Bowling in T20 cricket is not an easy task at all, because the surfaces in the T20 games mostly favor the batsmen. They are flat where the ball comes on the bat without any difficulty. Hence a bowler needs to be competent to survive and make an impact in this format. You need to use every bit of your brain to deceive the batsmen. So far, ICC has conducted 7 T20I World Cups in different countries, but to know about the bowler with the most wickets in Women’s T20 World Cup, you have to go through this article.
Players with Most Wickets in Women’s T20 World Cup
One of the best fast bowlers in women’s cricket, Shabnim Ismail occupies the top place on the list of getting the most wickets in the women’s T20 World Cup. Having played 32 matches, she has 43 scalps at a decent average of 15.25. Ismail has bowled 8 maiden overs which is the second-most by any player in the women’s T20 World Cup.
Current English medium-fast bowler, Anya Shrubsole has taken the 2nd most wickets in the history of the women’s T20 World Cup. Between 2010 to 2020, Anya played 27 matches and grabbed 41 wickets at a stunning strike rate of 14. Anya is hard to play and her economy of 5.32 says it all. Anya also holds the record for bowling the most number of maiden overs (6).
Probably the best all-rounder in women’s cricket, Australia’s Ellyse Perry gets the 3rd spot in terms of taking the most wickets in the women’s T20 World Cup with 40 wickets in 42 matches. Perry has been a part of all the women’s T20 World Cup so far. Her right-hand fast bowling on accurate line and length makes her lethal. Perry has won 4 T20 World Cups with the Australian Women’s team.
Australian right-hand pacer, Megan Schutt has also made a cut on this honorable chart of most wickets in the Women’s T20 World Cup. Being a part of the Australian women’s T20 World Cup winning squad four times, Megan has taken 40 wickets in 24 matches. Her bowling average is 12.27, while her best bowling figure is 4 for 12. In the 2020 women’s T20 World Cup victory for Australia, Megan paved the way by being the highest wicket-taker in the tournament (13 wickets).
The 2016 women’s T20 World Cup-winning captain, Stafanie Taylor finds herself in 5th place in scalping the most wickets in the women’s T20 World Cup. She is also the 2nd highest run-getter in the event. With her brilliant off-break bowling, Stafanie has claimed 33 wickets in 31 games so far.
The ace all-rounder from New Zealand, Sophie Devine is found in every record book in women’s cricket. With her all-around ability, Sophie has grabbed 29 wickets in 31 matches and notched up 668 runs too. Devine’s supreme show is 4 wickets for 22 runs. However, she has not been lucky to hold the silverware despite being a fantastic player.
|S Ismail (SA)||32||32||43||15.25||15.6||3/5||–|
|A Shrubsole (ENG)||27||27||41||12.48||14.0||3/6||0|
|E Perry (AUS)||42||42||40||17.67||18.3||3/12||0|
|M Schutt (AUS)||24||24||40||12.27||12.2||4/18||2|
|S Taylor (WI)||31||27||33||15.51||15.6||4/12||1|
|S Devine (NZ)||31||27||29||16.48||16.2||4/22||1|
|P Yadav (IND)||18||18||28||13.82||14.7||4/19||1|
|N Dar (PAK)||29||27||27||23.11||21.2||3/12||–|
|D Dottin (WI)||30||18||26||12.19||11.6||5/5||1|
|M Kapp (SA)||26||25||26||17.30||19.7||3/16||–|
|D Van Niekerk (SA)||27||27||25||18.36||19.7||3/10||–|
Shabnim Ismail has taken the most wickets (43).
Poonam Yadav has bagged the most wickets among Indians (28).
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