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Tamin Iqbal is the leading run scorer so far © AFP

The ICC World T20 2016 will be contested by a total of 16 teams and will be played across India. In the initial round eight teams will play a qualifying round to determine two spots to join other eight teams in the tournament proper dubbed Super 10. The eight teams who will vie for the two spots include Afghanistan, Scotland, Netherlands, Oman, Ireland, Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Hong Kong. Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe can be expected to be the top contenders to break through to the next round, although other teams can’t be ruled out. ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Top Wicket-Takers: List of Leading Wicket-Takers in T20 World Cup 2016

The eight teams who have pre-qualified for the Super 10 include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Australia, England, New Zealand, West Indies and South Africa. India, the hosts, have been touted by many as favourites to win the title for the second time, and those voices have intensified after they won the Asia Cup T20 2016.

The tournament being played in India, one can expect plenty of juicy tracks for batsmen to make hay on. The previous edition of the tournament was played in 2014 in Bangladesh, and India’s Virat Kohli ended as the highest run-getter in that tournament. Prior to that in 2012, the hosts were Sri Lanka, and Shane Watson was the top scorer in that edition.

West Indies played hosts in 2010. In that tournament Sri Lanka’s Mahela Jayawardene was the most productive with the bat, scoring 302 runs in all. In 2009, Tillakaratne Dilshan was the highest run-getter in the edition that was hosted by England. In the first ever edition of the tournament, in South Africa, Matthew Hayden was the highest run-getter with 265 runs.

M I NO R HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s
Tamim Iqbal BAN 6 6 2 295 103* 73.75 207 142.5 1 1
Virat Kohli IND 5 5 3 273 89* 136.50 186 146.8 3
Mohammad Shahzad AFG 7 7 222 61 31.71 158 140.5 1
Joe Root ENG 5 5 1 195 83 48.75 134 145.5 1
Jason Roy ENG 5 5 183 78 36.60 121 151.2 1
Jos Buttler ENG 5 5 2 155 66* 51.67 98 158.2 1
Quinton de Kock SA 4 4 153 52 38.25 107 143.0 1
Sabbir Rahman BAN 7 7 1 147 44 24.50 119 123.5
Usman Khawaja AUS 4 4 143 58 35.75 104 137.5 1
Asghar Stanikzai AFG 7 6 1 141 62 28.20 131 107.6 2

Note: The list was updated after the completion of  India vs West Indies, 2nd semi-final at Mumbai.