Batters with 3000 runs in men’s T20Is

T20I format requires a batter to be very precise with his skills and techniques while scoring runs. With just limited overs available to bat, it adds pressure on the batters to pile up as many runs as possible. While there are many who have been successful in the format, there are just a few who have aced the skill.

Let us have a look at the only four batters with 3000+ runs in Men’s T20Is:

Paul Stirling- 3011* runs

Irish opener Paul Stirling is the only player from his nation to have over 2000 runs, with Kevin O’Brien second (1973 runs). Stirling, who played his maiden T20I in 2009, has emerged as a fantastic for Ireland . He has one century and a total of 20 half-centuries in the format.

Virat Kohli- 3308* runs

Virat Kohli became the first ever player to breach the 3000 mark in the format and became the leading T20I run-scorer back in March 2021. Notably, he achieved the feat without scoring a single century in the format. He had been going through a rough time when he notched up a half-century against England to complete 3000 runs in the format. Kohli has a total of 30 fifties to his name with his highest score being 94*.

Rohit Sharma- 3487* runs

The current India all-format captain, who took over the reins of Virat Kohli, completed 3000 T20I runs and became the third ever male player to do so. He achieved the feat during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in 2021 while playing against Namibia. Ever since he made his debut in the format in September 2007, Sharma has four centuries and 27 half-centuries to his name as he continues to amass runs in the format.

Martin Guptill- 3497* runs

Martin Guptill helped New Zealand defeat Scotland by a mere 16 runs margin in the T20 World Cup 2021. Guptill’s 93-run knock innings, which helped the Kiwis set a target of 173 runs in the face of a determined Scottish team, included seven sixes and six fours. As of now, he stands strong as the leading run scorer in the format.