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Six interesting facts about ICC World Cup T20

In order to keep pace with the ongoing cricket fever, as the Pak-India T20 world cup is hanging over our heads we are here to give you some interesting facts on T20 world cup.

Highest opening stand

Chris Gayle and Dwayne Smith, both have opened match against South Africa. They hold the world record of 145 run partnership for the 1st wicket. Overall, Chris Gayle has eight fifty plus scores in World Twenty20.

Unwanted World record of T20

One of the popular batsmen, Shahid Afridi, who holds the unwanted record for scoring most ducks in World Twenty20. He got out on zero five times.

T20 World Cup batsmen with centuries

In the previous tournament, only 6 batsmen scored 100 runs. Names of these batsmen are Chris Gayle (117), Ahmed Shehzad (111*), McCullum (123), Suresh Raina (101), Mahela Jayawardene (100) and Alex Hales (116*).

Maximum Sixes by Chris Gayle

Popular batsman of West Indies, Chris Gayle holds the world record. He is famous for hitting the most Sixes (43) in all 5 editions together in this Twenty20 World Cup.

Best bowling figure in WT20

In 2012 T20 World Cup tournament, Sri Lankan off-spinner Ajantha Mendis accomplish the feat of 6 for 8. This is still the best bowling record in the World T20 tournament.

Highest team Total

Sri Lanka’s team earned the highest team total in the World T20 championship till now. Sri Lanka’s highest score is 260/6 against Kenya and achieved this fest in the inaugural ceremony of the 20-20 Cricket World Cup.