Most wickets in T20 – List of Best bowler in the world in T20

Updated on: Sep 5, 2022 11:04 am IST

  • Most wickets in T20

    The T20 format has been one of the most sorted formats in the world of cricket as many players and leagues have given impetus to it. With short form of the game becoming a feature of the present day cricket, the bowlers have important role to play, as specially when they have just four overs to make an impact.

    Player Matches Wickets Best Figures Average Economy
    Dwayne Bravo 543 597 5/23 24.14 8.21
    Rashid Khan 336 466 6/17 17.65 6.36
    Sunil Narine 420 454 5/19 21.22 6.02
    Imran Tahir 356 451 5/23 19.55 6.91
    Shakib Al Hasan 367 418 6/6 20.97 6.91
    Lasith Malinga 295 380 6/7 19.68 7.07
    Sohail Tanvir 377 380 6/14 26.17 7.49
    Wahab Riaz 318 379 5/8 22.2 7.44
    Andre Russell 413 372 5/15 25.41 8.51
    Shahid Afridi 329 347 5/7 22.78 6.78

    Over the years many have come and many have gone, whether it is India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Netherlands or West Indies, players have made an instant impact. Players like Dwayne Bravo, Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine have been one of the most decorated T20 bowlers of all-time with the stellar performances they have produced.

    Best bowler in the world

    Currently Dwayne Bravo is the most successful bowler in the history of T20 cricket with 597 wickets to his name in 543 matches for several franchises and West Indies. He is currently employed by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) of note. He now needs just three more wickets to be the first man to 600 wickets, while he is already the highest wicket-taker in the IPL.

    Bravo is followed by Rashid Khan of Afghanistan, who comes form a nation where cricket is still not that popular. Rashid plays for several franchises of note in the world and in the IPL represents Gujarat Titans (GT), where he is also an IPL winner. Rashid has 466 wickets in T20 format

    Making the top three is another Caribbean, Sunil Narine with 454 wickets. The stellar performances for West Indies and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have seen him win both IPL and T20 World Cup.

    The list also contains Sri Lanka great Lasith Malinga with 380 wickets. While Imran Tahir, Shakib Al Hasan, Sohail Tanvir and Wahab Riaz also make the top 10 for the most wickets in the T20 format.

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