The ICC T20 Men’s World Cup kicks off on October 17 and the tournament is scheduled to take place on November 14 in the United Arab Emirates. The first edition of the T20 World Cup was held in 2007, and it took place in South Africa, and India managed to win the first tournament by defeating Pakistan. Meanwhile, the latest edition of the T20 World Cup in 2016 was held, which West India won by defeating England by 4 wickets.
Over the years, the tournament has achieved many impressive performances from batsmen and bowlers. However, the T20 format is known as batsmen who dominated the match and this tradition was followed in the T20 World Cups. Batters continued to play their free flow and explosive cricket, and as a result, the exhibition was experienced by several players for several centuries and a half.
Meanwhile, in this article, our first focus will be on the half-centuries that players recorded during the T20 World Cup events. There were especially several players with three half-centuries in the tournament. However, only 13 players scored 4 or more than 4 fifties in the 20 World Cups, and among them, only 5 players scored more than 5 half-centuries.
Top 5 players with the most half-centuries in the T20 World Cup
Tillakaratne Dilshan [ 6 ]
Former Sri Lankan batsman Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan is one of the most successful batsmen to come from Sri Lanka. Dilshan achieved great success in his T20I career and scored more than 1800 runs representing Sri Lanka in T20 Internationals defeating one century and 13 half centuries. Also during the ICC World Twenty20 in 2009, he discovered a shot called “Dilscoop”.
So far, Tillakaratne Mudiyanselage Dilshan has managed to beat 6 batting sheets in the T20 World Cup. He is also one of the highest scorers in the tournament as he scored 897 in 35 games at a pass rate of 124.06 and an average of 30.93.