Most Wickets in Each Format in 2022

Updated on: Dec 24, 2022 9:11 pm IST

  • Most wickets 2022

    Bowlers are the most underrated aspect of the sport of cricket. Often, their contribution is overshadowed. However, times have changed, and bowlers, especially the pacers, have managed to leave their mark on the field of cricket. The year 2022 was dominated by the pacers. The likes of Starc and Anderson were the biggest gainers this year. Let’s have a look at the bowlers who claimed the most wickets in each format in 2022.

    Who took Most wickets in tests in 2022?

    Lesser number of tests were played in 2022 compared to the previous years. However, England, Australian, and South African pacers stood out in the test format. English spinner, Jack Leach bagged the top spot in the list of most wickets in tests in 2022. He claimed a 10-wicket haul and finished the year with 46 wickets in total. Further, South African speedster, Kagiso Rabada clipped 45 wickets in 2022. Rabada claimed 2 five-wicket hauls in the total of 8 matches that he featured in. No Indian player could breach the top 10 list.

    Players Country Matches Runs Wickets Best figures Economy Fifer 10-wicket haul
    Jack Leach England 14 1761 46 10/166 2.89 2 1
    Kagiso Rabada   South Africa 8 902 45 8/89 3.76 2 0
    Nathan Lyon Australia 10 1255 43 9/121 2.68 3 0
    Stuart Broad England 9 1030 40 7/86 3.24 1 0
    James Anderson England 9 713 36 6/62 2.42 1 0
    Marco Jansen South Africa 7 596 35 7/91 3.19 1 0
    Pat Cummins Australia 9 736 35 8/79 2.76 2 0
    Mitchell Starc Australia 10 883 32 5/67 3.04 0 0
    Prabat Jayasuriya Sri Lanka 3 591 29 12/177 2.73 4 1
    Mehidy Hasan Miraz Bangladesh 8* 979 29 6/179 2.94 0 0

    who took Most wickets in ODs in 2022?

    Major international teams played a low number of one-day internationals this year. Most associate nations took part in a record-breaking number of ODI games. Hence, they dominated the most wickets in ODIs in the 2022 rankings. Oman’s Bilal Khan took 45 wickets in 16 games and claimed 3 five-wicket hauls. Sompal Kami of Nepal followed Bilal and ranked second. He clipped 35 wickets in 20 games. Basil Ahmed, Bernard Scholtz, and Saurabh Netravalkar tied at 32 wickets each. Again, no Indian bowler was featured in the top 10 list. Mohammad Siraj finished 2022 as the highest Indian wicket-taker in 2022 with 24 wickets. But he ranks 15th in the overall list.

    Player Country Matches Runs Wickets BBI Economy 5 wicket haul
    Bilal Khan Oman 16 725 43 5/31 4.90 3
    Sompal Kami Nepal 20 797 35 4/39 4.98 0
    Basil Hameed United Arab Emirates 21 533 32 5/17 3.73 1
    Bernard Scholtz Namibia 20 537 32 5/22 3.14 1
    Saurabh Netravalkar United States of America 19 786 32 5/45 4.56 1
    Adam Zampa Australia 12 526 30 5/35 4.99 1
    Akela Hosein West Indies 20 923 30 4/39 5.07 0
    Ruben Trumpelmann Namibia 21 768 29 4/37 4.67 0
    Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal 14 567 28 4/29 4.16 0
    Mark Watt Scotland 17 569 28 5/33 3.93 0

    Who took Most Wickets in T20s in 2022?

    ICC Men’s T20 World Cup took 2022 took place this year. Hence, in preparation, teams across the world played a record number of T20 games. However, associate nations ruled the T20 format as well. Surprisingly, Tanzania bowler, Yalinde Nkanya topped the list of most wickets in T20s in 2022. He played the most number of T20s (28) and took 45 wickets, including a five-wicket haul. Ireland pacer, Joshua Little followed Yalinde at second place. Two Indian pacers featured in the top 10. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh ranked 4th and 6th respectively. 

    Player Country Mat Runs Wickets BBI Econ 5 wicket haul
    Yalinde Nkanya Tanzania 28 387 45 5/2 4.25 1
    Joshua Little Ireland 26 738 39 4/35 7.58 0
    Sandeep Lamichhane Nepal 18 410 38 5/9 5.77 1
    Bhuvneshwar Kumar India 32 724 37 5/4 6.98 1
    Wanindu Hasaranga Sri Lanka 19 533 34 4/33 7.40 0
    Arshdeep Singh India 21 598 33 4/37 8.17 0
    Kevin Irakoze Rwanda 24 460 31 4/20 5.77 0
    Haris Rauf Pakistan 23 643 31 3/28 7.54 0
    Jason Holder West Indies 19 580 28 5/27 8.22 1
    Ish Sodhi New Zealand 22 643 28 4/28 7.97 0

     

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