Fans enjoy T20 cricket due to the high octane energy, flashy shot making and gigantic sixes. Over the last 15 years of the World T20 Cup, fans have witnessed amazing feats like 6 sixes in an over and more than 250 runs scored in single innings. These magical moments are produced by most fearsome strikers of the cricket ball, so take a glance at this list of players with best strike rate in World T20 Cup.
5. K. Pietersen
The rebel of English cricket may have called curtains on his career earlier than expected, but guided England to their first and only World T20 Cup in 2010. From 2007 to 2010, Pietersen played 15 World T20 Cup matches and scored 580 runs at a whopping strike rate of 148.33. KP usually dealt in big hits and scored more than 60% of his runs with boundaries. He managed to hit 60 fours and smashed 17 sixes in 3 different World T20 Cups.
4. I Nazir
The pillar of Pakistan top order in 2000s, Nazir was one of the most flamboyant openers in T20 cricket. Before retiring from international cricket in 2012, Nazir played 4 World T20 Cups for Pakistan and won the trophy in 2009 in England. He scored 300 runs in 13 matches at a healthy strike rate of 150.00. Always aggressive from the very first ball, Nazir managed to hit 50 boundaries including 13 sixes.
3. M. Stoinis
One of the few players to possess a bullet throw while fielding, Stoinis is also one of the biggest hitters of the white ball. Part of a strong Australian lower-middle order, Stoinis made his debut in the 2021 World T20 Cup and won the trophy with the Kangaroos, With 14 fours and 12 sixes in 8 innings, his strike rate of 151.47 is the third highest strike rate in World T20 Cup. Stoinis has established his reputation as a finisher in the shorter format of the game across several domestic T20 leagues.
2. S. Afridi
Coming in at number 2 is none other than ‘Lala’ Afridi. The former world record holder of quickest ODI century, remained true to his game and displayed fireworks in the shorter format of the game as well. In his long World T20 Cup career, Afridi scored 546 runs at a strike rate of 154.23. In 32 innings, he managed to score 70 boundaries including 21 biggies and occasionally finished a few important matches for Pakistan Cricket Team.
1. D. Sammy
Team: West Indies
Only captain to lay his hands twice on the World T20 Cup, Sammy was like a dynamo in Windies lower batting order. The tall all-rounder from Saint Lucia scored only 215 runs in 18 innings but they were of utmost importance as they came at a whopping strike rate of 164.12. Sammy smashed 21 fours and 9 mammoth hits and scored a boundary every 4 balls in the World T20 Cup. One of the most blessed hitters of the ball, Windies Cricket are yet to find a replacement for this legendary player.
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