Team Records 

Most T20 World Cup wins: Windies – 2

In winning two of the last three Twenty20 World Cups, the Windies have evolved the style of play in this shorter format of the game. They now accept playing out a high number of dot balls because they trust themselves to make up for this with extra boundaries. Chris Gayle is a perfect example of this.

More than anyone, the Windies have grasped the logic of T20 and are starting to introduce a new generation of stars capable of winning more World Cups. The Windies will be confident heading into the World T20 in Australia.

Highest successful chase: England v South Africa (2016) – 230-8

England’s game against South Africa at the 2016 World T20 went down as one of the all-time classic T20 games.

Chasing an imposing 230 in Mumbai, England got ahead of the rate early thanks to Jason Roy blitzing 43 from just 16 deliveries. England however lost regular wickets as Kyle Abbott took 3-41.

Up stepped Joe Root who struck a composed 44-ball 83 which put his side in a match winning position. England suddenly lost two wickets in the last over with the scores level, before Moeen Ali sealed it with two balls to spare.

Individual Batting Records 

Fastest century – Chris Gayle – 47 balls – 2016

There are few better strikers of a ball in international cricket than the Windies opener. Chris Gayle’s record-breaking 100 came off just 47 balls and included 11 sixes. In scoring this century, Gayle became the first man to score two hundreds in the World T20.

This innings against England turned out to be a match winning contribution as he took Windies to their target of 183 with two overs to spare in their opening game of the 2016 World Twenty20.

Most runs in an over – Yuvraj Singh – 36 – 2007

India v England in the World Twenty20 in 2007 will be remembered for one famous over when Yuvraj Singh faced the right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad.

After three consecutive sixes by Singh, Broad tried switching to around the wicket for his final three balls, but the pressure had got the better of the young English bowler who was unable to find his length. Singh used this momentum to strike a further three dismissive sixes and become the first batsman to hit six 6’s in one over in a World Cup.

It ultimately made the difference in context of the match, as England reached 200-6 in reply meaning India claimed an 18-run victory.

Individual Bowling Records 

Most wickets – Shahid Afridi – 39 wickets

The legendary Pakistan all-rounder holds the record for most wickets taken at T20 World Cups. His 39 wickets came at an average of 23.26 against an economy rate of 6.72 runs per over.

Not only was the leg spinner a threat with the ball, but arguably he was more feared when batting. He was instrumental in Pakistan’s 2009 T20 World Cup win, scoring 54* in the final.

Best bowling figures – Ajantha Mendis v Zimbabwe 2012

The T20 World Cup was an amazing tournament for Sri Lanka who made it all the way through to their second final, mainly thanks to their bowling unit.

Mendis had a tournament to remember as he broke the record for most wickets in a World T20 tournament with 15. This included an astonishing record against Zimbabwe, as his four overs returned 6-8 – a record which may stand for a long time!