If records truly are made to be broken, here are 10 that could be smashed at the T20 World Cup 2022. Check out this article.

10 records to be broken at the T20 World Cup 2022.

The 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup is the eighth ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament. It is being played in Australia from 16 October to 13 November 2022.

10 records to be broken at the T20 World Cup 2022.

Originally, the tournament was to be held in 2020, however, in July 2020, the International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the tournament had been postponed, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In August 2020, the ICC also confirmed that Australia would host the rearranged tournament in 2022, with the T20 World Cup scheduled to take place in India in 2021 as originally planned, but was later moved to UAE and Oman. On 21 January 2022, the ICC confirmed all the fixtures for the tournament.

Hosts Australia are also the defending champions.

Here are the 10 records to be broken at the T20 World Cup 2022.

White-ball stars including Rohit Sharma, Jos Buttler, Shakib Al Hasan and David Warner could reach major milestones for batting, bowling and fielding at the T20 World Cup.

If records truly are made to be broken, here are 10 that could be smashed at the T20 World Cup 2022:

1. Total runs

A standout in the early editions of the T20 World Cup, Mahela Jayawardena is the only batter to reach four-figures for total runs across multiple tournaments.

Players Runs       Matches      
Mahela Jayawardena (SL) 1016 31
Chris Gayle (WI) 965 33
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 897 35
Rohit Sharma (IND) 847 33
Virat Kohli (IND) 845 21
David Warner (AUS) 762 30
AB de Villiers (SA) 717 30
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 698 31
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 661 31
Shoaib Malik (PAK) 646 34

The former Sri Lanka captain’s record is now under threat from India’s Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, with Australia opener David Warner also within striking distance.

2. Total centuries

Only eight batters have hit a ton in T20 World Cups and just one – Chris Gayle – has done it twice. 

The retired West Indies opener will now give others a chance to catch, and perhaps overtake, his benchmark for centuries.

Players Runs Opposition, Year
Brendon McCullum (NZ) 123 Bangladesh, 2012
Chris Gayle (WI) 117 South Africa, 2007
Alex Hales (ENG) 116* Sri Lanka, 2014
Ahmed Shehzad (PAK) 111* Bangladesh, 2014
Tamim Iqbal (BAN) 103* Oman, 2016
Jos Buttler (ENG) 101* Sri Lanka, 2021
Suresh Raina (IND) 101 South Africa, 2010
Chris Gayle (WI) 100* England, 2016
Mahela Jayawardena (SL) 100 Zimbabwe, 2010

Jos Buttler was the only centurion in the T20 World Cup last year, while Alex Hales announced himself with a ton in 2014, leaving the England openers best placed to claim the record from Gayle.

3. Total scores of 50 or more

While tons are hard to hit in T20Is, the top batters can regularly reach half-centuries.

10 records to be broken at the T20 World Cup 2022.

India batter Virat Kohli will look to extend his incredible record for 10 scores of 50 or more, which have been made in 21 matches and while only being dismissed 11 times, but Rohit Sharma could yet claim this crown.

Players  Scores 50+ Matches
Virat Kohli (IND) 10 21
Chris Gayle (WI) 9 33
Rohit Sharma (IND) 8 33
Mahela Jayawardena (SL) 7 31
David Warner (AUS) 6 30
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 6 35
Shane Watson (AUS) 5 24
AB de Villiers (SA) 5 30

Seven batters have four scores of 50 or more in T20 World Cups, but Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is the only one set to have an opportunity to add to that tally in Australia this year.

4. Most runs in a T20 World Cup

Virat Kohli also tops all-comers for runs scored in a single edition of the T20 World Cup and is the only batter to appear in this top-10 list twice.

Players  Runs Year Matches
Virat Kohli (IND) 319 2014 6
Tillakaratne Dilshan (SL) 317 2009 7
Babar Azam (PAK) 303 2021 6
Mahela Jayawardena (SL) 302 2010 6
Tamim Iqbal (BAN) 295 2016 6
David Warner (AUS) 289 2021 7
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 281 2021 6
Virat Kohli (IND) 273 2016 5
Jos Buttler (ENG) 269 2021 6
Matthew Hayden (AUS) 265 2007 6

Several batters with strong past performance could again target Kohli’s leading total this year, including the top three in the MRF Tyres T20I Batting Rankings in Mohammad Rizwan, Suryakumar Yadav and Babar Azam.

5. Total wickets

Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan will be back to extend his lead for the most wickets in all T20 World Cups, with India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin the closest in the count set to appear again this year.

Players  Wickets Matches
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 41 31
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 39 34
Lasith Malinga (SL) 38 31
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 36 23
Ajantha Mendis (SL) 35 21
Umar Gul (PAK) 35 24
Dale Steyn (SA) 30 23
Stuart Broad (ENG) 30 26
Dwayne Bravo (WI) 27 34
R Ashwin (IND) 26 18

Several others including Mitchell Starc (24) and Tim Southee (22) should rise into the top 10 but will need incredible tallies to catch the Bangladesh veteran.


6. Total four-fors

Only two bowlers have claimed four wickets or more in three innings at T20 World Cups, including Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan.

10 records to be broken at the T20 World Cup 2022.

Players  4+ Wickets Matches
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 3 23
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 3 31
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN) 2 10
Morne Morkel (SA) 2 17
Ajantha Mendis (SL) 2 21
Umar Gul (PAK) 2 24
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 2 34

The 35-year-old veteran returns for an eight edition and may well claim the record for himself, though team-mate Mustafizur Rahman could instead surge to the top with a couple more devastating displays.

7. Most wickets in a T20 World Cup

Only six bowlers have claimed 13 wickets or more in a T20 World Cup with Pakistan quick Umar Gul a standout for achieving it in each of the first two editions.

Players  Wickets Year Matches
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL) 16 2021 8
Ajantha Mendis (SL) 15 2012 6
Dirk Nannes (AUS) 14 2010 7
Adam Zampa (AUS) 13 2021 7
Trent Boult (NZ) 13 2021 7
Umar Gul (PAK) 13 2009 7
Umar Gul (PAK) 13 2007 7

Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga set a new benchmark for total wickets at last year’s tournament. but in-form bowlers like Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan could be eyeing-off similar numbers this time.

8. Total catches

Former South Africa stalwart AB de Villiers was as reliable in the field as behind the stumps, and holds the record for the most catches at T20 World Cups.

New Zealand opener Martin Guptill and Australia batter David Warner are not far behind and could prove at this year’s T20 World Cup that catches win more than just matches.

Players  Catches        Matches       
AB de Villiers (SA) 23 30
Martin Guptill (NZ) 19 28
David Warner (AUS) 18 30
Rohit Sharma (IND) 15 33
Dwayne Bravo (WI) 15 34
Steve Smith (AUS) 14 18
Glenn Maxwell (AUS) 14 20
Ross Taylor (NZ) 14 28

Three players are equal on 13 catches at T20 World Cups, including West Indies all-rounder Daren Sammy who leads on his own for taking four in one match. 

9. Total keeper dismissals

Former India skipper MS Dhoni’s record for the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper at T20 World Cups looks safe.

10 records to be broken at the T20 World Cup 2022.

Players  Dismissals Matches
MS Dhoni (IND) 32 33
Kamran Akmal (PAK) 30 30
Denesh Ramdin (WI) 27 29
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 26 31
Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 24 33
Mark Boucher (SA) 16 16
Quinton de Kock (SA 15 13
Matthew Wade (AUS) 14 13
Mohammad Shahzad (AFG) 13 19
Luke Ronchi (NZ) 12 9

But South Africa’s Quinton de Kock and Australia’s Matthew Wade will hope to rise up the ranks with a deep run into the knockout stages.

10. Most keeper dismissals in a T20 World Cup

No keeper has yet claimed 10 dismissals across a T20 World Cup although six have come close with nine including Australia’s Matthew Wade last year.

Players  Dismissals Year Matches
AB de Villiers (SA) 9 2012 5
Adam Gilchrist (AUS) 9 2007 6
Kamran Akmal (PAK) 9 2010 6
Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 9 2009 7
Matthew Wade (AUS) 9 2021 7
Quinton de Kock (SA) 8 2014 5
MS Dhoni (IND) 8 2015 5
Kamran Akmal (PAK) 8 2009 7
Matthew Cross (SCO) 8 2021 8

By Rishabh

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