Updated June 6th, 2024 at 15:00 IST

T20 World Cup: From Virat Kohli to Hasaranga, the biggest records ever made in the tournament

ICC Men's T20 World Cup: From Virat Kohli to Wanindu Hasaranga, take a look at all of the record holders in the marquee T20 tournament over the years.

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The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 is slated to be held in the United States and the Caribbean Islands, with several West Indies sites hosting the group stage and Super 8s this year. The limited-over action sets the stage for extremely exciting games, and several records have been broken in the past. Several players, including MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, and Wanindu Hasaranga, have left their mark on the ICC Men's T20 World Cup record books. Let's look at all of the record holders, whether they're hitters, bowlers, or fielders, throughout the history of the tournament.

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All of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup batting records

Take a look at all of the records set by cricketers while batting in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Virat Kohli holds the most records (04), followed by Chris Gayle and Jos Buttler, each with two.

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Batting
Most runsVirat Kohli1,142 (2012 - 2024)
Highest score Brendon McCullum123 (vs Bangladesh in 2012)
Highest average Virat Kohli81.50 (2012 – 2022)
Highest strike rate  Jos Buttler144.48 (2012 – 2022)
Most hundredsChris Gayle2 (2007 – 2021)
Most fifty+Virat Kohli14 (2012 – 2022)
Most sixesChris Gayle63 (2007 – 2021)
Highest partnership Jos Buttler & Alex Hales170* (vs India in 2022)
Most runs in a tournamentVirat Kohli319 (2014)
***Highest average is calculated after min. 10 innings, while strike is calculated after min. 500 balls*** 

All of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup bowling records

Take a look at all of the records set by cricketers while bowling in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga holds the most records, with four, followed by Shakib Al Hasan, Ajantha Mendis, and Sunil Narine, who each have one.

Bowling
Most wickets Shakib Al Hasan47 (2007 – 2022)
Best bowling average  Wanindu Hasaranga11.42 (2021 – 2024)
Best strike rate  Wanindu Hasaranga11.69 (2021 – 2024)
Best economy rate Sunil Narine5.17 (2012 – 2014)
Best bowling figures Ajantha Mendis6/8 (vs Zimbabwe in 2012)
Most wickets in a tournament Wanindu Hasaranga16 (2021)
*** best bowling average, strike and economy rate are calculaed after min. 250 balls bowled

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All of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup fielding records

Take a look at all of the records set by cricketers while fielding in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. MS Dhoni has the record for the most wicket-keeping dismissals, while AB de Villiers of South Africa holds the record for the most fielding catches.

Fielding
Most dismissals (wicket-keeper)MS Dhoni32 (2007 – 2016)
Most catches (fielder) AB De Villiers23 (2007 – 2016)
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Published June 6th, 2024 at 14:47 IST