West Indies have always been a nation that has produced cricketers that are tailor-made for the T20I format. The island nation has full of cricketers with powerful wrists which help them generate immense bat speed against the speed of the delivery to hit sixes with relative ease.
West Indies are also one of the most successful teams in the T20 World Cup history. The Caribbeans have won two ICC T20 World Cups in 2012 and 2016. In this listicle, we will now take a glance at the three Caribbeans who scored the most runs in Twenty20 Internationals.
1. Chris Gayle
Christopher Henry Gayle is widely acknowledged as the best T20 batsman in the world. He has been immensely successful in the shortest format, scoring 14562 runs, the most by a batsman in the T20s.
Chris Gayle is also the leading run-scorer for the West Indies in T20Is with 1899 runs in 79 T20Is at a batting average of 27.92 including two centuries and 14 half-centuries.
2. Marlon Samuels
Marlon Samuels is one of the most underrated players in the history of West Indies cricket who didn’t get enough credit for the efforts he put into the team in crucial junctures.
Notably, he won the Man of the Match award in both T20 World Cup finals that the West Indies won and became the first man to achieve the feat. Marlon Samuels comes second on the list with 1611 runs in 67 T20Is at an average of 29.29 including 10 fifties.
3. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard has been one of the significant all-rounders in the history of West Indies cricket. He is known for his immense six-hitting ability just like his former teammate Chris Gayle.
West Indies largely benefitted from Pollard’s services as a batsman, bowler, fielder and captain who served as a four-dimensional material. Kieron Pollard comes third on the list as he scored 1569 runs in 101 T20Is at an average of 25.30 including six half-centuries.
Updated as of August 3, 2023*