List of All 5-Wicket Hauls in T20 World Cup

Picking a 5-wicket haul in a T20 game is seen as one of the finest achievements in the cricketing world, given the batting-friendly conditions and nature of the format. Also, dismissing 5 batters in the scope of just 4 overs must be an applaud-worthy effort.

Having said this, how would you call such an event being made in a high-pressure tournament like T20 World Cup? So, this article will speak about those heroes who managed to a 5-for in a T20 World Cup match. Doing this will also discuss the best bowling figures in a T20 World Cup.

5-Wicket Hauls in T20 World Cup

PlayerBowling FiguresAgainstVenueYear
Ajantha Mendis (SL)6/8ZimbabweHambantota2012
Rangana Herath (SL)5/3New ZealandChattogram2014
Umar Gul (PAK)5/6New ZealandThe Oval2009
Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG)5/9UgandaProvidence2024
Sam Curran (ENG)5/10 AfghanistanPerth2022
Akeal Hosein (WI)5/11UgandaProvidence2024
Ahsan Malik (NED)5/19 South AfricaChattogram2014
Adam Zampa (AUS)5/19 BangladeshDubai2021
Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG) 5/20ScotlandSharjah2021
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)5/22New ZealandKolkata2016
James Faulkner (AUS)5/27PakistanMohali2016
Lasith Malinga (SL)5/31EnglandPallekele2012

Key highlights from the above stats

Ajantha Mendis’ 6/8 is the 4th best figure in T20 internationals. He also has the 5th best bowling returns, 6/16 against Australia at Pallekele in 2011 making him the only bowler to have two 6 wicket hauls in this format at the international level.

Rangana Herath took 5/3 in 3.3 overs and it helped the Lankan lions defend a low target of 119 against New Zealand. Sri Lanka bowled out the Kiwis for 60 and it is still the lowest score ever defended in a T20 World Cup. This was Herath’s only 5 wicket haul in his short but impactful T20 career.

Ahsan Malik is the only player from a non-Test-playing nation to make it to this list. He took 5/19 against South Africa at Chattogram but his side still ended up losing by 6 runs making it the only player in this list to have ended up on the losing side.

Adam Zampa took identical figures like Ahsan Malik in the recently concluded World Cup where his side Australia won. The leg spinner took his maiden T20I 5 wicket haul against Bangladesh in Dubai as the Aussies trounced Bangladesh by 8 wickets.

Umar Gul, known as one of the best T20 bowlers during his time produced one of the best spells in the T20 World Cup when he took 5/6 in just 3 overs at the iconic Oval against New Zealand in 2009. This helped them restrict the Kiwis to mere 99 runs, which they chased in a canter.

Adam Zampa, Rangana Herath, and Umar Gul’s efforts came in the World Cup where their respective teams eventually won the titles.

Also Read: Leading Wicket taker in Every T20 World Cup

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