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.
|Virat Kohli (IND)||308||PAKISTAN||5||308.00||82*||4/0|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||274||AUSTRALIA||5||68.50||88||4/0|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)||238||WEST INDIES||7||47.60||96*||2/0|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||226||NEW ZEALAND||5||75.33||81||1/0|
|David Warner (AUS)||226||WEST INDIES||6||45.20||89*||2/0|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||220||PAKISTAN||6||44.00||84||2/0|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||215||ENGLAND||6||43.00||100*||1/1|
|Umar Akmal (PAK)||209||AUSTRALIA||5||69.66||94||2/0|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||202||WEST INDIES||6||50.50||98*||2/0|
|Jos Buttler (ENG)||205||SRI LANKA||5||68.33||101*||1/1|
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.
Tillakaratne Dilshan of Sri Lanka tops the boundaries chart by scoring 30 4s against Australia.
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