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Top 5 wicket takers in t20 world cup history

By Kaif - May 30, 2024 - Last updated on May 31, 2024 12:30 PM
Top 5 wicket takers in t20 world cup history

The ICC T20 World Cup 2024 is starting from June 2. This great tournament will be played in West Indies and USA. The first match of ICC T20 World Cup 2024 will be between Canada and USA.

So far, there are many players who have left their mark in this important tournament. There are many bowlers in front of whom the batsmen have not been able to do anything. Today we tell you about five such bowlers who have taken the most wickets in the history of T20 World Cup.

Top 5 wicket takers in t20 world cup history

Name Wickets Matches Best spell Economy Rate 4-w spell 5-w spell
1. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) 47 36 4/19 6.78 3 0
2. Shahid Afridi (PAK) 39 34 4/11 6.71 2 0
3. Lasith Malinga (SL) 38 31 5/31 7.43 0 1
4. Saeed Ajmal (PAK) 36 23 4/19 6.79 3 0
5. Ajantha Mendis (SL) 35 21 6/8 6.70 1 1

5. Ajantha Mendis (SL) - 35

Ajantha Mendis

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Sri Lanka's mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis is at the fifth place in this list. There was a time when it was impossible for any batsman to understand Ajantha Mendis's ball. Ajantha Mendis is also counted among the best spinners in the world. Let us tell you, Ajantha Mendis has played 21 matches of the ICC T20 World Cup in which he has taken 35 wickets at an average of 15.

4. Saeed Ajmal (PAK) - 36

Saeed Ajmal

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The fourth name in this list is Saeed Ajmal. Pakistan's veteran spinner Saeed Ajmal has played only 23 matches in this important tournament in which he has taken 36 wickets. If he had played a few more matches, he would have probably been on top of this list. The best thing about Saeed Ajmal is that whenever his captain expressed confidence in the experienced spinner, Ajmal never disappointed his captain and took important wickets.

Also Read: 5 Indian Batters With Most Runs in T20 World Cup History

3. Lasith Malinga (SL) - 38

Lasith Malinga

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Former Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has played 31 matches in the ICC T20 World Cup in which he has taken 38 wickets at an average of 20.07. Not only this, he is one of the few players who have also taken a 5-wicket haul in this tournament. Playing Lasith Malinga's yorker was not so easy for any batsman. Not only in the powerplay but Lasith Malinga has also bowled very well in the death overs.

2. Shahid Afridi (PAK) - 39

Shahid Afridi

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Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi is at second place in this list. Shahid Afridi is considered one of the best all-rounders in the world. Not only this, he is also the brand ambassador of T20 World Cup 2024. Shahid Afridi has taken 39 wickets in 34 matches at an average of 23.75. Shahid Afridi has left his mark in this important tournament with bowling as well as batting.

1. Shakib Al Hasan (BAN) - 47

shakib al hasan

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Most Wickets in T20 World Cup History: Shakib Al Hasan is the highest wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup. He has taken 47 wickets in 36 matches at an average of 18.63. Shakib Al Hasan's performance has been very good in all the seasons of the T20 World Cup. The best thing for the Bangladesh team is that Shakib Al Hasan will also be seen playing in the T20 World Cup 2024. Shakib Al Hasan has failed to show good performance for some time now, but the experienced player will definitely want to leave his mark in the upcoming tournament.

Also Read: Team India's performance in T20 World Cup since 2007

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