Australian skipper Aaron Finch is one of the most lethal opening batsmen in the world. When playing T20 cricket, he becomes all the more aggressive and not so long ago he created a world record by scoring 172 runs in a T20I match versus Zimbabwe, in 2018.
Finch’s innings was laced with 16 boundaries and 10 sixes, as he romped to his highest individual score of 172 runs in T20 cricket, in just 76 balls. The man went totally berserk, however, in T20 cricket, nothing can be taken for granted.
With so many leagues of the shorter format of the game, coming up nowadays, it’s only a matter of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ Finch’s individual score will be overtaken by someone.
Having said that, here are the five batsmen who can break Finch’s record score of 172 runs in T20Is:
If there is one batsman who we fancy, who has the ability to overtake Finch’s insane inning of 172 runs, it’s his compatriot David Warner. To be honest, we’re still surprised how Warner’s highest individual score in T20Is is just 100*.
Nonetheless, the 33-year-old indeed has that pedigree to go one better than Finch’s record, and more so now, because ever since the ball-tampering ban, he’s become more mature.
Warner’s time away from the game taught him a lot, he doesn’t go gung-ho after every ball, but instead, he’s planning his innings smartly now. Having said that, our best bet would be Warner to smash the 172 run record in T20 cricket and overtake his opening partner for Australia.