The year 2020 went through the grasp of the COVID-19 pandemic, due to which the majority of scheduled cricket competitions were cancelled. As the pandemic became manageable BCCI conducted Indian Premier League in UAE which was a treat to all cricket lovers. The T20 format is primarily preferred by the current cricket lovers due to the shorter length of the match and abundance of entertainment. A huge amount of international T20 matches were played across the globe throughout the year. Let’s have a look at the highest T20I runs scorers of the year 2020:
Mohammed Hafeez got better with the age as the veteran cricketer from Pakistan managed to score the highest amount of runs in the shortest format in 2020. Hafeez played eight T20I in 2020, he scored 415 runs with an overwhelming average of 85 with the highest of 99. The Pakistani cricketer got out for a duck once but his four half-centuries in the T20I helped him to emerge as the top runs scorer of the current year.
KL Rahul had a great year with the bat, he is the only Indian to feature in the list of highest scorers in the shortest format. Rahul won his first Orange Cap title in IPL, the batsman carried his form in the international cricket as well. The Indian batsman scored 404 runs and played a crucial role in defeating New Zealand 5-0 on their turf. Rahul also broke Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s record of highest T20I fifties by an Indian wicket-keeper batsman.
3. David Malan
David Malan scored 397 runs at an average of 49.62 with the highest score of an unbeaten 99 against South Africa at Cape Town. Malan is currently the number one batsman in the T20I rankings, he became the first batsman to attain over 900 rating points in the ICC rankings. The English batsman made a name for himself in the international cricket with his impeccable performance in the shortest format of the game.