Australia is hands down one of the strongest cricketing nations and has produced numerous incredible players. The Australian team has dominated world cricket for several years. They are also the current Twenty-20 (T20) World Cup champions and have quite a few good players in the shortest format of the game. However, here we limit ourselves to the top 10 Australian players with the most fifties in T20 cricket.
1. David Warner
David Warner, the pocket-sized dynamite from New South Wales, is the first to feature on the list. Warner is one of the all-format players for Australia and one of the senior members of the team. He started his T20 international career in 2009 and has played in 91 matches so far. Warner has 2684 runs in 91 innings at an average of 33.55, with 23 fifties to his name.
2. Aaron Finch
Next on the list is Aaron Finch, Australia’s current T20I captain and David Warner’s opening partner. Finch started playing T20I cricket in 2011 and has played in 92 matches until now. In 92 innings, he has scored 2855 runs at an average of 35.24 with 19 fifties to his name, which also includes two centuries.
3. Glenn Maxwell
Glenn Maxwell, one of Australia’s key players in the shortest format of the game, comes next on the list. Maxwell is a right-handed batter from Victoria and one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball in world cricket. In 2012, he made his T20I debut against Pakistan and has played in 87 matches until now. He has scored 2,017 runs in 79 innings at an average of 30.56 with 12 fifties to his name, which includes three centuries.
4. Shane Watson
Shane Watson, one of Australia’s best fast bowling all-rounders in white ball cricket, is the next to feature on the list. Watson hails from Queensland and started playing for Australia in T20I cricket in 2006 and featured in 58 matches until 2016. He scored 1462 runs at an average of 29.24, with 11 fifties to his name.
5. Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh is the younger son of former Australian cricketer, Geoff Marsh, and one of Australia’s most promising all-rounders. Marsh began his T20I career in 2011 when he played his first match against South Africa in Johannesburg. Until 2022, he played in 38 matches, scoring 896 runs at an average of 30.89 with six fifties to his name.
6. Cameron White
Next on the list is Cameron White, the former Australia captain and a right-handed middle-order batter. White started his T20I career in 2007 against England in Sydney. He featured in 47 T20I for Australia and scored 984 runs at an average of 32.80. In 44 innings, he got five fifties to his name.
7. Mathew Hayden
Next on the list is Mathew Hayden, one of the most prolific and dashing opening batters of all time. Hayden was a left-handed batter from Queensland and one of the hardest hitters of the cricket ball. From 2005 to 2007, he featured in nine T20Is only and scored 308 runs at an average of 51.33 with four fifties to his name.
8. D’Arcy Short
Next, we have D’Arcy Short, a left-handed opening batter who hails from the Northern Territory. Short is an explosive and attacking batter who loves to play his shots. Since 2018, he has played in 23 T20Is, scoring 642 runs at an average of 30.57 with four fifties to his name.
9. Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey, popularly nicknamed as “Mr. Cricket,” is next to feature on the list. Hussey is one of Australia’s most successful middle-order batters. He began his T20I career in 2005 against New Zealand in Auckland and played in 38 matches until 2012. In 30 innings, he scored 721 runs at an average of 37.94, with four fifties to his name.
10. Steven Smith
Steven Smith, Australia’s former captain and a right-handed top-order batter, is the last one to feature on the list. Smith played his first T20I in 2010 against Pakistan in Melbourne. So far, he has played in 57 matches, scoring 928 runs in 45 innings, with four fifties to his name.