The average number of runs a batter scores after facing 100 balls is known as the batting strike rate. A player who scores runs at a decent rate has a high strike rate. In T20 formats, it is most necessary. One such T2O tournament is the T20 World Cup. T20 World Cup is an international championship of twenty-twenty cricket, organized by the International Cricket Council. Sixteen teams play in the tournament, and India is one of these teams.
The journey of the T20 World Cup for India has been nothing less than a rollercoaster ride. Out of the seven T20 World Cups that have happened, India has won just one. In the inaugural world cup in 2007, the team led by MS Dhoni made it to the finals and won the tournament. Since then, it has become a long chase for India. Let us look at the top ten players in the Indian Cricket Team who has the best batting strike in T20 World Cup.
1. Kannaur Lokesh Rahul
Kannaur Lokesh Rahul is a right-hand opening batsman and a wicketkeeper. He made his debut in the last World Cup in 2021. Rahul played five games and scored 194 runs with an average of 48.50 and a strike rate of 152.75 with three fifties and seven sixes.
2. Yusuf Khan Pathan
Yusuf Khan Pathan is a right-hand middle-order allrounder. Pathan is an explosive batsman who played from 2007 to 2010 in the T20 World Cup. Pathan played 11 games and scored 122 runs in nine innings, averaging 17.42. His strike rate in these matches was 148.78 and he has scored seven sixes.
3. Rohit Gurunath Sharma
Rohit Gurunath Sharma is a right-handed top-order batsman. He started playing during the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and is currently playing. Rohit played 33 games in T20 World Cup for India has scored 847 runs in 30 innings with an average of 38.50 and a strike rate of 131.52 with eight fifties and 31 sixes.
4. Suresh Kumar Raina
Suresh Kumar Raina is a left-hand middle-order batsman. He made his T20 World Cup debut for India in 2009 and played till 2016. Raina scored 453 runs in 26 games playing 21 innings with an average of 25.16 and a strike rate of 130.17 with one fifty and 12 sixes.
5. Virendra Sehwag
Virendra Sehwag is a right-hand top-order batsman from India. Viru has played nine games from 2007 to 2012 and has scored 187 runs in these matches. He has an average of 23.37 and a strike rate of 129.86, which includes one half-century and six sixes.
6. Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli is a right-hand top-order batsman from India. The King of Cricket played the T20 World Cup in 2012 and is currently playing. Kohli scored 845 runs playing 21 games and 19 innings. He has an average of 76.81 and a strike rate of 129.60 with ten fifties and 20 sixes.
7. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh is a left-hand middle-order allrounder from India. Yuvi played in the T20 World Cup from 2007 to 2016. He has played 31 games and scored 593 runs in 28 innings with an average of 23.72 and a strike rate of 128.91 with four fifties and 33 sixes.
8. Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a right-hand wicketkeeper batsman. He made his T20 World Cup debut in 2007 and was the captain of the 2007 world cup winning team. He has played till the 2016 World Cup. Dhoni played 33 games and scored 529 runs in 29 innings with an average of 35.26 and a strike rate of 123.88 with 16 sixes.
9. Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir is a left-hand top order batsman. He played in the T20 World Cup from 2007 to 2012. Gambhir has an average of 26.20 in 20 innings in 21 games. Gautam has scored 524 runs with a strike rate of 118.01 with four fifties and six sixes.
10. Robin Venu Uthappa
Robin Venu Uthappa is a right hand wicketkeeper batsman. He played only in the inaugural World Cup in 2007 and played seven games and scored 113 runs in six innings with an average of 18.83 and a strike rate of 113.00 with one fifty and six sixes.