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Top 10: Batters with Most 50+ Scores in T20 World Cup History

T20 cricket is a dream format for batters, as shorter boundaries and heavy bats have enabled them to pile up significant runs. This has resulted in batters scoring fifties and even centuries in a breeze.

However, to bring up scores of fifty or more in a competition like the T20 World Cup, batters need exceptional skills and the ability to adapt to different situations.

A handful of batters have shown these traits in their batting, taking on varied bowling attacks and churning out 50+ scores.

This article will list the top 10 batters with the most 50+ scores in T20 World Cup history.

Most 50+ Scores in T20 World Cup

PlayerInnings50s100s50+ Scores
Virat Kohli (IND)2814014
Rohit Sharma (IND)3910010
Chris Gayle (WI)31729
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)31617
David Warner (AUS)37707
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)34606
Babar Azam (PAK)16505
Jos Buttler (ENG)28415
AB de Villiers (SA)29505
Pathum Nissanka (SL)17505

Key Insights

Virat Kohli holds the record for smashing the most 50+ scores in T20 World Cup history. The right-hand batter has scored 14 50+ knocks in the tournament.

Kohli, Matthew Hayden, and Babar Azam notched up the most 50+ scores in a single edition. All 3 batters scored 4 fifties each, with Kohli doing it twice in 2014 and 2022.

3 out of 7 50+ scores hammered by Mahela Jayawardene came in consecutive T20 World Cup matches. He achieved this feat in the 2010 edition by scoring 81 against New Zealand, 100 against Zimbabwe, and 98 not out against the West Indies.

Thus far, only Chris Gayle has notched up 2 or more centuries in T20 World Cup history.

12 balls taken by Yuvraj Singh to reach his 50 against England in the 2007 T20 World Cup. This is the fastest-ever half-century in the tournament’s history and second-fastest in the shortest format.

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