12/04/2022
T20 World Cup: From highest run-scorers to highest wicket-takers – Check out the top performers of every edition since 2007 on myKhel.com.

So far there has been eight editions of the T20 World Cup and, every year there have been players helping in their team’s success in the tournament.

In the eight editions so far, we have seen 6 different winners with West Indies and England winning the cup twice. West Indies won in 2012 and 2016, while England won in 2010 and 2022.

The inaugural edition in 2007 was won by India, while Pakistan won the next edition in 2009, Sri Lanka won in 2014 and Australia won in 2021.

In six editions, we have seen different top-scorers, while Virat Kohli takes the honour in two editions. With the ball, Umar Gul and Wanindu Hasaranga have been the best performers twice, while there has been four other players taking the title of highest wicket-taker in the other editions.

The legends and T20 greats like Chris Gayle, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Shoaib Malik and AB de Villiers are among the top batting performers.

Meanwhile, Gul is joined by other former bowlers like Ajantha Mendis, Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Lasith Malinga and Dwayne Bravo among the top bowling performers in the T20 World Cup.

Also, some players who have played in several editions are among the most run getters overall and most wicket-takers overall. The list also features the current players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, David Warner, Jos Buttler, Kane Williamson R Ashwin and Shakib Al Hasan.

Here is a look at the batting and bowling stats of the T20 World Cup:

Highest run-scorer of every T20 World Cup

Edition Player Country Runs Innings Highest Score 50s 100s 6s 4s 2007 Matthew Hayden Australia 265 6 73* 4 0 10 32 2009 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka 317 7 96* 3 0 3 46 2010 Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 302 6 100 2 1 11 29 2012 Shane Watson Australia 249 6 72 3 0 15 19 2014 Virat Kohli India 319 6 77 4 0 10 24 2016 Tamim Iqbal Bangladesh 295 6 103* 1 1 14 24 2021 Babar Azam Pakistan 303 6 70 4 0 5 28 2022 Virat Kohli India 296 6 82* 4 0 8 25

Top 10 most runs in T20 World Cup Overall

Player Country Runs Innings 100s 50s 4s 6s Virat Kohli India 1141 25 0 14 103 28 Mahela Jayawardene Sri Lanka 1016 31 1 6 111 25 Chris Gayle West Indies 965 31 2 7 78 63 Rohit Sharma India 963 36 0 9 91 35 Tillakaratne Dilshan Sri Lanka 897 34 0 6 101 20 David Warner Australia 806 34 0 6 86 31 Jos Buttler England 799 27 0 4 69 32 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 742 36 0 3 62 23 AB de Villiers South Africa 717 29 0 5 51 30 Kane Williamson New Zealand 699 24 0 3 68 14

Highest wicket-taker of every T20 World Cup

Edition Player Country Wickets Matches BBI 4W+I 2007 Umar Gul Pakistan 13 7 4 for 25 1 2009 Umar Gul Pakistan 13 7 5 for 6 1 2010 Dirk Nannes Australia 14 7 4 for 18 1 2012 Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka 15 6 6 for 8 2 2014 Imran Tahir South Africa 12 5 4 for 21 1 2014 Ahsan Malik Netherlands 12 7 5 for 19 1 2016 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 12 7 4 for 20 1 2021 Wanindu Hasaranga Sri Lanka 16 8 3 for 9 0 2022 Wanindu Hasaranga Sri Lanka 15 8 3 for 8 0

BBI – Best Bowling Inning; 4W+I – Four wickets or more in an innings

Top 10 most wickets in T20 World Cup Overall

Player Country Wickets Matches 4W+I Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 47 36 3 Shahid Afridi Pakistan 39 34 2 Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka 38 31 1 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 36 23 3 Ajantha Mendis Sri Lanka 35 21 2 Umar Gul Pakistan 35 24 2 Ravichandran Ashwin India 32 24 1 Wanindu Hasaranga Sri Lanka 31 16 0 Dale Steyn South Africa 30 23 1 Stuart Broad England 30 26 0

4W+I – Four wickets or more in an inning