Virender Sehwag

Highest Strike Rate in T20I: Right since the day when the T20 International format of cricket was brought into the circle it was pretty much certain that the pace at which the runs were scored would matter the most. The speed with which the batsman would steer the innings for their side would determine who shall win the match. 

The strike rate always has been looked down upon as one of the most important stats of a particular batsman when it comes to assessing his abilities to go for the big hits and shots as per the various situations of a game demands from him. No matter what position a batsman is playing at or what rhythm he is in, the basic perspective in the shortest format of the game has been to counterattack and put pressure upon the opposition with the bat. 

It’s time for us to take a look at the top3 batsmen with the highest strike rate in the history of Indian cricket in T20 Internationals so far

3. Virender Sehwag (145.38)

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Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag is third in the list of highest strike rates amongst Indians in T20Is. The right-hander explosive batsman only played 19 T20 international matches for India in the period between 2006-2012 and scored a total of 394 runs. 

The strike rate during this period of time was as high as 145.38. In spite of the fact that Sehwag didn’t play too many T20I matches for India, his big hitting abilities shall never be forgotten by the fans and his fearless batting approach at the top of the order was always a treat to watch.

2. Dinesh Karthik (146.13)

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Dinesh Karthik

The next Batsman who makes it to the list of batters with the highest strike rates in T20Is is Dinesh Karthik. The wicket-keeper batsman who featured in the Indian T20I team for the first time back in 2006 was in and out of the team on a majority of the occasions during the middle stages of his career. 

However, the 37-year-old recently made a sensational comeback into the Indian T20 side banking upon a fine IPL season earlier this year. The right-handed batsman has played a total of 31 T20I matches for India so far, scoring a total of 399 runs at an impressive strike rate of 146.13 putting him second on this list.

1. Hardik Pandya (146.29)

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Hardik Pandya

The Indian batsman with the highest strike rate in the history of T20I cricket so far is Hardik Pandya. The highly impactful batting all-rounder made his debut for the side back in 2016 and has been a pillar to his team since then. He with his extremely valuable contributions while batting down the order and playing effortless big strokes when needed has been a saviour to his side on a number of occasions. 

The 29-year-old has played a total of 54 T20I matches for his side so far and has scored a total of 553 runs with a fantastic strike rate of 146.29, the highest amongst all other Indians. 

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