The twenty20 cricket has gained it’s importance since the past few years. Some players dominated in this format with their sheer aggression and also by their range of orthodox and unorthodox drives. It is believed that T20 games are batsmen’s games and always batsmen possess the upper hand in it. In this article, a list of the highest run scorers in T20 cricket is being listed. Here it goes:
- Chris Gayle, Runs: 6808, Average: 41.51: The figures speak of how devastating is the Jamaican giant is in T20 cricket. He has been the prime player in IPL for the past few seasons. Also, he holds the record for the highest individual score in a T20 innings with a score 175 runs off 66 deliveries. Hitting the balls out of the ground is quite an easy task for this giant.
- Brad Hodge, Runs: 6301, Average: 36.84: The veteran Australian batsman makes his place in this list. He has been quite of an dependable player when it comes to T20 cricket. He has played some brilliant innings in Big Bash league and also in IPL.
- David Hussey, Runs: 5793, Average: 30.81: The Hussey brothers showed dominance by their performances throughout the years. David Hussey has been a great performer in the T20 format. He played well for Australia. Also, he played some fantastic knocks for his IPL teams viz., Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and recently he is playing for Chennai Super Kings.
- Brendon McCullum, Runs: 5570, Average: 32.01: The Kiwi captain also has a mentionable track record in T20s. He played brilliantly and has scored quite a good number of huge knocks in T20 format which includes the innings where he scored 153 runs in the inaugural game of IPL.
- David Warner, Runs: 5269, Average: 32.72: The demolishing left handed opener of Australia has showed his class in the T20 format too. He bats really well up in the order and has scored several blistering knocks. He also had a successful IPL career so far. He played brilliantly for Delhi Daredevils. Now he is a member of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
- Suresh Raina, Runs: 5139, Average: 35.19: He has perhaps been the most consistent T20 player of India. He has played in each of the single game played by Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. Also, he has an international century after his name in International T20 cricket. He has been one of the prime causes for Chennai Super Kings’ immense success in IPL.