Top 10 Batsmen with Most Runs in T20 World Cup (All-Time)

In this blog we will know about top 10 batsmen with most runs in T20 World cup

There are several great batsmen in the history of Cricket. But only a few of them have made it into the list of the highest run scorer in the t20 world cup.

This blog will find the top 10 players with the most runs in the t20 world cup history.

PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR1005004s6s
DPMD Jayawardene (SL)2007-201431315101610039.07754134.7416111125
V Kohli (INDIA)2012-202223211098989*89.9749132.0401208726
CH Gayle (WI)2007-20213331396511734.46676142.752717863
RG Sharma (INDIA)2007-20223532890479*37.66690131.010918434
TM Dilshan (SL)2007-20163534589796*30.93723124.0606510120
DA Warner (AUS)2009-20223232277889*25.93580134.130628131
AB de Villiers (SA)2007-20163029571779*29.87500143.40505130
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)2007-2022333357068425.21573123.210315923
KC Sangakkara (SL)2007-2014313046616825.42589112.220426311
Shoaib Malik (PAK)2007-20213431126465734524123.280304717

Which Player Has Most Runs In T20 World Cup?

Former Sri Lankan batsman and captain Mahela Jayawardene has the most runs in the T20 world cup history.

From 2007 to the 2014 t20 world cup, he scored 1016 runs in 31 matches with an average of 39.07.

His highest score was 100.

Former West Indian Cricket Chris Gayle is the second highest run scorer in the t20 world cup with 965 runs.

Former Sri Lankan opener TM  Dilshan is the third highest run scorer in the t20 world cup with 897 runs.

1. Mahela Jayawardene- Most Runs In T20 World Cup 

Mahela Jayawardene- Most Runs In T20 World Cup

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Mahela Jayawardene, a former captain, and batsman for Sri Lanka have scored the most runs in T20 world cup history.

He averaged 39.07 runs per game from the 2007–2014 t20 world cup while scoring 1016 runs in 31 games. His top score was 100 and became the first player in the t20 format to score a century.

Early Life of Mahela Jayawardene

One of the most recognizable figures in international cricket, Mahela Jayawardene is known more for his leadership abilities.

Jayawardene, who was born in Colombo on May 27, 1977, led his team to victory with both his leadership skills and his skill as a batsman.

Jayawardene served as captain of his school’s Under-13 team, and as a result of his success there, he made his Sinhalese Sports Club debut in 1995.

He earned a spot in Sri Lanka’s Test squad by scoring four centuries in 1997–1998.

Debut & Cricket Career

He made his debut in international cricket in a 1997 Test match between India and Sri Lanka, scoring 66 runs and helping his team to a record-breaking 952/6 total.

Retirement

He retired from all forms of the games in 2015.

2. Chris Gayle- Second most Runs In T20 World Cup

Chris Gayle- Second most Runs In T20 World Cup

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Chris Gayle is a West Indian opener who has scored the second most runs in the history of the t20 world cup.

In the span of 2007-2021, he scored 965 runs in 33 matches with an average of 34.46.

His highest t20 world cup score is 117 runs against South Africa in 2007.

He is known for his fast batting and long sixes.

Early Life Of Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle is regarded as the greatest T20 player ever, even at the age of 40, and his statistics strongly support that claim. 

Gayle has established himself in each of the game’s three formats and is one of the sporting treasures that the Caribbean islands have unearthed.

Gayle was born in 1979 and started his career at Lucas Cricket club, Kingston Jamaica

Debut & Cricket Career

On September 10, 1999, 19-year-old Chris Gayle made his international debut against the Indian Cricket Team in Toronto, Canada. Batting at No. 4, he only scored one run. He also bowled 6 overs, yielding 37 runs out of India’s 165-run victory total.

He was named captain of the West Indies team for the 2009 ICC T20 World Cup.

3. TM Dilshan- Third most runs in T20 World Cup

TM Dilshan- Third most runs in T20 World Cup

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TM Dilshan, the former Sri Lankan opener is the third highest run-scorer in the history of the T20 world cup.

In the span 2007-2016, he played 35 matches and scored 897 runs in his t20 world cup career.

His highest t20 world cup score was 96.

Early Life Of TM Dilshan

Dilshan began his career as a middle-order batsman. He started playing cricket with Kalutara Vidyalaya at the age of 16. He had a natural talent for scoring runs quickly and sparingly, only occasionally turning to defense.

Debut & Cricket Career

On November 18, 1999, Dilshan played in his first match against Zimbabwe. In the game that ended in a tie, he only scored nine runs.

Long after his debut, Dilshan began to gain popularity. He rose to become Sri Lanka’s top opener across all formats in 2009. As he went on to score 11 international hundreds and win the player of the series award for the T20 World Cup, runs came pouring in.

The best innings of Dilshan’s career were the 193 at Lord’s, which set a record. He achieved the highest score ever by a Sri Lankan at Lords during this process. The destructive opener frequently had a strike rate of over 100 during his innings.

Retirement

After his final T20 match against Australia on September 9, 2016, his 17-year international career came to an end.

4. Rohit Sharma-Fourth Most Run In T20 World Cup

Rohit Sharma-Fourth Most Run In T20 World Cup

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The Indian captain Rohit Sharma is the fourth highest run-scorer in the history of the t20 world cup.
In the span of 2007-2021, he scored 847 runs in 33 matches with an average of more than 38.

His highest score is 79 runs against Australia in the 2010 T20 world cup.

Early Life Of Rohit Sharma

Rohit was born on April 30, 1987, to Purnima and Gurunath Sharma in Bansod, Nagpur, Maharashtra. The Father of Rohit was a storehouse keeper for a transportation company. Rohit was raised by his grandparents and uncles in Borivali because his father lacked the resources to support him.

Rohit Sharma’s wife’s name is Ritika Sajdeh, and the couple married in 2015. Samaira Sharma is their lovely daughter.

Debut & Cricket Career

On June 23, 2007, Rohit made his international debut for India in a one-day match against Ireland in Belfast. He used to bat at number seven and did not bat in India’s nine-wicket victory.

After Sourav Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar, Rohit Sharma’s opening partnership with Shikhar Dhawan is India’s second most successful opening partnership. Rohit also works well in tandem with No. 3 batsman Virat Kohli.

Sharma set the record for the highest individual score in a single inning on November 13, 2014. He hit 264 off 173 deliveries against Sri Lanka at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Sharma received the Golden Bat award for scoring the most runs in the 2019 ICC World Cup.

Sharma became the second Indian batsman, after Virat Kohli, and the fifth player in history to score 2,000 runs in Twenty20 internationals on July 8, 2018.

5. Virat Kohli- Fifth Highest Run Scorer In T20 World Cup

Virat Kohli- Fifth Highest Run Scorer In T20 World Cup

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The former Indian captain Virat Kohli is the fifth highest run-scorer in the history of the t20 world cup.

In the span of 2012-2021, he scored 845 runs in 21 matches with an average of more than 76.

His highest score is 89 runs against West Indies in the 2016 T20 world cup.

Early Life Of Virat Kohli

Prem Kohli, Virat Kohli’s father, was a criminal lawyer, and Saroj Kohli, his mother, is a housewife. He has two older siblings, a brother named Vikas and a sister named Bhavna.

Kohli married Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma in 2017.

Debut & Cricket Career

In 2010, Kohli made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe. In 2012, Kohli scored his first T20I fifty against Sri Lanka. Kohli continued to score runs in T20, scoring 185 runs in 5 matches, including two half-centuries, at the 2012 ICC World Twenty20. Kohli was named to the 2012 T20 World Cup’s ‘Team of the Tournament for his outstanding batting.

6. David Warner-Sixth most runs in T20 World Cup

David Warner-Sixth most runs in T20 World Cup

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The Australian opener David Warner is the Sixth highest run-scorer in the history of the t20 world cup.

In the span of 2009-2021, he scored 762 runs in 30 matches with an average of 27.

His highest score is 89 runs against West Indies in the 2021 T20 world cup.

Early Life Of David Warner

Howard and Lorraine Warner are David Warner’s parents. He has three daughters with his wife, Candice Warner. He has an older brother named Steven as well.

Debut & Cricket Career

David Warner made one of the most memorable international debuts in history when he became the first Australian cricketer in 132 years to be selected for a national team in any format despite having no first-class experience. 

Warner is a left-handed opening batsman and former ODI and T20I captain of the Australian cricket team.

On January 11, 2009, he made his Twenty20 debut against New Zealand. His 89 runs were the second-best score on his Twenty20 international debut.

Warner and Shane Watson have been the most successful opening pair in the T20 format. 

They are the only opening pairs in T20I history to have scored more than 100 runs. Warner is the first Australian batsman to reach the 1,500-run mark in T20Is. 

Warner captained the team in the 2016 T20I series against Sri Lanka, which they won by 2-0.

7. AB de Villiers- Seventh Most runs in T20 World Cup

David Warner-Sixth most runs in T20 World Cup

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The former South African batting star AB de Villiers is the Sixth highest run-scorer in the history of the t20 world cup.

In the span of 2007-2016, he scored 717 runs in 30 matches with an average of 279.87

His highest score is 79 runs against Scotland in the 2009 T20 world cup.

Early Life Of AB de Villiers

AB and Daniella de Villiers are happily married. They have two sons.

He is also a skilled guitarist and singer. In 2010, he collaborated with South African singer Ampie du Preez to release the bilingual pop album Maak Jou Drome Waar.

Debut & Cricket Career

On February 24, 2006, he made his T20 debut against Australia at the Wanderers Stadium. De Villiers faced just three balls for no runs and was not out.

De Villiers scored the fastest T20I fifty by a South African in just 21 balls against England on February 21, 2016. He finished the innings with 79 runs in 29 balls, leading South Africa to a 3-0 victory in the T20I series.

Retirement

AB announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket after the Australian cricket team visited South Africa in April 2018.

8. Shakib Al Hasan- Eighth most runs in T20 World Cup

Shakib Al Hasan- Eighth Highest T20 World Cup Runs

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The former Bangladeshi captain Shakib Al Hasan is the eighth highest run-scorer in the history of the t20 world cup.

In the span of 2007-2021, he scored 698 runs in 31 matches with an average of 26.84.

His highest score is 84 runs against Papua New Guinea in the 2021 T20 world cup.

Early Life Of Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan was born on March 24, 1987, in Bangladesh’s Magura District. He bats left-handed and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. He is a quick fielder who serves as an all-arounder for his team.

Shakib Al Hasan is married to a Bangladeshi American, Umme Ahmed Shishir, and has a Green Card, which allows him to live and work in the United States. 

Shakib Al Hasan is the son of footballer Khondokar Masroor Reza and housewife Shirin Reza. Alayna Hasan Aubrey is Shakib’s daughter.

Debut & Cricket Career

Shakib made his T20I debut against Zimbabwe on November 28, 2006, in Khulna, where he scored 26 runs and took one wicket as Bangladesh won by 43 runs. 

In 76 T20I matches, he has scored 1567 runs and taken 92 wickets.

9. Kumar Sangakkara- Ninth most runs in T20 World Cup

Kumar Sangakkara- Ninth most runs in T20 World Cup

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The former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara is the ninth highest run-scorer in the history of the t20 world cup.

In the span of 2007-2014, he scored 661 runs in 31 matches with an average of 25.42.

His highest score was 68 runs against West Indies 2014 T20 world cup.

Early Life Of Kumar Sangakkara

Sangakkara was born on October 27, 1977, in Matale, Sri Lanka. Until his retirement, the left-handed magical batsman and exceptional wicket-keeper was the spine of the Sri Lankan national team.

Debut & Cricket Career

He made his ODI debut against Pakistan in July 2000. He was the lone warrior in the second match of the Singer Triangular series in Galle against South Africa’s mighty bowling attack, and his 85-run knock earned him his first Man of the Match award.

Retirement

He retired from one-day internationals after the 2015 World Cup in Australia. Sangakkara was at his best during the World Cup. He scored over 500 runs, including four centuries, and became the first batsman to score four tonnes in a single World Cup.

10. Shoaib Malik- Tenth Most runs in T20 World Cup

Shoaib Malik- Tenth Most runs in T20 World Cup

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Former Pakistani captain Shoaib Malik is the tenth highest run-scorer in the history of the t20 world cup.

In the span of 2007-2021, he played 34 matches and scored 646 runs for Pakistan in t20 world cup.

He scored all these runs with an average of 34 runs.

His highest score is 57 runs against the India in the 2021 t20 world cup.

Early Life Of Shoaib Malik

Malik was born on February 1, 1982, in Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan, and is a batting all-rounder.

Malik used to play tape-ball cricket in the streets as a child before becoming seriously involved in cricket. He only realized his full potential after enrolling in Imran Khan’s coaching centers in Sialkot in 1993/94.

Debut & Cricket Career

He made his t20 debut in 2006 against England. 

Shoaib Malik, 25, became Pakistan’s fourth youngest captain when he took over as captain on April 19, 2007. His first series as captain was a 2-1 victory over Sri Lanka.

His captaincy lasted two years, during which he won 24 of 36 ODIs and 12 of 17 T20 matches.

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