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Top 5 Wicket Taker Bowler in T20 World Cup History

By Ravi - June 17, 2024 - Last updated on Jun 18, 2024 06:08 PM
Top 5 Wicket Taker Bowler in T20 World Cup History

Top 5 Wicket Taker Bowler in T20 World Cup History

The T20 World Cup is scheduled to be held in West Indies and USA until 2024. The ICC Men's T20 World Cup is the biggest stage for cricket action and is known for its fast-paced, action-packed format. The tournament has seen many close encounters and bowlers have shown their magic to dismiss batsmen. So, who are the highest wicket-takers in T20 World Cup history

Top 5 Wicket Taker Bowler in T20 World Cup History

Rank Player Team Wicket
1 Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 47
2 Shahid Afridi Pakistan 39
3 Lasith Malinga Sri lanka 38
4 Saeed Ajmal Pakistan 36
5 Ajantha Mendis Sri lanka 35

5. Ajantha Mendis

ajantha mendis wc

Sri Lankan mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis is one of the highest wicket-takers in T20 World Cup. Known for his unorthodox bowling style and a wide range of variations, Mendis took 35 wickets in just 21 T20 World Cup matches. He played just three T20 World Cups and won the title in 2014.

4. Saeed Ajmal

saeed ajmal wc

Saeed Ajmal played a key role in Pakistan's success in the 2009 T20 World Cup in England. The clever off-spinner picked up 12 wickets in just seven innings on seam-friendly English pitches and conceded just 23 runs in four overs against a strong South African side in the semi-final. Ajmal picked up a few more wickets in T20 World Cups until his last international appearance in 2015. The Pakistan spinner picked up 36 wickets in 23 T20 World Cup innings at an average of 16.86 and an economy of just 6.79.

3. Lasith Malinga

lasith malinga wc

Legendary Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga picked up 38 wickets in just 31 innings in five T20 World Cups between 2007 and 2014. Apart from his many fine bowling achievements, Malinga is also a T20 World Cup-winning captain, having lifted the prestigious trophy for Sri Lanka in 2014 in Bangladesh.

2. Shahid Afridi

shahid afridi wc

Shahid Afridi received the Player of the Tournament award for taking 12 wickets in the first T20 World Cup. He took 11 more wickets during Pakistan's victory in the 2009 T20 World Cup in England. Shahid Afridi finished his T20 World Cup journey with 39 wickets in 34 matches.

1. Shakib Al Hasan

shakib al hasan wc

Shakib is one of the highest wicket-takers in the T20 World Cup. With his excellent left-arm spin bowling, this brilliant all-rounder has taken 47 wickets in 35 innings at an impressive average of 18.63. Shakib has maintained an impressive economy rate of just 6.78 and has taken four wickets thrice in his T20 World Cup journey.

Also Read: Highest run scorer in T20 World Cup history

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