Bowlers need to brace for impact once the death overs kick in as batters bludgeon the ball across the park. In the last 4 overs of an innings, batters go berserk to score runs quickly.

Thus, bowlers have a huge task cut out to stem the flow of runs. And what’s a better way than picking up wickets and shifting the pressure on batters?

The T20 World Cup has seen skilful death over bowlers challenging the might of the batters. On that note, let’s look at the top 10 bowlers with the most wickets in death overs in T20 World Cup history.

Most Wickets in Death Overs in T20 World Cup

Saeed Ajmal (PAK)23237.94
Chris Jordan (ENG)21178.08
Umar Gul (PAK)17237.96
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)16188.97
Tim Southee (NZ)16218.94
Lasith Malinga (SL)16228.57
Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)15187.08
Dwayne Bravo (WI)15209.81
Trent Boult (NZ)14175.74
Bas de Leede (NED)13108.31

Key Insights

Saeed Ajmal holds the record for picking up the most wickets in death overs in T20 World Cup history. The Pakistani spinner scalped 23 wickets in the last 4 overs phase.

Among the players listed above, only 4 bowlers have delivered 60 or more dot balls in death overs, with Ajmal’s 72 being the most.

Wanindu Hasaranga has the lowest economy rate and bowling average among the bowlers with 10 or more wickets in death overs. The Sri Lankan spinner’s economy hovers around 5, while his average is close to 4.

Over 15 bowlers have grabbed 10 or more wickets in the death-over phase in T20 World Cup history.

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