Most T20I Wickets For India

The T20 format is the new normal for cricket fans. India is a side that plays equally well in all three formats. Bowling in T20 is considered the toughest work to do. The pitch factor makes it hard for the bowlers to survive here. Over the years more than 90 players have played T20 cricket for India, not to forget that India won the inaugural edition of the T20 World Cup in 2007 and bowling played an important role. Let’s have a look at the players with the most T20I wickets for India

Most T20I Wickets For India

Yuzvendra Chahal

Indian wrist spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal tops the list of most T20 wickets for India, making his T20 debut in 2016 against Zimbabwe. Over the years, he has been an important member of the Indian T20 side with his accurate witty leg-spin bowling. For India, Chahal has taken 96 wickets in 80 matches at a decent average of 25.09. which makes him the player with the most T20 wickets for India. 6 for 25 is his best bowling number in the format. Chahal surpassed Kumar to become India’s highest wicket-taker in T20 in January 2023.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

When it comes to white-ball cricket, right-hand bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar is featured in the 2nd spot in taking the most T20 wickets for India. Kumar makes the batsmen dance with the new ball and create trouble with slowers and yorkers. In his 10 years (2012-2022), Kumar has 90 scalps in 87 matches for India in his name. Kumar’s last few series might not be decent, but overall he is hard to smash, his economy of 6.96 yells about it. 

Jasprit Bumrah

One of the finest all-format bowlers of the current generation, Jasprit Bumrah gets 3rd place on the chart of the most t20 wickets for India in international cricket. In his 68 matches for India, Bumrah has grabbed 85 wickets. In this format, Bumrah has struck in every 17 balls. His economy of 6.32 is the best among Indian bowlers with more than 10 matches. 

Hardik Pandya

The man who has provided balance to the Indian cricket team since 2016, Hardik Pandya is featured in 4th position on the honorable list of most T20 wickets for India. Having played 98 games, the charging all-rounder has claimed 81 wickets at a good average of 26.81 while his strike rate has remained 19.24. The Baroda boy possesses variations in his bowling to thrive.

Ravi Ashwin 

Probably the greatest spinner of this generation, Ravi Ashwin finds himself in 6th place in terms of taking the most t20 wickets for India, with 72 wickets in 65 matches. Ashwin has conceded 23 runs for each of his wickets in t20 cricket. Ashwin holds the record of being the highest wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup for India (32 wickets). Against Sri Lanka, the lanky spinner has registered his career-best in the T20s. 

List of Players Most T20I Wickets For India

Player  Matches  Innings  Wickets  Average  Strike Rate  Best  4-WKTS
Y Chahal 80 79 96 25.09 18.37 6/25 2
B Kumar 87 86 90 23.10 19.9 5/4 3
J Bumrah 68 67 85 18.22 17.28 3/7
H Pandya 98 87 81 26.01 19.24 4/16 3
A Singh 50 50 77 19.11 13.54 4/9 2
R Ashwin 65 65 72 23.22 20.1 4/8 2
K Yadav 38 37 66 13.74 12.30 5/17 1
R Jadeja 72 69 54 29.33 24.66 3/15
A Patel 58 56 54 23.83 19.68 3/9
R Bishnoi 24 24 36 19.52 15.61 4/16 1
A Nehra 27 27 34 22.29 17.2 3/19
W Sundar 43 41 34 28.47 23.73 3/18
S Thakur 25 24 33 23.39 15.3 4/27 1
D Chahar 25 25 31 24.09 17.41 6/7
HP Patel 25 24 29 26.55 17.3 4/25 1
Y Singh 58 31 28 17.82  15.1 3/17
Who is India’s highest wicket-taker in T20?

Yuzvendra Chahal is India’s highest wicket-taker in T20 (96). 

Which Indian bowler has the best bowling figure in T20I?

Deepak Chahar has the best bowling figure in T20I, 6/7 against Bangladesh in 2019. 


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