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Who Scored The Highest Runs In T20

T20 format is the shortest format that is played at the International level. T-20 is one of the most popular cricket formats and you can gauge its popularity from the fact that the world’s top cricket leagues are also played in this format. The T20 format is used in the Commonwealth games 2022.

Who Scored The Highest Runs In T20

The T-20 format was first adopted in County cricket in 2003. While, at the International level, the first T20 game was played between New Zealand and England women’s teams in 2004. In 2005, Australia and New Zealand men’s teams played the first men’s T20I game. We are going to talk about the top five batters with the most runs in T20 cricket.

Who Scored the most Runs in T20?

Rohit Sharma World Cup Cricket 2022

Rohit Sharma, who scored 3520 runs in International T20 cricket, holds the record for the highest runs in T20. The talented batter made his first appearance for India in T20 World Cup 2007 against England, however, he did not bat in his debut game. In the next game, He scored an important fifty against South Africa that helped India to win the game.

He has featured in 134 T20 games; the most International T20 matches by a player. Sharma also hit the highest number of centuries in T20I with four centuries. Rohit Sharma jointly holds the record for most fifties in International T20.

#2. Martin Guptil

New Zealand opener, Martin Guptil has scored the second most runs in International T20 cricket with 3497 runs in 121 T20 games for New Zealand. He struck these runs at a strike rate of 135.80 and a batting average of 31.79. Guptil made his International T20 debut for New Zealand in 2009 against Australia. The destructive right-handed batter has smashed the most sixes in the T-20 International format with 172 sixes.

#3. Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli Cricket T20 World Cup 2022

Indian maestro Virat Kohli has accumulated 3402 runs at the International T20 level and holds 3rd place on the list of the highest run scorers in T20. Virat Kohli has featured in 101 T20 games for India and scored 31 T20 fifties; jointly the most fifties in T20I cricket. He is the second fastest batter to reach 2000 runs and 2500 runs in International T20.

#4. Paul Stirling

Ireland’s batting all-rounder, Paul Stirling is the fourth top scorer in International T20 cricket with 3011 runs in 114 T20 games. The right-hander made his International debut in 2008 and since, then he has compiled a total of 3011 runs at an average of 28.67 and a strike rate of 134.84. Paul, who hit 344 fours in T20I cricket, holds the record for most fours in international T20 cricket.

#5. Aaron Finch

The Australian captain Aaron Finch has plundered 2855 runs in 92 T20 games for Australia and takes fifth place on the list of most runs in T20Is. The Aussie cricketer made his first appearance at the International T20 level in the game involving Australia and England at Adelaide in 2011. Finch has struck these runs at a blistering strike rate of 145.29 and an average of 35.24. He also smashed the highest individual score in International T20 cricket with 172 runs against Zimbabwe in 2018.

Are you surprised by the fact that no West Indies player is on this list?

Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

Who Scored the highest Runs in T20 by Indian Batsman?

Rohit Sharma, who struck 3520 runs, holds the record for most runs by an Indian Batsman in International T20. The right-handed batter has plundered these runs at a healthy strike rate of 139.84 and a batting average of 32 in 134 T20 International. Here is the complete list of the top five Indian batters with the most run scorers in T20I:-

Rohit Sharma134352032.00139.84
Virat Kohli101340250.77137.12
KL Rahul58186739.72140.90
Shikhar Dhawan68175927.92126.36
MS Dhoni98161737.60126.13

Who Scored the Highest Runs in T20 by Wicketkeeper?

Jos Buttler seals the first place in terms of making the most runs by a wicketkeeper in the International T20 format. The destructive wicket-keeper batsman has compiled a total of 2227 runs in 94 International T20 games for England, at a splendid strike rate of 142.57 and a batting average of 32.75.

Jos Buttler94222732.75142.57
Brendon McCullum 71214035.66136.21
Mohammad Shahzad70201530.07133.62
Quinton De69189431.04133.38
Mohammad Rizwan57170550.14128.00

Highest Runs in a T20 Inning at Each Batting Position

Batting PositionPlayerRunBallTeam
1Aaron Finch (AUS)17276AUS vs ZIM
2Hazratullah Zazai (AFG)162*62AFG vs IRE
3Brendon McCullum(NZ)12358NZ vs BAN
4Suryakumar Yadav (IND)11755IND vs ENG
5Sivakumar Periyalwar (ROM)105*40ROM vs TUK
6Shaheryar Butt125*50BEL vs Czech
7Mohammad Nabi8930AFG vs IRE
8Saber Zakhil100*47BEL vs Austria
9Ali Nayyer48*16SWZ vs FRA
10AJ Hosein44*16WI vs ENG
11Khalid Ahmadi31*18BEL vs MALTA

Also, read- Top Five Batters To Watch Out For in Asia Cup T20 2022

Who can overtake these legendary cricketers mentioned in the list and is capable of becoming the highest run-getter in T20 cricket? Comment now.

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