The ICC T20 World Cup is the most exciting cricket event. Every two years, the T20 World Cup is held. Due to COVID-19, the T20 World Cup has been moved from its original 2020 date to 2021, with India serving as the new host nation. Even if we are passionate about cricket, there are some news and details that constantly seem to escape our notice.
1. Fastest Century – Chris Gayle
The first item in the list of T20 world cup facts is Jamaican cricketer Chris Gayle, who is often considered as the greatest cricketer of all time. Chris Gayle’s T20 world cup century in 2016 against England took just 48 balls, becoming it his quickest century ever. When Chris Gayle played South Africa in 2007, he scored another century in just 57 balls.
2. Fastest 50 – Yuvraj Singh
In the T20 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh holds the record for the quickest 50. When playing against England in 2007, he scored 50 runs in only 12 balls. Bonus T20 world cup fact, Yuvraj Singh made history in 2007 by being the first player to hit six sixes in a T20 WC over.
3. Most Runs – Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene, who is the T20 WC’s leading run-scorer with 1016 runs throughout all editions, did so in 31 games with an average of 39.07 runs per match.
4. Most Wickets – Shahid Afridi
The T20 World Cup record for most wickets taken belongs to Shahid Afridi. 34 games has been all it’s taken for him to claim 39 wickets, giving him an average of 23.25.
5. Most Dismissals – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
The best wicketkeeper and batsman is Mahendra Singh Dhoni. MS Dhoni now holds the record for the most T20 World Cup dismissals with 32. In his career, he is the only wicketkeeper to have caused 100 international stumping.
6. Captain in Every Game – MS Dhoni
Another intriguing fact about the T20 World Cup is that Mahendra Singh Dhoni, often known as Captain Cool, is the only player in T20 history to have led a side in 33 games throughout every iteration. From 2007 to 2017, Dhoni led the Indian side in limited overs, and from 2008 to 2014, he did the same in test cricket.
7. Highest Totals – Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s total against Kenya, 260/6, was the highest total in the T20 World Cup. Kenya scored a total of 88 runs. In 2007, Sri Lanka defeated India by 172 runs.
8. Most Win and Loss
When all the records are taken into account, Sri Lanka has the most victories with 22. Bangladesh has suffered the most losses, at 19. Sri Lanka is the first team to compete in three finals, and in 2014, they defeated India to win the T20 World Cup.
9. Australia Lost
Australia’s initial encounter in the 2007 T20 World Cup ended in a loss against Zimbabwe. Australia has only participated in one final game, which was in 2010 versus England.