Only three batsmen have been able to score centuries in a T20 world cup match. Suresh Raina, Chris Gayle and Jayawardene have scored 101, 117 and 100 respectively. There are a number of players who have lost their wicket in the nervous nineties.
Whenever one thinks of T20 cricket, the thought of the ball going over the ropes for six immediately comes to one's mind. In this aspect, Chris Gayle and Yuvraj Singh have been the best with a total 27 and 24 sixes respectively to their credit. Both these left handers are one of the most feared batsmen in the competition, and would love to increase their sixes tally in the competition. Yuvraj Singh also holds the record for six sixes in an over.
In the bowling department, it is the Pakistanis who have been really impressive. Shahif Afridi has taken 27 wickets so far, which is the highest in T20 World Cup's history, closely followed by his team mate, Umar Gul with 26 wickets. Lasith Malinga is the third highest wicket taker with 25 wickets. With all these above mentioned bowlers present for their respective nations in the T20 World Cup, it could be a close race to finish at the top when the championship concludes. Umra Gul holds the best bowling figures when Pakistan played New Zealand at The Oval in 2009. His figures read 3 overs for 6 runs claiming 5 wickets.
Catches win matches is a phrase that goes hand in hand - especially in the shorter format of the game - where there is no scope for any kind of mistakes. Fielders need to stick to their catches, as it could decide the fate the of the match. AB De Villiers has taken the most number of catches (16) so far. As far as wicket-keeper dismissals are concerned, Kamral Akmal leads the pack with 21 dismissals.
These records might change after the 2012 World Cup comes to an end. With the amount of T20 cricket that's being played today, players might create new records.
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