In today’s T20 World Cup, former Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for most runs scored. There have been six T20 World Cups thus far, with the seventh, taking place this year and being captained by the BCCI.

  1. Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka’s renowned batsman and captain, is the all-time leading scorer in the World Cup T20 competition. He took part in five tournaments, appearing in 31 games and scoring 1016 runs, the only one to do so.

Between 2007 and 2014, former Sri Lankan cricketer Mahela Jayawardene scored 1016 runs at an average of 39.07 and a strike rate of 134.74 in 31 T20 World Cup matches. Mahela Jayawardene’s account spans one century and six quarter-centuries.

  1. Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle, the second-highest run-scorer in the game’s history, is the most destructive batsman in the worldDuring his six World Cup appearances, Gayle has amassed 920 runs in 26 innings. As well, he’s scored two centuries for the season.

Despite his age, Chris Gayle, the Jamaican all-rounder, is still looking sharp and ready to play another year at the T20 World Cup in New Zealand. In T20, Gayle, one of the best batsmen ever, changed the game’s approach to batting. At the peak of his prodigious T20I career, Gayle put on several electrifying batting displays that routinely outplayed the opposition.

And it was the same in the ICC T20 World Cups, where the big hitter made life miserable for the bowlers. Gayle has been a member of every West Indies T20 World Cup team to date and has served as a captain (in 2009 and 2010). Even though Gayle could not bring home the title as captain, his hitting has been sensational throughout the tournament.

  1. Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage

Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage, the former Sri Lankan cricketer Dilshan, better known by his stage name Tillakaratne Dilshan, is a former captain of the country’s national cricket team. One of the most creative T20 batsmen ever, he is the best-rated Sri Lankan player in run-chases.

Over six World Cups, the Sri Lankan opener has played 34 innings. As a result of his six half-centuries, Dilshan amassed an impressive 897 runs. One of the most unconventional and successful batsmen in the game, his infamous Dil-Scoop, and other out-of-the-box shots earned him a household name.

During his time at the ICC T20 World Cup, the Sri Lankan icon helped solidify his country’s history. Dilshan finished the T20 World Cup as India’s second-highest run-scorer (so far) with 897 runs in 35 games.

Dilshan’s six half-centuries in the World Cup between 2007 and 2016 provided Sri Lanka with an excellent base to score large totals and chase down objectives against the opposition, despite his relatively modest batting output.

Throughout his career, Dilshan has been a lifesaver for Sri Lanka cricket, appearing in five T20 World Cups as a representative of his country (2007-2014). He was instrumental in Sri Lanka’s run to the T20 World Cup finals in 2009. The team fell to Pakistan in the year’s final T20 match.

  1. Virat Kohli 

Even though Virat Kohli has only played three T20 World Cup matches, he has racked up 777 runs in 16 contests. In this tournament, Kohli has nine half-centuries to his name. Only India’s Virat Kohli, the captain, makes the top five. At the same time, Virat is the only batter with a T20 World Cup average above 85 and over 700 runs scored.

The T20 World Cup 2014 saw current Indian captain Virat Kohli score the most runs (319) for India. Virat Kohli is currently one of the world’s finest players across all three formats with his versatility. In 20 overs, he had a 50.5 average. Because of Kohli’s outstanding batting, India made it to the World Cup finals, but the Asian nation finished as the runners-up.

  1. AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers, one of South Africa’s top batsmen, has appeared in six T20 World Cups and scored 717 runs. Mr. 360, as he is commonly called, has accumulated five half-centuries of fame.

Even though he officially retired from international cricket in 2018, there have been rumors that he may play in the World Cup in 2021. Whenever he is on the field, most of the Dream 11 team predictions revolve around him. 70% of the team managers make him Captain or Vice captain of their team, it makes a huge difference in the points.


In this article, we took a look at the players that have lit up the most crucial stage in T20 cricket’s recent history. One of the best parts of watching Twenty20 cricket is watching batters smash bowlers all over town. Some batsmen do this so effortlessly that they elevate their individual and team performances to a new level.


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