Below is The List of Top 10 Highest Wicket takers T20 Cricket, 1st fours Position are Filled by three Pakistani Bowlers, namely, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul and Shahid Afridi. No one have reached 100 wickets milestone in T20 internationals yet. Shahid Afridi is the highest wicket taker in the list with 97 wickets.
Top 10 Highest Wicket takers T20 Cricket
Shahid Afridi – 97 Wickets
The Pakistani legend, BOOM BOOM is the highest wickets taker in T20 cricket right now. Shahid Afridi, who has many other cricketing world records, especially in batting department. He has played 98 T20 matches till now. His career bowling average is 22.50, touch higher though, but his economy rate is 6.48, which is very good in t20.
Lasith Malinga – 89 Wickets
Specialist of shorter formats, Lasith Malinga has scalped 89 wickets in T20 career. His economy rate 7.50, touch higher than other bowlers in the list, but his strike rate of 17.5 is very much ok. Malinga has the 21.61 per wicket average in this format. He is one of the current fastest bowler.
Umar Gul – 85 Wickets
Next on Highest Wicket takers T20 ,Winner of ICC Best Bowling Performance of the year Award, Umar Gul is the man who have 3rd most wickets in T20 internationals. Gul has played 60 T20 matches and picked up 85 wickets, has bowling average is 16.44, and strike rate is 14.1. with best bowling figure of 5/6 against south Africa, Gul has picked up 2 times 5 wickets hauls in T20s, just Ajantha Mendis is the other bowler who do so.
Saeed Ajmal – 85 Wickets
Next on Highest Wicket takers T20 ,The “king of Doosra”, spin bowling magician Saeed Ajmal is the highest wickets taker in T20 internationals. Ajmal has taken 85 wickets in 63 T20s, his average per wicket is 17.02 and strike rate 16.2, which is incredible. Ajmal has picked up 4 wickets in four occasions.
Shakib Al Hasan – 70 Wickets
One of the most successful Bangladeshi cricketer ever, Shakib Al Hasan sits on the fifth slot on leading wicket takers in T20 internationals. It will be pertinent to mention here that, Bangladeshi star has taken 70 wickets from 59 matches. At the same time, he is also known for adding some quick runs in the middle order.
Ajantha Mendis – 66
“Ajantha Mendis” Another spinner in the list. Mendis, who called as mystery spinner, has the 66 wickets in 39 T20 matches, Mendis’s economy and strike rate (just exceeding 13 runs per wicket) both are brilliant and best than any other bowler in this format.
Nuwan Kulasekara- 66 Wickets
The Sri Lankan quickie is out of the scene for now as the young guns are being tried for a while.But even then he is on the list of leading wicket takers in T20 International cricket. He has grabbed 66 wickets in 58 matches so far.
Stuart Broad – 65 Wickets
English skipper, Stuart Broad is 8th In list of top 10 Highest Wicket Takers in T20. Broad has played 52 T20 matches in his career. His 61 wickets came up with an average of 22.34, which is the bit higher, but the strike rate of 17.8 is seems ok.
Mohammad Nabi – 59 Wickets
The only Afghani player on the list, Mohammad Nabi, needs no introduction as he is superb when it comes to taking wickets and adding some quick runs. This year he got onto get IPL selection and added greatly for his side Sunrisers Hyderabad. He has taken 59 wickets in 58 T20 matches.
Dale Steyn – 58 Wickets
One of the greatest fast bowler of all time. Dale Steyn proved himself in all format of the game. He has 58 wickets in 42 T20 matches. Steyn’s career average per wicket 15.00, is incredibly good. 6.20 economy rate with 14.4 strike rate in T20 makes him most difficult bowler in the world. He is also the member of all time fastest bowlers club.
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