Top 5 Bowlers with most wickets in World T20 : They said that T20 cricket was a batsman’s game, must be eating his own words after looking at some of the brilliant spells of bowling T20 matches. Bowlers have proven that even in the shortest format of the cricket, where batsman attack from the first ball of the innings, if you have the guts, a bowler can control the game very well with the balls. So far, five editions have taken place after the inaugural World T20 in 2007. It has seen many memorable performances with both bat and ball. Here we take a look at Top 5 Bowlers with most wickets in World T20.
Umar Gul – 35 Wickets
Pakistan’s most trusted fast bowler Umar Gul has been a brilliant T20 player. He has taken 35 wickets in just 24 matches at an average of 17.25. He was the highest wicket taker for Pakistan in World T20 in 2009. His best figure in this event is 5/6 against New Zealand at the Oval.
Shahid Afridi – 35 Wickets
Pakistan’s most successful allrounder Shahid Afridi has been a part of Pakistan team since the first T20 World Cup. He has played 30 matches, taking 35 wickets at an average of 22.51. His best figure is 4/11 against Netherland at Lords in 2012.
Ajantha Mendis – 35 Wickets
Sri Lanka’s spin bowler Ajantha Mendis was one of the best Test bowler but still a good bowler in T20 cricket. Mendis has taken 35 wickets in 24 matches at a massive average of 15.02. He played his first T20 World Cup match in 2009 edition in England. He best figure in World T20 is 6/8 against Zimbabwe in Hambantota.
Saeed Ajmal – 36 Wickets
Pakistan’s magicial Saeed Ajmal is in 2nd spot in this list. He has taken 36 wickets in 23 matches at an average of 16.86. He has three 4-wicket haul in World T20. His best bowling figure in this event is 4/19 against Ireland at Oval in 2009.
Lasith Malinga – 38 Wickets
Lasith Malinga is the leading wicket-taker in World T20 history. He has featured in all World T20 editions. He has taken 38 wickets in 31 matches with a best figure of 5/31 against England at Pallekele in 2012. His average in World T20 is 20.07.
[Last Updated – 08/03/2016]