Cricket Players With Most Wickets In T20 World Cups (2007-2022)

Players With Most Wickets In T20 World Cups

Cricket is a growing game with 400 Million average viewers in ICC’s Tournaments. ICC’s shortest format T-20 is very popular and famous among youth. Most times its been observed that pitches were made in favor to support batsmen. As it brings crowd joy and exciting shots made fans go bizarre. But in reality, cricket is a game that requires equal excellence in both the batting and bowling department. A team failing to do so can’t win an important tournament such as the World T20 Cup. In 7 editions of the t-20 world cups, bowlers play a more crucial role in matches. Here, let’s see the list of Players with the Most Wickets In ICC’s T-20 World Cups.

Players with Most Wickets In T20 World Cups

5). Ajantha Mendis – 35 Wickets

Ajantha Mendis is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played for Sri Lankan national cricket team in all three formats. He is also known as the “mystery spinner” due to the unusual bowling action variations.

Mendis is widely regarded as one of the best limited over bowlers in the world arena. In August 2019, he retired from all forms of cricket. He has taken 35 wickets in just 21 matches he played in the world cup.

His peak performance came in the 2012 world cup, where he picked 15 wickets in 6 matches.

4). Saeed Ajmal – 36 Wickets

Saeed Ajmal was an asset for Pakistan spin bowling from 2009-2014. He had picked 36 wickets in just 23 matches. Ajmal is a right-arm off-spin bowler who bats right-handed. Regarded as one of the best spinners.

Ajmal was rated the best ODI and T20I bowler in the world and second in Tests at various times between 2011 and 2014. His best T-20 bowling came in the 2009 event. In which he picked 12 wickets in 7 matches.

3). Lasith Malinga – 38 Wickets

The man with the sling action, often known as “Slinga Malinga” is the only bowler with 4 consecutive wickets on 4 balls on two different occasions. Lasith Malinga s widely regarded as one of the greatest limited bowlers of all time. He has taken a total of 38 wickets n just 31 matches.

He captained the Sri Lankan 2014 T20 World Cup-winning side. Malinga was a right-arm fast bowler that was a specialist death bowler and is well known for his distinctive round-arm action

2). Shahid Afridi – 39 Wickets

The man, who helped Pakistan to win the 2009 world cup with extraordinary performance with both bat and ball in the semifinal and final. Afridi has participated in 6 World cups (2007-2016) for Pakistan. In the T20 format, he has taken 98 wickets in 99 matches. His economy of 6.71 hints at how hard it was for the batsmen to score in the World Cups.

Along with wickets, he has accumulated 546 runs in 32 innings. Afridi played a critical role in winning the 2009 T20 World Cup for Pakistan, in the final, he scored a blistering 54 off 40 balls and grabbed 2 wickets too.

1). Shakib Al Hasan – 41 Wickets

Current Bangladesh test match skipper, Shakib Al Hasan has taken the most number of 41 wickets so far in the T20I World Cup history. He leads the list of Players With Most Wickets In ICC’s T20 World Cups. Shakib has achieved this feat in only 30 matches. However, the team didn’t perform well in any T-20 world cup campaign and was often knocked out in the earlier stages of WorldCup. Still shows how good is Shakib with the ball. He has another world cup where he can increase the wickets telly and can guide his team to lift the first-ever trophy in their nation’s history.

Most Wickets in T20 World Cup

Here is the list of the T20 world cup’s highest wicket-taker.

RankBowlersCountryMatchesWickets
1Shakib Al HasanBangladesh3041
2Shahid AfridiPakistan3439
3Lasith MalingaSri Lanka3138
4Saeed AjmalPakistan2336
5Ajanta MendisSri Lanka2135
6Umar GulPakistan2435
7Dale SteynSouth Africa2330
8Stuart BroadEngland2530