ICC Best Bowler in T20 World Cup History

There has been a tremendous amount of variation produced in the bowling of the players because of the shortest format of the game. There is no doubt that the new variations have helped the bowlers to get more wickets in the T20 format. In 2007, the T20 World Cup was played for the first time ever and as such 6 more World Cups have been played since then. The most wickets in the history of T20 World Cup can be attributed to the bowlers with the most wickets.

Bowlers With Most Wickets in T20 World Cup

PlayerMatchesInningsWicketsAverageStrike RateBBF5-wickets
Shakib Al Hasan ( BAN)31304117.2916.14/9
Shahid Afridi (PAK)34343923.2520.74/11
Lasith Malinga (SL)31313820.0716.25/311
Saeed Ajmal (PAK)23233616.8614.84/19
Ajantha Mendis (SL)21213515.0213.46/81
Umar Gul (Pak)24243517.2514.15/61
Dale Steyn (SA)23233019.3016.64/17
Stuart Broad (ENG)26253022.3617.33/17
Dwayne Bravo (WI)34272728.9619.74/38
Ravi Ashwin (IND)18182615.2615.24/11

Highest Wicket Taker In T20 World Cup 2021

Allrounder Wanindu Hasaranfa came out as the highest wicket-taker from Sri Lanka during the T20 World Cup in 2021. The 16 wickets he took in eight matches during the 2021 World T20 were the most by any player in one edition. With his hat-trick against South Africa in 2021, Hasaranga became the third player to score three runs in the T20 World Cup. Despite Hasaranga’s splendid efforts, Sri Lanka was not able to make it to the knockout stages of the T20 World Cup.

Highest Wicket Taker In T20 World Cup 2016

Mohammad Nabi, an Afghan all-rounder in the T20 World Cup 2016, picked up the most number of wickets with 12 in the tournament. Besides being a good batsman, Nabi has also shown that he is capable of smashing the bowlers all over the pitch. Afghanistan’s rise to prominence in the international circuit of cricket is a direct consequence of Nabi’s presence on the field.

Highest Wicket Taker In T20 World Cup 2014

Imran Tahir of South Africa took 12 wickets during the T20 World Cup 2014, he was the most successful wicket-taker. The bowler, Tahir, is considered to be one of the most important bowlers in the South African bowling line-up. The bowling prodigy is known for his spectacular googlies. In franchise leagues, the team that has Tahir is considered to be the best bowler in the league.

Highest Wicket Taker In T20 World Cup 2012

Amongst the participants in the T20I World Cup 2012, Ajantha Mendis, previously the spin wizard of Sri Lanka, bagged the most wickets with 15 wickets in total. He has also accumulated 66 wickets in 39 matches, which would rank him among the top 10 wicket-takers in T20 cricket history. When Mendis played cricket, he was known for the variety of his bowling. At the same time, Ajantha Mendis holds the record for taking the most wickets (15) from a single T20I World Cup contest. The 6/8 figures that he had against Zimbabwe in the 2012 T20 World Cup are the 2nd best bowling figures in the history of T20 internationals.

Highest Wicket Taker In T20 World Cup 2010

The most wickets were taken in the T20 World Cup 2010 by Australian left-arm seamer Dirk Nannes, who had 14. He made his international debut in 2009 for the Netherlands and has been in the international scene ever since. He went on to play cricket in Australia after his international debut. In his first-ever T20 World Cup in 2009, he became the highest wicket-taker of the tournament after playing international cricket for one year (2009-2010).

Highest Wicket Taker In T20 World Cup 2009

Umar Gul, Pakistan’s fast bowler, grabbed the most number of wickets in the 2009 T20I World Cup for the second time in a row by taking 13 wickets. It should be noted that during the 2009 T20 World Cup Pakistan won the tournament and Gul became the first bowler in history to take most wickets in two consecutive T20 World Cups. The average of his wickets during the 2009 season was 12.15, which means he was one of Pakistan’s most frequent wicket-takers during that season.

Highest Wicket Taker In T20 World Cup 2007

In the 2007 T20I Cricket World Cup, Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul grabbed the most number of wickets with 13 wickets. There was no doubt that Gul had raw pace and the ability to swing the ball with a new or old ball. The cricketer was a member of the team that led Pakistan to the final of the 2007 T20 World Cup.

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