As we pause for breath after the last over against Bangladesh, here is a snapshot of major records in all T20WC matches from 2007 to March 23.
Most matches (25 and more):
Dilshan, Afridi and Dhoni look set to add a few more matches-though they probably will have retired by the next World Championship. Note that the previous record of 31 was shared by three Sri Lankans.
Most runs: (500 and more)
M. Jayawardene’s record is under threat from Gayle and Dilshan.
Of those who scored more than 500 runs, Kohli has by far the highest average (67.33). The next is Gayle with 45.35
The highest strike rate here is 153.31 by Afridi, followed by 148.33 by Pietersen.
Most wickets (20 and more):
Afridi (39) has taken over the record from Malinga. Next among current players is Shakib with 30.
The record of 6-8 by Ajantha Mendis has not come under threat this time as no one has taken more than 4 wickets in an innings.
From those listed above, Mendis has the best average of 15.02, Vettori the best economy at 5.83 and Mendis the best strike rate of 13.4
Fielding (12 or more dismissals):
De Villiers (31) has the most dismissals and is set to add to his record. Most of his catches were as a fielder. Dhoni (29) and Ramdin (26) have a chance of catching up.
Kamran Akmal has the most dismissals (30) among the “pure” keepers. Guptill and Warner with 15 lead among the pure non-keepers, although de Villiers has 22 catches as a fielder along with 7 catches as a keeper and 2 stumpings.
Best all-round performance (Minimum 100 runs and 10 wickets):
Using this criterion, Kallis ranks the highest, followed by Shakib and Mathews from the current players.
As we can see, a few of these records may be broken before the end of the 2016 World Championship.