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Top 10: Fastest Openers to Score 1000 T20I Runs

Openers play a big role in setting up the innings in the T20s. The openers will have to play against the opposition’s best two bowlers when it comes to international cricket. Even though many exciting talents have opened the innings in the shortest format, very few have shown consistency right from the start.

Here we will see the top ten opening batsmen who have reached the milestone of 1000 runs in T20I cricket while playing as an opener.

Fastest Opener to score 1000 T20I Runs

OPENING BATSMENCOUNTRYINNINGS TAKEN TO 1000 T20I RUNS
Aaron FinchAUSTRALIA31
Alex HalesENGLAND32
Chris GayleWEST INDIES34
Evin LewisWEST INDIES35
Mohammad RizwanPAKISTAN35
Brendon McCullumNEW ZEALAND37
David WarnerAUSTRALIA37
Hashim AmlaSOUTH AFRICA37
KL RahulINDIA38
Quinton de KockSOUTH AFRICA39

Stats Insights

Among the top 10 players above, Aaron Finch and KL Rahul reached the 1500 runs milestone in just 39 innings, which is the best among any cricketer. Two other players who are not openers made 1500 runs at the same pace. Find them here.

Finch and Rahul also hold a joint-fourth place among the quickest to 1000 T20I run for batsmen of any position.

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The Australian opener Finch was also involved in the second-best opening partnership in T20I cricket. Find the top 10 here.

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