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T20 World Cup Stats: Most Runs against a Single Opponent

Batters do have their strengths and weakness. Some may be good players of spin; some play high pace with ease. Some tend to equip a variety of cricketing shots and some, have their own set of shots in the bag. Players like Chris Gayle would like to go over the fielders head, whereas Virat Kohli likes to drive and flick a lot. Those strengths can make batters fair better against certain opponents.

For instance, Chris Gayle likes to play against the pacers, so teams like Australia and England would suit him better.

This article will list the batters who have the most runs against a single opponent in the T20 World cup.

PLAYERSRUNSVSINNINGSAVERAGEHIGH SCORE50s/100s
Virat Kohli (IND)308PAKISTAN5308.0082*4/0
Chris Gayle (WI)274AUSTRALIA568.50884/0
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)238WEST INDIES747.6096*2/0
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)226NEW ZEALAND575.33811/0
David Warner (AUS)226WEST INDIES645.2089*2/0
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)220PAKISTAN644.00842/0
Chris Gayle (WI)215ENGLAND643.00100*1/1
Umar Akmal (PAK)209AUSTRALIA569.66942/0
Mahela Jayawardene (SL)202WEST INDIES650.5098*2/0
Jos Buttler (ENG)205SRI LANKA568.33101*1/1

Stats Insights

Virat Kohli’s average against Pakistan is gigantic as he has been dismissed only once in his 4 innings against them. He has scored 3 50+ scores against the men in green. He was especially brilliant during the 2014 and 2016 editions. You can find the highest run-scorers in each edition of T20 WC here.

Chris Gayle and Mahela Jayawardene are the only two players to be listed twice in this list. Gayle is also the only player with more than 150 runs against 3 teams in the T20 World Cup. In addition to a couple of mentions above, he has 159 runs against India in the tournament.

The universe boss has hit 18 sixes against Australia and 17 against England in the tournament. Next comes Umar Akmal, who has hit 10 sixes against Australia. You can see how Chris Gayle dominates the six-hitting record in this article.

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