Top 10 Bowlers With Most Wickets in ICC T20 World Cup Till 2024

Shakib Al Hasan is the leading bowler with the most wickets in the history of the ICC T20 World Cup tournament. Before the 9th edition of the 2024 T20 World Cup, all teams have announced their best squads of 15 players who will compete for the trophy.

For the first time, the ICC’s major event will be hosted by the United States, with the West Indies serving as co-hosts. Twenty teams will participate in this limited-over World Cup edition, adding extra excitement to the tournament.

Top 10 Bowlers With Most Wickets in ICC T20 World Cup Till 2024

Eight editions of the ICC T20 World Cup have taken place since its inaugural season in 2007. Throughout the tournament’s history, many records have been made and broken. This blog lists the top 10 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in T20 World Cup history.

The table below displays the bowling statistics for the top 10 players with the most wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

No.PlayerMatWktsAvgEconBBI
1Shakib Al Hasan364718.636.784/9
2Shahid Afridi343923.256.714/11
3Lasith Malinga313820.077.435/31
4Saeed Ajmal233616.866.794/19
5Ajantha Mendis213515.026.76/8
6Umar Gul243517.257.35/6
7Ravichandran Ashwin243217.256.494/11
8Wanindu Hasaranga163111.455.813/8
9Dale Willem Steyn233019.36.964/17
10Stuart Broad263022.367.723/1
Top 10 Bowlers With Most Wickets

Top 10 Most wicket-takers in the T20 World Cup in history

Shakib Al Hasan – 47

Bangladeshi former captain Shakib Al Hasan is at the top of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup bowling charts, having taken the most wickets. Shakib Al Hasan, one of the best all-rounders globally, has taken 47 wickets in 36 matches, including a four-wicket haul for just nine runs.

Shahid Afridi – 39

Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the second highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history. The veteran cricketer has taken 39 wickets with an economy rate of 6.71. In his career, Afridi achieved a four-wicket haul for just 11 runs. He was also named Man of the Series in the inaugural season of the T20 World Cup in 2007.

Lasith Malinga – 38

Sri Lankan cricket star Lasith Malinga is considered one of the greatest limited-overs bowlers. Malinga, known for his deadly yorkers, ranks third in the list of bowlers with the most wickets in the ICC T20 Men’s World Cup. Throughout his career, Malinga has taken 38 wickets in 31 T20 World Cup matches, with an economy rate of 7.43. His best bowling figure in the T20 World Cup is 5/31.

Saeed Ajmal – 36

Former Pakistani bowler Saeed Ajmal is among the top wicket-takers in ICC T20 World Cup history. As a spin bowler, Ajmal took 36 wickets in 23 T20 World Cup matches. His average rate was 16.86, with an economy rate of 6.79.

Ajantha Mendis – 35

Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis ranks as the 5th highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history. Throughout his career, Mendis played 21 games and took 35 wickets. His best performance in the T20 World Cup was taking 6 wickets for just 8 runs.

Umar Gul (35)

Umar Gul played 24 matches in the T20 World Cup and took 35 wickets. He averaged 17.25 runs per wicket and had an economy rate of 7.3 runs per over. His best bowling performance in a single match was taking 5 wickets for just 6 runs, showcasing his skill and impact as a bowler in the tournament.

Ravichandran Ashwin(32)

Ravichandran Ashwin played 24 matches in the T20 World Cup and took 32 wickets. He had an average of 17.25 runs per wicket and an economy rate of 6.49 runs per over. His best bowling performance in a match was taking 4 wickets for 11 runs, showing his skill and efficiency as a bowler in the tournament.

Wanindu Hasaranga(31)

Wanindu Hasaranga played 16 matches in the T20 World Cup and took 31 wickets. He had an impressive average of 11.45 runs per wicket and a low economy rate of 5.81 runs per over. His best bowling performance in a match was taking 3 wickets for 8 runs, highlighting his effectiveness and skill as a bowler in the tournament.

Dale Willem Steyn (30)

Dale Steyn played 23 matches in the T20 World Cup and took 30 wickets. He had an average of 19.3 runs per wicket and an economy rate of 6.96 runs per over. His best bowling performance in a match was taking 4 wickets for 17 runs, showing his ability and effectiveness as a bowler in the tournament.

Stuart Broad (30)

Stuart Broad played 26 matches in the T20 World Cup and took 30 wickets. He had an average of 22.36 runs per wicket and an economy rate of 5.81 runs per over. His best bowling performance in a match was taking 3 wickets for just 1 run, demonstrating his skill and efficiency as a bowler in the tournament.

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