ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Tim Southee Becomes Leading Wicket Taker In T20Is

Tim Southee
Tim Southee. Pic Credits: Twitter.

New Zealand Cricket Team is on a roll at the moment. The Black Caps have won 2 matches out of 3 and now are at the top of Group 1. The experienced campaigner Tim Southee was quite impeccable with his line and length against Sri Lanka as the speedster ended up with figures of 1-12 in his 4 overs.

Kiwis are proving to be the silent assassins in the tournament, The team would be hoping that they finish on the top of the table as momentum is everything in a short tourney. The team though would be worried about the form of  Skipper Kane Williamson as he is seen struggling in the middle.

New Zealand National Cricket Team
New Zealand National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Tim Southee Surpasses Shakib Al Hasan

Tim Southee became the leading wicket-taker in T20Is. He now has 126 wickets to his name in 102 appearances with an average of 23.98 and an economy rate of 8.14. Shakib on the other hand has 105 wickets in 107 matches with an average of 21.18 and an economy of 6.79. It looks that this tussle will be continued as both the players are quite pivotal to the team’s success.

New Zealand National Cricket Team
New Zealand National Cricket Team. Pic Credits: Twitter.

Invincible New Zealand

The way New Zealand has announced their arrival in the marquee tournament, it won’t be wrong to say that they are now red-hot favourites to clinch the title. They have a very good habit of finding match-winners on a given day as against Sri Lanka, the dashing batter Glenn Phillips smashed a scintillating century when the team was in deep trouble.

Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips. Pic Credits: Twitter.

The Black Caps would be aware that they don’t have a long batting lineup. They rely heavily on Devon Conway to give the team a great start. There are chances that Martin Guptill may come into the playing 11 as he is someone who knows how to win big matches.

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