Top 10 Batsmen with Most Fifties in T20 World Cup History

Top 10 Batsmen with Most Fifties in T20 World Cup History

T20 Format is the shortest international format in cricket where batsmen eagerly play and try to hit every ball over the ground. While for the bowlers the T20 format is not less than a nightmare. There are plenty of superb and legendary batsmen who scored the most fifties in the T20 World Cup history, do you know who are those superb cricketers? Let’s figure it out below.

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10 Batsmen With Most Fifties (Half-Centuries) in the T20 World Cup History

No.PlayerCareer SpanMatches PlayedInningsRunsHighest ScoreAverageStrike Rate100s50s
1Virat Kohli2012-2016161677789*86.33133.0409
2Chris Gayle2007-2016282692011740.00146.7329
3Mahela Jayawardene2007-20143131101610039.07134.7417
4Rohit Sharma2007-2016282567379*39.58127.2206
5Tillakaratne Dilshan2007-2016353489796*30.93124.0606
6Shane Watson2007-201624225378128.26140.9405
7AB de Villiers2007-2016302971779*29.87143.4005
8Mathew Hayden2007-20076626573*88.33144.8004
9Keven Pietersen2007-201015155807944.61148.3304
10Marline Samuels2007-2016201953085*31.17115.7204

1. ViratKohli

Known as the King of modern cricket, Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of the best players in all three formats of the game which is why he is the Best Batsmen to Score Most Fifties in the T20 World Cup History. Started his career in 2012, he played only 16 world cup matches and scored 9 fifties. His highest individual score is 89* and in his career, he scored 777 runs till now with an average of 86.33 with an outstanding strike rate of 133.04.

2. Chris Gayle

The Universe Boss, Chris Gayle equalizes the record of King Kohli by scoring 9 fifties as well in the t20 World Cup history.  Started his career in the T20 tournament in 2007, Gayle played 28 matches scoring 920 runs with an average of 146.73 which is marvelous. Not only this, Chris Gayle is the only batsman in the T20 World Cup History who scored Century twice and his highest individual score is 117 which is also the highest T20 Score in the Twenty20 World Cup Tournament.

3. Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka’s veteran Batsmen, Mahela Jayawardene who retired from all formats of the games secured the third position in this list. Played from 2007 till 2014, Mahela scored 1016 runs which include one century and seven half-centuries. He played 31 matches in the T20 World Cup with a strike rate of 134.74.

4. Rohit Sharma

The Hitman, Rohit is one of the most important team members in the Indian Squad in all three formats. He holds many records and we all know what he is capable of. In his T20 World Cup career, he played 28 matches scoring 673 runs with a strike rate of 127.22, Rohit managed to score 6 half-centuries. The highest individual score by Hitman is 79*.

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5. Tillakaratne Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan, one of the best openers Sri Lanka ever produced represent his team in the T20 world cup from 2007 till 2016 playing 35 matches and scoring six half-centuries for his team. He scored 897 runs with an average of 124.06, while his highest individual score is 96*.

6. Shane Watson

Australia’s All-rounder, Shane Watson scored five half-centuries in the t20 world cup tournaments as he played 24 matches scoring 537 runs with a strike rate of 140.94. The highest individual score by Shane Watson is 81.

7. AB de Villiers

Mr. 360, AB de Villiers who announced his retirement from all formats is one of the best Batsmen in the world. Looking at his stats in the T20 World Cup tournament history, he played 30 matches in his career span of 2007 till 2016, managed to score 717 runs in 30 matches at the strike rate of 14.3. He scored 5 half-centuries while his highest individual score is 79*.

8. Mathew Hayden

One of the most dangerous openers of his time, Mathew Hayden who is now the Batting Coach of the Pakistan Cricket Team has only played one T20 tournament which was back in 2007. His stats will tell how dangerous he was as he played only 6 matches scoring 265 runs and 4 half-centuries with a strike rate of 144.80. His highest individual score was 73*.

9. Kevin Pietersen

The Ex England Batsmen, Kevin Pietersenrepresent the England team in T20 World Cup history from 2007 till 2010 playing 15 matches. He scored 4 half-centuries while his highest individual score was 79. In his career in the T20 world cup, he scored 580 runs with a strike rate of 148.33.

10. Marline Samuels

A man who played a vital role in winning the second T20 World Cup title (2016), Marline Samuels played 20 matches in the twenty20 tournament scoring 4 half-centuries at a strike rate of 115.72. He scored 530 runs while his highest score by him as 85*.

There is no Pakistani batsman in this list, although they are one of the best T20 international teams. Their current ranking in the T20I is 4 and here you can check the details of Pakistan’s matches details in T20 World Cup 2021.

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