T20 is among the most entertaining format of cricket. Although some ODI and Test matches are also highly entertaining, the craze of T20 games among cricket fans is enormous. Due to this craze, international T20 matches and as well as domestic T20 leagues enjoy a big fan base. Due to the huge fan following of the T20 format, cricket boards always try to conduct T20I matches during a bilateral series.
Due to the availability of fewer overs than an ODI and Test, T20 cricket is also a highly competitive one. Players also have to give their best efforts to excel in a T20 game. While batsmen have to score runs at a high strike rate, bowlers only a get maximum of 4 overs to show their magic.
However, there are still some bowlers who have managed to dominate in the shorter format of cricket. Here we take a look at the 5 bowlers with the most wickets in T20 cricket.
5 Bowlers With The Most Wickets In T20 Cricket
5. Shahid Afridi- 326 Matches, 344 Wickets
Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi holds 5th rank in this list. The former Pakistan skipper has scalped 344 wickets in 326 T20 matches. Out of these, Afridi’s 98 wickets have arrived in 99 T20 Internationals matches.
He has bowled at an average of 22.63 and an economy of 6.74. His best bowling figure in a T20 game is 5/7. He accounts for 2 five-wicket hauls and 9 four-wicket hauls.
The former Pakistan all-rounder has played T20 games for many teams at domestic levels. He was also part of the IPL 2008 edition, in which he played for Deccan Chargers. He is also active in Pakistan Super League and represents teams Multan Sultans.