T20 Cricket World Cup: Five Records That Possibly Could Be Broken in the 2022 Edition of the Tournament

T20 Cricket World Cup: Five Records That Possibly Could Be Broken in the 2022 Edition of the Tournament

  • Mahela Jayawardene has scored the most runs in the tournament, but his record could come under threat
  • Brendan McCullum's 123 is the highest individual score in the tournament's history
  • 12 teams will be battling it out for bragging rights and glory in the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup

All eyes are on Australia as the 2022 T20 World Cup is set to get underway.

With Ireland, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, and the Netherlands booking their place in the Super 12 leg of the tournament, the competition officially enters its business phase.

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12 teams will be looking to break records and claim glory in the 2022 edition of the T20 Cricket World Cup. Image: Matt King
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While many big-name players have already retired from the game, the stage is set for the youngsters to shine. There's also a chance for records to be broken.

Sports Brief looks at 5 records that could tumble at this year's tournament.

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Most Overall Runs

Sri Lanka's Mahela Jayawardene leads the way when it comes to most overall runs scored. Jayawardene scored 1061 in 33 matches, 49 more than West Indian great Chris Gayle. Three current players have a realistic chance of surpassing that total. India's Rohit Sharma is just 169 runs short of that total, while Virat Kohli is 171 runs behind. Australia's David Warner is 254 runs behind.

Most centuries scored:

Only eight batters have reached the 100-run mark in the tournament's history. With only 120 balls in an innings, scoring a century is difficult, but Gayle has achieved it twice. England's Alex Hales and Jos Butler will be hoping to match that achievement and possibly better it. Both batsmen have scored a century in the tournament before and will be competing in this year's event.

Highest score:

Ten years ago, Brendan McCullum scored 123 against Bangladesh, and the total still stands. The record for the highest score could be surpassed this year by anyone, making it definitely one to watch.

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Most runs in a tournament

India's Kohli holds the distinction of scoring the most runs in the tournament. Kohli scored 319 in six games in 2014 but has faced competition since. In 2021 Pakistan's Babar Azam fell just short as he amassed 303 runs in six games.

Most wickets in a tournament

It's going to take some fantastic bowling this year to topple Wanindu Hasaranga's record. The Sri Lankan spinner took 16 wickets in last year's tournament, but it's a record that can be broken in this tournament.

Pakistan Cricket Board defends team selection for T20 World Cup by using a Lionel Messi example

Pakistan are gearing up for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, but fans are unhappy with the current team selection, Sports Brief reported.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have had to defend its team selection after many felt that they lacked experience in the middle order.

It’s not like we have Lionel Messi sitting on the bench, PCB chief Ramiz Raja explained.

Source: SportsBrief.com