T20 is the fastest cricket format in international cricket. In this format, each team have to set up a huge total to win against their opponents. T20 World Cup is no exception as well. We have seen some of the top teams score highest total against their opponent sides. Here is the list of ICC T20 World Cup highest total in T20 WC history.
ICC T20 World Cup Highest Total
|Sri Lanka||260/6||20.0||13||v Kenya||Johannesburg||14 Sep 2007|
|England||230/8||19.4||11.69||v South Africa||Mumbai||18 Mar 2016|
|South Africa||229/4||20.0||11.45||v England||Mumbai||18 Mar 2016|
|India||218/4||20.0||10.9||v England||Durban||19 Sep 2007|
|South Africa||211/5||20.0||10.55||v Scotland||The Oval||7 Jun 2009|
|South Africa||209/5||20.0||10.45||v Afghanistan||Mumbai||20 Mar 2016|
|South Africa||208/2||17.4||11.77||v West Indies||Johannesburg||11 Sep 2007|
|West Indies||205/6||20.0||10.25||v South Africa||Johannesburg||11 Sep 2007|
|West Indies||205/4||20.0||10.25||v Australia||Colombo (RPS)||5 Oct 2012|
|Pakistan||201/5||20.0||10.05||v Bangladesh||Kolkata||16 Mar 2016|
Sri Lanka 260/6
Sri Lanka were once a dominating side in T20 format with the likes of Dilshan, Sangakara and Jaywardene. In T20 World Cup 2007, Sri Lanka posted a huge total of 260/6 while batting first against Kenya in 20 overs at Johanseburg on 14th September 2007.
It was 8th Group C Match in Round 1 phase of T20 World Cup. Sanatha Jaysuria with fastest 88 and Mahela Jaywardene with quick 65 lead the foundation of this big target.
England were fearsome in T20 World Cup 2016. They posted the 2nd highest total of the T20 World Cup history in the tournament against South Africa in a chase.
This was the 18th T20 World Cup 2016 match when South Africa set a mountainous sum of 229 for 4 while batting first against England. England in return, chase down the target by posting the 2nd highest total of the T20 World Cup history of 230/8.
South Africa 229/4
South Africa were once among the top side in T20 format. In 2016, they posted the 3rd highest total of T20 world Cup history while batting first against England.
The 18th match of T20 World Cup 2016 witnessed a total of 450+ runs all together in both innings. Though, England chased down the target in the 2nd innings, but South Africa still has the 3rd highest total in T20 World Cup history.
No matter the season, you will always have a strong batting line up in Indian cricket team. Same goes for T20 World Cup as well. In the ingugural season of T20 World Cup 2007, India posted a huge target of 218/4 while batting first against England at Durban on 19th September 2007. This was the 21st Group and night match between India and England.
With fastest fifties from Virendar Sehwag, Gautam Ghambir and Ruvraj Singh India were able to post 218/4 while batting first against England in 20 over.
South Africa 211/5
South Africa becomes the first team to appear twice on our countdown. They had a splendid season in T20 World Cup 2009. Therefore, they posted the 5th highest total in the history of T20 World Cup against Scotland.
This was the 5th Group D match in T20 World Cup 2009 that took place at The Oval on 7th June 2009 between South Africa and Scotland. There, South Africa posted a large sum of 211/5 while batting first against Scotland. South African innings was powered by Ab De Villiers fastest 79 innings.
South Africa 209/5
South Africa are the only team to appear not only twice but thrice on our list of highest totals in T20 World Cups. What a glorious past they had in T20 format.
In T20 World Cup 2016, South Africa posted the 6th highest total in T20 World Cup history while batting first against Afghanistan. This was the 20th Super 10 match between South Africa and Afghanistan that took place at Mumbai Cricket Stadium India.
South Africa 208/2
Guess what? Its South Africa again posting the 7th highest total in T20 World Cup history. This time, Proteas took on West Indies in the 1st match of T20 World Cup 2007 that took place at Johanseburg on 11th September 2007.
When West Indies posted a large target of 205/6 while batting first against South Africa. The protease replied by posting the 7th highest total in T20 World Cups of 208/2.
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West Indies 205/6
At number 8, we have West Indies posting the 8th highest total in T20 World Cup history. They achieved this record against South Africa in the inaugural match of T20 World Cup 2007 that took place at Johanseburg on 11th September 2007.
West Indies recorded one of the highest total in T20 World Cups by posting 205/6 against South Africa. Chris Gayle was the star of the match with his first T20 World Cup hundred of 117.
West Indies 205/4
West Indies are the only team to make twice on our list apart from South Africa. They recorded 9th highest total in T20 World Cups against Australia in T20 World Cup 2012.
This was the 2nd- semi final match of T20 WC 2012, when West Indies recorded 205/4 while batting first against Australia at Colombo cricket stadium on 5th October 2012. Chris Gayle was the highest scorer for West Indies in that match with his quick 75.
Finally, Pakistan make the last spot on our list with their 10th highest total in T20 World Cup history. In 2016, Pakistan posted 201/5 while batting first against Bangladesh in the 14th match of T20 World Cup 2016. Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez and Shahid Afridi were leading run scorer in that match for Pakistan.
So here is our list. Which Team do you think should be able to make it on our list in T20 World Cup 2021. Let us know in the comments.