With each passing day, the T20I format is becoming cruel to bowlers. Batters are taking bowlers for a ride, smashing them all over the park.

The fearless attacking approach has resulted in bowlers taking massive hits. On some occasions, bowlers have even conceded crazy amounts of runs in a single over, making it an expensive affair.

This article will list the top 10 most expensive overs bowled in T20 World Cup history.

Most Expensive Overs in T20 World Cup

Runs off One OverBatter/sBatting TeamBowlerVenueYear
36Yuvraj Singh (36)IndiaStuart Broad (ENG)Durban2007
33Andries Gous (21), Aaron Jones (7), Extras (5)U.S.A.Jeremy Gordon (CAN)Dallas2024
32Jos Buttler (4), Jonny Bairstow (7), Luke Wright (19)EnglandIzatullah Dawlatzai (AFG)Colombo (RPS)2012
30Aaron Finch (5), Glenn Maxwell (20), Extras (5)AustraliaBilawal Bhatti (PAK)Mirpur2014
29AB de Villiers (29)South AfricaRashid Khan (AFG)Mumbai2016
29Jehan Mubarak (29)Sri LankaLameck Onyango (KENYA)Johannesburg2007
28David Hussey (27), Extras (1)AustraliaMohammad Sami (PAK)Gros Islet2010
27Chris Gayle (26), Extras (1)West IndiesBrett Lee (AUS)The Oval2009
27Eoin Morgan (13), Luke Wright (13), Extras (1)EnglandRavi Rampaul (WI)Guyana2010
26AB de Villiers (14), David Miller (9), Extras (3)South AfricaJade Dernbach (ENG)Chattogram2014

Key Insights

Stuart Broad holds the unwanted record for delivering the most expensive overs in T20 World Cup history. The England pacer conceded 36 runs in the 19th over he bowled against India in 2007. Yuvraj Singh smashed Broad for 6 sixes in 6 consecutive balls.

Stuart Broad and Kenya’s Lameck Onyango went on to concede 60 and 61 runs, respectively, in their 4-over spells. These 2 spells feature among the top 10 most expensive bowling figures in the competition.

The match between Sri Lanka and Kenya in 2007 witnessed 2 Kenyan bowlers leak 25 or more runs in the same innings. In the 13th over, Steve Tikolo went for 25 runs, and in the 19th over, Onyango gave away 29 runs.

In the same match, Sri Lanka went on to post 260 runs — the highest team total in T20 World Cup history.

1: Yuvraj Singh is the only player to score and concede 25 or more runs while batting and bowling in an over. Before his fireworks against Stuart Broad (36), he leaked 25 runs off one over against New Zealand on September 16, 2007.

There are over 15 instances of bowlers conceding 25 or more runs in an over.

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