Most Wickets in T20 World Cup

Most Wickets in T20 World Cup

Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan has taken the most wickets in the T20 World Cup history. Shakib Al Hasan has played in each edition of the tournament along with Indian batter Rohit Sharma with the most appearances in the T20 World Cup. Lets

List of Players with Most Wickets in T20 World Cup So Far

Bowlers always plays a vital role for winning the match for his team. We have seen many remarkable bowling performances over the years. Let’s have a look on some of the legendary bowlers who has taken the most wickets in the history of the tournament.

1) Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh) – 47 Wickets

Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hassan is the most successful bowler in T20 World Cup history taking 47 wickets. Shakib is leading the Bangladeshi team in the T20 World Cup 2024 which means he is just 3 wickets behind to become the only bowler to take 50 wickets in the history of the Twenty20 World Cup.

2) Shahid Afridi (Pakistan) – 39 Wickets

Shahid Afridi

Boom Boom Shahid Afridi is not only famous for his monstrous six hitting, he is also renowned for his wicket-taking ability. Shahid Afridi has been a key player for Pakistan in the T20 World Cup, bamboozling batsmen with his leg-spin and variations. Afridi has always played a vital role in providing breakthrough at crucial moments for his team.

3) Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) – 38 Wickets

Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga is among the best T20 bowlers known for his lethal yorkers and unorthodox bowling action. He has been Sri Lanka’s premier fast bowler in the T20 World Cup, consistently picking up wickets and rattling opposition batting line-ups. Lasith Malinga has taken a total of 38 wickets in the history of the Twent20 tournament.

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4) Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan) – 36 Wickets

Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal is another Pakistani bowler in the list who has taken 36 wickets in the T20 WC history. Saeed Ajmal was one of the finest spinner Pakistan has ever produced and helped Pakistan winning matches from nowhere with his mystery doosra deliveries.

5) Ajanta Mendis (Sri Lanka) – 35 Wickets

Ajantha Mendis

Ajanta Mendis tricked batsmen with his unusual bowling action and slight variations. His performance in the T20 World Cup was important to Sri Lanka’s victory, as he took wickets and restrained opposition batsmen with his accurate line and length.

6) Umar Gul (Pakistan) – 35 Wickets

Umar Gul

Umar Gul is second fast bowler who got a place in the list. Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul know for his death Yorkers has taken 35 wickets in the Twenty20 WC history. Umar Gul also helped Pakistan in both batting and bowling departments showing his overall performance for his national country.