Most Runs in T20I cricket | Batting Statistics for T20 Internationals

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Virat Kohli has the most runs in T20I cricket to his name. He has 3195 runs in 90 matches, at an average of 52.95.

The first-ever game of T20I cricket was played between hosts New Zealand and Australia in Auckland on February 5, 2005. Facing their neighbours, the visitors came out triumphant by a margin of 44 runs. Two years later, the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup was played in South Africa, a tournament that had a game-transforming effect because of India’s title victory.

Since then, T20 cricket has gained global prominence among fans and experts, with the proliferation of various domestic leagues, including the immensely popular Indian Premier League (IPL).

Virat Kohli has been the most prolific run-scorer in T20I cricket history.

As many as 74 countries have played the shortest format of the game internationally. The number of nations playing T20I cricket has been on the rise ever since the ICC awarded T20I status to all of its officially established associate members.

The T20 World Cup has now had six editions, with India (2007), Pakistan (2009), England (2010), West Indies (2012), Sri Lanka (2014) and West Indies (2016) winning them.

Let us today have a look at the top 10 run-getters in T20I cricket.

Overall figures
V Kohli (INDIA) 2010-2021 90 84 24 3159 94* 52.65 2272 139.04 0 28 3 285 90  
MJ Guptill (NZ) 2009-2021 102 98 7 2939 105 32.29 2148 136.82 2 17 3 256 147  
RG Sharma (INDIA) 2007-2021 111 103 15 2864 118 32.54 2061 138.96 4 22 6 252 133  
AJ Finch (AUS) 2011-2021 76 76 10 2473 172 37.46 1646 150.24 2 15 5 248 107  
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK) 2006-2021 109 102 11 2423 99* 26.62 2002 121.02 0 14 7 241 74  
EJG Morgan (ENG) 2009-2021 107 101 19 2360 91 28.78 1707 138.25 0 14 3 179 116  
Shoaib Malik (ICC/PAK) 2006-2020 116 106 31 2335 75 31.13 1880 124.20 0 8 1 192 61  
DA Warner (AUS) 2009-2020 81 81 9 2265 100* 31.45 1621 139.72 1 18 6 218 89  
PR Stirling (IRE) 2009-2021 81 80 6 2167 95 29.28 1564 138.55 0 18 9 254 74  
Babar Azam (PAK) 2016-2021 57 55 9 2153 122 46.80 1647 130.72 1 19 2 227 31

Most Runs In T20I Cricket

Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli has been the top run-getter in T20I cricket for a while now. Kohli has made 3,159 runs in the format with a strike-rate of 139.04 while maintaining an average of 52.65. Kohli hasn’t yet reached the 100-run mark in his highly successful career but has scored 28 half-centuries.

Martin Guptill

New Zealand opener Guptill is only second to Kohli on the list of most runs in T20I cricket, having made 2,939 runs from 102 games at a strike-rate of 136.82 and an average of 32.29. Guptill, an explosive right-hand batsman at the top of the order, has two hundreds and 17 fifties.

Rohit Sharma

Opening batsman Rohit is the third-highest run-getter in T20I cricket. Rohit has now made 2,864 runs from his 111 games in the format for India while carrying a strike-rate of 138.96 and an average of 32.54. An exceptional timer of the cricket ball, Rohit has made 4 centuries and 22 fifties in T20Is.

Aaron Finch

Finch, the contemporary Australian limited-overs captain, has also been a stand-out performer with the bat in T20I cricket. Finch has now played 76 games in the format, with 2,473 runs at a strike-rate of 150.24 while averaging an impressive 37.46. Finch has smashed 2 hundreds and 15 half-centuries in the format.

Mohammad Hafeez

Pakistan’s veteran right-hander Hafeez is fifth on the list of most runs in T20I cricket here after having scored 2,423 runs in T20I cricket from 109 matches at an average of 26.62 and strike-rate of 121.02. Hafeez has made 14 half-centuries in T20Is during his career span, including a best of unbeaten 99 against New Zealand.

Kashish Chadha

A cricket writer by heart and profession. Currently at work for CricXtasy. Previously with Circle of Cricket. You can find him on Twitter @crickashish217

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