Top 5 Batsmen with Most Runs in T20I [Men’s]

Updated on: Sep 5, 2022 10:50 am IST

  • Top 5 Batsmen with Most Runs in T20I

    With the T20 World Cup less than two months away, teams and players have been gearing-up to stamp their authority on the competition. Players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Martin Guptill will be eyeing team glory but will also be eying personal accolade as well. The set of players are currently in race to be the highest run-scorer in the T20 format at international level.

    Player Matches Runs Highest Score Batting Average Strike Rate 100 50
    Rohit Sharma (INDIA) 133 3499 118 32.10 139.73 4 27
    Martin Guptill (NZ) 121 3497 105 31.79 135.80 2 20
    Virat Kohli (INDIA) 100 3343 94* 49.89 137.17 0 30
    Paul Stirling (IRE) 114 3011 115* 28.67 134.84 1 20
    Aaron Finch (AUS) 92 2855 172 35.24 145.29 2 17

    1. Rohit Sharma

    As things stand, there is a tug-of-war race for the being the highest run-scorer in the T20I format. Rohit Sharma leads the standings with 3499 runs from 133 matches.He has scored four hundreds and is one of the most consistent players ever since making his debut. Rohit has a batting average of 31.79 and also has 27 T20I fifties.

    2. Martin Guptill

    Rohit’s nearest rival is New Zealand’s Martin Guptill. The two will be involved in the race to be the leading run scorer in the format. currently Guptill has 3497 runs, and is only two runs behind the Rohit, having scored those runs in 121 matches. Martin has amassed two hundreds and 20 fifties and operates with a strike rate of over 135 in the format.

    3. Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli is currently sitting third in the table and has scored 3343 runs from 100 T20Is. Amazingly no one comes close to his average of 49.89 in the format, showing why he is one of the best in the business. He might not have scored a hundred on international stage in the T20 format, but his tally of 30 fifties still makes him one of the best players to have graced the game.

    4. Paul Striling

    Recently, Ireland Paul Stirling became the fourth player to score 3000 runs and for a player who is less talked about is a good achievement. Paul has 3011 runs from 114 matches along with a hundred and 20 fifties.

    5. Aaron Finch

    Australia’s Aaron Finch is fifth in the list of batsmen with most runs in T20I. The Aussie has scored 2855 runs so far in 92 matches.

    In the top 10 standings of the highest run-scorers, India have only two players in the form of Rohit and Virat. Pakistan has three representatives in the form of Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik while New Zealand, England and Ireland have two players. Australia’s two representatives come in the form of Aaron Finch and David Warner.

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