Top 10: Most Wickets in a Calendar Year in T20I

In a format dominated by the batters, a few skilled bowlers shine brighter with their incredible performances in T20Is. With T20I cricket gaining a strong foothold across the world, many new talented bowlers have been unearthed.

These bowlers are even giving tough competition to the prominent bowlers from the top teams with their excellent performances throughout the year.

So, in this article, let’s take a look at the top 10 instances of bowlers with the most wickets in a calendar year in T20Is.

Most Wickets in a Calendar Year in T20I

Alpesh Ramjani (UGA)30552023
Henry Ssenyondo (UGA)30492023
Yalinde Nkanya (TAN)26452022
Martin Akayezu (RWN)36422023
Josh Little (IRE)26392022
Sandeep Lamichhane (NEP)18382022
Zappy Bimenyimana (RWN)38382023
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND)31372022
Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)20362021
Tabraiz Shamsi (SA)22362021

Key Insights

1: Since gaining T20I status, Uganda’s team has been making noise at the international level. And the players are also leaving no stone unturned with their impressive individual performances. Uganda’s left-arm spinner, Alpesh Ramjani, became the first bowler to pick 50 or more wickets in a calendar year in T20Is in 2023. 

10.78: Moreover, Ramjani has the best bowling strike rate of 10.78 among the bowlers with 30+ wickets in a calendar year.

15: More than 15 bowlers have taken 30 or more T20I wickets in a single year, with most of the instances registered since 2021.

2: Sri Lanka’s spinner, Wanindu Hasaranga, is the only bowler who has picked up 30 or more wickets in 2 consecutive years — 2021 and 2022.

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