ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Top 4 Batsman Who Could Score The First Double Century. Cricket is said to be a game of uncertainty. Every new day brings new excitement and new hope for a better record. The shortest form of cricket officially has never seen any batter score 200 runs. Aaron Finch currently holds the record for the highest individual score of 172 runs in T20. He played this innings against minnows Zimbabwe at Harare in 2018.
Seeing the increasing dominance of batters in the shortest format, we should not be surprised, if any batsman crosses the 200+ score in the t20 format. Let us have a look at the top 4 batsmen who can achieve this record in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022:
As mentioned above, Aaron Finch currently holds the record for the highest individual score in t20 innings. Finch has been a very aggressive batter throughout his career. In T20 cricket, Aaron Finch has scored 2912 runs in 93 innings, at a strike rate of 143.7. This included 2 centuries. Aaron Finch opens the innings for Australia.
Since the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 is organized in Australia, Finch will be aware of the conditions. If he plays to his potential and stays at the crease till the end, he can become the first batsman to score a double century in T20 cricket.
Known by the nickname “Hitman”, Rohit Sharma is one of the most successful t20 batsman cricket has ever witnessed. The dashing opener from India has accumulated 3737 runs in 134 innings, at a good strike-rate of 141, which includes 4 centuries.
Rohit Sharma has almost all the shots in his kitty. He has the potential to hit towering sixes. If Rohit Sharma can maintain a strike rate of more than 250 and stays till the end, he can well be the batter to score the first double-century in the T20 international.
The England opener Jos Buttler was phenomenal in the IPL 2022. The way he scored runs fearlessly and dominated the bowler was a treat to watch. Buttler is one of those rare talents, who does not need a lot of time to settle.
He can hammer the bowlers from the word go. In 86 T20 innings, he has scored 2227 runs, at a strike rate of 143. His highest score in T20 cricket is 101*. If Jos Buttler gets enough overs to bat, he has the caliber to become the first t20 batter to score 200 runs.
Martin Guptill, like other names mentioned above, is also a dangerous batsman when on the song. He holds the record for the second most sixes in T20 cricket (172 in 121 innings). He was just recently surpassed by Rohit Sharma. Guptill deals with sixes and he can torment the bowing in the power-play.
The positive thing about Martin Guptill is that he opens the innings for New Zealand, and this can benefit him. Martin Guptill, in 117 t20 innings, has scored 3497 runs at a strike rate of 136, which also includes 2 centuries.