The game of cricket has adopted T20 as the new standard. Players from all over the world consider this format to be the jackpot. T20 cricket has covered the financial gap for numerous players from various nations. The game’s most popular format is now this one.
Today, the T20 League is a global league with franchises in every country. In actuality, because the red ball makes all the difference like seam movement in T20 cricket, most cricketers find it difficult to play well in test cricket. But it changed the mindset of players on the field.
That’s why ICC manage T20 World Cup after 2 years to engage more people towards cricket.
We discuss some top players who score runs in the T20 Format. And their runs helped their teams to add their name to the T20 World Cup Winners list.
Top Players with Most Runs In T20 Cricket
Rohit Sharma holds the record for the most runs ever scored in T20 cricket. With 3620 runs scored in 136 games, One of the greatest openers in game history is Sharma. In 2007, he played his debut match against England in the T20 format. Rohit has already spent 13 years representing India on the field.
In T20 international matches, Virat Kohli has scored 3584 runs, which ranks him second. In all game formats, the historical powerhouse has consistently scored runs. Certainly, he is among the best batsman the sport has ever seen. In 2010, Virat Kohli faced Zimbabwe in his maiden T20 international appearance. With 319 runs in 6 games, Virat amassed the most runs during the 2014 T20 World Cup.
In the shortest format of the game, Martin Guptill has managed to gather 3497 runs in 121 games, placing him third all-time. He is renowned for his sophisticated yet aggressive style of play. In 2009 vs Australia, Guptill made his debut in the T20 format. He played with a healthy strike rate of 135.71.
Paul Stirling, an Irish batsman, is placed fourth. His career has extended 12 years as of 2021. (2009-2022). He played Pakistan in his first T20 international match in 2009. Stirling has scored 3011 runs in 114 games with a strike rate of 134.37.
In terms of total T20 runs scored, Australia’s current white-ball skipper Aaron Finch comes in sixth. He is the second Australian on the list. Finch is a great white-ball cricketer for Australia. In 2011, Finch participated in his first T20 game against England. He is second among the top 10 T20 players in terms of runs scored and strike rate. With a strike rate of 145.29 and 2855 runs scored in 92 games, Finch holds the greatest total.
The list now includes Babar Azam, one of the best batsmen of the current age. Azam’s skill and style allow him to outperform bowlers from all over the world. With an exceptional average of 42.36, the Pakistani star has scored 2754 runs in 80 games. The game always continues as long as Azam is on the field.
David Warner is the seventh-highest run scorer in T20 cricket history. With 2684 runs in 91 games, He is currently among the finest openers in the world. In 2009, against South Africa, Warner participated in his debut T20 international match. Warner has been playing for 11 years, and his outstanding batting has earned him a spot in the world’s largest franchise T20 league (IPL).
In T20 cricket, Mohammad Hafeez has scored 2514 runs, placing him eighth all-time. Hafeez has consistently displayed incredible talent. He started playing 20-over cricket in 2006. The senior has scored 2514 runs in 108 innings and taken 60 wickets. Hafeez was a member of the Pakistani team that triumphed at Lord’s in the 2009 T20 World Cup.
Eoin Morgan, the former captain of England, also made the list with 2458 runs in 115 games. Since making his debut in 2009 against the Netherlands, the English captain has been playing for 11 years and is renowned for his heavy hitting. His 136.17 strike rate speaks something about his batting.
Shoaib Malik moves up to ninth place on the list of T20I cricket players with the most runs scored (2435 runs). He has been one of Pakistan’s key contributors to the format. Malik played his first T20 match against England in 2006. He represented Pakistan in T20 cricket for 14 years, from 2006 to 2020. Malik scored 144 runs in 7 games to help Pakistan win in 2009.