Short boundaries, flat pitches and just 20 overs per innings, gives batsmen the freedom to express themselves in the shortest format of cricket. Sixes and fours are a common sight in a format which witnesses many close finishes. Some of the top batters in the world have thrilled fans around the world with their flair and attacking stroke play. Though batsmen in T20s are expected to go out there and smack the ball, some have developed their own ways of doing it. Here is a look at the top run scorers by batting position in T20Is.
Opener: Tillakaratne Dilshan – 1582 Runs:
One of the great T20 batsmen, the Sri Lankan opener Tillakaratne Dilshan is renowned for his batting exploits. Flamboyant carving off-drives, flaying cuts and, above all, the Dilscoops, dominate his innings. The latter is a frighteningly risky shot that requires timing, skill and sheer courage. Dilshan is the ultimate entertainer as he proved by introducing the Dilscoop during the World T20 in England. His 60 innings have produced 1582 runs at an average of 30.42.