Top 5 highest run scorers for Sri Lanka in T20 World Cups

Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka have qualified for the super 12 stage of the ICC men’s T20 world cup 2022. They are now in group 1 with New Zealand, Australia, England, and Afghanistan. Sri Lanka has amazing records in T20 World Cups and in this article, we will see the top 5 highest run scorers for Sri Lanka in T20 World Cups.

#5 Sanath Jayasuriya

Sanath Jayasuriya has played only 2  T20 world cups and he is still at No.5 on our list. Jayasuriya has 346 runs in T20 World Cups with an average of 21.62.

#4 Anglo Mathews

Anglo Mathews is no longer part of the Sri Lankan T20I team but he was considered one of the most important players for Sri Lanka. Mathews has 459 runs with an average of 38.25 in T20 World Cups.

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#3 Kumar Sangakkara

Former Sri Lankan captain and winner of the 2014 T20 world cup, Kumar Sangakkara has 661 runs in the T20 world Cup which is the third highest among Sri Lankan players. Sangakkara had an average of 25.42 in the T20 world Cup.

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#2 Dilshan

Former Sri Lankan explosive opening batsman, Dilshan was one of the most dangerous players of his time. Dilshan is not only Sri Lanka’s second-highest hit he is also 3rd highest in the history of T20 world cups. Dilshan has scored 897 runs with an average of 30.93the  in the T20 world Cup. Dilshan also has 6 half-centuries in the tournament’s history.

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#1 Mahela Jayawardene

Former Sri Lankan captain and one of the most successful batters in T20 World Cups history is the all-time highest scorer in T20 World Cups which also makes him the top scorer for Sri Lanka. Jayawardene has 1016 runs in T20 World Cups which makes him the only player to cross the 1000 runs mark. Jayawardene had an average of 39.07 with one century and 6 half-centuries in the T20 world Cup.