Batsmen With Highest Averages In The T20 World Cup

In this blog, we will discuss the batsmen with the highest average in T20 world cup.

Which Batsman Has The Highest Average In T20 World Cup?

Virat Kohli, the star Indian batsman, has the highest average in T20 world cup history.

Between 2012 and 2021, in which he played 21 matches and made 845 runs with an average of 76.81. And his highest score is 89 runs against the West Indies.

Michael Hussey, the former Australian batsman, is in the second position, and former English batsman Kevin Pietersen is in the third position, averaging 54.62 and 44.61, respectively.

PLAYERMATRUNSHSAVEBFSR1005004S6S
Virat Kohli2184589*76.8652129.601007820
Mike Hussey2143760*54.6313139.60203316
Kevin Pietersen155807944.6391148.30406017
Jos Buttler21574101*41397144.61204526
JP Duminy2556886*40.6438129.70223723
Mahela Jayawardene31101610039.1754134.716111125
Rohit Sharma3384779*38.5644131.50818031
Angelo Mathews2945973*38.3354129.70203016
Cameron White1525885*36.9189136.50111814
David Wiese1225566*36.4205124.40111511

1. Virat Kohli- Highest Average In T20 World Cup

1. Virat Kohli- Highest Average In T20 World Cup

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Virat Kohli, the star Indian batsman, has the highest batting average in T20 World Cup history.

Between 2012 and 2021, he appeared in 21 matches and scored 845 runs, averaging 76.81. And his highest score is 89 runs against the West Indies.

Personal Life Of Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is an Indian cricketer born on November 5, 1988. 

In 2013, he began dating Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. The couple was quickly given the nickname Virushka.

Virat and Anuskha married in an intimate ceremony on December 11, 2017, in Florence, Italy. 

The couple gave birth to a beautiful daughter named Vamika.

Debut & T20 Cricket Career Of Virat Kohli

Kohli made his T20 debut against Zimbabwe.

Kohli is the quickest player to reach 1000 T20 international runs. He reached the milestone in 27 innings, while Aaron Finch needed 29.

He is the first batsman in T20 international history to score more than 600 runs in a calendar year. He accomplished this feat in 2016 with an incredible average of 106.83 and a strike rate of 140.26, including seven fifties.

Virat Kohli broke the world record for most innings played before a duck in T20Is. He recorded his first T20I duck after 47 innings of play in his 52nd T20I.

2. Michael Hussey-Second Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt Text: Michael Hussey rescued Australian batting

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Michael Hussey, the former star Australian batsman, has the second highest average in T20 World Cup history.

Between 2007 and 2012, he appeared in 21 matches and scored 437 runs, averaging 54.62. And his highest score is 60 runs against Pakistan.

Personal Life Of Michael Hussey

Michael Hussey is a former Australian cricketer regarded as one of the country’s best left-handed batters. He was born on May 27, 1975.

.Debut & Cricket Career Michael Hussey

Despite being a latecomer to international cricket, debuting at 28, statistics show that his career did not lack significance. 

Michael Hussey, also known as ‘Mr. Cricket’ or ‘Huss,” was the world’s top-ranked batsman in 2006.

Retirement Of Michael Hussey

He retired from all forms of cricket in 2012.

3. Kevin Pietersen-Third Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt Text: Kevin Pietersen scored his half-century

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Kevin Pietersen, the former English batsman, has the third highest batting average in T20 World Cup history.

Between 2007 and 2010, he appeared in 15 matches and scored 580 runs at an average of 44.61. And his highest score is 79 runs against Zimbabwe.

Personal Life Of Kevin Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen is a South African-born cricketer whose career began in South Africa but ended in England. On June 26, 1980, he was born in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa.

He is a right-handed batsman who can also bowl right-handed off break.

Debut & Cricket Career Of Kevin Pietersen

He is considered one of the best hard hitters in the shorter format of the game.

His memorable knock in the 2010 ICC World T20 finals helped England win their first ICC Championship.

Retirement Of Kevin Pietersen

He made his final retirement from all forms of Cricket in 2014.

4. David Wiese-Fourth Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt text: David Wiese celebrating after scoring winning runs

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David Wiese, the Namibian batsman, has the fourth highest batting average in T20 World Cup history.

Between 2016 and 2021, he appeared in 11 matches and scored 255 runs at an average of 42.50. And his highest score is 66 runs.

5. Jos Buttler-Fifth Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt text: Jos Buttler celebrating after scoring a winning knock

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The English Batsman Jos Buttler has the fifth highest batting average in the history of the T20 world cup.

Between 2012-21 matches, he scored 574 runs, with an average of 41. And his highest score is 101 against Sri Lanka

Personal Life Of Jos Buttler

He was born on September 8, 1990, in Taunton, Somerset, England. Butler is also England’s current vice-captain in limited overs cricket.

Buttler married Louise Webber in 2017. Georgia Rose, the couple’s beautiful daughter, was born in April 2019.

Debut & Cricket Career Of Jos Buttler

Butler was named to the senior England squad for the Twenty20 International against the visiting Indian team in September 2011.

Butler has been a T20 specialist for England since his debut.

6. JP Duminy-Sixth Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt text: JP Duminy played an orthodox shot

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The former South African Batsman, JP Duminy, has the sixth highest batting average in the history of the T20 world cup.

Between 2007 and 2016, he played 25 matches and scored 568 runs, averaging 40.57. And his highest score is 86 against New Zealand.

Personal Life Of JP Duminy

On April 14, 1984, the elegant South African all-rounder was born in Cape Town. JP Duminy is a left-handed batsman known for his ability to play shots all over the ground.

Debut & Cricket Career Of JP Duminy

He made his T20 debut against the West Indies in 2007.

He played a crucial role for South Africa in winning various games in the T20 format.

Retirement Of JP Duminy

In July 2019, he retired from all forms of cricket.

Mahela Jayawardene-Seventh Highest Average In T20 World Cup

7. Mahela Jayawardene-Seventh Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt text: Jayawardene goes for the six

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The former Sri Lankan captain and middle-order batsman Mahela Jayawardene has the seventh highest batting average in the history of the T20 world cup.

Between 2007 and 2014, he played 31 matches and scored 1016 runs, averaging 39.07. And his highest score is 100 against Zimbabwe.

Personal Life Of Mahela Jayawardene

Jayawardene was married to Christina Mallika Sirisena, a travel consultant. Their only child is Sansa Arya Jayawardene. In 2021, Jayawardene married Natasha Makalanda, an air hostess, for the second time.

Debut & Career Of Mahela Jayawardene

Jayawardene was a vital member of the winning ICC World Twenty20 team in 2014.

He is currently the first and only Sri Lankan to score a century in the T20 World Cup.

Retirement Of Mahela Jayawardene

He retired from all forms of cricket in 2015.

8. Rohit Sharma-Eighth Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt text: Rohit Sharma celebrates his half-century 

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The current Indian opener and the captain have the eighth highest average in the T20 world cup history.

Between 2007 and 2021, he scored 847 runs in 33 matches with an average of 38.50. And his highest score was 79 runs against Australia in 2010.

Personal Life Of Rohit Sharma 

Rohit was born in Maharashtra on April 30, 1987, to Gurunath and Purnima Sharma.

Rohit’s father worked as a storekeeper for a transportation company. Rohit Sharma’s mother was born in Visakhapatnam.

He lived in Borivali with his grandparents and uncles (Mumbai).

Ritika Sajdeh is Rohit Sharma’s wife. She was born on December 21, 1987, to Bobby and Tina Sajdeh.

Samaira, the couple’s baby girl, was born on December 30, 2018.

Debut & Career Of Rohit Sharma

Rohit made his T20 debut for India against England in the 2007 ICC World T20 Championships but did not bat.

MS Dhoni, the captain, has promoted up the order to open the innings. This change impacted not only his T20 career but also his ODI career.

  • Sharma has the joint-highest T20I run-scorer total of 8944.
  • Rohit is the only player with four T20I centuries.
  • Sharma has the most sixes in T20s, with 120.
  • After Suresh Raina, he is the second Indian to have scored at least a century in all three international formats.
  • Rohit Sharma is the only Indian captain to score a T20I century.
  • He also holds the record for having the most half-centuries among T20 openers (19).
  • He is the second player in history and the first Indian to appear in 100 T20 internationals.

9. Angelo Mathews-Ninth Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt text: Angelo Mathews flays one away

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The Sri Lankan all-rounder Angelo Mathews has the ninth highest average in the T20 world cup history. 

From 2009-2016, he played 29 matches and scored 459 runs, averaging 39.25. He scored his best 73 runs in the T20 world cup against England.

Personal Life Of Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews is a Sri Lankan all-rounder born in Colombo on June 2, 1987. He bats right-handed and bowls right-arm fast-medium.

Debut & Cricket Career Of Angelo Mathews

In the 2009 ICC World T20, he made his T20I debut against Australia on June 8, 2008. Sri Lanka sent the Australians to bat first. 

They finished with a respectable total of 159. Mathews started the game by bowling two overs and taking one wicket. As Sri Lanka cruised to victory, he was not required to bat. 

In 2016, he became the first player in T20I history to bat 50 innings without being out for a duck.

10. Cameron White-Tenth Highest Average In T20 World Cup

Alt text: Cameron White steadied the ship with a careful 45 from 76

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The former Australian batter Cameron White has the tenth highest average in the T20 world cup.

Between 2010 and 2014, he scored 258 runs in 15 matches with an average of 36.85. And his highest score is 85 runs against Sri Lanka.

Personal Life Of Cameron White

Cameron White is a cricketer from Australia who was born on August 18, 1983, in Bairnsdale, Victoria.

He began as a leg-spinner who could also contribute with the bat lower in the order. However, he has evolved into a batsman who rarely bowls.

Debut & Cricket Career

On January 9, 2007, he made his T20 debut against England at Sydney Cricket Ground, averaging 41.71. 

His first notable performance came in the Chappell-Hadlee series in 2007, when he scored 41 off 19 balls.

In the 2010-11 season, White was Australia’s T20 captain. However, due to his bad behaviour, he was relieved of his duties and replaced by George Bailey.

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