In this blog we will discuss about cricketers with Most runs in T20
The Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma is the top T20 run scorer in the world. He has scored 3379 runs in 120 innings in 120 matches with an average of 32.18 and a strike rate of 139.62 which includes 4 centuries and 26 50’s
Virat Kohli is in top 2nd with 3308 with less than 100 innings i.e 91 innings and 99 matches with average of 50.12 and strike rate of 137.66.
1. Rohit Sharma: Most runs in T20 international
Rohit Sharma scored most runs in T20 Carrer
Rohit Sharma is an international cricket player. He is Right-handed opening batsman and right-arm off break bowler occasionally. Sharma is one of the great batsmen of team India.
Rohit Sharma lovingly called as “RO-HIT” sharma
Rohit Sharma was born on 30 April 1987 in Bansod, Nagar, Maharashtra in a Telugu Brahmin family. His parents are Poornima and gurunath sharma.
Sharma cricket career:
In 1999 Rohith sharma joined the cricket camp with the help of his uncle.
Dinesh lad was his first coach who asked him to change the school to swami Vivekananda school where cricket facilities were much better than the previous school and Dinesh lad was himself coach in present school.
Initially he started cricket journey as an off-spinner, After Lad noticing the batting ability he sent him as opener instead of 8th batsman.
In the interview Rohit sharma said “ I told him I couldn’t afford it, but he got me a scholarship. So for four years I didn’t pay single penny, and did well in my cricket”
Sharma’s International cricket career:
On 23 June 2007 Sharma made his first international debut in a one-day match against Ireland in Belfast.
On 19th september 2007 he started his T20 career debut against England in Durban
On 6th November 2013 he started his test career debut against west Indies in Kolkata
He is one of the most outstanding batsman in Indian team, Chetan sharma (Chief selector of Indian team) says “Rohit Sharma is number 1 cricketer of India”
Sharma’s cricket career turning point: In 2005 at Udaipur Sharma’s unbeaten scores of 142 runs in 123 balls for west zone against north zone was perfect performance
- Rohit Sharma is the run highest run scorer in T-20 career
- Sharma scored 264 against Srilanka at Eden gardens, Kolkata on 13th November, 2014- world record for highest individual score by the batsman playing in ODI international match
- Sharma is the only player to score 3 double centuries in ODI international matches.
- Sharma is the only player to score five centuries in a single edition of cricket world cup.
- Sharma is the only batsman to score two centuries on single debut of the Cricket world Cup
Sharma’s Awards and honours:
ICC men’s ODI cricketer of the year – 2019
Arjuna award – 2015
Major Dhyan khel Ratna – 2020
ICC Men’s ODI team of the year – 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
ICC Men’s ODI team of the decade – 2011-2020
ICC men’s T-20 team of the decade – 2011-2020
ICC men’s test team of the year – 2021
2. Virat Kohli – Second Most Runs in T20 Career
Virat Kohli from India has the record of second player to score most runs in T20 career
Virat Kohli is the international cricketer and former captain of team India. He is the most ambitious and great cricketer in India and the world. Kohli is a right-handed top-order batsman. Virat is the 2nd highest run scorer in his international T20 career behind Rohit Sharma.
Kohli Early life:
Virat Kohli was born in a Punjabi family on 5 November 1988 in Delhi.
His parents are Prem Kohli, and he was a criminal lawyer. His mother’s name is Saroja Kohli.
He studied in Vishal Bharti public school and saviour convent and completed his schooling till 12th.
Virat Cricket Career:
In 1998, The West Delhi Cricket Academy was established, and Kohli, the nine-year-old boy, was among its initial students.
He was trained under the guidance of Rajkumar Sharma.
The distance between Virat Kohli’s earlier school and Cricket Academy was 28 km. His parents gave him lots of support to fulfill his dreams.
In October 2002, he played for Delhi in the under 15 team and scored the highest number of runs in the same year.
In 2006, After a good performance in under 15. Kohli was selected for India’s Under 19 Cricket team and scored an average of 105 runs against England.
In the under 19 team, he played against Pakistan, gave his best, showed his quality batsmanship, and became a permanent member of team India.
India made history under the captaincy of virat kohli in under 19 world cup
Virat’s International cricket career:
In the Srilanka series, when Virendra Sehwag and Sachin Tendulkar were injured, Kohli was called as the replacement for the Indian team as the opening batsman.
With his tremendous batting team, India won the series against Sri Lanka.
Virat as the Captain of Team India:
When Mahendra Singh Dhoni gave up the captaincy in T20 and one day, Virat Kohli was selected as the captain of all three cricket formats of the Indian cricket team.
Virat Kohli Achievements:
Virat is the only Indian batsman to get 890 rating points in the ICC ODI ranking.
- Virat Kohli achieved six double centuries as the captain in test matches by overtaking
the great batsman Brian Lara, a test captain who scored five double centuries.
- Virat scored more than 20,000 runs at an average of over 50 in all the cricket formats, one-day, t-20 and test matches.
- Kohli is the first Indian cricketer to score more than 10,000 runs in T-20
- Virat Kohli is the most successful Indian captain. His success rate as a captain is 75.89% which is better than the captain cool M.S Dhoni
- Virat has scored the most number of 150+ runs i.e., 9 times as captain in test format.
- Virat is the second highest run scorer in T-20 career.
- Fastest Indian Cricketer to score three successive centuries in the ODI’s
- Faster Cricketer in the world to reach 15000 international runs
- The only Batsman in cricket history to have average more than 50 in all three formats Tests, ODI and T-20
Virat Kohli’s Awards:
Padma Shri – 2007
ICC ODI player of the year : 2012, 2017
Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy (ICC Cricketer of the year): 2017, 2018
Arjuna award: 2013
Rajiv gandhi khel ratna: 2018
Sir Garfield Sobers award for ICC Men’s Cricketer of the Decade (2010 – 2020)
3. Martin Guptill (NZ) – Third Most runs In T20 career
Martin Guptill from New Zealand has the record of Third player to score most runs in T20 career
MJ Guptil is an international cricket player from New Zealand as an opening batsman in the game’s limited overs formats.MJ Guptill is the 3rd highest run scorer in his international T20 career behind Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Guptill was born in Auckland on 30 September 1986. He attended Kelston Boys High School for four years before transferring to Avondale College for his senior year of high school.
Why is Guptil called “Toe toes”?
Guptill’s left foot has just two toes. He suffered three toe losses in a forklift accident when he was 13. Within the New Zealand cricket team, he was called by the nickname “Two Toes.”
Guptill Cricket career:
Guptill made his first debut for New Zealand at the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.
His first debut for New Zealand in Under-19 Cricket was Guptill, who exceeded his most incredible World Cup score of 237 from 163 balls against West Indies in the quarter-finals at Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for New Zealand on January 10, 2009, against the West Indies in Auckland.
He was the first New Zealander to score a century on his ODI debut, and his 122 not out is the second-highest debut score in ODI history and the first New Zealander to bat through entire ODI innings.
He became the first player to record a double century in a knockout stage game.
After recording three ducks in group matches, he finished the competition with 547 runs, being the leading scorer.
Alt text: Best And Worst Day Of My Cricketing Life: Martin Guptill On New Zealand’s Cricket World Cup
Guptill is the highest individual scorer as an opener who remained unbeaten throughout the innings of an ODI (237*)
Guptill scored the quickest ODI fifty by a New Zealander, a 17-ball fifty that is tied for the joint second fastest fifty of all time.
Guptill got back-to-back undefeated ODI centuries against England in 2013. He scored 330 runs in the three-match ODI series, setting a global record for most runs in a three-match bilateral ODI series at the time.
4. Aaron James Finch(Australia) – Fourth Most runs in T20 Career
Aaron James Finch from Australia has the record of fourth player to score most runs in T20 career
Aaron James Finch is an Australian international cricketer and captain of the Australian cricket team in limited overs cricket.AJ Finch is the 4th highest run scorer in his international T20 career behind Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and MJ Guptil.
AJ Finch was born in a Christian family on 17 November 1986 in Colac, Victoria, Australia.
AJ Cricket Career:
Finch played as a wicket-keeper for Colac West Cricket Club in the Colac & District Cricket Association (CDCA). In the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he played as a right-handed batsman in Sri Lanka
Finch made his international debut for Australia in a T20 international against England in January 2011.
He was the first player to score 150 runs in a T20 International.
In 2014, Cricket Australia honoured him as the Men’s T20I Player of the Year during the Allan Border Medal ceremony.
He received a national contract from Cricket Australia in April 2018 for the 2018–19 season.
5. Paul stirling – Fifth most Runs in T20 Career
Paul Stirling from Irish has the record of fifth player to score most runs in T20 career
PR Stirling is an Irish international cricketer. He is the opening batsman and occasional right-arm off-break bowler.
Stirling was born on 3 September 1990
Stirling Cricket career:
Alt text: PR Stirling Irish cricket player
In One Day International, on 7 September 2010, Sterling scored 177 runs against Canada, the highest individual score for Ireland in a One Day International.
Stirling was selected in Ireland’s team for the 2011 ICC world cup.
On 11 May 2018, he made his Test debut for the Ireland team against Pakistan. He scored 17 runs in the first innings and became the first Irish batsman to score a boundary in Test cricket international,
6. Babar Azam (Pak) – Sixth Most Runs in T20
Babar Azam from Pakistan has the record of Sixth player to score most runs in T20 career
Babar Azam is a Pakistani international cricketer and was captain of the Pakistan cricket team in One-day international and is present T-20 cricket format captain. Babar is the 6th highest run scorer in his international T20 career.
Babar Azam was born on 15 October 1994 in Lahore in Punjab. He is the Opening batsman on the Pakistani team.
Babar Azam Cricket career and records
He began playing cricket professionally at the youthful age of 13. He is one of the top batsmen.
Babar Azam records
- Babar is the second-fastest Pakistani batsman to reach 1000 runs in ODI cricket and the first Pakistani batsman to reach 1000 runs in T-20 internationals.
- He is also the fastest Pakistani batsman to reach 2000 runs in ODI cricket.
- Babar Azam is the fastest Asian batsman to reach 3000 runs in ODI cricket.
- Babar is the Fastest batsman to score 7 ODI centuries
- In a single World Cup, Babar Azam has also scored the most runs for Pakistan (474 runs in the 2019 World Cup).
7. David Warner (Aus) – Seventh Most runs in T20 Career
David Warner from Australia is the 7th player with most runs in T20 Career
DA Warner is a former Australian international cricketer and former captain of the Australian cricket team in One-day international and test cricket. Warner is the 7th highest run scorer in his international T20 career.
David Warner was born on 27 October 1986. His full name is David Andrew Warner.
Warner Cricket career
Warner is a left-handed batsman.
He played his 1st T-20 international match on 11th January 2011againest South Africa at Melbourne.
Warner Cricket Records
In 2009, Warner became the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format without experience in first-class cricket.
Warner and Shane Watson have been the most successful opening pair in T20 internationals with 1108 runs; this is the highest overall partnership runs by openers in T20 Internationals.
8. Mohammad Hafeez(Pak) – Eighth Most Runs in T20 Career
Mohammad Hafeez from Pakistan is the 8th player with most runs in T20 Career
Mohammad Hafeez is a Pakistani international cricketer. He is the 8th highest run scorer in his international T20 career.
Hafeez was born on 17th October 1980. He is Nicknamed as ‘the professor.
Mohammad Hafeez Cricket career and records
He played his first T-20 international debut on 28th August 2006 against Bristol county ground.
He is a versatile right-handed batsman and decent spin bowler. He is an all-rounder in international cricket.
Second Pakistani Cricketer to score 2000 runs in T-20I cricket
Hafeez is the Second highest cricket player of the series for Pakistan in international cricket.
In the Pakistani cricket team, he played most T20 Internationals after Shoaib Malik.
9. Morgan (Eng) – Ninth Most Runs in T20 Career
Morgan from England is the 9th player with most runs in T20 Career
Morgan is an England international cricketer. He is the 9th highest run scorer in his international T20 career.
EJG Morgan’s full name is Eoin Joseph Gerard Morgan, born on 10th September 1986.
He completed his schooling at Catholic University School on Leeson Street.
Morgan Cricket career and records
He played for Ireland’s youth teams, winning caps at the Under-13, Under-15, and Under-17 levels before becoming the country’s youngest international cricket player.
He played his T-20 international debut on 5th June 2009 against the Netherlands in London.
He was the most capped player in ODIs for England in May 2019.
Morgan was one of the four Wisden Cricketers in 2011
10. Shoaib Malik (Pak) – Tenth Most Runs in T20 Career
Shoaib from Pakistan is the 10th player with most runs in T20 Career
Shoaib is a Pakistani international cricketer and former captain of the Pakistan national cricket team. He is the 10th highest run scorer in his international T20 career.
Shoaib was born on 1 February 1982 in Sialkot. His parents are Malik Saleem Hussain and Sultana Malik. He is married to Sania Mirza, Indian tennis player.
Shoaib Cricket Career and records
Shoaib Malik played his T-20 international debut on 28 August 2006 against England in Bristol.
From 2007 to 2009, Shoaib was the Pakistan national cricket team captain.
He was the first male cricketer to play 100 T20Is on 5 July 2019