In T20 cricket unless you are an opener there is hardly any time for batsmen to look for big runs. The emphasis is always on the strike rate rather than the number of runs accumulated. Batsmen hardly get the overs required to complete a century. Most of the batsmen end up scoring fifties. These impactful scores often decide the fate of the game. Let’s look at Who Scored Most Fifties in T20Is.
Who Scored Most Fifties in T20Is
#5 David Warner (18)
David Warner is an explosive batsman who is tailor-made for T20 cricket. He was only the second Australian player to make his debut without playing a first-class game. Warner is a force not just in international cricket but also in the IPL. He has been one of the bedrocks of Australian cricket since the last decade. Warner has been the only constant in the ever-changing Australian playing XI. Warner occupies 5th position in the list of batsmen with most fifties in the T20 format. He has 18 half-centuries to his name in 81 T20I innings. Warner has 2265 runs at an average of 31.4 and a strike rate of 139.7. Apart from the half-centuries, he has one century to his name.
#4 Paul Stirling (18)
Paul Stirling made his T20I debut for Ireland in 2009. He is a surprising entry at number 4 in the list. Stirling has 18 fifties in the format. He has scored 2124 runs in 77 innings at an average of 29.9 and a strike rate of 139.3. Stirling has scored 71 sixes and 251 boundaries. He has been the batting mainstay for Ireland for over a decade.
#3 Babar Azam (18)
Babar Azam is one of the best limited-overs batsmen in world cricket currently. He notches runs for fun. Azam is super consistent and piles up runs in a machine-like manner. Azam has amassed 18 fifties in just 52 innings. He keeps scoring a fifty at an unbelievable rate (a fifty every 3rd innings). Azam has accumulated 2035 runs at an amazing average of 47.3. His strike rate of 129.7 is decent too considering he shoulders the batting almost always.
#2 Rohit Sharma (22)
Rohit Sharma has arguably been the number 1 match-winner in limited-overs cricket for quite a few years now. Sharma is an opener that oppositions want to get rid off quickly. He is the only batsman in the history of T20I cricket to have scored 4 centuries. In addition to this, he has scored 22 half-centuries in 103 innings. Sharma has scored 133 maximums and 252 boundaries.
#1 Virat Kohli (28)
Virat Kohli has been the numero uno batsman in limited-overs cricket ever since he made his debut. He is the only batsman to feature in the top 5 rankings across formats. Kohli averages above 50 across all the 3 formats. He has scored a total of 3159 runs in 84 innings at an average of 52.6. Kohli strikes at 139 and has 90 maximums to his name. He has even scored 285 boundaries in this format. Kohli leads the list of batsmen with the maximum number of fifties. Kohli’s 28 fifties in 84 innings is a record in itself (fifty in every 3rd innings).