T20 format has brought a revolutionary changes in the cricket as it has provided pace and thrill to this sport. Twenty Twenty cricket has a great fan base among all the formats of cricket. Moreover, cricket leagues also make it interesting for the fans to enjoy the thrill as only 12 balls can change the game in T20s. However, T20 world cup has its own thrill and amusement as ICC organizes it after every 2 years. Sometimes, there are high scoring matches and only one player take the game on his head. Here we have a list of the cricketers with highest individual scores in T20 world cup.
Cricketers With Highest Individual Scores In T20 World Cup
Only 8 players have scored centuries in the history of cricket world cup with Universe Boss on the top having scored 2 centuries. Moreover, the highest score was made by Brendon McCullum in T20 World Cup against Bangladesh in 2012. While Chris Gayle scored centuries in 2007 and 2016 world cup.
- Score | 123
- Balls | 58
- Opponent | Bangladesh
- Event | T20 World Cup 2012
McCullum was famous for his aggressive playing style as he hit the ball really hard to meet the fans. In 2012 world cup, the Kiwi player was at his peak as he smashes the ball quite hardly to score a magnificent century. He scored 123 runs on 58 balls including 11 fours and 7 sixes at a strike rate of 212. That was the highest score of any T20 world cup so far that he made against Bangladesh.
- Score | 117
- Balls | 57
- Opponent | South Africa
- Event | T20 World Cup 2007
The Universe Boss set the pace of T20 cricket after scoring magnificent 117 in the maiden T20 world cup in 2007. He made this record against South Africa after playing just 57 balls. He smashed 7 fours and 10 touring sixes at a strike rate more than 200. Now, Gayle is at the 2nd position in the list.
- Score | 116*
- Balls | 64
- Opponent | Sri Lanka
- Event | T20 World Cup 2014
The English player hit 11 classical fours and 6 huge sixes against the Sri Lanka in a match of world cup 2014. He scored brilliant 116* after playing 64 balls and placed third in the list. Hales is not only famous for his brilliance in the ODI format but also he makes it possible for the English players to set the stage on fire after creating this innings as a model for them.
Highest Individual Scores In T20 World Cup
|Chris Gayle||117||57||7||10||South Africa||2007|
|Alex Hales||116*||64||11||6||Sri Lanka||2014|
|Jos Buttler||101*||67||6||6||Sri Lanka||2021|
|Suresh Raina||101||60||9||5||South Africa||2010|
|Mahela Jayawardene||98*||56||9||4||West Indies||2010|
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||96*||57||12||2||West Indies||2009|
|Rassie Van Der Dussen||94*||60||5||6||England||2021|
T20 World Cup 2021 | There are a lot of good performance by the batsman in 2021 world cup even on the dead pitches of UAE. On the top, Jos Buttler is present who scored 101* from 67 balls against Sri Lanka after hitting 6 fours and 6 sixes. Rassie Van Der Dussen scored glorious not out 94 against England.
That’s all about the details of the highest individual scores in T20 World Cup. Further changes will be available if a batsman breaks the record in the upcoming world cups. Till the, stay tuned!