Most Runs Scorer in the History of the T20 World Cup

The T20 World Cup, which has been played eight times so far, is the T20 World Cup. Many players participate in that event as well, like Virat and Rohit Sharma

In the first ICC T20 World Cup in 2007, Matthew Hayden of Australia finished as the top-scoring batsman. With his bat, the left-hander scored 265 runs. Virat Kohli of India has now achieved the highest run total in the history of the T20 World Cup (1,141 runs with an average of 81.50 and a strike rate of 131.3). 

Most runs in T20 World Cup

  • Virat Kohli 


Without a doubt, one of the batting legends of the current era is Virat Kohli. Kohli is currently first on the list of all-time T20 World Cup run scorers, despite having only participated in five tournaments. In 27 games, he has amassed 1141 runs at an amazing average of 81.5. In the history of the T20 World Cup, he also has the most half-centuries (14) recorded.

  • Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene’s graceful movements proved that T20 batting is more than just power-striking. From 2007 to 2014, he participated in five T20 World Cups, winning the championship with Sri Lanka in 2014. In 31 games, Mahela scored 1016 runs, including 6 half-centuries and 1 century. In addition, he has the record for the most boundaries scored (111) in the history of the T20 World Cup.

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  • Chris Gayle 

Chris Gayle has scored 965 runs in 33 matches in the T20 World Cup, and that too at a strike rate of 143. Gayle is known for his power-hitting and hitting long sixes. He also holds the record for hitting the most sixes. He has hit 63 sixes in the T20 World Cup. In the history of the T20 World Cup, he is the only player to have scored two centuries.

  • Rohit Sharma

In T20 internationals, Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer in T20 internationals. Rohit Sharma is fourth among the T20 World Cup’s highest run scorers, despite having participated in all eight of them. In 39 games, he has amassed 963 runs at an average of 34.39, including nine half-centuries. During the 2022 T20 World Cup, Rohit will lead the Indian cricket team as captain.

  • Tillakaratne Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka has an excellent record in the T20 World Cup. Dilshan, who ranks fifth among all run scorers in T20 World Cup history, is known for providing his squad with strong starts. With a peak score of 96*, he has scored 897 runs in 35 matches.

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The present king of T20 international cricket run scoring is none other than India’s Run Machine, Virat Kohli. With a strike rate of 137.96 and an average of 52.73, he scored 4,008 runs in 115 games.

Most Runs in Every Edition: The T20 World Cup’s Highest Run-Scorer

2022 Virat Kohli (IND) 296
2021 Babar Azam (PAK) 303
2016 Tamim Iqbal (BAN) 295
2014 Virat Kohli (IND)  319
2012 Shane Watson (AUS) 249
2010 Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 302
2009 Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 317
2007 Matthew Hayden (AUS) 265

the record for most runs in a single edition (Virat Kohli, 319 in 2014).