The seventh edition of the ICC T20 World Cup is all set to take place in UAE and Oman, starting from 17th October 2021. Earlier, the tournament was scheduled to be held in India. However, the uncertainty around the third wave of the Coronavirus led to the change in the venue.
West Indies are the defending champions, having lifted the title in 2016. They are also the only team to have won the title twice in the history of the tournament. They won the first time in the 2012 edition. India won the inaugural tournament in 2007, while Pakistan lifted the title in 2009.
Since the inaugural edition of the tournament, T20 Cricket as a format has made a special place in the hearts of cricket fans. The fast-paced cricket format has appealed to the majority of cricket fans.
The fans have loved watching the T20 World Cups, over the years. The prospect of witnessing a plethora of boundaries in a short period of time has left everyone in a joyous state.
There is no denying that T20 cricket has been harsh to the bowlers. The game has been titled a lot more in the favour of batsmen. Over the years, we have seen some top knocks from batting stalwarts in the shortest formats.
For them to excel in the T20s, strike rate plays a most important role than anything else. With only 120 deliveries to play, batsmen ought to play with a healthy strike rate. On that note, here’s a look at the top 6 active players with the highest strike rates in T20 World Cups:
Highest Strike-Rate Among Active Players In The T20 World Cup
Lendl Simmons: 131.14
Lendl Simmons has been one of the fearsome strikers in the game. He is currently a part of the West Indies T20 side. Lend Simmons has given West Indies a plethora of outstanding starts in the powerplay overs. His strike rate in the shortest format of the game has never been a concern. Simmons played for West Indies in the 2014 and 2016 T20 World Cups. His 81-run knock of 51 balls in the semi-final of the 2016 World Cup helped West Indies beat India and thereby reach the finals of the tournament.
Lendl Simmons holds a strike rate of 131.14 in T20 World Cups, which is the sixth most by any active player.