The batters have a larger say in the T20I format, however, bowlers are coming up with formidable strategies to counter them. Moreover, bowlers play a pivotal role in restricting opposition teams from scoring huge totals by taking wickets regularly. 

Since 2024 is a T20 World Cup year, you will see bowlers doing their magic with the ball. So, here are the top 10 bowlers with the most T20I wickets in 2024.

Most Wickets in T20I in 2024

PlayerInningsWicketsBBIStrike Rate
Ehsan Khan (HKG)15234/31 15.13
Usman Najeeb (KSA)11223/1310.04
Virandeep Singh (MAS)11214/88.80
Aqib Ilyas (OMA)13204/17 13.50
Aizaz Khan (HKG)14184/26 14.22
Usman Khalid (KSA)11164/69.75
Rizwan Butt (BHR)8165/1210.87
Utkarsh Jain (CAM)10163/2113.56
Aayan Afzal Khan (UAE)10163/714.25
Ishtiaq Ahmad (KSA)11163/1514.18

Key Insights

New Zealand’s experienced pacer Tim Southee kicked off 2024 by scalping his 150th career wicket in T20Is. His epic bowling performance of 4/25 against Pakistan pushed his wicket tally above 150. 

With that, Southee became the first bowler to grab 150 wickets in this format. Moreover, he is the leading wicket-taker in T20Is.

Apart from Southee, Adam Milne and Naveen-ul-Haq have bagged four-wicket hauls in the first month of this year.

It seems Southee is having a brilliant year with the ball, as he went past Lasith Malinga’s record of taking 57 wickets in death overs. The Kiwi pacer now has over 60 wickets in the death overs in the 20-over format.

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