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5 Indian Batters With Most Runs in T20 World Cup History

By Kaif - May 31, 2024 - Last updated on May 31, 2024 12:48 PM
5 Indian Batters With Most Runs in T20 World Cup History

The T20 World Cup took world cricket by storm during its first edition in 2007. India's Virat Kohli has dominated the format since making his debut in the mega tournament in 2012.

Despite not featuring in the first three editions of the T20 World Cup, Kohli is miles ahead of the rest of the batsmen when it comes to scoring runs in the mega event. Let's find out who are the top 5 run-scorers for India in T20 World Cup apart from Virat Kohli?

5 Indian Batters With Most Runs in T20 World Cup History

Batter Runs Highest score Innings 50s 100s Fours Sixes
1. Virat Kohli 1141 89* 25 14 0 103 28
2. Rohit Sharma 963 79* 36 9 0 91 35
3. Yuvraj Singh 593 70 28 4 0 60 20
4. MS Dhoni 529 45 29 0 0 36 16
5. Gautam Gambhir 524 75 20 4 0 61 6

Top 5 Run-Scorers for India In T20 World Cup History

5. Gautam Gambhir - 524

Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir, the current mentor of Kolkata Knight Riders and a key batsman in winning the T20 World Cup 2007, has scored 524 runs in 21 T20 World Cup matches during 2007-2012 at a strike rate of 118.01 and an average of 26.20. He has four half-centuries to his name and scored a title-winning 75 against arch-rivals Pakistan in the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup.

4. MS Dhoni - 529

MS Dhoni

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In his 33 ICC T20 World Cup matches, MS Dhoni has scored 529 runs. During 2007-2016, with 21 catches and 11 stumpings, he holds the record for the most dismissals (32) by a wicket-keeper in T20 World Cup history. The World Cup-winning captain also holds the record for winning the most T20 World Cup matches as captain. Captain Cool led the Indian team in six T20 World Cups, where India won an impressive 22 out of 33 matches.

Also Read: Top 5 wicket takers in t20 world cup history

3. Yuvraj Singh - 593

Yuvraj Singh

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Veteran Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has 593 runs in 31 T20 World Cup matches and is third on the list. From 2007 to 2016, he has an average of 23.72 along with a strike rate of 128.91. His notable achievement is his contribution to India's 2007 World T20 victory, where he hit six sixes in an over of England's strike bowler Stuart Broad.

2. Rohit Sharma - 963

Rohit Sharma

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Team India captain Rohit Sharma is the second-highest run-scorer for India in T20 World Cup history. He is fourth on the all-time list with 963 runs in 39 matches during 2007-2022, a strike rate of 127.88 and an average of 34.39. Rohit Sharma has hit 35 sixes in 39 T20 World Cup matches, the most by an Indian player. He has scored nine T20 World Cup half-centuries. The most runs scored by Rohit Sharma in an innings was against Australia in Bridgetown in 2010, Rohit scored an unbeaten 79 off just 46 balls.

1. Virat Kohli - 1141

Virat Kohli

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Most Runs for India in T20 World Cup History: The former Indian captain tops the list of highest run-scorers in T20 World Cup history. He has scored 1141 runs in 27 matches during 2012-2022 with a strike rate of 131.30 and an average of 81.50. Known as the batting maestro, Kohli has been India's highest run-scorer in three editions of the T20 World Cup - 2014, 2016 and 2022. He has 14 half-centuries to his name. His highest T20 World Cup score is 89* which came against West Indies in the second semi-final in 2016.

Also Read: IND vs PAK: Virat Kohli vs Pakistan Record

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