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Top 10: Batters with Most Runs in Death Overs in T20 World Cup

Finishing a T20I innings on a high is as important as providing a blazing start. Thus, teams often look to have designated finishers or powerhitters in their playing XI.

These players are best suited to bat in the last 4 overs of an innings, where teams want them to charge on every ball. A few notable batters have excelled in this role, providing elegant finishing touches to their team’s innings.

Some of them have also shown their death over batting skills in the T20 World Cup. On that note, let’s look at the top 10 batters with the most runs in death overs in the T20 World Cup.

Most Runs in Death Overs in T20 World Cup

PlayerInningsRunsStrike Rate
MS Dhoni (IND)19265169.87
Angelo Mathews (SL)19238158.66
AB de Villiers (SA)11224230.92
Michael Hussey (AUS)11220196.42
Virat Kohli (IND)12209197.16
David Miller (SA)13191187.25
Shoaib Malik (PAK)17187170.00
Albie Morkel (SA)17185165.17
Mahmudullah (BAN)12184157.26
JP Duminy (SA)12178195.60

Key Insights

MS Dhoni holds the record for scoring the most runs in death overs in T20 World Cup history. The former Indian captain scored 265 runs at a strike rate of 169.87 in 19 innings.

19 sixes racked up by AB de Villiers are the most by a batter in the slog overs in the tournament’s history.

Dhoni, de Villiers, and Michael Hussey are the only 3 batters with 200 or more runs and 10 or more sixes in death overs.

230.92: The strike rate of AB de Villiers while batting in death overs in the T20 World Cup. This is the highest strike rate among the batters with 160+ runs.

Over 15 batters have accumulated 160 or more runs in slog overs in T20 World Cup history.

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