Here is a list of the top batters in the Men’s T20 World Cup history
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Matthew Hayden in the 2007 T20 World Cup
Matthew Hayden slaughtered bowlers in the inaugural edition of the tournament in South Africa, He hit 32 fours and 10 sixes while scoring 265 runs in six matches.
Hayden smashed an unbeaten 67* (43) against rivals England in the second match.
Haydos dominated Bangladesh with a 73* off 48 balls followed by a 58* off 38 balls against Sri Lanka that took Australia to the semi-finals.
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The opener scored 62 off 47 deliveries in the semi-finals, Australia lost that game but Hayden was one the more feared in the 2007 World Cup.
Tillakaratne Dilshan in the 2009 T20 World Cup
Dilshan was the Player of the Tournament in 2009.
The opening batter hit 50 fours in the tournament, 18 more than the second-highest Jacques Kallis.
Dilshan scored back-to-back half-centuries, although, his first Man of the Match-winning performance in the tournament came against Pakistan where he made 46 off 39 balls.
Dilshan’s 96 not out off 57 balls in the semi-finals helped them book a berth in the final against Pakistan.
He was the best batsman in that tournament and the bowlers had very few answers against his onslaught.
Mahela Jayawardena in the 2010 T20 World Cup
Jayawardena announced his arrival with a bang in their opening match, smashing 81 off 51 balls against New Zealand.
The opening batter went on to score Sri Lanka’s first and only century of the T20 World Cup, a 100 off 64 deliveries against Zimbabwe.
Mahela completed a hat-trick of fifty-plus scores when he came ever so close to scoring another hundred, falling short by two runs against West Indies.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t replicate the same in the second half of the tournament.
Virat Kohli in the 2014 T20 World Cup
Virat Kohli was at his very best, he proved a formidable force against which the opposition had no answers.
In just six games, Kohli scored 319 runs that included four half-centuries.
His average was 106.33 with a strike rate of 129.14.
However, Kohli’s contribution to India’s efforts of securing a second ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Trophy fell short in the final against Sri Lanka where he made 77 runs off 58 balls where some of the other batters struggled.
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