In a format where taking even a single wicket is a steep task, bagging a hat-trick is the stuff of dreams for any bowler. 

Dismissing batters on 3 consecutive balls can tilt the momentum of the game in the bowling team’s favour. And no wonder taking a hat-trick is a major achievement in any format. 

The T20I format has also seen several bowlers take 3 wickets in a row. However, only a handful of bowlers have achieved this feat in the T20 World Cup.

In this article, we’ll list the bowlers who have taken hat-tricks in T20 World Cup history.

Bowlers with Hat-tricks in T20 World Cup

PlayerBatters DismissedAgainstVenueYear
Brett Lee (AUS)Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Alok KapaliBangladeshCape Town2007
Curtis Campher (IRE)Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards, Roelof van der MerweNetherlandsAbu Dhabi2021
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Dwaine PretoriusSouth AfricaSharjah2021
Kagiso Rabada (SA)Chris Woakes, Eoin Morgan, Chris JordanEnglandSharjah2021
Karthik Meiyappan (UAE)Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Charith Asalanka, Dasun ShanakaSri LankaGeelong2022
Josh Little (IRE)Kane Williamson, James Neesham, Mitchell SantnerNew ZealandAdelaide2022

Key Insights

1: In 2007, Australia’s Brett Lee became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in the T20 World Cup. In fact, he became the overall first to dismiss 3 batters in 3 balls in the T20I format.

4: Ireland’s Curtis Campher is the only bowler to bag a double hat-trick in the T20 World Cup. He dismissed the Netherlands’ Ackermann, ten Doeschate, Edwards, and van der Merwe on 4 consecutive balls in 2021. Overall, he became the third bowler after Rashid Khan and Lasith Malinga to take 4 wickets in 4 balls in T20Is.

2: The number of bowlers from Ireland who have picked up a hat-trick in T20 World Cup history. Apart from Campher, Josh Little has also taken 3 wickets in 3 balls.

UAE’s Karthik Meiyappan is the only bowler from an associate team to claim a hat-trick in the T20 World Cup. His bowling figures of 3 for 19 against Sri Lanka are also the best for the UAE in the tournament.

Wanindu Hasaranga and Meiyappan are the only spinners present on the above list. Interestingly, both are leg spinners.

3 hat-tricks recorded in the 2021 iteration are the most in a single T20 World Cup edition.

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