In the 2012 World Cup in Sri Lanka, Ajantha Mendis picked up 15 wickets in 6 matches, the highest in a single T20 World Cup tournament. In that year, it is also his bowling figure – 6 for 8 against Zimbabwe in Hambantota, the best bowling figure in an innings in the T20 biggie.
So, who picked the highest wickets in each T20 World Cup edition?
Who holds the tag Most Wickets in T20 World Cup every year in the tournament?
Let’s find out in the table below!
|YEAR||PLAYERS||WICKETS||INNINGS||ECON RATE||BEST BOWLING|
|2007||Umar Gul (PAK)||13||7||5.60||4/25|
|2009||Umar Gul (PAK)||13||7||6.44||5/6|
|2010||Dirk Nannes (AUS)||14||7||7.03||4/18|
|2012||Ajantha Mendis (SL)||15||6||6.12||6/8|
|2014||Imran Tahir (SA) |
Ahsan Malik (NED)
|2016||Mohammad Nabi (AFG)||12||7||6.07||4/20|
|2021||Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)||16||8||5.20||3/9|
|2022||Wanindu Hasaranga (SL)||15||8||6.41||3/8|
Ajantha Mendis overall strike rate of 13.4 is the highest for any bowler in the tournament.
Shakib Al Hasan, who tops the list of most wicket-takers in the T20 World Cup, does not feature in this list. This shows his contribution through multiple editions of the World Cup.
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