There are just a few months left until the T20 World Cup takes place, and all teams are making sure that nothing is left undone in order to prepare for this landmark annual event. Although there have been many standout performers throughout the history of the World Cup, there are many that have taken the tournament by storm.
We will be discussing in this article the list of players with the most runs given to them in a single edition so far. Among the names on this list are some of the greatest batsmen in cricket history who have simply changed the dynamics of the game. The T20 format of cricket is a very skillful game, which can be played both by batters and bowlers. Performing well in this format requires a lot of skill. Let’s see how it goes.
Virat Kohli (319 runs) in 2014 ICC T20 World Cup
In the world of cricket, there are not many records that the former Indian skipper does not have under his belt. Here as well, he leads the World Cup’s run chart with the most runs scored in a single edition of the competition. This made him a key member of his team all the way through the tournament. It was as a consequence of this result that the Men in Blue finished the tournament as runners-up after being defeated by Sri Lanka in the final.
In spite of the phenomenal performance of Virat Kohli, it is still a record. During his six innings as a pitcher, he not only scored 319 runs but also had four half-centuries, adding up to an incredible average of 106.33. He hit 72 runs in the semi-finals and 77 runs in the finals. He still holds the record for the maximum number of runs he has scored in any one edition of the World Cup.
Tillakaratne Dilshan (317 runs) in 2009 ICC T20 World Cup
At the second edition of the tournament in 2009, Sri Lanka made it all the way to the finals. Their success was primarily attributed to Tillakaratne Dilshan, who was instrumental in their success. The all-rounder made his presence count and is regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of the T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan in the final after Dilshan got out of a duck at the final.
The star batter ended the season with a record of scoring the most runs in the league and also winning the “Golden Bat Award”. During his seven matches played, he scored 317 runs at an average of 52.83, including three half-centuries, at a rate of 52.83. At the top of the list, he is just two runs behind Virat. Despite this, many batters still have a difficult time performing as well as Dilshan.
Babar Azam (303 runs) in the 2021 World Cup
Pakistan’s skipper has become a household name in international cricket since his arrival in the country. It would not be incorrect to say that he has left a lot of batters in his wake, and, currently, he is the top cricketer in the world when it comes to white-ball cricket. The reason why he has been doing that for the past couple of years is that it has become a habit. In the recent T20 World Cup that was held in the United Arab Emirates, Babar broke many records.
As a result of his performance, his team was able to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament. His performance places him third on the list. During the World Cup, the Pakistan captain played six matches and scored 303 runs at an average of 60.60. As a result, he also became the first captain in the history of the World Cup to defeat India. In the 2021 World Cup, Babar also scored four fifties in six innings and ended the tournament as the highest run-scorer in the tournament.
Players with the Most runs in One Season of T20 World Cup
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||2009||7||317||52.83||3/0|
|Mahela Jayawardene||Sri Lanka||2009||6||302||60.40||2/1|
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