Fastest 1000 runs in T20 – T20 format has changed the dynamics of the game. The format has seen many power-hitters in Chris Gayle, Shahid Afridi, AB de Villiers, Andre Russell but there have been many classy batters, who have graced this format, and set themselves huge standards.
1. Dawid Malan
Of late Dawid Malan has had a huge success in T20I format. From being considered as a Test batsman to No.1 T20 batsman, it has been some story for Dawd Malan. In 2021, the southpaw in a match against surpass Babar Azam to become the batsman with Fastest 1000 runs in T20. He achieved the feat in 24 innings, which is the fastest as of now.
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2. Babar Azam
The second on the list of Fastest 1000 runs in T20 is Pakistani skipper Babar Azam. The right-hander achieved the feat during match against New Zealand in Dubai in 2018. It was the fastest till Dawid Malan broke his record in 2021. The right-hander is arguably the most consistent batsman going around in the world. So far he has scored 2620 in 73 innings.
3. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli took 27 innings to score 1000 runs. He was then the batsman with Fastest 1000 runs in T20 but his record was later broke by Babar Azam and Dawid Malan. Being the only batsman with 50+ average in all three formats of the game, Virat Kohli is currently third on the list of the fastest to 1000 runs in T20I. In 95 matches, the right-hander has scored 3227 runs and is the second highest run-getter in T20Is.
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4. Aaron Finch
Australian white-ball skipper Aaron Finch is arguably one the of finest T20I batsmen. The right-hander holds the record of highest score in an T20I when he scored 172 runs against Zimbabwe in 2018. He’s fourth on the list of Fastest 1000 runs in T20. The opening batsman achieved the feat against Sri Lanka in Melbourne in 2017. So far he has 2608 runs in the shortest format of the game.
5. KL Rahul
Indian opener KL Rahul is fifth on the list of Fastest 1000 runs in T20. Considered as the next big thing in Indian cricket, Rahul achieved the feat in his 29th innings when India played against West Indies in 2019 at home. So far in 56 matches, the right-hander has scored 1831 runs in T20IS with a strike rate of 136.4.