Top Five Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2022

image-lpwmglbfVirat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav after demolishing NED at the 2022 T20 World Cup (

In the realm of T20 World Cups, the 2022 event stood as a Mecca, drawing forth the greatest luminaries of the limited-overs sport to converge upon the lush green grounds of Australia.

Within this month-long crucible of athletic prowess, a number of batters emerged as the prime architects of their team’s triumphant moments. The tournament, set amidst the enchanting backdrop ‘Down Under’, bore witness to monumental displays of skill and nerve, where certain batting stalwarts steered their teams through tempestuous waves of pressure while shouldering a burden of nation’s expectations.

Here at OneCricket, we take a look at the performance of top five batsmen who etched their names into the echelons of history with their run-scoring prowess at the T20 World Cup 2022.

Five Batsmen With Most Runs In T20 World Cup 2022: 

1. Virat Kohli - 296 runs

image-lpwntc7hVirat Kohli unfurling the shot of the tournament during IND vs PAK thriller (

For the third time in his glittering career, Virat Kohli concluded a T20 World Cup event as its highest run-maker, following his 2014 and 2016 run-fest in Bangladesh and India respectively. The Indian batting stalwart also possibly unfurled the innings of a lifetime during his month-long stay in Australia, by punching out a tense 82* against arch-rivals Pakistan at a capacity MCG to induce a dramatic last-ball win for his country.

Kohli also bludgeoned match-winning 60s against Netherlands and Bangladesh in India’s subsequent Group B fixtures, and compiled a crafty half-century against tournament winners England in the semifinals to stockpile 296 runs from just six innings at an unreal average of over 98.

In spite of his best batting efforts, Team India fell short of yet another T20 title as they were crashed out by England just two steps away from ultimate glory.

2. Max O’Dowd - 242 runs

image-lpwo52k5Max O’Dowd in action against Sri Lanka at the 2022 T20 World Cup (

Netherlands opener Max O’Dowd orchestrated his country’s successful ascension to the Super 12s by overcoming the initial qualifiers. The elegant right-handed batter pumped out valiant match-winning runs against UAE and Namibia, and even gave Sri Lanka a scare to remember with his attacking 53-ball 71*.

Once in the Super 12 with the bigwigs, O’Dowd showcased his batting dexterity against Zimbabwe with another match-winning knock at the Adelaide Oval. The cricketer also bludgeoned an impactful 29 at the top against a rampaging South African unit, one which set up the tone of his country’s remarkable 13-run win over the Proteas.

Overall, the Dutch opener piled up 242 runs across eight T20 World Cup 2022 innings at an average of 34.57, with two half-centuries to his name.

3. Suryakumar Yadav - 239 runs

image-lpwoezdtSuryakumar Yadav was at his innovative best against Zimbabwe (

Among all batters with more than 50 runs to their name, let alone 239 of them, Suryakumar Yadav held the highest batting strike-rate in the tournament. The Indian batting marauder unleashed a thunderous 25-ball 51* against Netherlands, a scorching 25-ball 61* against Zimbabwe and a handy 16-ball 30 against Bangladesh, all during the course of the T20 World Cup 2022 run in Australia.

Remarkably, the right-hander also lifted Team India from a precarious position against South Africa, listing 68 high-pressure runs from 40 balls and amounting more than half of his team’s 133-run total in the game.

Suryakumar Yadav eventually finished at number three on the leading run-getters list, scoring 239 runs at an average of nearly 60 while maintaining an astonishing strike-rate of 189.68.

4. Jos Buttler - 225 runs

image-lpworxnqJos Buttler after storming England to 2022 T20 World Cup finals (

English skipper Jos Buttler minted 225 runs throughout the 2022 T20 World Cup, including 73 of them in a must-win game against Sri Lanka and 80* of them against India in the all-important semifinal at the Adelaide Oval. His 170-run unbeaten partnership with Alex Hales against Rohit Sharma’s troops in the game knocked out tournament favorites out of the competition with utmost disdain.

Buttler’s gung-ho approach at the top also fetched his side a rapid powerplay start against Pakistan in the final. While the legendary English opener fell way short of fellow T20 elites on the run-scoring charts, the cricketer secured the ultimate medal at the winner’s podium on the night of the title clash.

5. Kusal Mendis - 223 runs

image-lpwp13nzKusal Mendis after match-winning knock against Ireland (

After Sri Lanka’s shock defeat to Namibia earlier in the qualifiers, opening batsman Kusal Mendis composed match-winning contributions in team’s subsequent must-win fixtures to take them to the next round. The wicketkeeper-batsman blasted five boundaries and five sixes during his 44-ball 79-run knock against Netherlands, before producing another boundary-laden 68* against Ireland in the Super 12s.

In all, Mendis tallied 223 runs from eight T20 World Cup 2022 innings at a healthy average of over 31. His tournament strike-rate of 142.92 even rivalled fellow leading run-getters Virat Kohli and Jos Buttler.