Home > Indian T20 World Cup players own five records in total.

Indian T20 World Cup players own five records in total.

by Navyatha Sandiri
T20 World Cup

Team India had a mixed record in the T20 World Cup. They won the inaugural competition, which was held in South Africa in 2007, by defeating Pakistan in a thrilling final. Later iterations of the Men in Blue have failed to reclaim the enchantment.

In 2009, 2010, and 2012, they failed to advance past the group stage, turning in some poor performances. India rallied and made an outstanding effort to advance to the 2014 T20 World Cup final in Bangladesh. They lost by six wickets to a motivated Sri Lankan team, preventing them from taking home the championship.

The ICC competition’s 2016 edition was held in India. The hosts had high expectations; but, after getting into the semifinals, they were eliminated by a potent West Indian team. The Indians were unable to advance past the Super 12 stage when the T20 World Cup made its five-year comeback in the UAE last year.

In 2022, Team India’s third T20I match against New Zealand in Napier served as their final contest in the format. With the exception of the multi-team competitions, the Men in Blue enjoyed a remarkable year.

Rohit Sharma and his team managed to make some history this year in the shortest international format thanks to individual brilliance and togetherness, despite failing to advance to the Asia Cup and T20 World Cup finals.

Former India skipper Virat Kohli has amassed some remarkable T20 World Cup stats. He presently owns the title of having the greatest average in the annals of the ICC competition.

In 2012, he made his competition debut. He has since participated in 21 T20 World Cup games, amassing 845 runs at an exceptional average of 76.81 and a career-best score of 89*. Due to eight strikeouts throughout the course of 19 innings, Kohli’s average has risen.

1. Virat Kohli has the highest average

Former India skipper Virat Kohli has amassed some remarkable T20 World Cup stats. He presently owns the title of having the greatest average in the annals of the ICC competition.

In 2012, he made his competition debut. He has now participated in 21 T20 World Cup games, amassing 845 runs at an excellent average of 76.81 and a career-best score of 89*. Thanks to eight strikeouts throughout the course of 19 innings, Kohli’s average has risen.

Former Australian hitter Mike Hussey comes in a distant second on this esteemed list. He averages 54.62 with 21 games under his belt and 437 runs overall, including a career-best 60*.

One of England’s best batsmen, Kevin Pietersen, completes the top three.

At the T20 World Cup, he participated in 15 games and averaged 44.61 while scoring 580 runs, with a personal best of 79.

2. Virat Kohli has the most 50-plus scores

Kohli also owns the record for the most innings with 50+ runs in the T20 World Cup. He has reached the 100-point mark ten times in the competition without ever winning. Some of these blows came at significant moments. In 2016, he scored 82* off 51 against Australia in Mohali, advancing India to the T20 World Cup semifinals at home.

Kohli demonstrated his tenacity once more in the semifinal match against the Windies in Mumbai, hammering an unbeaten 89 off 47 balls. The West Indies, however, easily attained a 193-point goal.

The prolific batsman also amassed 77 runs off of 58 deliveries against Sri Lanka in the 2014 T20 World Cup final, a performance that resulted in a defeat. Prior to it, in the semifinal match against South Africa, he had scored 72* off 44. Of his ten fifty-plus scores, three came against Pakistan.

On the list of batters with the most 50-plus scores in the T20 World Cup, West Indies legend Chris Gayle is ranked second. Nine times during the contest, he passed the landmark, and on two of those occasions, he reached the hundred mark.

Third on the list with eight 50-plus scores in 33 games and a highest of 79* is the current Indian captain Rohit Sharma.

3. Yuvraj Singh (highest strike rate in a 50-plus score)

Yuvraj Singh, a former Indian hitter, owns the record for the T20 World Cup half-century with the greatest strike rate.

He reached the milestone during his legendary 58-run knock of 16 balls against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup match in Durban when he also smacked Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over.

Yuvraj’s stunning cameo saw him smash three fours and seven sixes, giving him a final strike rate of 362.50.

The next batter on the list of ICC competition batters with the highest strike rates while scoring 50 runs or more is Pakistan’s, Shoaib Malik. He had a strike rate of exactly 300 when he struck out 54* against Scotland in Sharjah during the previous competition.

West Indies outfielder Dwayne Smith has the greatest strike rate among batters who have scored at least 25 runs in an inning. In the 2007 match in Johannesburg against Bangladesh, he scored 29 runs off seven balls. For the inning, Smith had a strikeout rate of 414.28.

4. Single T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli scored the fourth-most runs.

In addition, Kohli has the highest number of runs scored in a single T20 World Cup edition. He was in fantastic shape when the Bangladesh-based competition took place in 2014.

The 33-year-old scored 319 runs in six games at a strike rate of 129.14 and an average of 106.33. Kohli scored four fifty-plus runs, with his best coming in the championship game against Sri Lanka at 77.

Only three other batters have amassed more than 300 runs in a single T20 World Cup edition: Mahela Jayawardene (302 in 2010), Babar Azam, and Tillakaratne Dilshan (317 in 2009).

5. Most ejections by a wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni

Former Indian captain MS Dhoni has been dismissed more often than any other wicketkeeper in the history of the T20 World Cup.

He played in 33 matches between 2007 and 2016, finishing with 32 dismissals behind the wickets, including 21 catches and 11 stumpings.

Related Articles

Leave a Comment