Today we bring you the Cricketers who scored the most runs at T20 World Cup 2009. The International Cricket Council (ICC) introduced a world cup championship in the 20-over format in 2007. The International Cricket Council (ICC) inaugurated the first edition of the T20 World Cup, which was held in South Africa. India won the T20 World Cup 2007 after beating Pakistan in the finale.
However, Pakistan made a strong comeback in the second edition, ICC T20 World Cup 2009, as they defeated Sri Lanka in the grand finale. England hosted ICC T20 World Cup 2009 and 12 teams participated in the tournament. During the tournament, batsmen and bowlers built several records. Here, in this article, we have mentioned the players who were into the chart for the most runs at T20 World Cup 2009.
5. AB de Villiers: 186 runs
The former South Africa batsman and captain AB de Villiers is best suited for the short format of cricket. He amazes the bowlers with his unique trailblazing shots, which is why he is called Mr.360. He can converge runs from every knock and corner of the ground. He got the attention worldwide during 2008-2009 as he became the leading scorer for the South African team.
The attacking batsman was the second-highest run-scorer for his team after Jacques Kallis and fifth-highest in the chart for the most runs at T20 World Cup 2009. He scored 186 runs in 6 matches at the amazing strike rate of 155.00 and an average of 37.20 during the tournament. Although he performed decently throughout the tournament, he failed to deliver in the semi-finals against Pakistan though it was a low scoring match.
4. Kamran Akmal: 188 runs
Pakistan’s wicketkeeper-batsman Kamran Akmal was successful in securing his place with his batting and improving keeping skills. He had a successful start of his career but soon he lost his form and was dropped from the team. He made several comebacks but lacked inconsistency.
He also made the comeback in the T20 World Cup 2009 where he impressed the team with the bat. The attacking opening batsman amassed 188 runs in 7 matches at the striking rate 125.33 but had a low average of 26.85. He was the leading scorer for his team and the fourth-highest in the chart for the most runs at T20 World Cup 2009.
3. Chris Gayle: 193 runs
The West Indies legend Chris Gayle is unarguably the best T20 batsman in the cricket world. He likes to smash the ball out of the stadium and shows no mercy to bowlers. His blistering knocks, comprising boundaries and maximums, are entertainers for the fans. Currently, he is the only batsman to score over 10,000 runs in the T20 format.
In the ICC T20 World Cup 2009, he was the highest scorer for West Indies and overall third-highest in the chart for the most runs at T20 World Cup 2009. He amassed 193 runs in 6 matches at the striking rate of 134.02 and average of 48.50. However, his team failed to qualify for the final as they were defeated by Sri Lanka in the semi-final.
2. Jacques Kallis: 238 runs
Former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis is one of the best all rounders of all the times. He maintained his flawless fitness and remained the leading scorer and wicket-taker for his team throughout his career. He is the only cricketer who has more than 10,000 international runs and 250 wickets. He is counted among the world’s one of the best fielders because he had a safe pair of hands.
The allrounder was also the mainstay for his team in the T20 World Cup 2009 campaign as he was the second in the chart for the most runs at T20 World Cup 2009. He scored 238 runs in 6 matches at the striking rate of 126.59 and an average of 59.50. Even though his best came in the semi-final against Pakistan, he could not lead the team to the finale and had a disheartening end of the T20 World Cup 2009.
1. Tillakaratne Dilshan: 317 runs
Sri Lankan former cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan was the storming opener. He had a lean patch in 2008 but made a strong comeback in 2009. Concreting his place once again in all the formats. The explosive batsman helped his team to get into the finals of ICC World Twenty20 in June 2009, picking up the man of the series award for finishing as the leading-run scorer of the tournament.
During the tournament, he amassed 317 runs in 7 matches at the striking rate of 144.74 and an average of 52.83. Although he enjoyed immense success in the tournament, he failed to lead them to victory in the grand-finale against Pakistan. Led the chart for the most runs at T20 World Cup 2009.
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