Both bowling and batting are involved in the game of cricket and both are important parts of each other. That is why in the previous article we had to know that who are the 10 players who scored the most runs in the T20 World Cup and, today in this article we will know who are the Top 10 highest wicket taking bowlers in T20 World Cup career till date.
So let’s start-
Shakib Al Hasan in First Place
Bangladesh cricket team player Shakib Al Hasan has played 31 matches in his career from 2007 to 2021 in the T20 World Cup, in which he has bowled more than 110 overs in 30 innings, and conceded 709 runs. He has taken 48 wickets, which is the highest in history till date. He has done this feat at a strike rate of about 16.1 runs. He has taken a wicket after almost every 17.29 balls.
Shahid Afridi in Second Place
Shahid Afridi, the former captain of the Pakistan cricket team and a brilliant batsman and player, has played more than 34 matches in his T20 World Cup career from 2007 to 2016. And he has taken 39 wickets in his 34 matches and for this he has bowled 135 overs. And he has taken 39 wickets for 907 runs, that is, he has taken 1 wicket for 23.25 runs almost every time.
Lasith Malinga in Third Place
In third place comes Lasith Malinga, former captain of Sri Lanka cricket team and brilliant bowler, who has played 31 matches in his career from 2007 to 2014 T20 World Cup. And he has bowled 102 overs in 32 matches. And he has taken 38 wickets for 763 runs. To take 38 wickets, he has almost every time he has taken 1 wicket for 20.07 runs.
Saeed Ajmal in Fourth Place
In fourth place comes former Pakistan cricket team player Saeed Ajmal, who has played 23 matches in his T20 World Cup career from 2009 to 2014. And in this he has bowled 89.2 overs. And he has taken 36 wickets for 607 runs. And this means that he has taken a wicket every time giving 16.86 runs.
Ajantha Mendis in Fifth Place
Former Sri Lankan cricket team player Ajantha Mendis comes in fifth place. Who has played 21 matches in his T20 World Cup career from 2009 to 2014, and in 29 matches he has bowled 78 overs and has given about 526 runs in 69 overs. And he has taken 35 wickets for 526 runs. This means that he has almost every time taken a wicket for 15.02 runs.
Umar Gul in Sixth Place
In the sixth place comes the name of Pakistan cricket team player Umar Gul, who has played 24 T20 World Cup matches in his T20 World Cup career from 2007 to 2014. And in those 24 matches, he has bowled about 82 overs, and in those 82 overs he has taken 35 wickets for 604 runs. He has taken a wicket almost every time giving 17.25 runs.
Dale Steyn in Seventh Place
South Africa cricket team player Dale Steyn has played 23 matches in his T20 World Cup career from 2002 to 2016, and in those 23 T20 World Cup matches he has bowled 83.1 overs. And in the balls of 83.1 overs, he has given 579 runs and has taken 29 wickets in those 579 runs. That is, he has taken a wicket every time giving 19.30 runs.
Stuart Christopher Broad in Eighth Place
Next one is former England cricket team player Stuart Christopher Broad, who has played 26 matches in his T20 World Cup career from 2007 to 2014. And in those 26 matches he has bowled 86.5 overs. And in the balls of 79.5 overs, he has taken 30 wickets for 671 runs. That is, it means that every time he has got 1 wicket for 22.36 runs.
DJ Bravo in Ninth Place
In ninth place, West Indies cricket team’s brilliant and explosive batsman and bowler Dwayne Bravo has played 34 T20 matches in his T20 World Cup career from 2007 to 2021, and in these 34 matches he has bowled 88.4 overs and in this he 782 runs have also been given, and he has taken 27 wickets for 782 runs. He has taken one wicket every time giving 28.6 runs.
Ravichandran Ashwin in 10th Place
Indian cricket team player and spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who has played 18 T20 World Cup matches in his career from 2012 to 2021, has bowled 66 overs in these eighteen T20 World Cup matches. In which he has given 397 runs. He has taken 26 wickets for these 397 runs. This means that every time he has taken a wicket for 15.26 runs.
So, all these players are those top ten players who have taken the most wickets in the career of T20 World Cup.