The eighth edition of the T20 World Cup started on Sunday (16 October). In the first leg of the tournament, eight teams are competing for the remaining four spots in the Super 12. The Super 12 matches will start from October 22 with the first match being Australia vs New Zealand. There is a lot of enthusiasm among cricket fans regarding this mega event of T20.
It is a tournament where all the big teams from all over the world are involved in the race to win the title, but in the end only one team is able to win the trophy. The first World Cup of the T20 format was played in South Africa in 2007. During this mega event of T20 in the last seven seasons, many batsmen have won their team by playing brilliant fairies. In this article, we will mention those 3 batsmen who have scored the highest individual score in the history of the T20 World Cup.
These 3 batsmen have made the highest individual score in T20 World Cup history
#3 Alex Hales – 116* vs Sri Lanka (T20 World Cup 2014)
Alex Hales is the only batsman in this list who will be seen playing in the upcoming T20 World Cup as well. He has returned to the England team after many years. In the T20 World Cup 2014, the 22nd match was played England vs Sri Lanka. In the match, Sri Lankan team scored 189/4 while playing full overs, thanks to the fine innings of Tillakaratne Dilshan (55) and Mahela Jayawardene (89) playing first.
In reply, the English team achieved the target with four balls remaining with the help of a brilliant innings of 116* from 64 balls by Alex Hales. Hales hit 11 fours and six sixes in his unbeaten century.
#2 Chris Gayle – 117 vs South Africa (T20 World Cup 2007)
In the first match of the T20 World Cup 2007, Chris Gayle made the match memorable while playing a stormy century against South Africa. In this match, the Windies team, batting first, scored 205 runs in the stipulated 20 overs at the loss of six wickets. Gayle was the highest run-getter for West Indies with the bat, scoring a century of 117 runs in 57 balls with the help of seven fours and ten sixes. In reply, the South African batsmen performed brilliantly and chased down the target for the loss of two wickets in 17.4 overs.
#1 Brendon McCullum – 123 vs Bangladesh
New Zealand faced Bangladesh in the fifth match of the T20 World Cup 2012, in which the Kiwis won by 59 runs. In this match, New Zealand, playing first, scored 191/3 in 20 overs, thanks to Brendon McCullum’s 123 runs in 58 balls. McCullum’s innings included 11 fours and seven lofty sixes. Chasing the target of 192 runs, Bangladesh team could score only 132 runs for the loss of 8 wickets despite playing full overs.