ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Records & Stats You Need To Know!

T20 World Cup Records: The ongoing 9th edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 has entered the Super 8 stages and promises to be a historic event once again. Mainly, the young players with their dynamic approach aim to deliver an incredible performance for their team and create sensational records. In the past eight editions of the tournament, six different champions emerged, with the West Indies and England lifting the trophy twice.

Several records have been established so far and one such record is that the former West Indies batter Chris Gayle is the only batter to achieve most centuries in T20 World Cup history (2 centuries). Similarly, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma and Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan are the only two international cricketers who have made their appearance in all the editions of the T20 World Cup so far.

It would be interesting to scrutinize the important records achieved by teams in the T20 World Cup such as the greatest and smallest winning margin by teams, highest and lowest innings total, and top contests with tied games. Additionally, revealing the stats and records of teams with the highest successful run chases will make the analysis much more intriguing.

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Greatest winning margin (in terms of runs and wickets)

Let’s categorize the greatest winning margin by the teams in T20 World Cup 2024 in terms of runs and wickets:

Highest winning margin (Runs):

  • 172 runs: Sri Lanka (260/6) vs Kenya (88/10) in T20 WC 2007.
  • 134 runs: West Indies (173/5) vs Uganda (39/10) in T20 WC 2024.
  • 130 runs: South Africa (211/5) vs Scotland (81/10) in T20 WC 2009.
  • 130 runs: Afghanistan (190/4) vs Scotland (60/10) in T20 WC 2021.
  • 125 runs: Afghanistan (183/5) vs Uganda (58/10) in T20 WC 2024.

Highest winning margin (Wickets):

Here are the five instances where teams successfully chased the target with a 10-wicket victory and registered a record for achieving victory by a huge margin:

  • Australia (102/0) vs Sri Lanka (101/10) in T20 WC 2007.
  • South Africa (94/0) vs Zimbabwe (93/8)  in T20 WC 2012.
  • Oman (131/0) vs Papua New Guinea (129/9)  in T20 WC 2021.
  • Pakistan (152/0) vs India (151/7) in T20 WC 2021.
  • England (170-0) vs India (168/8) in T20 WC 2022.

Lowest Winning Margin (in terms of runs)

Here are the top 5 matches that highlight the team’s bowling performance to grab a 1-run thrilling victory under pressurized situations and register the lowest winning margin in T20 World Cup history:

  • South Africa (128/7) vs New Zealand (127/5) in T20 WC 2009.
  • New Zealand (133/7) vs Pakistan (132/7) in T20 WC 2010.
  • India (152/6) vs South Africa (151/10) in T20 WC 2012.
  • India (146/7) vs Bangladesh (145/9) in T20 WC 2016.
  • Zimbabwe (130/8) vs Pakistan (129/8) in T20 WC 2022.

Top 5 Tied Matches

The match between India and Pakistan in 2007 will always remain one of the special tied matches in T20 World Cup:

  • India (141/9 in 20 overs)  vs Pakistan (141/7 in 20 overs) in T20 WC 2007.
  • New Zealand (174/7 in 20 overs) vs Sri Lanka (174/6 in 20 overs) in T20 WC 2012.
  • West Indies (139/10 in 19.3 overs) vs New Zealand (139/7 in 20 overs) in T20 WC 2012.
  • Oman (109/10 in 19.4 overs) vs Namibia (109/6 in 20 overs) in T20 WC 2024.
  • Pakistan (159/7 in 20 overs) vs United States (159/3 in 20 overs) in T20 WC 2024.

Highest Innings Total in T20 World Cup (2007-2024)

Probably, it might take several years to surpass Sri Lanka’s record of posting the highest total in an innings:

  • Sri Lanka: 260/6 in 20 overs vs Kenya in T20 WC 2007.
  • England: 230/8 in 19.4 overs vs South Africa in T20 WC 2016.
  • South Africa: 229/4 in 20 overs vs England in T20 WC 2007.
  • India: 218/4 in 20 overs vs England in T20 WC 2007.
  • West Indies: 218/5 in 20 overs vs Afghanistan in T20 WC 2024.

Lowest Innings Total in T20 World Cup (2007-2024)

Netherlands scored the lowest total in T20 World Cup and the stats are tabulated below:

  • Netherlands (39/10 in 10.3 overs) vs Sri Lanka in T20 WC 2014.
  • Uganda (39/10 in 12 overs) vs West Indies in T20 WC 2024.
  • Uganda (40/10 in 18.4 overs) vs New Zealand in T20 WC 2024.
  • Netherlands (44/10 in 10 overs) vs Sri Lanka in T20 WC 2021.
  • Oman (47/10 in 13.2 overs) vs England in T20 WC 2024. 

Successful Highest Run Chases In T20 World Cup

England recorded the highest successful run chase against South Africa and ranks at the leading position in this list:

  • 230/8 in 19.4 overs: England vs South Africa in T20 WC 2016 (England won by 2 wickets).  
  • 208/2 in 17.4 overs: South Africa vs West Indies in T20 WC 2007 (West Indies won by 8 wickets).
  • 197/2 in 19.5 overs: Australia vs Pakistan in T20 WC 2010 (Australia won by 8 wickets).
  • 197/3 in 17.4 overs: United States vs Canada in T20 WC 2024 (United States won by 7 wickets).
  • 196/3 in 19.4 overs: India vs West Indies in T20 WC 2016 (West Indies won by 7 wickets).

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