless approach has seen bowlers pick the wrong line and length out of nervousness. Warner was a key part behind Australia’s run towards the ICC T20 world cup last year and also became the man of the series. The 35-year-old is just one four away from toppling Rohit Sharma as both have 80 fours to their names. Warner played 30 T20 world cup matches and scored 762 runs.
  • Chris Gayle – The Universe Boss is one of a kind, entertainer on and off the pitch. There isn’t going to be another Chris Gayle in the world of cricket because of the X-factor he brought with him during his peak years. Gayle has put the ball past the stadium for a record 357 times in the IPL. The Left-handed tall batter has the record of scoring the fastest century in the history of ICC T20 world cups as he completed 100 runs off just 48 balls. He is featured 5th in this list probably because of his desire to stand and send the ball to the skies, which has seen him hit 63 sixes – the most in T20 world cups. In 31 ICC World cup T20 innings, Gayle has hit 78 fours, scored 949 runs with a strike rate of 143.

Also read:- Most Appearances by a player in the history of ICC T20 World Cup