Bowling is important in any format of cricket. The team relies heavily on bowlers in every format of Test, ODI or T20 cricket. It is said that if you want to win a match, then batsmen can win, but if you want to win a series or a big tournament, then it will be necessary for the bowlers to perform well. You can’t win a big tournament without good bowling.
Talking about the T20 format of cricket, it is considered to be suitable for batsmen. We get to see many fours and sixes in this format and that is why there is not much in this format for bowlers.
Despite this, however, there are many bowlers who take a lot of wickets in this format as well and do not allow the batsmen to score easily.
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In T20 batsmen often try to play big shots and also lose their wickets in this round. This is the reason why bowlers have more chances to take wickets.
Today let us talk about the bowlers who have taken the highest wickets in T20 International cricket so far. These bowlers have bowled tremendously throughout their T20 cricket career and picked up a lot of wickets. So let us know which are the 3 bowlers who have taken the most wickets in T20 cricket.
3 bowlers taking the most wickets in T20 Internationals.
Sri Lanka team captain Lasith Malinga is the only bowler to take more than 100 wickets in T20 Internationals. His performance in the IPL too has been excellent. Malinga is known for his precise yorker balls and even the biggest batsmen face problems.
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Malinga has played 84 T20 Internationals so far and has taken 107 wickets during this period. 5 wickets for 6 runs in his best bowling performance.
Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi ranks second in this list. Shahid Afridi was also a tremendous all-rounder. He was known for his quick batting but in addition to that, his bowling was also very tremendous.
He was often instrumental in breaking any partnership and took many wickets in his career. Afridi played a total of 99 T20 Internationals and took 98 wickets during this period. 4 wickets for 11 runs in his best bowling performance.
Shakib Al Hasan
Former Bangladesh captain Shakib Al Hasan is facing a one-year ban but as of now, he is the third-highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket.
Shakib Al Hasan is a tremendous Bangladesh all-rounder. The better he bats, the better he also bowls. From IPL to international cricket, he has made a tremendous mark.
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Talking about Shakib Al Hasan, he has played a total of 76 matches so far in T20 International career and has taken 92 wickets during this period. 5 wickets for 20 runs in his best bowling performance.