For a batsman who gets a shorter time on the field in a T20 game, scoring 80+ is almost equivalent to a century. Many useful 80+ scores in the T20Is have won games for teams.
Especially for someone who bats down the order, there are not many balls to face or a target to accumulate a big score. When you see the T20I century lists by teams, you can see that the major contributors to the three-digit scores are mostly openers.
This article will pay tribute to batters who almost made it to the century score but were left short by a little, the most number of times – batters with most 80+ scores in T20 internationals.
Most 80+ Scores in T20 Internationals
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||9|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||9|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||8|
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||7|
|Martin Guptill (NZ)||7|
|Chris Gayle (WI)||6|
|Alex Hales (ENG)||6|
|Sabawoon Davizi (CZK-R)||5|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||5|
|Paul Stirling (IRE)||5|
The table toppers Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Babar Azam, & Martin Guptill eventually top the 50+ list too.
Sabawoon Davizi is the leading Czech Republic century scorer (3) in the format, almost closing Rohit in the most T20I centuries list.
Mohammad Rizwan’s short rise on the matter is because of the dream 2021, where he scored 13 50+ scores – the highest by any in a calendar year.
Related: Batsmen with Most 30+ Scores in T20I
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