Most Wickets in T20 World Cup

Most Wickets in T20 World Cup 2021: The 2021 edition of ICC T20 World Cup will kick start from October 23 with the round 1 matches from October 17 in UAE. The ICC T20 WC 2021 final match is slated to play on November 14, 2021, in Dubai.

Though BCCI holds the rights for hosting the event owing to COVID19 fear BCCI moves the T20 WC 2021 to UAE.

In the short format tournament like the Twenty-20 bowling team can defend a low score when they have a well-packed bowling attack.

When bowlers put pressure over the batsman the wind of the game can turn in the bowling team favour though they have a low defending target.

This explains the importance of the bowlers in the T20 format games. Following are the details of the players with the most wickets in T20 World Cup 2021.

Most Wickets in T20 World Cup 2021

The players with the most wickets in T20 World Cup 2021 details will be updated here after the match is completed. Stay tuned for the regular updates:

PlayerMatRunsWktsBBIEconSR45
PWH de Silva (SL)8156163/95.211.200
A Zampa (AUS)7157135/195.8112.401
TA Boult (NZ)7173133/176.2512.700
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)6123114/95.591210
JR Hazlewood (AUS)7175114/397.291310
D Pretorius (SA)510193/176.889.700
A Nortje (SA)510493/85.3712.800
JH Davey (SCOT)512394/187.0211.610
Shadab Khan (PAK)613894/26615.310
AU Rashid (ENG)614694/26.5314.810
JN Frylinck (NAM)716893/217.461500
IS Sodhi (NZ)719492/178.081600
MA Starc (AUS)724892/219.181800
Rashid Khan (AFG)511284/96.113.710
T Shamsi (SA)512183/176.3614.200
M Theekshana (SL)713783/175.4818.700
Mahedi Hasan (BAN)815083/196.1218.300
K Rabada (SA)515583/208.1514.200
Haris Rauf (PAK)616884/227.317.210
TG Southee (NZ)718182/156.520.800
SM Sharif (SCOT)718882/258.1117.300
CBRLS Kumara (SL)719483/77.651900
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)722284/369.251810
BTJ Wheal (SCOT)823783/248.7720.200
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG)36575/205.4110.201
MM Ali (ENG)67772/155.51200
JJ Bumrah (INDIA)59572/105.081600
RA Jadeja (INDIA)510173/155.9414.500
TS Mills (ENG)410873/27811.500
CR Woakes (ENG)615172/237.3617.500
Shaheen Shah Afridi (PAK)616973/317.0420.500
MRJ Watt (SCOT)818471/136.1325.700
PVD Chameera (SL)823372/278.322400
R Ashwin (INDIA)36363/205.251200
KV Morea (PNG)37564/317.51010
C Campher (IRE)37864/267.091110
LS Livingstone (ENG)68662/155.731500
CJ Jordan (ENG)613063/176.841900
Mohammed Shami (INDIA)514063/158.8415.800
Taskin Ahmed (BAN)614262/126.521.800
C Karunaratne (SL)816562/277.3322.500
CN Greaves (SCOT)818762/198.3122.500
D Wiese (NAM)820862/227.422800
R Trumpelmann (NAM)821563/177.672800

 

Most Wickets in a Single T20 World Cup – Year Wise

Sri Lankan bowler Ajantha Mendis is the highest wicket-taker of the T20 World Cup(in the single edition). He bags 15 wickets by playing 6 innings with an impressive economy rate of 6.12.

Ajantha Mendis - Most wickets in t20 world cup 2021
Ajantha Mendis

Notably, Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul bags the award of highest wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup(in the single edition) two times and remains unbeaten sofar. Check out the players to bag the most number of wickets in T20 World Cup(year wise):

YearPlayerTeamMatchesWicketsECOAVG
2007Umar GulPakistan7135.611.92
2009Umar GulPakistan7136.4412.15
2010Dirk NannesAustralia7147.0313.07
2012Ajantha MendisSri Lanka6156.129.8
2014
Imran TahirSouth Africa5126.5510.91
Ahsan MalikThe Netherlands7126.6813.83
2016Mohammad NabiAfghanistan7126.0713.66
2021Wanindu Hasaranga de SilvaSri Lanka8165.209.75

Most Wickets in T20 World Cup – Since 2007

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan tops the list by beating former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi with a massive 41 wickets under his name in T20 WC tournaments.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan

Check out the Most Wickets takers in T20 World Cup below:

PlayerSpanMatOversWktsBBIEcon45
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)2007-202131110.1414/96.4330
Shahid Afridi (PAK)2007-201634135394/116.7120
SL Malinga (SL)2007-201431102.4385/317.4301
Saeed Ajmal (PAK)2009-20142389.2364/196.7930
BAW Mendis (SL)2009-20142178.3356/86.711
Umar Gul (PAK)2007-20142482.4355/67.311
DW Steyn (SA)2009-20162383.1304/176.9610
SCJ Broad (ENG)2007-20142686.5303/177.7200
DJ Bravo (WI)2007-20213488.4274/388.8110
R Ashwin (INDIA)2012-20211866264/116.0110
S Badree (WI)2012-20161559244/155.5210
M Morkel (SA)2007-20141762.4244/177.2120
MA Starc (AUS)2012-20211767243/208.3200
NL McCullum (NZ)2007-20162267.1233/155.9400
GP Swann (ENG)2009-20121655223/246.500
TG Southee (NZ)2010-20211762.5223/167.8700
SR Watson (AUS)2007-20162475.2223/268.0700
RA Jadeja (INDIA)2009-20212274213/157.1400
MG Johnson (AUS)2007-20101452.1203/156.7200
DL Vettori (NZ)2007-20121767.1204/205.8310
Rashid Khan (AFG)2016-20211246.2194/96.3610
IS Sodhi (NZ)2016-20211243.4193/187.1900
AD Mathews (SL)2009-20162974.2193/166.4700
Imran Tahir (SA)2014-2016936184/215.9410
A Zampa (AUS)2016-20211138185/195.9401
Al-Amin Hossain (BAN)2014-20161443.3183/217.8600
AD Russell (WI)2012-20212252.3182/108.6800
Mohammad Nabi (AFG)2010-20211965184/207.2410
TA Boult (NZ)2014-2021935.4173/176.1100
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)2016-20211036175/228.5511
AU Rashid (ENG)2009-20211654.2174/27.3810
KMDN Kulasekara (SL)2009-20161858.5174/327.310
R Rampaul (WI)2007-20211550.5173/168.7100
Mohammad Amir (PAK)2009-20161762173/237.1700
PWH de Silva (SL)2021-2021830163/95.200
IK Pathan (INDIA)2007-20121543163/167.4600
Abdur Razzak (BAN)2007-20141553.4162/166.8100
CJ Jordan (ENG)2014-20211652.2164/287.5210
KD Mills (NZ)2009-20141552.5163/338.0600
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA)2007-20121969164/126.7810
SP Narine (WI)2012-20141244.4153/95.1700
DP Nannes (AUS/NL)2009-2010934154/187.0210
A Nehra (INDIA)2010-20161039153/196.8900
RP Singh (INDIA)2007-2009929144/136.4110
T van der Gugten (NL)2014-20211133143/217.2400
RE van der Merwe (NL/SA)2009-20211541142/37.0700
Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)2007-20213067142/227.5800

 

Most Four Wickets Haul in T20 World Cup

Pakistan bowler Saeed Ajmal has three 4 wicket hauls in T20 World Cup which remains as the record in T20 World Cup history sofar.

Saeed Ajmal
Saeed Ajmal

Following are the details of the players with the most 4 wicket haul in T20 World Cup:

PlayerMatOversWktsBBIEconSR454+
Saeed Ajmal (PAK)2389.2364/196.7914.8303
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)31110.1414/96.4316.1303
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)1036175/228.5512.7112
M Morkel (SA)1762.4244/177.2115.6202
BAW Mendis (SL)2178.3356/86.713.4112
Umar Gul (PAK)2482.4355/67.314.1112
Shahid Afridi (PAK)34135394/116.7120.7202

 

Four Wicket Haul Wicket takers in T20 World Cup

Following are the list of players who bags the four-wicket haul in T20 World Cup sofar:

Mark Gillespie
Mark Gillespie – Leading in front
Match DatePlayerOversRunsWktsTeamOppositionGround
12 Sep 2007MR Gillespie2.574New Zealandv KenyaDurban
12 Sep 2007Umar Gul4254Pakistanv ScotlandDurban
12 Sep 2007Shahid Afridi4194Pakistanv ScotlandDurban
13 Sep 2007Shakib Al Hasan4344Bangladeshv West IndiesJohannesburg
13 Sep 2007E Chigumbura4314Zimbabwev EnglandCape Town
14 Sep 2007Mohammad Asif4184Pakistanv IndiaDurban
16 Sep 2007DL Vettori4204New Zealandv IndiaJohannesburg
19 Sep 2007M Morkel4174South Africav New ZealandDurban
20 Sep 2007SR Clark4204Australiav Sri LankaCape Town
20 Sep 2007RP Singh4134Indiav South AfricaDurban
6 Jun 2009PP Ojha4214Indiav BangladeshNottingham
9 Jun 2009Shahid Afridi4114Pakistanv NetherlandsLord’s
10 Jun 2009LMP Simmons3194West Indiesv Sri LankaNottingham
10 Jun 2009Z Khan3194Indiav IrelandNottingham
12 Jun 2009DJ Bravo4384West Indiesv IndiaLord’s
13 Jun 2009WD Parnell4134South Africav West IndiesThe Oval
13 Jun 2009Umar Gul365Pakistanv New ZealandThe Oval
14 Jun 2009AR Cusack3184Irelandv Sri LankaLord’s
15 Jun 2009Saeed Ajmal4194Pakistanv IrelandThe Oval
5 May 2010DP Nannes4184Australiav BangladeshBridgetown
5 May 2010M Morkel3204South Africav AfghanistanBridgetown
10 May 2010CK Langeveldt4194South Africav PakistanGros Islet
10 May 2010Saeed Ajmal4264Pakistanv South AfricaGros Islet
18 Sep 2012BAW Mendis486Sri Lankav ZimbabweHambantota
20 Sep 2012JH Kallis4154South Africav ZimbabweHambantota
23 Sep 2012Saeed Ajmal4304Pakistanv New ZealandPallekele
23 Sep 2012Harbhajan Singh4124Indiav EnglandColombo (RPS)
1 Oct 2012SL Malinga4315Sri Lankav EnglandPallekele
7 Oct 2012BAW Mendis4124Sri Lankav West IndiesColombo (RPS)
17 Mar 2014T Panyangara4374Zimbabwev IrelandSylhet
20 Mar 2014Nadeem Ahmed3.3214Hong Kongv BangladeshChattogram
24 Mar 2014DW Steyn4174South Africav New ZealandChattogram
25 Mar 2014S Badree4154West Indiesv BangladeshDhaka
27 Mar 2014Ahsan Malik4195Netherlandsv South AfricaChattogram
27 Mar 2014Imran Tahir4214South Africav NetherlandsChattogram
27 Mar 2014KMDN Kulasekara4324Sri Lankav EnglandChattogram
30 Mar 2014R Ashwin3.2114Indiav AustraliaDhaka
31 Mar 2014HMRKB Herath3.335Sri Lankav New ZealandChattogram
10 Mar 2016WP Masakadza4284Zimbabwev ScotlandNagpur
10 Mar 2016Mohammad Nabi4204Afghanistanv Hong KongNagpur
13 Mar 2016PA van Meekeren2114Netherlandsv IrelandDharamsala
13 Mar 2016Shakib Al Hasan3154Bangladeshv OmanDharamsala
15 Mar 2016MJ Santner4114New Zealandv IndiaNagpur
20 Mar 2016CH Morris4274South Africav AfghanistanMumbai
25 Mar 2016JP Faulkner4275Australiav PakistanMohali
26 Mar 2016Mustafizur Rahman4225Bangladeshv New ZealandKolkata
26 Mar 2016CJ Jordan4284Englandv Sri LankaDelhi
17 Oct 2021Zeeshan Maqsood4204Omanv P.N.G.Al Amerat
18 Oct 2021C Campher4264Irelandv NetherlandsAbu Dhabi
19 Oct 2021KV Morea4314P.N.G.v ScotlandAl Amerat
19 Oct 2021JH Davey3.3184Scotlandv P.N.G.Al Amerat
19 Oct 2021Mustafizur Rahman4364Bangladeshv OmanAl Amerat
20 Oct 2021JB Little4234Irelandv Sri LankaAbu Dhabi
21 Oct 2021Shakib Al Hasan494Bangladeshv P.N.G.Al Amerat
23 Oct 2021AU Rashid2.224Englandv West IndiesDubai (DSC)
25 Oct 2021Mujeeb Ur Rahman4205Afghanistanv ScotlandSharjah
25 Oct 2021Rashid Khan2.294Afghanistanv ScotlandSharjah
26 Oct 2021Haris Rauf4224Pakistanv New ZealandSharjah
4 Nov 2021A Zampa4195Australiav BangladeshDubai (DSC)
6 Nov 2021JR Hazlewood4394Australiav West IndiesAbu Dhabi
11 Nov 2021Shadab Khan4264Pakistanv AustraliaDubai (DSC)

 

Five Wickets Haul in T20 World Cup

In cricket, a five-wicket haul occurs when a bowler takes five or more wickets in a single inning. This is regarded by critics as a notable achievement.

Umar Gul - Most Wickets in T20 World Cup
Umar Gul

Following are the details of the players with five-wicket haul achievement in the T20 World Cup:

Match DatePlayerOversRunsWktsTeamOppositionGround
13 Jun 2009Umar Gul365Pakistanv New ZealandThe Oval
18 Sep 2012BAW Mendis486Sri Lankav ZimbabweHambantota
1 Oct 2012SL Malinga4315Sri Lankav EnglandPallekele
27 Mar 2014Ahsan Malik4195Netherlandsv South AfricaChattogram
31 Mar 2014HMRKB Herath3.335Sri Lankav New ZealandChattogram
25 Mar 2016JP Faulkner4275Australiav PakistanMohali
26 Mar 2016Mustafizur Rahman4225Bangladeshv New ZealandKolkata
25 Oct 2021Mujeeb Ur Rahman4205Afghanistanv ScotlandSharjah
4 Nov 2021A Zampa4195Australiav BangladeshDubai (DSC)

 

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