Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Rizwan currently holds the record for the highest average in T20 internationals.

Since making his T20I debut against Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka in 2015, Mohammad Rizwan has amassed 1,705 runs in 57 matches at an impressive average of 50.14. He has smashed one century and 13 fifties in his T20I career so far.

Interestingly, the Pakistan wicket-keeper is the only batter to average more than 50 in T20 internationals. 

India’s star cricketer Virat Kohli is second on the list for the highest average in T20 internationals.

The former India cricket team captain has scored 3,343 runs in 100 T20Is at an average of 49.89. He has 30 half-centuries in T20Is to his name.

New Zealand batter Devon Conway currently features third on the list. The swashbuckling left-hander has accumulated 708 runs in just 23 matches at an average of 47.20. The Kiwi batter has registered four fifties in T20Is so far.

Pakistan talisman Babar Azam and India’s Manish Pandey complete the top five list.

The Pakistan cricket team captain has scored 2,696 runs in 75 matches at an average of 44.93. Babar Azam has hammered one hundred and 26 half-centuries in T20Is so far.

India middle-order batter Manish Pandey, on the other hand, has amassed 709 runs in 39 matches at an average of 44.31. He has recorded three fifties in the T20I format.

Canada’s Navneet Dhaliwal, Sabawoon Davizi of the Czech Republic and Netherlands’ Ryan ten Doeschate are some of the quality batters to feature in the list from the associate nations.

While Navneet Dhaliwal has scored 748 runs in 23 matches at an average of 44, Sabawoon Davizi has accumulated 1,093 runs in 28 matches at an average of 43.72.

Former Netherlands batter Ryan ten Doeschate amassed 533 runs in 24 matches at an average of 41.

India’s KL Rahul is currently 10th on this list. The flamboyant right-handed batter has scored 1,831 runs in 57 matches at an average of 39.80.

Highest averages in T20 internationals

Player Span Matches Runs Average 
Mohammad Rizwan 2015-2022 57 1705 50.14
Virat Kohli 2010-2022 100 3343 49.89
Devon Conway 2020-2022 23 708 47.20
Babar Azam 2016-2022 75 2696 44.93
Manish Pandey 2015-2022 39 709 44.31
Navneet Dhaliwal 2019-2022 23 748 44.00
Sabawoon Davizi 2019-2022 28 1093 43.72
Aiden Markram  2019-2022 23 722 42.47
Ryan ten Doeschate 2019-2022 24 533 41.00
KL Rahul 2016-2022 57 1831 39.80

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