Men's T20 world cup is coming this year 2021 and every team is looking forward to grabbing the trophy. 

From 2007 to 2016 we saw 5 T20I tournaments. There were some legends who retired and some great players who still serving performance for their country.

This article will be all about who is the most run-scorer in the men's T20I world cup.

Highest Run Scorer: Men's T20I World Cup

Highest Run Scorer: Men's T20I World Cup

Mahela Jayawardene (2007-14)

Jayawardene scored most of his T-20 runs in the world cup. He played 31 innings in the T20 world cup and scored 1016 runs. He was the one who promoted Sri Lankan cricket.

He was the legend of Lankan national cricket. First Srilankan who scored a century in T20 world cup tournament.

He was retired from T20 cricket after the 2014 20-20 world cup. Where they defeat India in finale and lift the trophy.

Chris Gayle (2007-16)

One of the monster hitters of the ball Chris Gayle scored 920 runs & 2 centuries. His highest individual contribution was 117 against South Africa.

He smashed 10 sixes on that inning and became the first man to score a century in the cricket's shortest format.

Tillakaratne Dilshan (2007-16)

Dilshan played probably most of the T20 world cup matches. He scored 897 runs where he played 34 innings.

His highest world t20 score was 96* vs Caribbeans in the semi-final. But his team lost in the final against Pakistan.

But Dilshan was the second player to score a ton in T20 international.

Virat Kohli (2012-16)

India's skipper and world-class batsman Kohli played only a few t20 world cup matches. But he played destructive cricket for India.

In just 16 matches he scored 777 runs with an average of 86.00. He didn't score a century but hit 9 50s in the T-20 world cup.

His highest individual contribution was 89* vs WI in the semis. But India failed to get the victory over the Caribbean.

AB de Villiers (2007-16)

De Villiers's final strike rate in the T20 world cup was 143.00. Most run-scorer by a South African batsman in world T-20.

He scored 717 runs in 25 innings & he hit 5 half-centuries. He was great for South Africa but unfortunately didn't lift any trophy.

His carrier highest was 79* in the ICC T20 tournament. One year after the 2016 world T20 he decided to goodbye to international cricket.

RG Sharma (2007-16)

Rohit played most T20 international matches as an Indian player and he scored 4 tons in this particular format.

If you take look at his world cup score he played 25 innings and he scored 673 runs with 59 4s and 24 sixes. He scored the highest 79* in the T20 world cup.

KC Sangakkara (2007-14)

Kumar Sangakkara was one of the most superior of Srilanka & you can see most of the players in this world cup list are Srilankan.

He scored 4 half-centuries in Twenty Twenty world cup and scored 661 runs. He played his last T20 world cup match with Mahela Jayawardene. That was in the final and they won the match happily.

BB McCullum (2007-14)

McCullum was the first Ne Zealander who smashed a brilliant century in T20 format. He scored 637 runs with 1 century and 2 half-centuries.

His highest individual score was 123 against the Bangla Tigers in the 2012 world T20.

Yuvraj Singh (2007-16)

Yuvraj gave some great all-around performance for India. He was good with his ball and also with the bat.

In his last T-20 world cup he was not in a good form. But in starting days and the 2011 world cup he was so brilliant.

He scored 593 runs in 28 world cup innings and hit 5 50s. He also hit the fastest T20 international 50 ever in T20I.

KP Pietersen (2007-10)

In our list, Petersen played most few innings among all the cricketers. He played only 15 innings and scored 580 runs, where his batting average was 44+.

JP Duminy (2007-16)

Duminy scored 568 runs in 23 innings and he put some great all-rounding performance in international cricket.

He has 2 half-centuries in the shortest format's world cup cricket. He was retired from international cricket in 2019.

Shakib AL Hasan (2007-16)

Shakib is the current slot player who is playing some outstanding cricket.  He is just 1 run short of JP Duminy. 

He scored 567 runs with 3 fifties and 0 hundred. Hopefully, he will be up in the ranking of most runs in the World T20 cup.


In this article, you can read about Top 2 cricketers who scored the most runs in the T20I world cup. Thank you so much for staying with us till the end & please drop an email at for your feedback.

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