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Most runs by a Sri Lankan player in T20I matches

The Sri Lankan team has produced some exceptional cricketers who have left an indelible mark on the world of T20 international cricket. In this article, we explore the top 5 leading run-scorers for Sri Lanka, who have showcased their extraordinary batting skills and contributed significantly to the nation’s cricketing legacy.

Sri Lanka has a rich history of producing talented and skillful batters who have made significant contributions to the world of cricket. Over the years, Sri Lankan batters have showcased their abilities on various surfaces and against top cricketing nations. Let’s look at the Top 5 run scorers in Sri Lankan cricket.

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List of players with the most T20I runs for Sri Lanka

1. Tillakaratne Dilshan: 1,889 runs

Tillakaratne Dilshan is a dynamic top-order batsman known for his innovative stroke play and aggressive style. He was a key player for Sri Lanka during his T20I career, known for his famous “Dilscoop” shot.

2. Mahela Jayawardene: 1,493 runs

Mahela Jayawardene is a cricketing legend and one of Sri Lanka’s all-time greats. He was a composed and classy batsman, capable of anchoring the innings and playing big shots when needed.

3. Kumar Sangakkara: 1,382 runs

Kumar Sangakkara is another Sri Lankan cricketing icon. An elegant left-handed batsman and former captain, he was known for his consistent performances across all formats.

4. MD Shanaka: 1351 runs

Shanaka has led the Sri Lankan team brilliant and has also managed to get 1351 T20 runs to his name. He can be a very destructive batter and is very handy with ball in hand as well.

5. Angelo Mathews: 1,287 runs

Angelo Mathews is a talented all-rounder who has been a key figure in the Sri Lankan team. Besides his valuable contributions with the bat, he is also a handy medium-pace bowler.

Most runs by a Sri Lankan player in T20I matches

PlayerMatchesBatting styleRuns
Tillakaratne Dilshan134Left-hand batter1889
Mahela Jayawardene149Right-hand batter1493
Kumar Sangakkara110Left-hand batter1382
Aravinda de Silva93Right-hand batter1351
Angelo Mathews87Right-hand batter1287

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