T20 is currently the most preferred form of cricket and is appreciated by most of the viewers. This format of game is all about scoring runs at a quick pace as it is a shortened game of 20 overs and now has widely attracted the spectators around the globe. There are numerous players who have manage to uphold their consistency when it comes to scoring runs in T20 matches. Along with scoring numerous runs, many players have also maintained a fine strike rate.
Here are the top 5 players with most runs in T20 cricket in a calendar year.
5 players with most runs in t20 cricket in a calendar year
(5) Babar Azam – 1607 runs
The current skipper of Pakistan National Cricket Team is one of the 5 players with most runs in T20 cricket in a calendar year. With a total of 1607 which he scored in the year of 2019, he captained Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). There, he played a captain’s knock throughout the entire tournament with 102 as the highest score in a match. Along with being consistent in his batting, he also had an impressive strike rate of 139.61.
(4) Virat Kohli – 1614 runs
Virat Kohli is known for his form and consistency and as they say, ‘Class is temporary but form is permanent.’ The then skipper of Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kohli, scored a total of 1614 runs. This was during the interim of the Indian Premium League (IPL) 2016 and he is therefore on number 4th of this list.
His highest was a knock of 113 runs from 50 balls against Kings XI Punjab. This innings resulted to be a great support for RCB to win the match by 82 runs. Moreover, he scored a total of 4 tons in this tournament with a brilliant strike rate of 147.12.
(3) Chris Gayle – 1665 runs
Chris Gayle is such a batsman who ‘makes or breaks’ T20 leagues. Gayle is known to be one of the most destructive batsman in cricket history. The viewers also acknowledge him mostly because of his ability to hit countless sixes and boundaries. He scored 1665 runs in the year 2015 for several teams which includes Royal Challengers Bangalore, Melbourne Renegades, Barisal Bulls and Kent (T20 Blast). His highest score was an innings of 151 runs against Somerset during T20 Blast, 2015.
(2) Babar Azam – 1779 runs
Babar Azam has once again showed up on our list of top 5 players with most runs in T20 cricket in a calendar year. Not to mention, this time he is on the 2nd position. With 1779 runs scored in the year 2021, he is on the verge of becoming one of the star batsmen in cricket history as well as in the history of Pakistan National Cricket Team. He smashed his highest knock in 2021 of 122 runs off just 59 deliveries against South Africa.
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(1) Mohammad Rizwan – 2036 runs
Mohammad Rizwan is an emerging talent for the Pakistan Cricket Team and for the whole cricket association. Not to mention, he is the top run-scorer in T20 cricket during a calendar year. He has scored 2036 runs as a whole in 2021 which includes 1 ton and 18 half-centuries. He scored 104 runs just off 64 deliveries, his highest knock against South Africa which led his team to victory.
5 Players with most runs in T20 Cricket in a calendar year (Summary)
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