Top 5 Indian Batsmen with Most Runs in a Single Edition in T20 World Cup

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When you talk about most runs by Indian players in a single edition of the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli’s name is bound to come, courtesy his unmatched consistency and sheer talent. But, who else are there?

Gautam Gambhir made the stage his own in the 2007 edition, while Suresh Raina lit the 2010 T20 World Cup with a barrage of runs. Adding to that, Ro-Hitman Sharma also had a stellar run in the 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup.

Here’s a look in details who all sits at the top 5 Indian batsmen with most runs in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

#1. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

Arguably, the greatest batsman of the current era in world cricket, Virat Kohli wreaked havoc in the 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup. He played some exquisite knocks and helped India reach the finals.

In the summit clash, Virat Kohli starred with a fighting 77-run knock off 58 deliveries, however, his knock wasn’t enough to take his team home as India failed to claim their second T20 World Cup title.

Nonetheless, Virat Kohli scored 319 runs in 6 matches at an average of 106.33. He holds the numero uno spot in the list of five Indian batsmen with most runs in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

#2. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

The Indian skipper also holds the second position, having enjoyed an equally productive season in the next edition in 2016.

In the 2016 edition, held in India, Virat smashed 273 runs in five matches at an astonishing average of 136.50. He scored 3 half-centuries in the 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup.

Kohli holds both first and second position in the list of most runs by an Indian batsman in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

#3. Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir

Often regarded as the unsung hero of the 2007 T20 World Cup and 2011 World Cup, Gautam Gambhir played a vital role in helping India win the 2007 T20 World Cup.

The southpaw was the second-highest run-getter in the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup, scoring 227 runs in 7 games at an average of 37.83.

He hit three half-centuries during the world cup and is behind only Kohli who hit the most runs in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

#4. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina

Easily, one of the most underrated Indian superstar batsmen, Suresh Raina is a limited over’s dynamite. He has been the most consistent player in the Indian Premier League and is the second most run-scorer in the cash-rich league.

He enjoyed his most successful season in the 2010 edition of the T20 World Cup where he amassed 219 runs in 5 matches at an impressive average of strike rate of 43.80 and 146 respectively. His knock of 101 off 60 balls against South Africa was indeed one of the highlights of the tournament.

He sits at fourth position in the list of most runs by an Indian batsman in a single edition of the T20 World Cup.

#5 Rohit Sharma

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Making his debut in the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup, Rohit Sharma has come a long way. Sharma has impressed enough in the 20-over game not only with his batting but also his captaincy skills.

Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain in the Indian Premier League and also made vital contributions over the years in different editions of the T20 World Cup.

The 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup was statistically his most successful season where he had scored 200 runs in 6 matches at an average of 40.


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