Not Virat Kohli, Adam Gilchrist surprises with his pick for top run-getter in T20 World Cup | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: As the cricket world gears up for the upcoming T20 World Cup, set to commence on June 2 in the USA and West Indies, discussions among former players and pundits often revolve around predicting the tournament’s standout performers. Former India captain Virat Kohli frequently tops the list of players expected to dominate the run-scoring charts and capture the spotlight.
Interestingly, the legendary Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist has offered a surprising perspective on the matter. Deviating from the popular opinion surrounding Kohli’s anticipated success, Gilchrist has chosen David Warner to finish as the highest run-scorer of the tournament.
On the Club Prairie Fire Podcast, Adam Gilchrist mentioned that the Australian opener will have one last dance before retiring after the World Cup. Meanwhile, on the same podcast, former England captain Michael Vaughan predicted that Virat Kohli will score the most runs in the tournament.
When selecting the player likely to finish as the highest wicket-taker of the tournament, Gilchrist chose Kuldeep Yadav, whereas Vaughan opted for Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa.
Kohli has ended the Indian Premier League season 2024 with the Orange Cap for most runs in the season, becoming the only Indian to have won this honour twice.
Kohli scored 741 runs in 15 matches at an average of 61.75, with a century and five fifties. His best score was 113* and his strike rate stood at 154.69, the highest it has ever been for Virat in a single IPL season.
He also smashed 38 sixes this season, joint-most by him in a single season, tying with his tally of 38 sixes in the 2016 season, when he scored 973 runs in 16 matches with four tons and seven fifties.


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