Most T20I Matches Played by an Individual in a Calendar Year | Check Out Names


Most T20I Matches: Gone are the days when T20Is were very limited in number. With so much T20I cricket being played nowadays, we look at 5 players who have played the most number of T20I matches in a calendar year!

#5 – Babar Azam (Pakistan)

The Pakistani skipper in all formats has had a very busy year. He has featured for his country in 25 T20I games in 2021, including 6 in the T20 World Cup itself!

#4 – Mohammad Naim (Bangladesh)

The southpaw has been a great talent for Bangladesh this year, in an otherwise poor season for them. He has played in 25 T20I matches for the Bangla Tigers in 2021, including 8 in the T20 World Cup!

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#3 – Mahmudullah (Bangladesh)

There are a lot of Bangladeshis on this list as they had organized a host of T20I series in their home against various nations. The team also played the First Round of the T20 World Cup, which meant 3 extra T20Is when compared to other Super 12 teams.

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And if you are the captain, you are bound to feature in most (if not all) games. Hence Mahmudullah found himself playing 25 T20I games in 2021.

#2 – Pieter Seelaar (Netherlands)

This is the only non-2021 entry on this list. Seelaar played 25 T20Is in the year 2019, largely because the team was part of a qualifier tournament to decide who will participate in the T20 World Cup that happened this year!

#1 – Afif Hossain (Bangladesh)

The Bangladeshi left-hander has played one game more than all the other on this list. He has featured in 26 T20I matches for his country in 2021!

So these are the 5 players with most T20I matches played in a calendar year!