Most Runs in T20 for Sri Lanka

By Hitesh Jain on Nov 25, 2021

Sri Lanka is one of the leading teams in the shortest format of the game and has lifted the trophy of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2013/14. There are many players who have helped their team to achieve victory in big matches by making the most runs in a T20 international for Sri Lanka.

List of Most Runs in T20 for Sri Lanka

Player

Span

Runs

Innings

Highest Score

Tillakaratne Dilshan

2006-2016

1889

79

104*

Kusal Perera

2013-2021

1539

59

84

Mahela Jayawardene

2006-2014

1493

55

100

Kumar Sangakkara

2006-2014

1382

53

78

Angelo Mathews

2009-2021

1148

63

81*

Thisara Perera

2010-2021

1047

70

58

Dinesh Chandimal

2010-2021

950

54

66*

Dasun Shanaka

2015-2021

707

53

54

Chamara Kapugedera

2006-2017

703

38

50

Sanath Jayasuriya

2006-2011

629

30

88

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Most Runs in T20 International for Sri Lanka

Let’s check out all these players who have made the most runs in T20I for Sri Lanka.

  1. Tillakaratne Dilshan (1889 Runs)

Tillakaratne Dilshan, the former right-handed all-rounder of Sri Lanka, is sitting at the top position of making the most runs in T20 international for Sri Lanka. He was not only the top-order batsman but also an off-break bowler. He started his career in the T20 international for Sri Lanka against England at The Rose Bowl on Jun 15, 2006. From 2006 to 2016, he played 80 matches for the Lanka team and scored 1889 from his 79 innings at a strike rate of 120.54.

  1. Kusal Perera (1539 Runs)

Kusal Perera, a wicketkeeper-batsman, comes at the 2nd position for hitting the most runs in a T20 international for Sri Lanka. Perera played his first T20 international match against Australia at Stadium Australia on Jan 26, 2013, where he opened with Dilshan and struck 33 runs. As of November 2021, he has played 59 T20 matches and scored 1539 runs for his team at a strike rate of 131.31.

  1. Mahela Jayawardene (1493 Runs)

Mahela Jayawardene, the former batsman of Sri Lanka, is at the number 3 position for making the most runs in T20I for Sri Lanka. He made his debut in a T20 international for Sri Lanka in the match against England at The Rose Bowl on Jun 15, 2006, where he was given run out for 0. Since his debut, he played 55 T20 matches and scored 1493 runs at a strike rate of 133.18.

  1. Kumar Sangakkara (1382 Runs)

Kumar Sangakkara, the former captain of Sri Lanka, stands at the number 4th position for hitting the most runs in T20I for Sri Lanka. Sangakkara was a left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman who loved to bat in the middle order. He entered in the T20 matches at the international level for Sri Lanka against England at The Rose Bowl on Jun 15, 2006, where he made 21 runs in his T20 debut. From 2006 to 2014, Sangakkara served his nation in T20I on 56 occasions and made 1382 runs at a strike rate of 119.55.

  1. Angelo Mathews (1148 Runs)

Angelo Mathers, one of the best rounder players for Sri Lanka, is at the number 5th position for making the most runs in T20 international for Sri Lanka. He made his T20I debut for Sri Lanka in the match against Australia at Trent Bridge onJun 08, 2009. From 2009 to 2021, he has played 78 T20I matches and has scored 1148 runs at a strike rate of 117.74.

Last updated - Nov 25, 2021 7:38 am
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