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Top 10: Most Runs Away from Home in T20I

T20 is probably the only format amongst the 3 existing international formats where it is still a batsman’s game, irrespective of the conditions it will be played in. Meaning, whether the batter is batting at home or away, the surfaces around the globe favour them.

Though there could be some low-scoring games in between, the surfaces don’t aid the bowlers to the same extent as in the Tests or ODIs. At the same time, a batter at the international level should be well-equipped to handle bowlers from different countries with the help on offer across different conditions.

So we will look at how batters have fared in T20Is away from home in terms of the runs they scored, and here are the top 10 batters with the most runs away from home in the shortest format of the game.

Most Runs Away from Home in T20I

PlayerInningsRuns Strike RateHigh Score
Paul Stirling (IRE)1032772135.7495
Babar Azam (PAK)742594124.83122
Virat Kohli (IND)642460132.18122*
Rohit Sharma (IND)862442136.57100*
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)1042382122.0299*
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)612201123.3091*
Shoaib Malik (PAK)1012129121.0375
Mohammad Nabi (AFG)1132109138.7589
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG)732048132.12118*
Jos Buttler (PAK)732038142.81101*

Key Stats

2700: Ireland’s Paul Stirling has scored 2700+ runs in T20Is away from his home, and this is the most runs scored by any batter in overseas conditions.

25: Babar Azam leads the tally of most 50+ scores while playing away from home, and this includes a century as well. Though his strike rate reads a lowly 123.78, he has the second-most number of runs, just above Virat Kohli.

3: This is the most number of centuries scored by a batter playing away from home, and it is achieved by 2 different batters, Suryakumar Yadav and Glenn Maxwell. (Check out Suryakumar Yadav’s T20I centuries here.)

149.69: Aaron Finch’s batting strike rate in T20Is away from Australia. This is the best among the batters with more than 1500 away runs in the format, and when we consider 1000+ away runs, then Suryakumar Yadav’s strike rate of 173.98 is the stat to beat.

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47.57: The batting average of Suryakumar Yadav in T20Is away from India and this is the best among any batter with 1000 or more runs.

18: The number of batters to have accumulated 1500 or more runs in away conditions in the shortest format of the game and this extends to 68 players if we consider the minimum criteria to be at least 1000 T20I runs.

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