If India loses the opportunity this year. India won their first T20 World Cup under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
A young group of players in 2007 came together and gave the youth of India some fav superheroes. After that, 2014 was the closest they’ve come to losing to Sri Lanka in the finals. They lost to West Indies in the semi-finals of the previous T20 World Cup. And campaign in the 2021 T20 World Cup has started poorly with a loss to Pakistan and New Zealand. But It’s time to take a look at the top 5 best Indian players in T20 World Cup history.
Top 5 Indian Batsmen in the history of T20 World Cup
The current players’ runs are calculated based on innings played and runs scored prior to the start of the T20 world cup in 2021. After this year’s World Cup concludes, new records will be set for Team India. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are chasing the 1000-run mark. It would be amazing to see them both achieve their goal. Though, the real goal is to win the trophy again.
5th- Gautam Gambhir (524 runs)
Gautam Gambhir was the guy in the big time when it came to T20 World Cups. He has some impressive numbers. In the competition, the former opener has 524 runs. And have a large number of them arrive at crucial periods. One of these happened in the inaugural T20 World Cup final versus Pakistan. Even in the opening inning. His 75 runs off 54 balls helped India produce a solid total to put Pakistan’s batting line-up under pressure. In that tournament, Gambhir was India’s leading run-scorer. In the overall rankings, he was only second to Matthew Hayden.
4th- MS Dhoni (529 runs)
His greatest T20I innings was a 33-ball 45 against South Africa in the 2007 T20 World Cup. To maintain India in the game, he and Rohit Sharma set up 85 runs for the fifth wicket. The audience exploded in applause when India took the field to bowl. They gained momentum after that, which they exploited to win the game and move to the tournament’s next round. As a result of Dhoni’s limited at-bats. The numbers may understate some of his contributions to the team. Dhoni also played quickfire innings of 36 off 18 balls in the tournament’s semi-final against the renowned Australians. India was able to establish a big target as a result of the knock.
3rd- Yuvraj Singh (593 runs)
Yuvraj Singh has a total of 593 runs in T20 World Cup matches. It spans four centuries and a half. Who can forget his six sixes off Stuart Broad’s bowling in the group stage?
Andrew Flintoff and the feisty left-hander got into a heated argument. Then, at Kingsmead, Yuvraj Singh launched a punishing show of power-hitting, which backfired catastrophically. India scored more than 200 runs and won by 18 runs.
In the same edition, Yuvraj Singh set the stadium ablaze once more. And this time it was against Australia in the semi-finals. At a strike rate of 233.33, he smashed the Australian bowlers all over the field for 70 runs. Yuvraj Singh has produced some of the most visually beautiful hits in the ICC event, and was a key factor in India’s 2007 victory.
2nd- Rohit Sharma (673 runs)
The current vice-captain of the Indian team has played in every edition of the T20 World Cup. With a score of 39.58, he has a fantastic average. In addition, he has 673 runs in 25 innings. No one will forget his half-century against South Africa in the inaugural edition of the competition. Against a formidable South African bowling assault that included a variety of gifted and skilled players. Rohit Sharma, who is still young, put in a strong performance. Rohit was dubbed “Man of the Match” for his 40-ball fifty. In the 2007 World Cup final, Rohit once again played a key role. He hit 30 runs off 16 pitches to help his club reach a respectable total.
If India aspires to win the prized trophy in 2021, Rohit’s batsman-ship will be crucial. It will help India if he gets going early in the innings. It will also allow the middle order to freely express themselves with the bat later in the innings.
1st- Virat Kohli (777 runs)
Despite the fact that the Indian skipper has only participated in three T20 World Cups, he has a lot of experience. He continues to lead the record of Indians with the most runs scored in the mega-event. Virat Kohli is the only Indian among the world’s top five run-scorers. In 16 innings, Kohli has amassed 777 runs. He has the best score of 89 not out. These runs have been scored at an astounding average of 86.33.
Virat has also won the “Man of the Tournament” award in the last two seasons, in 2014 and 2016. He’s also the all-time leader in runs scored in a single tournament. He scored 319 runs in the 2014 World Twenty20.
Virat Kohli’s innings against Australia in the 2016 World Cup will be remembered by every Indian fan. Kohli played a key role in India’s success, scoring a match-winning 82* in a simulated quarterfinal run chase of 161. This is largely considered to be his best T20I performance. And rightly so, as he guided the team from a 49-3 deficit to the goal without missing a single shot. 72* against South Africa in the T20 World Cup 2014 Semi-Final was another innings with excellence written all over it. On a challenging track. Kohli’s half-century against Pakistan in the 2016 World Cup was also a piece of cake.
Virat Kohli is about 160 runs away from becoming the all-time best T20 World Cup run-scorer. And there are 3 matches in the super 12 games for India. He could probably make an unbreakable record if he hits at least one century or consecutive half-centuries. In the 2021 edition, he hopes to reach this personal milestone while also completing his tenure as T20I captain by winning a trophy for the squad.
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