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T20 World Cup 2024: Top Five Records That Could Be Broken In The Tournament

Virat Kohli is on the cusp of breaking several records in T20 World Cup 2024 (X.com)Virat Kohli is on the cusp of breaking several records in T20 World Cup 2024 (X.com)

The countdown is almost over! Cricket's grandest T20 carnival is about to kick off this Sunday as the T20 World Cup 2024 descends upon the West Indies and the USA.

Twenty competitive teams divided into four groups are primed and ready to clash in a battle for the ultimate prize.

History is waiting to be written, and with the tournament renowned for its record-breaking feats, here are five records that could tumble in this edition.

5. Most Catches by a Fielder

Fielding can win matches, and a few standout players are on the brink of making history. AB de Villiers currently holds the crown for the most catches as a fielder in T20 World Cup history with 23.

However, David Warner, with 21 catches, is just a few stunning grabs away from snatching that record. Furthermore, we can’t count out Rohit Sharma and Glenn Maxwell either; each with 16 catches, they’re set to leap into the fray.

4. Most Fours

Virat Kohli, the run-machine, is just eight boundaries away from overtaking Mahela Jayawardena's record of 111 fours in T20 World Cup history. Already holding the title of the highest run-scorer in the tournament, Kohli is gunning for another top spot.

But he’s not alone in this chase. Rohit Sharma, with 91 fours, and David Warner, with 86, are both hot on his trail. The race is on, and every boundary will count and we can expect these cricketing legends to go all out in their quest to clinch the record.

3. Fastest Hundred

Universe Boss, Chris Gayle owns the fastest century records in T20 World Cup history with his blistering 47- and 50-ball tons. But records are made to be broken!

Earlier this year, Nepal’s Jan Nicol Loftie-Eaton set the T20 world ablaze with a 33-ball century, proving that anything is possible.

With more teams and more explosive batsmen in the mix, the stage is set for another potential lightning fast hundred.

2. Australia’s Triple Crown

The Australian team is on the verge of something truly historic. Having already bagged the ICC World Test Championship and the ICC ODI World Cup in 2023, they now have a shot at holding all three major ICC trophies simultaneously.

Captained by Pat Cummins, Australia is also the defending champion in the ICC U19 Men's Cricket World Cup, the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, and the ICC Women's Cricket World Cup. If they clinch the T20 World Cup, they’ll be the first team to achieve this incredible feat.

1. Most Runs in a Single Edition

With this year’s tournament expanding to 20 teams, players have more opportunities than ever to rack up runs.

Virat Kohli’s 319 runs in the 2014 edition is the current benchmark, but with potentially nine matches to play, this record is ripe for the taking.

Will we see a new batting sensation emerge? The increased number of matches means more chances for a marathon innings, and we could witness the record for most runs in a single edition being broken.

Meanwhile, as the T20 World Cup 2024 gets underway, fans worldwide are in for a treat. The potential for record-breaking performances is higher than ever, promising thrilling cricketing action.