T-20 International Cricket: Like other sports, in cricket, the captain is the most important player on the field. The captain has a lot in his hand, from choosing the team to making the right decision on important occasions. The captain has to go ahead and lead his team and set examples for other players.
If the captain of a team is also its lead batsman, then his responsibility increases because he has to make runs with the bat in addition to making decisions under the captaincy.
Although many players have led their country’s team in T20 cricket, very few people have been included in the successful names.
Let’s take a look at the top 5 batsmen who have scored the most runs as captain in T20.
Asghar Afghan, one of Afghanistan’s most experienced players, has also captained the team for a long time. Between July 2015 and February 2019, Afghanistan scored 846 runs in 42 innings of 45 T20s for Afghanistan as captain. The Afghans scored 3 half-centuries and averaged 22.26.
The 35-year-old Porterfield is one of the most experienced batsmen in the Ireland cricket team. Porterfield is also a great leader for his country and has led the Ireland team for almost a decade.
Porterfield captained Ireland’s T20 squad from 2008 to March 2017 and also led his team from the front with the bat.
As captain, Porterfield has scored 1002 runs in 54 innings of 56 matches at an average of 20.88 which includes 3 fifties.
Williamson had the chance to captain New Zealand in the T20 for the first time in 2012 but had to wait until 2014 to become a regular captain.
As captain, Williamson has scored 1,083 runs in 39 innings of 39 matches at an average of around 31. During this period, Williamson has also scored 7 half-centuries.
The batting record of Dhoni, who won the T20 World Cup in India under his captaincy in 2007, is also very good. Dhoni, who captained the most matches in T20 matches, is the only player to score 1,000 runs without a half-century.
As captain, Dhoni played 72 matches for India, in which he scored 1,112 runs in 62 innings. Interestingly, Dhoni returned unbeaten 32 times out of these 62 innings and his average is 37.
Faf du Plessis
South Africa’s star batsman Faf du Plessis was given command of the T20 squad in 2012 and now Faf du Plessis has led the team brilliantly. Plessy has now captained the African team in 40 matches in which he has won 24 and lost 15 while a tie has been held.
Faf du Plessis is currently the highest run-scorer in T20 matches as a captain. Faf du Plessis has now scored 1273 runs in 40 matches, including 7 fifties and 1 century.
Faf du Plessis had a brilliant inning of 119 against the West Indies in 2015, his highest score in the T20 International, but still could not win his team. Apart from this, Plessy scored 85 runs against Sri Lanka in 2013 which is his second-best innings.