ICC T20 World Cup Batting Records

ICC World T20 Batting Records

T20 cricket is full of quick runs and towering sixes. Batsmen feast on bowlers by scoring at a rate of more than 8 runs per over. Just like test and ODI cricket, even T20 International matches have seen batting records being created and broken. ICC T20 World Cup 2016 will bring us bigger records. Before that let us have a look at some of the important batting records in ICC T20 World Cups played till date.
 

Most runs in ICC T20 World Cups:

Player
Span
Matches
Innings
Runs
Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
2007-2014
31
31
1016
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
2007-2014
23
22
807
TM Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
2007-2014
31
30
764
  
The top three run scorers in ICC World T20 Cups history are Jayawardene, Gayle and Dilshan. Before the start of 2016 T20 world cup, Jayawardene is the only batsman to have scored more than 1000 runs.

Highest Individual Scores in ICC T20 World Cups:


Player
Runs
Against
Match Date
Ground
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand)
123
Bangladesh
21 Sep 2012
Pallekele
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
117
South Africa
11 Sep 2007
Johannesburg
Alex Hales (England)
116 Not Out
Sri Lanka
27 Mar 2014
Chittagong

Brendon McCullum scored 123 runs in 58 balls with 11 boundaries and seven sixes against Bangladesh. He achieved this feat at Pallekele on 21st September 2012.

Most sixes in ICC T20 World Cups:


Player
Sixes
Matches
Innings
Runs
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
49
23
22
807
Yuvraj Singh (India)
31
27
24
541
Shane Watson (Australia)
27
20
18
441

Chris Gayle somehow finds a way in almost all important T20 records. Apart from being a part of top three batsmen for most runs and highest individual scores, he also tops the chart of maximum sixes in T20 World Cups. India's Yuvraj Singh stands at second while Australia's Shane Watson ranks on third.

Most sixes in an innings of T20 World Cups:


Player
Sixes
Against
Date
Ground
Chris Gayle (West Indies)
10
South Africa
11 Sep 2007
Johannesburg
Yuvraj Singh (India)
7
England
19 Sep 2007
Durban
David Warner (Australia)
7
India
7 May 2010
Bridgetown

Apart from Yuvraj Singh and David Warner, four other batsmen have hit seven sixes in an innings. Chris Gayle against India at Bridgetown on 9th May 2010, Brendon McCullum against Bangladesh at Pallekele on 21st September 2012, Shane Watson against India at Colombo on 28th September 2012 and Stephan Myburgh for Netherlands against Ireland at Sylhet on 21st March 2014.

We have tried to cover some important batting records in T20 World Cup history.

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