Top 5 Best Cricketers Of T20 World Cup

The T20 format is faster than ODIs and Tests, so cricketers need to be quick and smart to lead their teams to victory. Cricket fans not only enjoy watching T20s but also analyze the players’ performances. As cricket becomes more popular, more T20 Leagues have started to entertain cricket lovers. However, the T20 World Cup is still the biggest tournament in this format.

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Top 5 Best Cricketers Of T20 World Cup 2024 Updates

There are many great players in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024, from David Warner to Shakib Al Hassan to Virat Kohli and Mustafizur Rahman. Hence, we created a list of all previous T20 World Cup players who had held records in their respective seasons. In the following list, we have listed the top five best cricketers of T20 World Cup.

1. Chris Gayle – King of  Most Hundreds in T20 World Cups

Chris Gayle from the West Indies is at the top of our list for the Top 5 Best Cricketers Of T20 World Cup. Gayle has many records from previous T20 World Cup seasons. Gayle has now retired from Tests and ODIs to focus on winning the third T20 World Cup title for the West Indies.

He has played 28 games in T20 World Cups since the first edition and has scored 920 runs with an average of 40. The all-time World Cup leader has scored 2 centuries and 7 half-centuries. Apart from the T20 World Cups, he also holds many batting records. Gayle is the second-highest run-scorer in T20 World Cups. Another record he holds is for hitting the most sixes (11) in a T20 World Cup match against England in 2016 in Mumbai.

Chris Gayle - King of  Most Hundreds in T20 World Cups

Moreover, Chris Gayle holds the record for scoring the most hundreds (2) in T20 World Cups. He also shares the record with Indian captain Virat Kohli for scoring the most fifties (7) in a T20 World Cup. So, the 41-year-old Jamaican ‘Gayle Force’ will be the center of attention in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

2. Virat Kohli – Most Fifties in T20 World Cups

Indian skipper Virat Kohli takes the second spot on our list of the Top 5 Best Cricketers Of T20 World Cup. The ‘Run Machine’ of India, ranked 5th in the ICC T20 Player rankings for batsmen, was named Man of the Tournament in the 2016 T20 World Cup. Additionally, he has scored the fourth-most runs in T20 World Cups.

Kohli played 16 matches in T20 World Cups from 2012 to 2016, scoring 777 runs at an average of 86.33. In the previous three seasons, Kohli set many other records. He holds the highest-ever batting average in T20 World Cups.

 Virat Kohli  Most Fifties in T20 World Cups

He also holds the record for scoring the most half-centuries (14) in T20 World Cups. The Indian cricketer also holds the record for scoring the most runs (319) in a single T20 World Cup edition in 2014.

3. Babar Azam – Fastest To complete 2,000 runs in T20s

The current captain of Pakistan, Babar Azam, takes the third spot on our list of the Top 5 Best Cricketers Of T20 World Cup. Though he has never played in a T20 World Cup before and the 2024 edition will be his first, he is currently ranked 2nd in the ICC T20 Player Rankings for batsmen.

As a T20 player for Pakistan, he has set numerous records since his debut in 2015. Babar Azam will, therefore, play an important role in the upcoming T20 World Cup season.
Babar Azam has the third-highest batting average in the T20 format.

captain of Pakistan, Babar Azam

He was the fastest to score 2000 runs and 1,000 runs in T20s. Additionally, Babar is the second-highest scorer of fours in a T20 career. He has won the ‘Player of the T20 Series’ award five times.

4. David Malan – Fastest to complete 1,000 runs in T20 cricket

The 4th spot on our list of the Top 5 Best Cricketers Of T20 World Cup goes to English T20 cricketer Dawid Malan. He is currently ranked number one in the ICC T20 Player Rankings for batsmen.

Since making his T20 debut in 2017, Malan has been an outstanding performer for England, even though he has never played in any T20 World Cup matches before. Malan’s aggressive batting style has helped England win many matches on his own in his short T20 career.

David Malan - Fastest to complete 1,000 runs in T20 cricket


In only 30 matches, he has scored 1123 runs at an average of 43.19. With a highest score of 103 not out, he has scored one century and eleven fifties in the T20 format. His T20 career has also seen him set many records.

5. Aaron Finch -Best Highest Individual score in T20s

Number 5 on our list of the Top 5 Best Cricketers Of T20 World Cup is the current Australian captain, Aaron Finch. In T20 cricket, he is ranked 3rd according to the ICC Player Rankings for batsmen. Since making his debut in 2011, Finch has played only two T20 World Cup matches so far. However, his excellent batting skills have led Australia to numerous victories.

Aaron Finch -Best Highest Individual score in T20s

From 2011 to the present, Aaron Finch has played 76 T20 matches, scoring 2473 runs at an average of 37.46. In the T20 format, he also has two centuries and 15 fifties. With his bat, Finch also owns many records in T20 cricket. When he scored 172 against Zimbabwe in 2018, he set the record for the highest individual score in a T20 match.

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