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Top 10: Batters with Most Runs in T20 World Cup Knockouts

The knockout matches in any tournament are quite crucial, as the stakes are at their highest. Performing under pressure in such clashes can be tough for any player.

However, a few notable players know how to thrive under pressure and display their best performances when it matters the most. The same is the case with the top-level batters who have come out with flying colours in the knockout stages of the T20 World Cup.

They not only scored impactful knocks but also piled up significant runs whenever their teams made it to the knockouts.

On that note, let’s look at the top 10 batters with the most runs in T20 World Cup knockouts.

Most Runs in T20 World Cup Knockouts

PlayerInningsRunsAvgSRHigh Score
Virat Kohli (IND)637393.25145.1389*
Rohit Sharma (IND)822737.83139.2657
Jos Buttler (ENG)622656.50156.9480*
Marlon Samuels (WI)521571.66120.7885*
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL)719732.83115.2096*
Kumar Sangakkara (SL)717334.60114.5664*
Kane Williamson (NZ)416842.00130.2385
Angelo Mathews (SL)615652.00145.7958
Chris Gayle (WI)615338.25119.5375*
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)313946.33127.5267

Key Insights

In 2024, Virat Kohli became the first batter to accumulate 300+ runs in T20 World Cup knockouts. 

Virat Kohli is the only batter to smash fifties in 4 consecutive knockout matches he played in the T20 World Cup. He slammed scores of 72* (2014 semi), 77 (2014 final), 89* (2016 semi), and 50 (2022 semi). The last 3 knocks, though, came in losing causes.

Also Read | Stats: Virat Kohli T20 World Cup Record

Kumar Sangakkara, Marlon Samuels, and Virat Kohli are the only batters with 2 half-centuries each in 2 T20 World Cup finals. Samuels’ both fifties helped the West Indies clinch the trophy in 2012 and 2016, Sanga’s efforts led to the title triumph for Sri Lanka in 2014 (1 in 2009), while Kohli scored in the 2014 and 2024 finals.

Kohli and Daryl Mitchell are the only 2 batters with a 100+ average and a 150+ strike rate in T20 World Cup knockouts (minimum 100 runs).

Tillakaratne Dilshan’s unbeaten 96 is the highest individual score by a batter in a T20 World Cup knockout match. He scored the valiant knock against the West Indies in the second semi-final of the 2009 edition.

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