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Top 5 players with best averages in T20 world cup history

Who are the top 5 batsmen with best batting averages in T20 World Cup History. T20 Cricket has given us some flamboyant players’ performances. Let’s check it out.

Last updated: 28.09.2021
players with best averages in T20 world cup history

T20 Cricket has given us some flamboyant players’ performances. These performances get big when the stage is set for the biggest event of this format in the form of the T20 World Cup. Most of the batsmen try to stay consistent in order to help their teams to get the world cup title. But who are the top 5 batsmen with best batting averages in T20 World Cup History? Let’s check out:


5) Chris Gayle (West Indies) - 40

Christopher Henry Gayle or The Universe Boss is the biggest T20 batsmen of all time. This list can’t get complete without his name. Even at the age of 43, he is considered as the best T20 player. He is the only cricketer to feature in 400 T20 games. Gayle has made a mark in all three formats of the game and is one of the sporting gems that the Caribbean islands have excavated. Chris Gayle has scored 920 runs with an average of 40 in 28 matches. He has scored 2 centuries and 7 fifties with a highest score of 117.


4) JP Duminy (South Africa) – 40.57

JP Duminy is a South African cricket commentator and former international cricketer. He was vice-captain of the South Africa Twenty20 team. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm off spin bowler. In September 2017, Duminy retired from Test cricket after playing 46 matches between 2008 and 2017. In May 2019, Duminy announced his retirement from domestic cricket and in July 2019, he retired from all forms of international cricket.

He has scored 568 runs in 25 matches with an average of 40.57 in the T20 world cup. This performance puts him fourth on the list.


3) Kevin Pietersen (England) – 44.61

Kevin Pietersen is a South African cricket commentator, conservationist, and former England international player. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional off spin bowler who played in all three formats for England between 2005 and 2014, which included a brief tenure as captain. Kevin Pietersen is one of the fastest batsmen to reach 1,000 ODI runs and still holds the record for being the fastest player to cross 2,000 runs in One Day International cricket. He is known for playing switch hit and big innings in T20 Cricket. He has scored 580 runs in just 15 matches with an average of 44.61, which puts him on third in this list.


2) Michael Hussey (Australia) – 54.62

Michael Hussey is an Australian cricket coach, commentator and former international cricketer, who played all forms of the game. Hussey is also widely known by his nickname 'Mr Cricket'. Hussey was a relative latecomer to both the one-day international and Test Australian teams, debuting at 28 and 30 years of age in the respective formats, with 15,313 first-class runs before making his Test debut.

He was also a very good T20 player. In 2010 T20 world cup semi-final, he showed his real class and helped Australian team to reach in the Final. He has scored 437 runs in just 21 matches with an average of 54.62.

1) Virat Kohli (India) – 86.33

Virat Kohli is currently one of the best all-format players on the globe. His T20 average is 50.5. His spectacular batting helped India to reach the finals but unfortunately, India ended up being the runner in the 2014 T20 World Cup.

India's star batsman Virat Kohli has played just three T20 World Cups so far but has amassed 777 runs in 16 matches with an outstanding average of 86.33. Kohli has smashed nine half-centuries so far in the tournament. Team India captain Virat Kohli is the only Indian who is included in the top-5 and currently the no. 1 on the list.


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