In the first edition of T20 World Cup 2007, the Indian team won the trophy after defeating Pakistan in the final match. However, since then Team India has not been able to win any title in this event. In the fifth T20 World Cup played in Bangladesh in 2014, India definitely entered the final for the second time, but at the last stage, the team had to face defeat by six wickets at the hands of Sri Lanka.
The eighth World Cup of the T20 format is being played on Australian soil this time. Along with the fans, many former veteran players are also hopeful that this time Team India will definitely be successful in winning the trophy. Even though Team India has won only one title of T20 format so far, but Indian players have made many records in this tournament through their excellent performance. In this article, we will mention those 5 records which are registered in the names of Indian players in the T20 World Cup.
These 5 records are recorded in the names of Indian players in the T20 World Cup.
#5 Highest Average – Virat Kohli
Former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli’s record in the T20 World Cup has been very impressive. In 2012, Kohli played this tournament for the first time. The right-handed batsman is the highest average run-scorer in the mega event of the T20 format. Kohli has played 21 matches so far in this tournament in which he has scored 845 runs at an impressive average of 76.81.
#4 Most fifties – Virat Kohli
King Kohli is the player to score the most fifties in the T20 World Cup. The right-handed batsman has scored 10 half-centuries in this tournament. Kohli’s highest score in this event is an unbeaten 89, which he scored in the match against West Indies on March 31, 2016.
#3 Highest strike rate in an innings of more than 50 runs – Yuvraj Singh
Former Indian team batsman Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the highest strike-rate half-century in the T20 World Cup. In the 21st match of the T20 World Cup held in 2007, Yuvi played a blistering innings of 58 runs against England in 16 balls with the help of seven sixes and three fours. The left-handed batsman scored these runs at a strike rate of 362.50. In this match, Yuvraj created havoc by hitting six sixes in an over of Stuart Broad.
#2 Most runs in a T20 World Cup season – Virat Kohli
Indian batsman Virat Kohli also holds the record for scoring the most runs in a single edition of the T20 World Cup. Kohli was in excellent form in this tournament held in 2014. The 33-year-old right-handed batsman played 6 matches in that edition, scoring 319 runs in six innings at an average of 106.33. During this, four half-centuries were also scored from Kohli’s bat.
#1 Wicketkeeper with most wickets – MS Dhoni
Former India wicket-keeper batsman MS Dhoni is the most successful wicketkeeper in T20 World Cup history. Dhoni has played six World Cups of T20 format in his international career. During this, he has made 32 players (catch 21, stumping 11) behind the wickets.