Cricket has always been a game of small margins. It doesn’t really take much time for any team to get the upper hand no matter what the situation of the game is.
It is due to this reason at every team in the world wants to strengthen each of its departments to the greatest extent so as to choke the opposition in all possible ways. One important aspect that every team looks forward master is its bowling strategies.
It’s the bowlers who bring their team back into the game with a good spell of bowling or a crucial wicket under tough circumstances. This is why it’s often said that “Batters win you games, but bowlers in your tournaments”.
It’s time for us to take a look at the Top 3 bowlers with the most wickets in T20I history so far.
3. Rashid Khan (109 wickets)
At no.3 in the list of Top wicket-takers in T20Is is Afghanistan’s gem, Rashid Khan. The 25-year-old has picked up a total of 109 wickets in 61 matches. His bowling average has been 13.1.
The right-arm spinner has picked up two 5-wicket hauls and his best bowling performance has been that of 5/3. The economy also has been as low as 6.12.
2. Tim Southee (111)
At no.2 in the list is the Kiwi pacer Tim Southee. The 33-year-old has picked up 111 wickets in 92 matches(90 innings). His bowling average is currently 24.3 and he has bagged 5 wicket haul once in his T20I career far.
His bowling economy is that of 8.19. His best bowling performance is 5/18.
1. Shakib Al Hasan (121 wickets)
The leading wicket-taker in the history of men’s T20Is is Bangladesh’s magical ll rounder Shakib Al Hasan. The left-arm spinner has picked up a total of 121 wickets in 97 T20I matches that he’s played for Bangladesh.
His bowling average has been 19.95 and he’s picked up one 5-wicket haul in his career so far. His economy as being a considerable 6.69.