Most Successful Batsmen in T20 World Cup

Most Successful Batsmen in T20 World Cup

Most Successful Batsmen in T20 World Cup

Since the advent of T20 cricket, the batsmen have liked and criticized the format in equal numbers. For some, the T20 cricket has done wonders in their careers, while for others it has led to the beginning of their downfall.

The ones with the aggressive mindset along with the gift of timing have been the most successful in the shortest format of the game. These are the very players who wreaked havoc in big tournaments like world cups.

On that note let’s take a look at the five most successful batsmen in the T20 world cup

#1. Virat Kohli

Matches: 16
Runs: 777
Average: 86.33

Virat Kohli

The captain (Virat Kohli) of the Indian cricket team has a phenomenal record in the T20 world cups. He played his first T20 World Cup in the 2012 edition of the world cup.  The 31-year old batsman has piled on 777 runs in 16 matches at a stellar average of 86.33 and a strike rate of 133.04.

He stands at the top of the list with nine half-centuries to his name.

#2. Chris Gayle

Matches: 28
Runs: 920
Average: 40.00

Chris Gayle photo

The West Indies legendary batsman sits second in the list with 920 runs to his name in 28 games. Chris Gayle has been a phenomenon in the T-20 format. The Southpaw has made countless records to his name in the shortest format and has featured in almost every T-20 franchise tournament across the world. He played his debut T20 world cup in 2007 edition of the world cup and also struck the first-ever century in the T20 world cup.

#3. Mahela Jayawardene

Matches: 31
Runs: 1016
Average: 39.07

The former Sri Lankan skipper, Mahela Jayawardene has contributed significantly in different editions of T20 world cups. Jayawardene played 31 matches across different editions, amassing 1016 runs at an average of 39.07 and a strike rate of 134.74.

Overall, Jayawardene played 55 T20 matches, scoring 1493 runs with nine half-centuries and one century to his name. His strike rate of 133.2 suggests the Sri Lankan was indeed a successful three format player.

#4. Tillakaratne Dilshan

Matches: 35
Runs: 897
Average: 30.93

Tillakaratne Dilshan

The former Sri Lankan opener was one of the greatest assets for Sri Lanka in T20 cricket. His unconventional shots coupled with aggressive stroke-play helped him pile a lot of runs in t20 world cups.

He was apart from the Sri Lankan team since the first edition of the shortest format of the game. In all, he has played 35 world cup games, scoring 897 runs at an average of 30.93.

A stalwart for the Sri Lankan team, Tillakaratne Dilshan has featured in 330 one-day internationals for the team. He scored 10,290 runs with a stellar average of 39.3.

#5. AB De Villiers

Matches: 30
Runs: 717
Average: 29.37

AB De Villiers Photos

A T-20 specialist, AB De Villiers is considered to be an all-time great in the shortest format of the game. The South African batsman has all the shots in the game, which makes it easier for him to score runs in fewer balls.

The former South African skipper holds a host of records to his name and sits at fifth in the list of the most successful batsman in t20 World Cups.

His T20 world cup career has been an exceptional one, as 717 runs in 30 matches and a strike rate of 143.40 suggests.