Most Wickets in Each Format in 2022
Updated on: Dec 24, 2022 9:11 pm IST
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|
|Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||8||902||45||8/89||3.76||2||0|
|Marco Jansen||South Africa||7||596||35||7/91||3.19||1||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|
|Basil Hameed||United Arab Emirates||21||533||32||5/17||3.73||1|
|Saurabh Netravalkar||United States of America||19||786||32||5/45||4.56||1|
|Akela Hosein||West Indies||20||923||30||4/39||5.07||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|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||Sri Lanka||19||533||34||4/33||7.40||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|