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    T20 World Cup: Top 5 highest run scorers in the history of the tournament

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    The T20 World Cup is the shortest format of cricket and is set to begin in October 2022. It is the most exhilarating format as well that gives the fans an adrenaline rush. It’s enjoyed by fans all around the world and is also batter friendly

    Let’s have a look at the Top 5 highest run-getters in this tournament.

    1. Mahela Jayawardene

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    Mahela Jayawardene is a multi-record holder and has scored the highest runs in the World T20 tournaments. He’s the first player to actually score a century in T20. He was a part of the 2014 squad of the victorious Sri Lankan team. He mustered a total of 1016 runs in 31 games altogether in every edition that he got featured in.

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    2. Chris Gayle

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    The second spot is sealed by West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle also known as the Universe Boss for his terrific batting skills. His charming personality with powerful hitting capabilities has helped him establish a brand for himself. He has mustered 965 runs with an average of 34.46 and a strike rate of 142.75.

    3. Tillakaratne Dilshan

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    Tillakaratne Dilshan is considered to be one of the best T20 cricketers in Sri Lanka. His talent with the bat made several bowlers fear him. His creativity was god gifted as well. He’s the decade’s most lethal T20 opener who mustered 897 runs at a strike rate of 124.06 in 35 T20 World Cup games.

    4. Rohit Sharma

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    Current Indian skipper Rohit Sharma is at the fourth spot. he started playing the tournament in 2007 and since then didn’t miss a single match. He played 33 games and mustered 847 runs at an average of 38.50. He plays the format at a 131.52 strike rate.

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    5. Virat Kohli

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    The former skipper of India and one of the best batters in the world, Virat proved his truest potential in the game. Though he could lift the Cup during his captaincy tenure but he mustered 845 runs in 21 games with an average of 76.82.

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