Top 9 Players With Most Runs in T20 International Cricket

T20 cricket is the new normal in the universe of cricket. This format is a jackpot for players all around the world. T20 cricket has filled up the gap of money for many players from different countries. It has become the most played format of the game. Nowadays we can see that every nation has its own franchise, the T20 League. As a matter of fact, T20 cricket is the reason most cricketers struggle to perform in test cricket because the red ball makes all the difference like seam movement. But it has definitely enhanced the attacking approach in fielding and batting. Over the years many players have made plenty of runs in the shortest format of the game. Let’s pay attention to the top 9 players with the most runs in T20 International.

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Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma takes the top spot in terms of making the most runs in the history of T20 cricket, with 4231 runs in 159 games. Sharma is one of the best openers to ever play the game. He also holds the record of scoring the most number of 100s in T20 internationals. He played his first T20 international match in 2007 against England. Rohit has been playing for India for 13 years now. 

Virat Kohli: Highest Run Scorer in T20I

Virat Kohli gets 2nd place on the list of most runs (4188) in the T20 international. The modern-day great has consistently scored runs in all formats of the game. He is certainly one of the best batsmen the game has ever seen. Virat Kohli made his first appearance in a T20 international against Zimbabwe in 2010. So far he has played 10 years of T20 cricket.  Virat notched up the most runs in the 2014 T20 World Cup with 319 runs in 6 games.

Babar Azam

one of the best batsmen of the latest era, Babar Azam is the latest superstar to the list of most runs in T20I. Azam plays with pure technique and class to dominate bowlers around the world. The Pakistani ace has scored 4067 runs in 123 games at an impressive average of 41.08. Azam is someone who always keeps the game on as long as he is on the field.

Paul Stirling

Irish batsman Paul Stirling holds 4th place on the list of amassing the most runs in the T20 international. He is the backbone of the Ireland team. His career is of 15 years as of 2024 (2009-2024). He played his first T20 international match against Pakistan in 2009. At a strike rate of 134.61, Stirling has made 3601 runs in 145 games.

Martin Guptill

Martin Guptill has scored the 5th most runs in the shortest format of the game, 3531 runs in 122 matches. He is known for his classy aggressive approach to the game. Guptill made his first appearance in the T20s in 2009 against Australia. His T20 career has been 13 years (2009-present) so far. His strike rate in T20I is 135.71.

Mohammad Rizwan

The rising star of Pakistan cricket, Mohammad Rizwan is featured in 6th place on the most runs in T20 international tally. Having played 99 matches, Rizwan has amassed 3313 runs in T20I at a staggering average of 48.72, while his strike rate remained at 126.45. Rizwan has a huge contribution to Pakistan’s great show in international cricket in T20s.

David Warner

David Warner has amassed 3277 runs in 110 matches which is the 7th most in T20 international. He is one of the best openers in the world. Warner played his first international T20 in 2009 against South Africa. It’s been 11 years since Warner has been playing and his tremendous batting has rewarded him the chance to play the biggest franchise T20 league in the World (IPL). 

Jos Buttler

The latest T20 World Cup-winning captain, Jos Buttler has made a cut to 8th position on the elite list of most runs in t20 internationals. Buttler made his T20I debut in 2011 and since then there is no looking back. Buttler exhibited his ruthless and daring batting to the world and has made 3264 runs in 124 matches at an impressive strike rate of 146.30. The trailblazer from England got 225 runs in 6 matches which turned into one of the reasons for England winning the 2022 T20 World Cup.

Aaron Finch

Current Australian white-ball captain Aaron Finch seals 7th position in accumulating the most runs in the T20s. He is the second Australian on the list. Finch is regarded as one of the best white-ball cricketers in Australia. Finch made his T20 debut in 2011 against England. He has the second-best strike rate among the top 10 run-getters of T20s. Maintaining the highest strike rate of 142.5, Finch has amassed 3120 runs in 103 games.

Kane Williamson

Kane Williamson is the 12th-highest run-scorer (2575) in T20 cricket. Williamson has been absolutely phenomenal throughout the years in this format like other formats. He has been playing T20 cricket since 2011. Along with making 2575 runs in 93 innings, the veteran has taken 44 catches. The veteran batsman cum great analyzer of the game led the Blackcaps to the 2021 T20 World Cup final which they lost to Australia in the UAE.

Eoin Morgan 

England skipper Eoin Morgan has also made it to the list, making 2458 runs in 115 matches. The English captain is known for his hard-hitting and has been playing for 11 years now, since his debut in 2009 against the Netherlands. His strike rate of 136.17 says all about his hitting.

List of Players with Most Runs In T20

Players Matches Innings Runs Ducks Average Strike Rate Best 50’s 100’s
Rohit Sharma (IND) 159 151 4231 12 32.05 140.89 121* 32 5
Virat Kohli (IND) 125 117 4188 7 48.69 137.04 122* 38 1
Babar Azam (PAK) 123 116 4145 6 41.03 129.08 122 36 3
Paul Stirling (IRE) 145 144 3601 13 27.07 134.61 115* 23 1
Martin Guptill (NZ) 122 118 3531 3 31.81 135.70 105 20 2
MD Rizwan (PAK) 102 89 3313 4 48.72 126.45 104* 28 1
David Warner (AUS) 110 110 3277 6 33.43 142.47 100* 28 1
Jos Buttler (ENG) 124 114 3264 7 35.86 146.30 101* 24 1
Aaron Finch (AUS) 103 103 3120 8 34.28 142.53 172 19 2
Glenn Maxwell (AUS) 113 104 2600 4 29.88 154.76 145* 11 5
Quniton De Kock (SA) 92 91 2584 7 31.51 138.32 100 16 1
Kane Williamosn (NZ) 90 88 2556 4 33.63 123.29 95 18
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 129 127 2551 23.19 121.19 84 13
M Hafeez (PAK) 119 108 2514 7 26.46 122.03 99* 14
Eoin Morgan (ENG) 115 107 2458 3 28.58 137.17 91 14
Who has amassed the most runs in the T20 international?

Rohit Sharma has amassed the most runs in the T20 international (4231 runs).

Which batsman made the most runs in the 2009 T20 World Cup?

Srilankan batsman Tillakaratne Dilshan made the most runs in the T20 World Cup (317 runs in 7 matches).

Who has scored the most T20 runs in 2024?

Babar Azam has made the most T20 runs in 2024, with 660 runs in 18 innings.


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