The ICC men’s T20 world cup has always been an iconic tournament in the sports world. This year, the seventh edition is scheduled from 18 October to 15 November 2020 in Australia. Here is the entire list of ICC T20 world cup records.
Most Won T20 World Cup Team: West Indies – Twice
Windies has won the Twenty20 World Cup twice while making the team expert in playing the shorter format of the game. The Windies team feels confident in their gameplay with a high number of boundaries to make up for dot balls. The best example of it is Chris Gayle.
In 2012, the team won its first trophy and enlisted its name in T20 world cup history. The next tournament won by the Windies was in 2016 against England. It was a historic moment for everyone to witness the Windies team winning the title twice out of 6 tournaments. The ICC T20 world cup 2016 attendance was over 66,000 and fans were and Marlon Samuels was the man of the match.
Highest Team Totals in T20 World Cup
|260-6||Sri Lanka||Kenya||Johannesburg||14 September 2007|
|230-8||England||South Africa||Mumbai||18 March 2016|
|229-4||South Africa||England||Mumbai||18 March 2016|
|218-4||India||England||Durban||19 September 2007|
|211-5||South Africa||Scotland||Kennigton||7 June 2009|
Highest Run Chase in T20 World Cup: England vs. South Africa (2016)
The match between England and South Africa held in Mumbai in 2016 is the all-time classic T20 match. Chasing a challenging 230 runs, England flourished the early overs; thanks to Jason Roy’s blitzing 43 runs in just 16 balls. However, even with an intense start, England lost its major wickets to Kyle Abbott whose figures read 3-41.
After Jason, Joe Root took the match towards the winning direction by striking a composed 44-ball 83. However, suddenly South Africa turned the tables by taking two wickets in the last over with the scores level, but then Moeen Ali sealed the match with two balls to spare.
List of Highest Run Chases in T20 World Cup
|230-8||England||South Africa||Mumbai, India||18 March, 2016|
|208-2||South Africa||West Indies||Johannesburg, SA||11 September, 2007|
|197-7||Australia||Pakistan||Gros Islet, St. Lucia||14 May, 2010|
|196-3||West Indies||India||Mumbai, india||31 March, 2016|
|193-4||Netherlands||Ireland||Sylhet, Bangladesh||21 March, 2014|
Lowest Totals in T20 World Cup
Most Runs in T20 World Cup History: Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene holds the record for most runs in T20 World Cups. He has played between 2007 to 2014 and has scored 1016 runs with an average of 39.07. His high score is 100 runs against Zimbabwe in 2010.
List of Most Runs in T20 World Cup
|717||AB de Villiers||30||29||29.87||79*||5||0||2007–2016|
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Highest Individual Score in T20 World Cup
Highest Average in T20 World Cup
Fastest Century in T20 World Cup: Chris Gayle
It looks like Windies exactly knows how to win over the shorter format of the cricket tournaments. Windies opener, Chris Gayle holds the T20 world cup of scoring century not only once but twice. Gayle’s breakthrough century came off only 47 balls including 11 sixes.
Gayle’s 100 runs in only 50 balls had been the T20 world cup century record for almost nine years until he surpassed his own record during the 2016 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. He scored a triumphant 100 runs in just 47 balls against England on 16 March 2016 at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Most Runs In an Over and Fastest Half-Century: Yuvraj Singh
The World Cup Twenty20 in 2007, India vs. England is one of the most memorable matches. No one can ever forget those 6 sixes blitzed by Singh who made him the first batsman to hit six 6’s in one over in a T20 World Cup.
On that day Yuvraj Singh also scored the fastest half-century in T20 Cricket. He completed his half-century in just 12 balls. It ultimately changed the whole match, as England reached 200-6 in reply to India’s 218 that meant India claimed an 18-run triumph.
Most Wickets in T20 World Cup: Shahid Afridi
The former Pakistan team nearly terrified many cricket teams with their fierce bowling. The heroic all-rounder of Pakistani team clutches the record of taking the most wickets at T20 World Cups. His 39 wickets accumulated at an average of 23.26 against an economic rate of 6.72 runs per over.
Not only was he an asset as one of the fierce leg spinners, but he was also trusted for his batting. In 2009, Pakistan’s 2009 T20 World Cup win was partially because of Afridi and his score of 54* in the final.
List of Most Wickets in T20 World Cup
Best bowling figures in T20 World Cup: Ajantha Mendis vs. Zimbabwe 2012
The 2012 T20 World Cup was an astonishing tournament for Sri Lanka who made it happen to reach in the second final, majorly thanks to their bowling team.
Thanks to Mendis who will always be remembered for his breakthrough records of taking 15 wickets in the World T20 tournament. His performance against Zimbabwe is something that will take time to get surpassed due to his four overs returning in 6 wickets for 8 runs.
List of Best Bowling Figures in T20 World Cup
|6/8||Ajantha Mendis||4.0||2||Zimbawe||18 September 2012|
|5/3||Rangana Herath||3.3||2||New Zealand||31 March 2014|
|5/6||Umar Gul||3.0||0||New Zealand||13 June 2009|
|5/19||Ahsan Malik||4.0||0||South Africa||27 March 2014|
|5/22||Mustafizur Rahman||4.0||0||New Zealand||26 March 2016|
References: ICC Men’s T20 World Cup records