Highest Strike Rate T20 World Cup 2024

The West Indies and the United States will jointly host the 2024 ICC T20 World Cup, which begins on June 1.

England will enter the event as defending champions. Meanwhile, some T20 stalwarts have attended the previous eight T20 World Cups. Here are the players with the top strike rates in T20 World Cup history.

Top 4 batsmen with the highest strike rate in the T20 World Cup

4. AB de Villiers – 143.40

Though South Africa has yet to win the T20 World Cup, its former captain, AB de Villiers, was spectacular throughout the campaign. The Proteas dasher has scored 717 runs in 30 World Cup games, with a strike rate of 143.40. His average is also decent, at 29.87. His tally includes five half-centuries, with his best score of 79*.

3. Jos Butter – 144.48

Jos Buttler, who was a key player in England’s 2022 championship win, has amassed 799 runs at an incredible strike rate of 144.48 through 27 T20 World Cup games thus far. With an average of 4205, the England captain has also proven reliable in the competition. He has a tonne plus four fifties. With 33 T20 WC sixes, he is tied for third place among batters.

2. Pietersen Kevin – 148.33

We have another England star on this list Kevin Pietersen. He played a crucial role in his team’s 2010 T20 World Cup victory. Throughout his 15 competition outings, he pounded out 580 runs at a strike percentage of 148.33 (50s: 4). With a strike rate of more than 130, he has the greatest average of any batter at 44.61.

1. Shahid Afridi – 154.23

Shahid Afridi is the person at the top of this exclusive list. The all-around talisman was instrumental in leading Pakistan to victory in 2009. In 34 T20 World Cup appearances, he amassed 546 runs at an incredible strike rate of 154.23. With an average of 18.82 in the event, he boasts a handful of fifties.

Full list of players in T20 World Cup history with the highest strike rate

Suryakumar Yadav IND 2021-2022 10 281 181.29
Darren Sammy WI 2009-2016 25 215 164.1
Shahid Afridi PAK 2007-2016 34 546 154.2
Marcus Stoinis AUS 2021-2022 11 206 151.47
Imran Nazir PAK 2007-2012 13 300 150
Kevin Pietersen ENG 2007-2010 15 580 148.3
Glenn Maxwell AUS 2012-2022 24 446 147.68
Joe Root ENG 2016-2016 6 249 146.5
Matthew Hayden AUS 2007-2007 6 265 144.8
Jason Roy ENG 2016-2021 11 306 144.3

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) Whose T20 strike rate is the highest?

The top spot on the list of batsmen with the highest T20 batting strike rate goes to Peter Nevill, who has an amazing batting strike rate of 227.27 over nine T20 matches.

2) Among Indian cricketers, who has the highest strike rate?

In men’s T20Is, Indian hitter Rinku Singh has the highest strike rate for the team.

3) In the T20 World Cup, what is the highest team total scored?

260/6: Kenya vs. Sri Lanka, 2007.

The record for the highest team total in T20 World Cup history is held by Sri Lanka. In the first edition in 2007, they crushed Kenya, 260/6. 

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