With the ICC T20 World Cup announced and the fixtures for the match declared, everyone’s eyes will be set to see who will make the most runs. As soon as this thought flashes in the mind, most of the cricket fans remember the time when Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in a row against England in 2007 ICC T20 World Cup. Here are some records made so far in the tournament. Have a look.
Beginning with overall scores, the lowest total made by any team was by Netherland vs Sri Lanka in 2014. Netherland managed to score just 39 in their innings. On the other hand, the highest successful run chase was made by England against South Africa where the British chased 230 runs in 2016.
Coming to individual records, the most runs in any tournament in this form of cricket till now is under the name of Mahela Jayawardene having a sum of 1016 runs. In addition to this, Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai holds the record of highest individual score of 162 runs. Windies batsman Chris Gayle holds the record of most centuries with 2 centuries in the pocket. He also shares the record of most 50+ scores with India Skipper Virat Kohli with 9 half centuries.
In addition to this, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh holds the record of most runs in an over. Thanks to Stuart Broad when the batsman hit 6 sixes in a row in his over. Due to this, Yuvraj also holds the record of the fastest half-century. He performed this task in the same match by just using 12 balls. While Yuvraj holds the half-century record, Chris Gayle holds the record of the fastest century off 47 balls.
Chris Gayle also holds the record for most sixes, totaling his score of 6s to 60 in the tournament. In addition to this, Mahela Jayawardene, with his 111 4s, holds the record of most 4s in the tournament. Afghan batsman Hazratullah Zazai holds the record of most 6s in an inning with 16 sixes against Ireland in 2018.
While these records are remarkable, there are some records that might put a player to shame. For instance, Shahid Afridi has the record of getting out on a duck. The bowlers showed the batsmen the way to pavilion 5 times. He also shares this record with Tillakaratne Dilshan.
It clearly seems that the Windies and the Indians are ruling the T20 cricket format with a number of records under the name of these teams. In addition to this, India and West Indies both have won the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup. This shows the amount of potential these teams have.
While the records have been set earlier, it will not be a shock to see new records take place in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2020. And people all over the world will be waiting eagerly to see this happen. If you wish to witness all this action live, you need to wait around for a while and hope for your favorite player to break at least one record.
T20 World Cup Highest Score Batsman
Let us take a look at the list of ten highest T20I scores.
1. Aaron Finch (Aus) – 172 against Zimbabwe, 2018
2. Aaron Finch (Aus) – 156 against England, 2013
3. Glenn Maxwell (Aus) – 145* against Sri Lanka, 2016
4. Evin Lewis (WI) – 125* against India, 2017
5. Shane Watson (Aus) – 124* against India, 2016
6. Brendon McCullum (NZ) – 123 against Bangladesh, 2012
7. Babar Hyatt (HK) – 122 against Oman, 2016
8. Faf du Plessis (SA) – 119 against West Indies, 2015
9. Mohammad Shahzad (Afg) – 118* against Zimbabwe, 2016
10. Rohit Sharma (Ind) – 118 against Sri Lanka, 2017