Most wickets in T20 World Cup / Leading Wicketers in the History of Twenty20 World Cup: The eighth edition of T20 World Cup is going to be held on Australian soil. Nowless than two weeks are left for the T20 World Cup 2022. Although the T20 WorldCup will start from 16th October itself, but the thrill will start from October 22when the Super-12 matches will start. During the last seven T20 World Cups, there have been many bowlers who dominated the batsmen.
Here’s a list of Top 5 Bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the history of T20 World Cup
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5) Ajanta Mendis
Former Sri Lankan legend Ajanta Mendis was one of the most dangerous bowlers in the T20 World Cup history. He has taken 35 wickets in only 21 matches. He is the only bowler in the T20 World Cup history to take a six wicket haul and also holds the record of taking the most number of wickets (15) in a single T20 World Cup editon.
Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis holds the record for the best bowling figures in T20 World Cups – 6 for 8.
4) Saeed Ajmal
The fourth in the list of highest wicket takers in the T20, World Cup is Pakistani legend Saeed Ajmal. In just 23 matches, he dismissed 36 batsman. Former Pakistani spin wizard had a brilliant economy rate of just 6.59 and average of 16.86. His best bowling figures were 4/19 against Ireland in 2009 World Cup.
3) Lasith Malinga
Yorker specialist Sri Lankan great Lasith Malina is third in the list. He has grabbed 38 wickets in 31 matches playing for Sri Lanka from 2007 to 2016 T20 World Cup. He is well known for his perfect Yorkers and was one of the best death bowling specialist. His 5 wickets haul against England is the best performance in T20 World Cup.
Pakistani legend Shahid Afridi, Pakistan’s all-rounder, is as enigmatic a player who holds the second most number of wicket taker in the history of T20 World Cup with 39 wickets in just 34 wickets. His average and economy rate are quite impressive at 23.25 and 6.71 respectively. He is also an agreesive batsman, has the ability to smash the bowlers. He also called as “Boom-Boom Afridi” by his fans. Until he retires from all forms of cricket, expect him to thoroughly entertain the crowd.
|Bowl Style:||Right-arm legbreak|
|Bat Style:||Right Handed Bat|
|Teams:||Pakistan, Asia XI, Deccan Chargers, Rest of the World XI|
1) Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan has taken the most wickets in T20 World Cup, 41 wickets. Bangladeshi All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, , the current captain of the Bangladesh team who tops the list for the highest wicket takers in the T20 World Cup. He has dismissed 41 batsman in just 31 matches in the T20 World Cup. He has participated in all the T20 World Cup’s and is capable of turning the match to his side. He can fool the batsman with his variations. He also has a fantastic ecoShakib Al Hasan has taken the most wickets in T20 World Cup, 41 wickets.nomy rate of 6.43. His 4/9 against Papua New Guinea in the last T20 World Cup is his best bowling figure.
Most Wicket Record Stats
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) *||2007-2021||31||30||41||4/9||17.29||6.43|
|Shahid Afridi (PAK)||2007-2016||34||34||39||4/11||23.25||6.71|
|SL Malinga (SL)||2007-2014||31||31||38||5/31||20.07||7.43|
|Saeed Ajmal (PAK)||2009-2014||23||23||36||4/19||16.86||6.79|
|BAW Mendis (SL)||2009-2014||21||21||35||6/8||15.02||6.70|