Top 10 Cricket Superstars With Fastest Half-Centuries in International Cricket

Check out the cricket legends who smashed half-centuries in under 20 balls! From Yuvraj Singh to Chris Gayle, relive their blazing innings in this exciting cricket article. Cricket Records Fast Half Centuries

Many professional cricketers from across the world score half-centuries and centuries to break the highest cricket records and keep their teams from losing. In losing scenarios, it occasionally took cricket players fewer balls to reach their half-centuries. 

In this article, we focused on the top 10 cricketers from around the world who scored a half-century in under 20 balls.

  • Pat Cummins


Australian cricketer, Pat Cummins served as the team captain for both test and ODI games. He participated in the IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise as a right-arm fast bowler. On November 22, 2022, he faced off against England in his final ODI game of cricket. As is well known, Pat Cummins beat the Kolkata Knight Riders team in 2022, scoring a half-century in just 14 balls.

  • Imran Nazir

Imran Nazir previously represented Pakistan in cricket, where he competed for 13 years. He was one of the best right-handed openers and leg-break bowlers in history. In 2012, he ended his participation in all forms of international cricket. Imran Nazir needed 14 balls to reach his half-century against the Lahore Eagles in 2005, as is well known. In 2013, he left the Pakistan National Cricket squad.

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  • Yuvraj Singh

Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh competed in all formats. He is an all-rounder who has experience as a left-handed batsman and a left-arm spin bowler. Yuvraj Singh needed 12 balls to reach his half-century in the 2007 India vs. England game. Similarly, he ended his career in all formats in 2019.

  • Chris Gayle

A 22-year member of the West Indies cricket team, Chris Gayle also played for the RCB squad in the IPL. He was a spin bowler and one of his team’s destructive left-handed hitters. In September 2014, he faced Bangladesh in his final test game. Chris Gayle, who holds numerous records across all formats, completed his half-century against the Adelaide Strikers in 2016 in 12 balls.

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  • MS Dhoni

For several months, his squad was led by MS Dhoni, the most well-known former Indian cricketer. He was his team’s top right-handed hitter and the greatest wicketkeeper. As of right now, he served as the captain of the IPL side Chennai Super Kings. On August 15, 2020, he stopped playing in all international cricket match formats other than the IPL. As everyone is aware, MS Dhoni needed 16 balls to reach his half-century in the 2013 IPL encounter between CSK and SRH.

  • Farhaan Behardien

Former South African cricketer Farhaan Behardien participated in a number of ODI and T20 games for his nation. He was a quick bowler as well as an aggressive right-handed hitter. As is well known, Farhaan Behardien needed 14 balls to reach his half-century against the Warriors in 2016. In a similar vein, he also ended his career in international cricket in 2022.

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  • Colin Munro

Although Colin Munro was born in South Africa, he spent his entire career with the New Zealand National Cricket team and the IPL franchise Delhi Capitals. In his team, he played right-arm fast bowler and left-handed bat. In February 2020, he played his final T20 cricket match against India. As is well known, Colin Munro faced Sri Lanka in 2016 and needed just 14 balls to get a half-century.

  • Hazratullah Zazai

Hazratullah Zazai, a cricket player from Afghanistan who was a young batsman on his squad, is now here. He made his T20 debut in many games and batted left-handed. On February 18, 2023, he faced off against the United Arab Emirates in his final T20 game. As is well known, it took Hazratullah Zazai 12 balls to reach his half-century in the 2018 match between Kabul Zwanan and Balkh Legends.

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  • Alex Hales

Alex Hales represented England in cricket and batted first for his team. He now plays for the Nottinghamshire cricket team and bats right-handed. On November 13, 2022, he faced Pakistan in his final Twenty20 cricket game. Alex Hales needed 16 balls to reach his half-century during the 2010 cricket match between Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

  • Kieron Pollard

In the past, the West Indies team had used Kieron Pollard, an IPL player for the Mumbai Indians, who was known as a dangerous cricketer. In his cricket squad, he is an all-around player. On April 20, 2022, he officially announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket. We all recall that in 2012, against the Leeward Islands, Kieron Pollard needed just 14 balls to get his half-century. In just 17 balls against CSK, he added a second-half-century.