T20 cricket is the reason the bowlers have been developing new deliveries each day. Earlier the bowlers used to ball inswinger, Outwinger, bouncer, or yorkers. But the use of slower deliveries has incremented since the introduction of the franchise league especially. Now each bowler has at least two variations apart from the stock ball. Cutters and knuckleballs have been dangerous weapons in T20 cricket. There are many bowlers who are conquering in T20 internationals. Let’s look at the top 9 players with the most wickets in T20 internationals.
Lasith Malinga–Most Wickets In T20
Lasith Malinga has taken the most wickets in T20 internationals. Malinga is probably the most lethal bowler the world has ever seen. He is popular for his yorkers and slower balls. Malinga has been playing for Sri Lanka in T20s since 2006. He played his first T20 in 2006 against England. Malinga Led Sri Lanka wore the crown of the T20 World Cup in 2014.
Shahid Afridi comes to take the 4th position in terms of scalping the most wickets in the history of international T20. The all-rounder from Pakistan was known for his speed variation in leg-spin bowling. The leggie made his T20 debut in 2006 against England. He has played T20 international for 12 years (2006-2018). Who doesn’t remember his 54* and 1 wicket in the finals of the 2009 T20 World Cup final to take his team home.
Bangladeshi all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan is in 2nd place in terms of taking the most wickets in the T20s. He is the only Bangladeshi on the list. Shakib is currently one of the best all-rounders playing the game. He made his first appearance in the T20s for Bangladesh in 2006 against Zimbabwe. He has been playing for 14 years now at the highest level.
Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan occupies the 5th spot on the basis of grabbing the most wickets in international T20s. He is the youngest on the list and also has the best bowling average in the shortest format of the game. Rashid made his T20 debut in 2015 against Zimbabwe. His outstanding bowling has increased his demands in franchise leagues across the globe.
Tim Southee–Most Wickets In T20
Kiwi speedster Tim Southee seals 3rd spot on the list of grabbing the most wickets in the shortest format of the international T20. Southee is an awesome new ball bowler, who takes the ball away from the right-handers. He has been representing New Zealand in T20s since 2008. He played his first T20 international against England.
Pakistani fast bowler Umar Gul is the 6th highest-wicket taker in the history of T20 internationals. He is the second Pakistani bowler on the list. Gul played the format for Pakistan for 9 years (2007-2016), playing his first match against Kenya.
Spin wizard Saeed Ajmal has taken the 7th most wickets in T20 internationals. Ajmal is one of the best spinners the world has ever seen and the toughest bowlers to face. He made his first appearance in the T20s in 2009 against Australia. He has been around in the T20 internationals for 6 years (2009-2015).
George Dockrell, the chinaman from Ireland finds himself in 8th place on the tally of getting the most wickets in the shortest format of international cricket. Dockrell has been playing T20s for Ireland since 2010. He made his debut against Afghanistan. He is a handy batsman also, has struck the bowlers at a strike rate of 117.4.
Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has bagged the 9th most wickets in the T20s with 76 wickets in 86 games for West Indies. With the bat, he has amassed 1229 runs at a decent strike rate of 115.6. Bravo as a part of the West Indian team which won the 2012 and 2016 T20 World Cup.
Kiwi leg-spinner Ish Sodhi is in 10th place on the basis of scalping the most wickets in T20 internationals, 73 wickets in 57 matches. Sodhi has been a wicket-taker bowler for New Zealand for the last few years with his outstanding leg-spin bowling. He bowls wicket to wicket in order to trap the batsman with his spin web.
Lasith Malinga has taken the most wickets in T20 internationals (107)
Yuzvendra Chahal has grabbed the most wickets in T20 internationals (63 wickets).