T20 cricket is a very fast-moving format, which is one of the reasons that fans enjoy this format of the game. However, it takes a lot of skill, whether you are a bowler or a batter, to perform consistently in this game. However, some players have done incredible things in this format.
Just like Mohammad Rizwan, Suryakumar Yadav, and Jos Buttler are some of the top names in modern-day cricket. These batters have performed consistently throughout, which is just incredible. Adding to that, in this article, we will discuss the batters with the most runs in the calendar year in the T20 format.
Most Runs in T20 in a Calendar Year
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||2021||29||1326||104*||73.66||134.89||1||12|
|Suryakumar Yadav (IND)||2022||31||1164||117||46.56||187.43||2||9|
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||2022||25||996||88*||45.27||122.96||0||10|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||2021||29||939||122||37.56||127.58||1||9|
|Virat Kohli (IND)||2022||20||781||122*||55.78||138.23||1||8|
|Paul Stirling (IRE)||2019||20||748||91||41.55||140.60||0||8|
|Sikandar Raza (ZIM)||2022||24||735||87||35.00||150.92||0||5|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||2022||26||735||110*||31.95||123.32||1||5|
|KJ O’Brien (IRE)||2019||23||729||124||31.69||155.43||1||3|
|Glenn Phillips (NZ)||2022||21||716||104||44.75||156.33||1||6|
5. Virat Kohli – 781 runs in 2022
The former Indian skipper Virat Kohli found his form back in 2022, and he did some incredible things in that year. He scored his long-awaited 71st century and made his maiden T20I century. That year, he ended with 781 runs in 20 innings at an average and strike rate of 55.78 and 138.23. Virat also scored one century and 8 half-centuries.
4. Babar Azam – 939 runs in 2021
Pakistani skipper Babar Azam is currently the best batter in the white-ball format (ODIs and T20Is). He is growing with every game and has set a new standard for batting. He was at his peak in the shorter format in 2021. In that year, he scored 939 runs in 26 innings at an average of 37.56 and a strike rate of 127.58, with a best of 122.
3. Mohammad Rizwan – 996 runs in 2022
The last two or three years have been incredible for Pakistan’s wicketkeeper, Mohammad Rizwan. He has taken some giant steps in the shorter format and was also the No. 1 ranked batter for a while. In 2022, he was the top scorer for his team. He played 25 innings and scored 996 runs at a strike rate of 122.96 with 10 half-centuries.
2. Suryakumar Yadav – 1164 runs in 2022
Well, many former cricketers and cricket pundits believe that the T20 format didn’t see any better batsman than Suryakumar Yadav. And why not? The things he can do on the cricket field are hard to believe. In 2022, he was the highest scorer and was also the No. 1 ranked batter. SKY scored 1164 runs in 31 innings at an average and strike rate of 46.56 and 187.43, with two centuries and nine half-centuries.
1. Mohammad Rizwan – 1326 runs in 2021
The record for the most runs in the shorter format in a calendar year belongs to Mohammad Rizwan from Pakistan. Rizwan is the backbone of his country in the white-ball format, along with Babar Azam. He has won numerous games for his team. In 2021, he scored 1326 runs in just 26 innings at 73.66 and a strike rate of 134.89, with one century and 12 half-centuries.