ICC T20 World cup tournament was first played in 2007 and 5 seasons have been successfully organised since then. It is a game of cricket where most of the runs are scored with sixes and fours. So the T20 cricket is commonly known for the batsman. So today we have created a list of Top 10 batsman which are highest run scorer of T20 world cup. The sixth edition of ICC World T20 2016 is to be played from 9 March to 3 April 2016 and we will add all the leading run scorer of the tournament to the list given below after each match.
(Updated on 4 April 2016)
|MAHELA JAYAWARDENE||SRI LANKA||31||1016||100||39.07||1||6|
|CHRIS GAYLE||WEST INDIES||25||920||117||41.81||1||7|
|TILLAKARATNE DILSHAN||SRI LANKA||34||897||96*||30.93||0||6|
|AB DE VILLIERS||SOUTH AFRICA||29||717||79*||29.87||0||5|
|KUMAR SANGAKKARA||SRI LANKA||30||661||68||25.42||0||4|
|BRENDON MCCULLUM||NEW ZEALAND||25||637||123||28.95||1||2|
Here is the detailed information of highest run scored by each batsman given in the above list :-
MAHELA JAYAWARDENE, SRI LANKA (1016 RUNS, AVG-39.07, SR-134.74,100-1, 50-6)
Mahela Jayawardene was former Sri Lakan captain and player. He is the only batsman to score more than 1000 runs in World T20 tournament. Before his retirement, he had played 31 matches scoring 1016 runs. He is the only Sri Lankan bats to score a century in t20 world cup. His personal best core was 100 against Zimbabwe in 2010.
CHRIS GAYLE, WEST INDIES (807 RUNS, AVG-42.47, SR-142.57, 100-1, 50-7)
Chris Gayle is a disastrous player who is known for his big hitting. He plays for West Indies. When he is on the crease fielders become audience and audience become fielders. He has scored 807 runs in 23 matches at average of 42.47. His highest run score is 117 runs in just 57 balls against South Africa in first t20 world cup, 2007.
TILLAKARATNE DILSHAN, SRI LANKA (764 RUNS, AVG-29.38, SR-124.22, 50-5)
He plays for Sri Lanka at international level. He is all-rounder cricketer. Dilshan best individual score in T20 world cup was in 2009 against West Indies where he scored 96* runs off 57 balls and won the Man of the series for the same tournament. He was the key player of the team that won world T20 in 2014 and team that reached to finals of 2009 and 2012 seasons.
KUMAR SANGAKKARA, SRI LANKA (661 RUNS, AVG-25.42, SR-112.22, 50-4)
Kumar Sangakkara is the fourth and third Sri Lankan batsman in the top 10 highest run scorer in T20 World cup. This former cricketer before retirement played 31 world cup matches scoring 661 runs with an average of 25.42. He was the key player of the team that won tournament in 2014 and team that reached to finals of 2009 and 2012.
BRENDON MCCULLUM, NEW ZEALAND (637 RUNS, AVG-28.95, SR-128.42, 100-1, 50-2)
Brendon Mccullum is a New Zealand professional cricket player and is known for his big hitting in limited over cricket game. He has scored 637 runs in 25 matches of world t20 tournament. His highest score in t20 world cup is 123 runs off 58 balls against Sri Lanka in 2012.
AB DE VILLIERS, SOUTH AFRICA (607 RUNS, AVG-28.9, SR-138.26, 50-4)
AB De Villiers is a South African cricketer and is one of the best current cricketers. He captains South Africa for t20 matches. He is an all-rounder. He has scored 607 runs in 26 matches in t20 world cup. His highest score in World T20 tournament is 79* off 34 balls including 5 fours and 6 sixes against New Zealand in 2009.
ROHIT SHARMA, INDIA (585 RUNS, AVG-48.75, SR-130.87, 50-6)
Rohit Sharma is the seventh and first Indian player in top 10 highest run scorer in T20 World list. While batting in a full flow, he is a spectator delights. He has played 23 World t20 matches scoring 585 runs with an average of 48.75 and strike rate 130.87.
KEVIN PIETERSEN, ENGLAND (580 RUNS, AVG-44.61, SR-148.3, 50-4)
The former English cricketer is at number eighth position in the top 10 batsman list of ICC World T20. He had played 15 matches and scored 580 runs at an average of 44.61. He was a vital player for England i 2010 tournament and was named man of the series for his brilliant and match winning innings throughout the tournament. Due to his excellent batting England bag the 2010 T20 World Cup trophy.
YUVRAJ SINGH, INDIA (541 RUNS, AVG-25.76, SR-132.59, 50-4)
Yuvraj Singh is an all-rounder Indian cricket player known for the fastest 50 in t20 format. In 2007 t20 world cup he made fastest 50 in just 12 balls and made 6 sixes on six balls of an over, the tournament which India won. He had score 541 runs in 27 matches playing only in 24 innings.
KAMRAN AKMAL, PAKISTAN (524 RUNS, AVG-20.96, SR-115.92, 50-3)
Kamran Akmal plays for Pakistan cricket team. He is the only Pakistan player to be in the top 10 highest run scorer of T20 World cup list. He has scored 524 runs in 30 matches with an average of 20.96 and strike rate 115.92.
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So these are the Top 10 batsman who scored highest runs in the grand tournament so far . 2016 season of World T20 is coming, who will be the star player there will find out soon. Till then have a look onto the Previous winners of T20 World Cup.