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The greatest records ever seen in the t20 world cup


What are the best records of the t20 world cup?


A new cricket record comes today! The Australian cricketer, Glenn Maxwell, has achieved one of the best records in history, hitting 154 from just 64 balls as he powered Melbourne Stars to 273/2 in 20 overs when defeating Hobart Hurricanes team today in the final game of the Big Bash League 2021-22 season.


For Maxwell’s career, this victory represents his biggest personal record, but also in the history of the t20 world cup matches! According to media news, “Maxwell played his 100th match in the in the Big Bash League, tearing into the Hobart Hurricanes bowlers who were inexperienced as the Australia star launched an assault at the MCG”.


On the other hand, the Australian became today the second-quickest man to get a hundred in the history of the Big Bash Leagues. And I think this is one of the reasons cricket fans admire Australia Cricket Teams, as they have cricketers with great performance on the field.


Other records in t20 world cup history


Nothing is mere randomness. Countries like India, New Zealand, England, or Australia (just to mention a few) support their cricket teams by providing coaching, sponsorship and media exposition and it makes a huge difference between the countries that succeed in t20 world cup and the ones who don’t.


Even persistence, geniality, perseverance, and consistency are great values and important standards to achieve cricket goals, but external support is not a minor feature. Tough, it is inspiring to see many cricketers giving their best on the field during the t20 world cup.


On the other hand, the combination between geniality and support makes records and history! So, let’s check out what the best t20 records are to remind ourselves how great cricket is. Discover which teams, countries and players have made history through time!

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Highest total record – t20 world cup matches


The number of “overs” is what determines what team gets the highest of lowest total in a match. Currently, Afghanistan team has got the highest record with a total of 278/3 (20 overs) when they defeated the Irish team on February 23, 2019.


The second tier is for Czech Republic. The Czech team got 278/4 (20 overs) competing against Turkey team in 2019, match that took place in Ilfov County. Even India, Australia and England are the countries that give the best support and media covering to their teams, Czech Republic has shown a good performance in major cricket tournaments like t20 world cup and others.


The third place goes to Australia. As mentioned before, Glenn Maxwell gave Australia one of the most remarkable victories in cricket history today. In total, the Melbourne Stars got 273/2 (20 overs), defeating Hobart Hurricanes on the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


On the other hand, the fourth rank goes to Trinbago Knight Riders team, from Trinidad & Tobabo, who defeated Jamaica Tallawahs team obtaining 267/2 (20 overs) in Kingston, Jamaica two years ago, in September 2019.


On the last (but not less important) tier, we have the Royal Challengers Bangalore team who won against Pune Warriors India with 263/5 (20 overs) on April 23rd, 2013, one of the best victories gotten by an Indian team. A similar score obtained the Australian team in 2016, defeating Sri Lanka with 263/3 (20 overs).


Individual records (batting)


At the same time a team can get a record, cricketers have made History through some remarkable records. First, let’s analyze the highest individual score. ESPNcricinfo has provided the list of the most important batting individual records, which registers five players but four tiers, since the third place was got by two cricketers who obtained the same scoring. There are five cricketers on the list, starting with Chris Galen from West Indies.


Galen has obtained the first place, who had got a record of 175 runs on April 23rd, 2013. Gayle is a Jamaican cricketer who plays in the West Indies team, being one of the best batters in History. People regard him as one of the best batsmen who have played t20 world cup. He’s played a vital role in the West Indies team, which won ICC Champions Trophy, 2012 ICC World Twenty20 and 2016 ICC World Twenty20.


The second place goes to Australia. Aaron Finch, Australian cricketer, got 172 runs in the Harare Sports Club match which took place in July 2018. Finch leads the Australian cricket team, holding the record for two of the three best individual scores in the t20 world cup.


He turned the first player to achieve 900 rating points on the official International Cricket Council (ICC). He debuted for Australia in 2018 and he also works as part-time as sports commentator with Fox Cricket.


Hamilton Masakadza has got 162 runs in 2016, getting the third place on the individual record list of runs. It was February 11th, 2016, when Masakadza obtained one of the most memorable records in the Zimbabwe’s cricket history.


Masakadza have played all cricket formats, leading the national team during 2016 t20 world cup. However, he was relieved of these duties since the whole team didn’t qualify. Even tough, Masakadza was confirmed in 2019 to captain the national team for the 2019–20 season.


Another cricketer who got 162 runs in a match comes from Afghanistan. Hazratullah Zazai obtained those 162 runs off 62 balls against Ireland on February 23rd, 2019. Conforming to the news:


“Zazai made his Twenty20 International debut against the United Arab Emirates on December 16th, 2016. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut for Afghanistan against Ireland on August 27th, 2018”.


England obtains the fourth place on this record with Adam Lyth. Lyth scored 161 runs in 2017. Lyth debuted for Yorkshire in a Pro40 match in 2006, and his first-class debut in 2007, against Loughborough UCCE: “Lyth was with the England Under-16 squad to South Africa, and the England U-19 squad to Malaysia and India, and home against Pakistan”, records report mention.


Most career runs – t20 world cup


The career runs are another important feature to establish a record when talking about t20 world cup of cricket. ESPNcricinfo also provided the statistics of this record, which was updated today due to Maxwell’s victory. According to this data, the first place goes to Chris Gayle, who scored a total of 14,321 with 445 innings since 2005 to the current time.


Then, Kieron Pollard from the West Indies team has achieved the second place with 11,326 runs and 508 innings since 2006 to the present. Kieron Adrian Pollard (1987) is a cricketer who comes from Trinidad and Tobago and leads the West Indies cricket team and Trinbago Knight Riders in CPL at the same time.


Pollard plays as an aggressive medium-pace bowler and big-hitting player in the middle-order. After outstanding during the 2009 Champions League, he took part of the Southern Redbacks and Somerset for their domestic Twenty20 campaigns, one of the best paid cricketers around the world, who also plays for Mumbai Indians.


The third place comes from Pakistan. Shoaib Malik has a current record of 11,297 runs with 427 innings since 2006 to the present, as Pollard does. Shoaib Malik (1982) is a Pakistani cricketer who have played for the Pakistan national cricket team and Peshawar Zalmi in the Pakistan Super League (PSL).


Malik captained the Pakistan national cricket team from 2007 to 2009, making his One-Day International debut in 1999 against the West Indies and his Test debut against Bangladesh two years later, in 2001.


Later, he retired from Test cricket to take part of Cricket World Cup in 2019. Then, he retired from One Day International cricket in 2019, when Pakistan won their last group stage game against Bangladesh at Lord's at the 2019 World Cup of cricket.


The fourth and fifth place go to Australia! The fourth one is for David Andrew Warner, who have a record of 10, 308 runs with 312 innings since 2007 to the present time. David Warner (1986) is an Australian international cricketer and the former captain of the Australian national team who is also a left-handed opening batter.


Cricketers with most runs   
Runs they have          
Chris Gayle
Kieron Pollard    

Shoaib Malik

David Warner
10, 308     


Aaron Finch

Moreover, Warner is the first Australian player in 132 years to be designated for a national squad in any format without any experience in first-class cricket. Nowadays, Warner is playing for New South Wales and the Sydney Thunder in domestic cricket. According to media reports: “He served as the Australian vice-captain across Test and ODI formats of the game between 2015 and 2018”.


On the other hand, Aaron Finch gets the fifth position of this ranking, who has scored 10,284 runs with 335 since 2009 to the current time, another reason why Australians feel so proud of their international cricketers. As mentioned before, Finch has become the first player to achieve 900 rating points on the official International Cricket Council (ICC) and he also works as cricketer commentator.


Getting ready for the t20 world cup 2022!


The 2022 t20 world cup is expected to set new records! Seven cities will host this major event, including the Final at the MCG. Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, England, India, Pakistan, New Zealand, and South Africa were confirmed in the Super 12s, conforming to a media release published by the ICC.


On the other hand, “Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka and West Indies confirmed as Round 1 team for the Australia event. (…) The event which is scheduled to take place between 16 October and 13 November next year will see a total of 45 matches hosted across Adelaide, Brisbane, Geelong, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney”, the ICC media release says.


In fact, the T20 World Cup final match will be held at the MCG on November 13th, 2022. Furthermore, Sydney will host the semi-finals, which take place at the Sydney Cricket Ground and Adelaide Oval on November 9th and 10th, one-to-one.


In 2021, Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, England, and South Africa excelled during the competition, being the best ranked teams who will be rewarded with a direct entry into the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022.


This 2022, we will see Namibia, Scotland, Sri Lanka, and the West Indies playing in Round 1. After that, the four remaining spots will culminate in two qualifying competitions to take place in Oman in February and the other in Zimbabwe in June and July respectively.


Chris Tetley, manager of t20 world cup events, mentioned: “We are looking forward to seeing the return of ICC events to Australia and are delighted to announce the seven host cities for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.


Following the success of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 and a two-year postponement, our sights are now firmly set on planning for the 2022 event in collaboration with the LOC. (…) With 12 teams already confirmed in the line-up, we eagerly await the culmination of the qualification process to see which other teams will join them.”


Why is cricket one of the most remarkable sports?


Cricket is a recreational practice since 1876. These first practices started in Australia where the first international match was held against England to see who was the most competent. Over the years, the game has become a great passion, especially in India, where millions of Hindus choose to relax and relax by playing this fabulous sport that has already become part of associated leagues for various competitions and fitness.


Cricket has gained much fame in the Indian population as India was the winner of the Cricket World Cup in 1975 and 1979 and in 2003 came out The Twenty Cup in which India was the first country to win it.


During the tournaments, television channels reach a percentage of 150 million cricket fanatic viewers, which means that cricket is one of the most televised sports. Therefore, most of us expect the best for t20 world cup this year as cricket is an exciting and massive sport. So, let’s get ready for enjoying the best of cricket at the t20 world cup!

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