Most Expensive Bowling Spells in T20I Cricket

It is always a challenge to be a bowler in T20 cricket. The bad days can worsen if the batsmen on the other side take you for a ride. The conditions in modern-day cricket are edging towards batters day by day, whereas bowlers are left with no choice but to be expensive.

This article will discuss bowlers who have conceded the most runs within their quota of 4 overs in a T20 international game.

Most Expensive Bowling Figures in T20I Cricket

Kasun Rajitha (SL)75/0AustraliaAdelaide2019
Chris Sole (SCO)72/1New ZealandEdinburgh2022
Tunahan Turan (TUR)70/1Czech RepublicIlfov County2019
Barry McCarthy (IRE)69/0AfghanistanGreater Noida2017
Kyle Abbott (SA)68/1West IndiesJohannesburg2015
Prasidh Krishna (IND)68/0AustraliaGuwahati2023
Sisanda Magala (SA)67/0West IndiesCenturion2023
Michael Dorgan (SRB)66/1BulgariaSofia2021
Obed McCoy (WI)66/2IndiaLauderhill2022
Andre Russell (WI)66/0EnglandSt George's2023
Neil Karnik (SGP)65/0QatarBangi2022
Andrew Tye (AUS)64/2New ZealandAuckland2018
James Anderson (ENG)64/1AustraliaSydney2007
Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)64/0PakistanJohannesburg2007
Ben Wheeler (NZ)64/0AustraliaAuckland2018
Yuzvendra Chahal (IND)64/0South AfricaCenturion2018
Ahmet Dursak (TKY)64/0Czech RepublicIlfov County2019

Stats Insights

Sri Lankan bowler Kasun Rajitha, who bowled with an economy rate of 18.75 by giving away 75 runs without picking a single wicket in his team’s match against Australia, currently tops the chart. This match in 2019 is also the last match played by the medium-fast bowler in the T20s. The game saw Australia scoring their fourth-highest T20I score and their largest victory margin by runs difference. Sri Lanka bowled out for 99 in chasing the Aussies’ 233.

Other notable names in this list are James Anderson, Sanath Jayasuriya, Andrew Tye, and Yuzvendra Chahal, who holds the Indian record for the worst bowling spell.

Australia and New Zealand have the most entries in the opposition batting side by featuring thrice.

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