The ICC T20 World Cup has commenced and we are all excited to see new milestones and a plethora of records to be broken. But are you aware of all the records of the T20 World Cup?
Well, don't worry. We've got you covered! Today, we'll have a look at the existing records in the T20 World Cup! Let's begin!
We'll see in the records in this order. Starting with the "Most", the "Fastest, and then the "Highest", with some "Best" records in between.
Most Runs in T20 World Cups
Any guesses? It's Mahela Jayawardene from Sri Lanka who has the most runs in T20 World Cups. A player who has been influential for his nation in all formats of the game. A player who had grit, the spirit, and the talent to achieve so much in his professional career. Let's see his record.
Second on the list is Chris Gayle, while Virat Kohli is fourth, with 920 and 777 runs respectively.
Most runs in #T20WorldCup history:— T20 World Cup (@T20WorldCup) April 17, 2020
🇱🇰 Mahela Jayawardene ➔ 1016
🇳🇿 Suzie Bates ➔ 929
🌴 Chris Gayle ➔ 920
🇱🇰 Tillakaratne Dilshan ➔ 897
🌴 Stafanie Taylor ➔ 881
🇦🇺 Meg Lanning ➔ 843 pic.twitter.com/uzIZvX0Qns
Most Runs and Wickets in a single edition
The record-holder is the Indian skipper Virat Kohli who fired 319 Runs in the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup in just six innings. Tillakaratne Dilshan with 317 runs in seven innings in 2009.
The record holder for the most wickets in a single edition is Ajantha Mendis, who picked 15 wickets in six matches in 2012, with Dirk Nannes picking 14 wickets in seven matches in 2010.
Shahid Afridi holds the record for most wickets in the T20 World Cups. He has 39 scalps to his name, with Sri Lanka legend Lasith Malinga just a wicket behind with 38 wickets.
The top five bowlers in the list include three Pakistani bowlers and two Sri Lankans. (Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal (36), Umar Gul (35)- Pakistan; Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis (35)- Sri Lanka).
Best Bowling Figures
The best bowling figures record is not broken since 2012 when Ajantha Mendis picked 6 wickets, giving away just 8 Runs against Zimbabwe.
Sunil Narine has the best economy rate (5.17) in T20 World Cups.
Most Matches won (Minimum 25 matches)
The team with the most wins is Sri Lanka, winning 22 out of the 35 matches they've played, with India on the second spot with 20 wins in 33 matches.
However, India have lost the fewest matches in the tournament 11, while Sri Lanka have lost 12.
|Bangladesh (25)||5||19 (1-NR)|
|England (32)||15||16 (1-NR)|
|India (33)||20||11 (1-NR, T)|
|New Zealand (30)||15||13 (2-T)|
|Pakistan (34)||19||14 (1-T)|
|Sri Lanka (35)||22||12 (1-T)|
|West Indies (31)||17||12 (1-T, NR)|
Note: India, Sri Lanka, and West Indies went on to win their tied matches, while Pakistan and New Zealand lost their tied matches.
Most 50s and 100s
When we talk about half centuries, it's King Kohli who takes the top spot with 9 50s in 19 matches alongside Chris Gayle, who also has 9 50+ scores, with 7 50s and 2 100s.
Virat Kohli has a remarkable record in T20 World Cups, having scored 777 runs @ 86.33.— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) September 8, 2021
No batsman has more fifty-plus scores (9) than him in the tournament.#T20WorldCup2021 pic.twitter.com/Vl9WhX3EQo
The Universe Boss has another record to his name, with 60 sixes and he also holds the record for the most sixes scored in an innings (11).
Highest Team Totals
The highest team total in a T20 World Cup is by Sri Lanka when they scored 260/6 against Kenya. On the other hand, the lowest team total belongs to the Netherlands who were all out for 39 Runs in 2014 against Sri Lanka.
Highest Individual Score
The record for the highest individual score in the T20 World Cup belongs to Brendon McCullum, who scored 123 from 58 balls, firing 11 fours and seven sixes. The second highest is Chris Gayle with 117 runs.
Well, Virat Kohli holds this record with pride as he has the highest average in T20 World Cups (86.33), way ahead of Michael Hussey, who is second with 54.62.
Highest Strike Rate
The record for the highest strike rate belongs to Darren Sammy, who has a strike rate of 164.12, with Glenn Maxwell being second with a strike rate of 160.
Fastest 50 and 100
The record for the fastest 50 is held by Yuvraj Singh when he scored a 50 off just 12 balls vs England the iconic day when he hit Stuart Broad for 6 sixes in an over.
Well done all! It is Yuvraj Singh's 12 ball epic that holds the T20I fastest 50 record WATCH https://t.co/FZLsgu2RDN pic.twitter.com/y6h7Mc4nhS— ICC (@ICC) January 10, 2016
The fastest 100 in T20 World Cups is scored by Chris Gayle in just 48 balls against the same opponents, England but in the year 2016. Yuvraj scored it in 2007.
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