1. Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka)
The former Sri Lankan star cricketer batsman Jayawardene.. Jayawardene is a long-run player and can play long innings it’s his speciality. The veteran Sri Lankan cricketer is the top highest run-scorer in the T20 World Cup cricket. During his 18 years of cricket career, Mahela played a total of 5 T20 World Cup cricket in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014. In his 5 world cup campaign Mahela Jayawardene in total scores around 1016 runs in his 31 matches with a batting average of 39.
He is the only batsman to cross the 1000 run marks in the ICC T20 world cup history. His 1016 runs include six half-centuries and a century. He was followed by a shorter format specialist and power hitter of West Indies Chris Gayle and his former teammate Tilakaratne Dilshan. Jayawardene wins an ICC T20 world cup in his last world cup in the year 2014. He also becomes the runner-up of the 2011 cricket World cup where they lost their final match against India in Wankhede Stadium.
During in 2011 World Cup, he shows his fabulous performance in the final match by scoring a century in the pressure situation. Mahela made his T20 career debut for Sri Lanka in the year 2006 against England. He played in a total of 55 T20 matches in his career and scored 1493 with a batting average of 31.77.
2. Chris Gayle (West Indies)
The World’s most destructive batsman of West Indies is Chris Gayle. He is the power hitter of the cricket ball. Due to his power-hitting availability, he achieves many records in his 12 years of cricketing career.The 42 years old holds a record for the highest runs in T20 cricket history. He scores 14000 runs and also holds the record for highest sixes in the world by hitting 1000 sixes at international cricket
Gayle is the second most top scorer in the T20 World Cup cricket after Mahela Jayawardene. As he scores 920 runs in his 28 world cup matches. The Universe boss is the only batsmen to hit 60 sixes in the history of the T20 world cup ever and also the third batsmen to hit 121 sixes in t20. Gayle is also the only player to hit the highest number sixes in the whole of International cricket. During his sixth world cup journey in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 he wins two ICC world cup t20 in the year 2012 and 2016.
Gayle also captained his national side West Indies in the two world cups in 2009 and 2010. He is the first batsman to score a century in the history of T20 cricket by scoring a century in his first campaign of world cup t20. The Universe boss made his t20 debut for his national side West Indies in 2006 against New Zealand. In the upcoming T20 world cup in October Gayle has the opportunity to become the highest World cup t20 run-scorer by beating Mahela Jayawardene.
3. Tilakaratne Dilshan (Sri Lanka)
Another Sri Lankan legend cricketer and captain Tilakaratne Dilshan. Dilshan is one of the best batsmen in Sri Lanka. Due to his fearless batting style, he achieves many records during his cricketing journey. He is one who invented the famous shot the Dilscoop in the match against Australia. Now, this shot is played by many cricketers in the world.
Dilshan is the third-highest run-getters in T20 World Cup cricket after his former teammate Mahela Jayawardene and the Universe Boss Chris Gayle. He scores around 897 runs in his sixth world cup campaign. He played around 35 ICC world cup t20 matches with a batting average of 30.93 which is a decent average. Dilshan plays in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 T20 world cup. During his six world campaign, he wins one world cup in the year 2014. After his 2009 world campaign Dilshan was awarded by ICC award.
As the T20 International performance of the year award for his destructive performance in the world cup semifinal match against West Indies. He scores 96 runs from 57 balls and also captained Sri Lanka for some time. Dilshan is the first captain to score hundreds in all departments of cricket. The 44-year-old Sri Lankan veteran cricketer debut for his national side in the year 1999 against Zimbabwe. And t20 debut in 2006 against England.
4. Virat Kohli (India)
Indian captain and the modern-day cricketing hero Virat Kohli. He is one of the best cricketers and famous athletes in the world and the inspiration of many cricket youngsters due to his cricket and nature. Kohli is also one of the best batsmen in all formats of cricket. He can play both as a long-run batsman and a destructive batsman. In a very short period, Kohli makes many records in his name. He plays an important part in the Indian cricket team for winning their first world cup after 28 years.
Virat Kohli appears in only three T20 world cup campaigns in the year 2012, 2014 and 2016. In just 16 matches at his three world cups, Kohli is the fourth highest run-getters in the history of T20 World Cup cricket. As he scores 777 runs with a batting average of 86.33. Kohli doesn’t win any T20 world cup in the upcoming ICC world cup t20 in October he has the opportunity to win his first maiden t20 world cup and also can cross some of the top runs scorers. Kohli has still a long way to go and can play 2 or 3 t20 world cup more in the coming years. He can also become the highest run-scorer of T20 World Cup cricket.
During his 2014 and 2016, world cup campaigns he wins the Man of the tournament award consecutively. He will be captaining India first time in the t20 world cup. Virat has made his debut for his national side India in the year 2008 against Sri Lanka. His t20 debut was in 2010 against Zimbabwe.
5. AB de Villers (South Africa)
One of the biggest stars and legends of cricket is AB de Villers the South African. He is the most dynamic cricketer who graces the game of cricket. For the last 18 years even though he got retired from international cricket.. De Villers is known as Mr 360 due to his all over cricketing shots on the pitch. He can bat all around the pitch. For which he is recognised as the most destructive and innovative cricketer batsman in the modern cricketing era.
Mr 360 in his 15 years of the cricketing journey he plays a total of six ICC world cup T20 in 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. But unfortunately couldn’t win an ICC world cup T20 during his sixth world cup campaign. During his sixth world campaign, De Villers scores the fifth-highest runs in the history of the T20 World Cup cricket. He scores 717 runs in his 30 matches with a batting average of 29.87. De Villers couldn’t score a century in his t20 career but he scores more than 10 half-centuries. Five half-centuries came in the t20 world cup matches.
The 37 years old star made his cricketing debut for his national side South Africa in the year 2004 against England. In t20 he debuts in 2006 against Australia. He is one of the rare batsmen in the world to have a batting average of 50 in all formats.