MOST WICKETS IN T20 WORLD CUP HISTORY MEN’S

The shortest format of the game has helped the bowlers to produce new variations in their bowling. The new variations have definitely assisted the bowlers to get more wickets in the T20s. The first-ever T20 World Cup was played in 2007 and therefore 5 more World Cups have been played so far. Let’s contemplate the bowlers with the most wickets in T20 World Cup history.

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup

Current Bangladesh all-rounder, Shakib Al Hasan has grabbed the most wickets in the T20 World Cup with 50 wickets in 43 games. Pakistani great Shahid Afridi held the record previously, but Shakib broke it in the 2021 T20 World Cup. With a healthy strike rate of 17.58, the Bangladeshi left-arm spinner has bagged 3 four-wicket hauls too. Apart from brilliant bowling, Shakib has amassed 742 runs in 40 matches at a decent strike rate of 122.44.

Matches  wickets average strike-rate Best bowling economy 5-wicket haul
43 50 20.12 17.58 4/9 6.86 0

Most Wickets In T20I World Cup 2007

Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul bagged the most number of 13 wickets in the T20I World Cup 2007. Gul had raw pace and the ability to swing the ball with the new and old ball. He was one of them who took Pakistan into the finals of the 2007 T20 World Cup.

Matches  Wickets  Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling  Economy  5-wicket haul 
7 13 11.92 12.7 4/25 5.60 0

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup 2009

For the second consecutive time, Pakistani pace sensation Umar Gul grabbed the most number of 13 wickets in the T20I World Cup 2009. In the 2009 T20 World Cup Pakistan became the champions and Gul registered the record of being the first bowler to take most wickets in two consecutive T20 World Cups. In that season, he bagged wickets at an average of 12.15, which means he was a frequent wicket-taker for Pakistan.

Matches  Wickets  Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling  Economy  5-wicket haul
7 13 12.15 11.3 5/6 6.44 1

Most Wickets In T20I World Cup 2010

Australian left-arm seamer Dirk Nannes took the most number of 14 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2010. Dirk Nannes started his international career for the Netherlands in 2009. Later he moved to Australia to play cricket. He has played internationals for 1 year (2009-2010) and became the highest wicket-taker in his very first T20 World Cup in 2009. 

Matches  Wickets  Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling Economy  5-wicket haul
7 14 13.07 11.1 4/18 7.03 0

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup 2012

Former Sri Lankan spin wizard Ajantha Mendis bagged the most number of 15 wickets in the T20I World Cup 2012. Mendis is also one of the top 10 wicket-takers in T20 cricket history with 66 wickets in 39 matches. Mendis was known for his variations during his playing days. Ajantha Mendis also holds the record for taking the most number of wickets (15) in a single T20I World Cup edition. His 6/8 against Zimbabwe in the 2012 T20 World Cup is the 2nd best bowling figure in the T20 international.

Matches  Wickets  Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling  Economy  5-wicket haul
6 15 9.80  9.6 6/8 6.12 1

Most Wickets In T20I World Cup 2014

South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir got the most number of 12 wickets in the T20 World Cup 2014. Tahir is one of the most important bowlers of the South African bowling lineup. Tahir is known for extraordinary googlies. Tahir is sort of a bowler which every team wants to have in the franchise leagues. 

Matches  Wickets Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling Economy  5-wicket haul
5 12 10.91 10 4/21 6.55 0

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup 2016

Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi grabbed the most number of 12 wickets in the T20I World Cup 2016. Nabi is also a handy batsman and has the ability to smash bowlers all around the park. Nabi is one of the important players behind the rise of Afghanistan cricket in the international circuit.

Matches  Wickets  Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling Economy  5-wicket haul
7 12 13.66 13.5 4/20 6.07 0

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup 2021

Srilankan allrounder, Wanindu Hasaranga ended the 2021 T20 World Cup as the highest wicket-taker. His 16 wickets in 8 matches in the 2021 T20 WC is the most by any player in a single edition. Hasaranga became the 3rd player to take a hat-trick in the T20 World Cup in 2021, taking it against South Africa. Despite Hasaranga’s brilliant efforts, Sri Lanka couldn’t reach the knockouts of the T20 WC.

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup 2022

Sri Lankan all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga took the most wickets in the 2022 T20 World Cup with 15 wickets in 8 matches. At an excellent average of 13.26 & strike rate of 12.4, Hasaranga wreaked havoc in the tournament. Hasaranga became 2nd player to be the highest wicket-taker twice in T20 World Cup history.

Matches  Wickets  Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling  Economy  5-wicket haul
8 15 13.26 12.40 3/8 6.41 0

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup 2024

Afghan left-arm seamer Fazalhaq Farooqi and Indian young gun Arshdeep Singh are the top on the list of most wickets in the T20 World Cup 2024. They both have scalped 17 wickets in 8 games. Due to their rigorous efforts, their team made it to the semis and finals respectively.

Most Wickets In T20 World Cup By An Indian

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has grabbed the most number of 32 wickets so far in the T20 World Cup. Ashwin has represented India in 5 T20 World Cups (2012-2022). Ashwin is prominent for his variations, he has every ball in his closet including off-break, carrom, and googly. In spite of Ashwin’s great run with the ball in the 2016 T20 World Cup, India was knocked out in the finals.

Matches  Wickets  Average  Strike-rate  Best bowling  Economy  5-wicket haul
23 32 16.40 15.5 4/11 6.32 0

Top 10 Bowlers With Most Wickets in T20 World Cup

Player Matches Innings Wickets Maidens Average Strike Rate Eco BBF 5-wickets
Shakib Al Hasan ( BAN) 43 41 50 0 20.12 17.58 6.85 4/9
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 34 34 39 1 23.25 20.7 6.71 4/11
Lasith Malinga (SL) 31 31 38 0 20.07 16.2 7.43 5/31 1
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL) 19 19 37 1 11.72 11.72 6.00 3/8
Rashid Khan (AFG) 23 23 37 0 14.89 14.16 6.30 4/9
Adam Zampa (AUS) 21 21 36 0 13.69 13.00 6.32 5/19 1
Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 23 23 36 1 16.86 14.8 6.79 4/19
Tim Southee (NZ) 25 25 36 3 17.91 15.36 6.99 3/4
Anrich Nortje (SA) 19 19 35 0 11.40 12.31 5.55 4/7
Ajantha Mendis (SL) 21 21 35 3 15.02 13.4 6.70 6/8 1
Umar Gul (PAK) 24 24 35 0 17.25 14.1 7.30 5/6 1
Trent Boult (NZ) 18 18 34 2 12.50 12.64 5.93 4/13
Ravi Ashwin (IND) 24 24 32 0 17.25 15.93 6.49 4/11
Mitchell Starc (AUS) 25 25 32 1 25.43 18.18 8.39 3/20
Who has taken the most wickets in the T20 World Cup?

Shakib Al Hasan has taken the most wickets in the T20 World Cup, 50 wickets.

Which bowler has the best bowling average in the T20 World Cup?

Imran Tahir has the best bowling average in the T20 World Cup (11.88).

Which Indian bowler has taken the most wickets in the T20 World Cup?

Ravi Ashwin has taken the most t20 World Cup wickets for India (32 wickets in 23 games).

Who took the most wickets in the 2007 T20 World Cup?

Umar Gul took the most wickets in the 2007 T20 World Cup (13 wickets).

Who bagged the most wickets in the 2024 T20 World Cup?

Fazalhaq Farooqi bagged the most wickets (17).


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