T-20 cricket is one of the most demanding formats of the game which leaves a cricketer driving hard for premium excellence and utmost fitness. The gruesome nature of the format also pushes the athletes to the extreme level where consistency becomes the most cardinal criterion for one’s existence.
However, there are always a few players who rose above the norm to keep themselves in the canon long enough to string records which need a good deal of patience and out of the box thinking to consistently outwit the evolution of bowlers.
We will look at the captains with the highest number of T20 international half-centuries that saw them stand out amongst the ordinary.
- Eoin Morgan – 9
Morgan has been in sensational form right since his arrival in the shortest format of the game as the English southpaw has amassed 2218 runs from 91 T20 international games, averaging at 31.24. His strike rate of 138.8 also makes him one of the feared batsmen in the roster.
Out of the 14 half-centuries, that he has chronicled in the shortest format of the game, 9 of them came as a captain which is still the highest in the list. With a good deal of cricket left in the southpaw, the numbers can easily go beyond a score.
- Kane Williamson – 9
The Kiwi skipper is one of the finest batsmen in the international cricket canon at the moment. Possessing a wide array of shots in his repertoire, Williamson goes into the innings as an anchor and then opens up his blade to haunt the bowlers.
With 1665 runs from 60 T20I games, Williamson has smashed 11 half centuries out of which 9 of them came as a skipper, underlining his brilliance as a leader and New Zealand is already scaling massive heights under him.
- Aaron Finch – 8
One of the most successful Australian openers in the shortest format of the game, Aaron Finch is one of the hardest hitters of the cherry in the powerplay. Out of all the nations facing him, India particularly had a hard time containing the right-hander.
The opener has garnered 1989 runs from 61 games that saw him stringing 12 half-centuries, 8 of which arrived as a captain. With IPL 2020 coming up, all eyes can be set on him to turn the tide over.
- Virat Kohli – 8
Needless to say, the Indian skipper is currently the best batsman of the world and leads from the front with blistering knocks with the bat. In every single format of the sport, the Delhi-based cricketer has left an indelible mark and continues to proliferate further.
From 81 matches, the Indian captain has managed to score 2794 runs at an astonishing average of 50.8 which also saw the Indian captain firing at 138.25. He has managed to fire 24 half-centuries until date out of which 8 came as a captain.
- Faf Du Plessis – 8
Another gem of a South African cricketer saw him hammering some brilliant knocks for the Rainbow nation as from 47 games, he has managed to smash 1407 runs that saw him firing 8 half-centuries.
All eight of these knocks came as a captain for the South African team. He is also one of the best partners ABD ever had in his days as the duo saw pummeling the bowlers mercilessly.
- Rohit Sharma – 7
The Indian vice-captain found himself roaring against New Zealand as India managed to whitewash the Kiwis in T-20’s. From 108 games, Sharma has blasted 2773 runs which saw him climbing the rungs of the ladder in the steadiest ways possible.
The Hitman has managed to club 21 half-centuries out of which 7 came as a captain, underlining Rohit’s leadership flair.