T20I is all about action-packed cricket as you need to go for big hits right from the word go, in order to be in the game bowlers try their level best to send batsman pavilion as soon as possible after itching him with variations, yorkers, bouncers and more tight lengths. But most of the time, batsman are likely to win this contest, therefore T20 cricket is regarded as the Batsman’s game. This article is about the batsman, who went on scoring ‘Most Runs in T20I in 2017’. Some great hitters of the ball can also be seen up on this list along with some strike rotators and time-taking batsmen.
Most Runs in T20I in 2017
The most common mindset about the T20s is going right away for the boundaries from the first over and maintaining high run rate even with the wickets falling after regular intervals. But as the things are rapidly changing, T20 cricket is changing as well and it has become more of the sensible cricket with establishing partnerships, strike rotating and even playing shorts for single and double other than going for boundaries.
It will pertinent to mention here that, right at the moment we can see some great diversity of batting approaches all around. The most common batting approaches, which are even taking lead on the list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017 are power hitting; going for sixes and fours and the other one is setting on the pitch and scoring big with making singles and doubles by placing ball in gap.
Power-Hitters vs Strike-Rotators
Batsmen like Evin Lewis, Mohammad Shahzad, and AB de Villiers up on the top of the Most Runs in T20I in 2017 list as power hitters; they don’t take much of the time and change the game in their favor rapidly with smashing fours and sixes.
On the other hand, on the list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017, we can see time-taking batsmen like Babar Azam, Marlon Samuels, and Ahmed Shehzad, who are turning out some serious challenge for the power hitters out there.
It should be kept noted here that some promising stars from the teams like Ireland, UAE, and Afghanistan are there on the list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017 along with the dominance of T20-specialist countries like Pakistan and West Indies.
Virat Kohli – Most Runs in T20I in 2017
Surprisingly, no Indian Batsman made it into in Top 10 of the list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017. The only Blue Shirts batsman we can see on the list until 30 top scorers is Indian skipper, Virat Kohli. It will be pertinent to mention here that Blue Shirts have some dominating batsman in both the formats like ODIs and T20Is but they are still lacking a genuine T20 star batsman, who can turn their fate in this shorter format of the game.
Indian Cricket Team stands tall at ICC ODI and Test Ranking with clinching 2nd and 1st position at the time of writing. AT the same time one can’t take away eyes from their miseries in T20s as in this format Blue Shirts are currently on 5th position at ICC T20 Team Rankings.
This will be high time for Indian Cricket Team to take some positive initiative and improve their T20 rankings as their home series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka are knocking at their doors.
Evin Lewis – Most Runs in T20I in 2017
This Caribbean young guy is unstoppable when it comes to hitting sixes; he is top on the list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017. In 9 T20Is, Lewis has played this year so far, he has smashed 31 sixes and scored 357 runs with an average of 44.62. The thing which makes Lewis way ahead than other T20I batsman out there in the business is his staggering strike rate of 154.54. The way Lewis is playing in T20Is, the day isn’t too far when he’ll be taken as dangerous batsman as World Boss Chris Gayle.
Babar Azam – Most Runs in T20I in 2017
This Pakistani promising star is booming around with his consistency in ODIs and T20s. Although his batting technique is exactly opposite to power hitters, he is still winning the game for his team with scoring big and staying strong on one batting end. The Pakistani prodigy is 2nd on the list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017 and has some great chance to end up on the top Pakistan is scheduled to play 3-T20I games by the end of this year. Babar Azam has scored 316 runs in 7-matches with an average of 45.14 at the strike rate of 124.90.
Indian Batsman – Most Runs in T20I in 2017
At the spot, there is only one Indian batsman in the Top 30 at list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017, but one can predict their uplift at the list as India has still 6-T20Is game left in year 2017 and all of them are to be played in front of their home ground. So it won’t be surprising to see any of the Indian batsmen soon popping up in this list of Most Runs in T20I in 2017.
Most Runs in T20I in 2017 Full List
|E Lewis (WI)||9||9||1||357||125*||44.62||231||154.54||1||2||0||20||31|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||7||7||0||316||86||45.14||253||124.90||0||1||0||31||4|
|Mohammad Shahzad (AFG)||7||7||1||299||80||49.83||227||131.71||0||3||0||38||10|
|MN Samuels (WI)||9||9||2||283||89*||40.42||259||109.26||0||1||0||27||12|
|Ahmed Shehzad (PAK)||7||7||0||255||89||36.42||198||128.78||0||2||0||26||5|
|AB de Villiers (SA)||5||5||1||235||65*||58.75||158||148.73||0||2||0||15||11|
|PR Stirling (IRE)||7||7||0||224||60||32.00||145||154.48||0||1||1||22||12|
|GC Wilson (IRE)||7||7||2||218||65*||43.60||134||162.68||0||2||0||20||8|
|Shaiman Anwar (UAE)||5||5||1||214||117*||53.50||153||139.86||1||1||0||22||7|
|Mohammad Nabi (AFG)||10||8||1||209||89||29.85||119||175.63||0||1||0||15||15|
|V Kohli (INDIA)||7||7||1||195||82||32.50||137||142.33||0||1||1||23||3|
|N Dickwella (SL)||6||6||0||194||68||32.33||132||146.96||0||1||0||31||4|
|HM Amla (SA/World)||4||4||1||181||72*||60.33||127||142.51||0||2||0||22||4|
|DAS Gunaratne (SL)||8||8||3||181||84*||36.20||124||145.96||0||2||1||16||6|
|F Behardien (SA)||7||7||2||171||64*||34.20||134||127.61||0||1||0||11||6|
|Shoaib Malik (PAK)||7||7||3||171||39||42.75||114||150.00||0||0||0||12||9|
|JJ Roy (ENG)||7||7||0||164||67||23.42||113||145.13||0||1||1||17||7|
|KS Williamson (NZ)||4||4||1||158||73*||52.66||138||114.49||0||2||0||15||3|
|AJ Finch (AUS)||5||5||0||158||53||31.60||114||138.59||0||1||0||14||6|
|EMDY Munaweera (SL)||6||6||0||156||53||26.00||96||162.50||0||1||0||17||7|
|Samiullah Shenwari (AFG)||9||8||1||154||56||22.00||146||105.47||0||1||1||13||6|
|Najeeb Tarakai (AFG)||5||5||0||151||90||30.20||107||141.12||0||1||1||12||8|
|MC Henriques (AUS)||5||5||3||145||62*||72.50||105||138.09||0||2||0||7||7|
|Soumya Sarkar (BDESH)||5||5||0||144||42||28.80||92||156.52||0||0||1||16||5|
|CAK Walton (WI)||9||8||0||144||40||18.00||120||120.00||0||0||1||14||7|
|M Klinger (AUS)||3||3||0||143||62||47.66||112||127.67||0||1||0||12||2|
|JE Root (ENG)||4||4||1||143||46*||47.66||140||102.14||0||0||0||12||2|
|NLTC Perera (SL/World)||6||6||2||138||47*||34.50||74||186.48||0||0||0||9||9|
|JM Bairstow (ENG)||3||3||1||134||60*||67.00||93||144.08||0||1||0||15||4|
|AD Hales (ENG)||3||3||1||126||47*||63.00||83||151.80||0||0||0||13||5|
|KL Rahul (INDIA)||4||4||0||125||71||31.25||92||135.86||0||1||0||12||3|
|Asghar Stanikzai (AFG)||10||9||2||124||30||17.71||118||105.08||0||0||0||11||5|
|TM Head (AUS)||5||5||1||122||48*||30.50||95||128.42||0||0||0||6||4|
|S Prasanna (SL)||9||9||3||122||37*||20.33||81||150.61||0||0||0||9||7|
|CJ Anderson (NZ)||4||4||1||117||94*||39.00||68||172.05||0||1||0||4||10|
|CS MacLeod (SCOT)||4||4||1||117||60||39.00||89||131.46||0||1||0||8||4|
|Sabbir Rahman (BDESH)||5||5||0||117||48||23.40||95||123.15||0||0||0||8||5|
|DA Miller (SA/World)||9||8||0||117||40||14.62||95||123.15||0||0||0||6||6|
|EJG Morgan (ENG)||6||5||0||116||51||23.20||93||124.73||0||1||0||5||7|
|MS Dhoni (INDIA)||7||6||2||113||56||28.25||90||125.55||0||1||0||9||2|
|JT Smuts (SA)||6||6||0||110||45||18.33||96||114.58||0||0||1||11||5|
|RD Berrington (SCOT)||4||3||1||108||60*||54.00||79||136.70||0||1||0||6||3|
|KJ O’Brien (IRE)||7||7||0||106||40||15.14||92||115.21||0||0||0||5||5|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BDESH)||5||5||0||105||41||21.00||96||109.37||0||0||0||8||0|
|WTS Porterfield (IRE)||7||7||0||105||39||15.00||95||110.52||0||0||1||8||3|
|SK Raina (INDIA)||3||3||0||104||63||34.66||78||133.33||0||1||0||6||6|
|SR Thompson (IRE)||3||3||0||104||56||34.66||60||173.33||0||1||0||9||7|
|TC Bruce (NZ)||4||4||1||104||59*||34.66||79||131.64||0||1||0||9||3|
|Tamim Iqbal (BDESH/World)||7||7||0||103||24||14.71||84||122.61||0||0||1||14||2|