A huge record is likely to be broken in the 2022 T20 World Cup. Three players from 2 countries are leading the race to break this record.
Whether it is World Cup T20 or ODI, many records are broken. Some new ones are formed. Many star players in such tournaments write pages of records in their account. And there is no doubt that there will be a fair of records in the T20 World Cup which is going to start in Australia next week. However, this time a huge record is under threat. That means, there is a chance that it will break this time. This time three players from 2 countries are leading the race to break that huge record.
Still wondering what those records are? We are coming there. The record of the highest run scorer in the history of T20 World Cup is going to be broken this time. Indian or Australian batsmen are ready to break it in 2022 T20 World Cup.
Who is in the race to break the huge record..
There are two batsmen from India and one from Australia who can do the job in T20 World Cup 2022. There is a fierce competition between the three for this record. Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene has created a record as the highest run scorer in the T20 World Cup. He scored 1016 runs in 31 innings in 31 matches played in the T20 World Cup. It has 1 century and 6 fifties. Jayawardene last played T20 World Cup in 2014. That means they have played 2 more T20 World Cups in the last 8 years. Meanwhile Chris Gayle and Tillakaratne Dilshan came close but could not break Jayawardene’s record. In the T20 World Cup, Gayle scored 965 runs in 33 matches, while Jayawardene scored 897 runs in 35 matches.
Rohit 169 runs, Virat 171 runs away..
But this time India’s Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Australian player David Warner are also likely to break Jayawardene’s record. All three seem to succeed in this endeavour. The gap between Rohit and Virat is just 2 runs. While Rohit has scored 847 runs in 33 T20 World Cup matches played so far, Virat Kohli has scored 845 runs in just 21 matches. That means Rohit is 169 runs away from this record while Virat is 171 runs away. If Virat breaks Jayawardene’s record, he will also hold the record as the batsman who has scored 1000 runs in the fewest matches in the T20 World Cup.
David Warner is 254 runs away.
Like Rohit-Virat, the focus is on Australia’s David Warner, who scored 762 runs in 30 matches in the T20 World Cup. That means, to break Jayawardene’s record, Warner will have to cross 254 runs in T20 World Cup 2022.