T20 Cricket Records: Most Runs by Batsmen in a Calendar Year

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Most runs by Batsman in a calendar year in T20I – We live in an era of T20 International cricket. This shortest format is the most exciting format in the game of cricket, even though batsmen and bowlers are given only 20 overs to show their skills. These 20 overs are enough to judge the caliber of good batsmen and bowlers.

most runs by batsman in a calendar year in t20i

There are some great names when it comes to discussing T20 International cricket format. The West Indian explosive batsman Chris Gayle’s records speaks more volume in T20 International cricket and in franchise league cricket.

Most runs by Batsman in a calendar year in T20I

Gayle is the only batsman and the youngest cricket player to have scored more than 10,000 runs to his name in the shortest format. He has also scored the most centuries in T20s and has played the most number of games as an international T20 player for various teams. These games also include matches which he has played in various T20 leagues around the world.

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Gayle also has the record for smashing the most sixes as a batsman in the IPL. He also played the biggest innings and scored the highest runs in T20s. His knock of 175 runs for Royal Challengers Bangalore in that same cash-rich tournament is also a record in the shortest format.

Most runs by Batsman in a calendar year in T20I – There are many other records which Gayle holds in T20 International cricket and Franchise cricket league tournament. With Gayle, here are the other batsmen with that record in T20 format –

Chris Gayle

Chris Gayle

The Universal Boss Chris Gayle has the highest number of runs in a calendar year of T20 cricket matches. Chris Gayle stormed with his bat and achieved this amazing record in 2015. That year, Gayle unleashed himself and scored a total of 1665 runs which is the most T20s in a calendar year.

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Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli

In the very next year, 2016, India’s current Skipper and prolific batsman Virat Kohli came close to breaking this record of Gayle. But he missed that record by some runs. Virat scored 1614 runs. That year, Virat gave terrific performances in the IPL and also scored four centuries in a single season. But still, Virat was unable to overtake Gayle and finished second on the list.

Most runs by Batsman in a calendar year in T20I

Babar Azam

Babar Azam

The third batsman in terms of scoring the most runs in a calendar year of T20 cricket is Babar Azam from Pakistan. Babar Azam is considered to be the run machine of Pakistan. He has made a lot of name through his batting in a very short time and has also proved himself. In 2019, he was the highest run-scorer in T20 cricket. Babar Azam scored a total of 1607 runs in T20 cricket and fell a bit behind Virat Kohli’s record.

Most runs by Batsman in a calendar year in T20I

AB de Villiers

AB de Villiers

The South African legendary batsman AB De Villers is fourth on this list of scoring the most T20 runs in a calendar year. He scored a total of 1580 runs in the shortest format in 2019.

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