The Asia Cup 2022 was absolutely filled with intensity and cricketing action to the extreme limit. The fans got to experience every bit of cricketing suspense and the brilliance of teams on the field several times. All the participating teams seemingly did their best to achieve the desired results.
The quality teams proved their worth on the big stage by putting their plans to work effectively on a regular basis. The credit for the good performance of major teams must go to their bowling department which had a crucial role to play in their team’s success.
Several world-class bowlers had a major impact during the tournament which led to their team’s overall upliftment. It’s time for us to have a look at the top three highest wicket-takers in Asia cup 2022.
3) Haris Rauf, Mohammed Nawaz, Shadab Khan (Pakistan) – 8
Haris Rauf played a crucial role in Pakistan’s road to the finals of the Asia Cup as he performed brilliantly throughout the tournament with the ball in hand. The pacer picked 8 wickets in 6 matches in Asia cup 2022. His best spell of bowling came against Sri Lanka in the finals wherein he picked 3 wickets for 29 runs.
Shadab Khan too picked 8 wickets in 5 matches for Pakistan in the Asia Cup. His best spell of bowling came against Hong Kong wherein he picked 4 wickets while conceding just 8 runs.
2) Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) – 9
Wanindu Hasaranga was Sri Lanka’s most successful bowler in the Asia Cup. The spinner picked 9 wickets in 6 matches and was the highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup 2022 for his team. His fantastic spell of bowling against Pakistan first in the Super 4 stage and then in the finals wherein he picked 6 wickets in total were the best performance by him in the Asia Cup. His wonderful economical spells and wicket-taking abilities made him unplayable for the majority of the batsmen in the Asia Cup 2022. Thus he played a crucial role in helping Sri Lanka win the title.
1) Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India) – 11
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup 2022. With 11 wickets in just 5 matches at an impressive economy of 6.05, he was highly impactful for the majority of the tournament. His best performance with the ball game against Afghanistan wherein he bowled an incredible spell while picking 5 wickets for just 4 runs.
His wonderful economical bowling early on in the innings and wicket-taking intent proved to be Highly significant for the Indian team in the majority of the matches. The Indian team management will be hoping for him to continue his good form in the World T20 too.
Unfortunately for him, India failed to reach the finals despite his fine performances throughout the tournament.