The T20 World Cup 2022 is around the corner and all teams have set their eyes on the trophy.
T20 cricket is all about scoring runs and many big players are participating in this tournament to showcase their talent and contribute as much as possible for their respective sides.
Some players are currently showing excellent consistency and scoring the bulk of runs.
So, in this article, we will take a look at the 5 batters who are expected to be the leading run-getters in the mega event in Australia.
5- Virat Kohli
After struggling for a long time, Virat Kohli was finally able to regain his form in the Asia Cup 2022 where he scored 276 runs in 5 innings and finished as the second-highest run-getter of the tournament.
Virat also ended his 3-year-long century drought with a magnificent hundred against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup.
Virat also played some match-winning knocks in the home series against Australia and South Africa.
He is looking like the same old Virat who is hungry for runs in an ICC tournament.
The two-time Player of the Tournament (2014 and 16)in T20 world cups is once again looking like the favorite to become the leading run-scorer in this T20 World Cup.
Jos Buttler has become one of the most dangerous T20 in recent times. He has the potential to take the game away from the opposition at any time with his power-hitting.
The England limited-overs skipper has recently recovered from a calf injury but on his return, he scored two outstanding half-centuries in the 3-match T20I series against Australia.
He is looking in sublime form just at the right time and England will depend a lot on him to score runs at the top.
His form suggests that he can be amongst the leading run-scorers in this edition of the T20 World cup.
Babar Azam is currently one of the best batters in the world.
He has been scoring runs consistently for his side in T20Is.
The Pakistani skipper was the star with the bat in last year’s edition of the T20 World Cup in the UAE. He was unstoppable last year and piled on the runs with class.
Babar Azam was the leading run-scorer of that tournament with 303 runs from six innings including a superb match-winning innings against India in the opening game.
He was also in excellent touch with the bat in the recently concluded Tri-series in New Zealand and he is surely amongst the contenders to become the highest run-scorer of this season.
David Warner has been Australia’s main player in the batting lineup across formats for many years.
He is a an exceptional batter who can score runs on any surface and is expected to shine in his home conditions.
David Warner scored 289 runs in 7 games including match-winning knocks in the semi-final and Final in the previous edition of the T20I World Cup and was also the second-highest run-scorer of the tournament.
He was also given the Player of the Tournament award in the 2021 edition for his excellent performance.
So, he has a huge opportunity to retain his title in his own backyard by delivering good performances with the bat.
Mohammad Rizwan has been the most consistent batter in T20Is all across the globe.
He is delivering match-winning performances for Pakistan in almost every second game and has become the most reliable player in the side.
He recently became the fastest wicketkeeper-batter to reach 2000 T20I runs.
Rizwan was the highest run-scorer in Asia Cup with 282 runs in 6 innings. Rizwan was also the highest run-scorer in the PAK vs ENG series where he scored 316 runs at an average of 63.20.
Rizwan is also currently the Number 1 ranked T20I in the world.
He is at the peak of his powers and with that unbelievable consistency, he is the biggest contender to become the highest run-scorer in this T20 world cup.