Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal. (Photo: BCCI)

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is good to go to accomplish a significant achievement in the forthcoming T20I series against South Africa, beginning June 9 in New Delhi. The senior spinner is about to become the highest wicket-taking Indian bowler in T20 cricket.

Chahal is 2 wickets behind R Ashwin, who is as of now the leading Indian wicket-taker in T20 cricket. With 5 T20Is to be played against South Africa from June 9 to 19, Chahal has an extraordinary opportunity to add to his count and go past Ashwin on the top.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal
Ravichandran Ashwin and Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credits: Twitter)

Dwayne Bravo Highest Wicket-taker In T20 History

Chahal is presently at the eighteenth spot in the overall list which is driven by former West Indies pacer Dwayne Bravo, who has 582 wickets in 532 matches. Chahal has gotten 274 wickets in 242 matches while Ashwin, who isn’t part of the impending T20I series against South Africa, has 276 wickets from 282 matches.

Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo (Image Credit: IPL)

Chahal has 2 5-wicket hauls in T20 cricket. The Rajasthan Royals leg-spinner, who won the Purple Cap in IPL 2022 with 27 wickets in 17 matches, got his maiden 5-wicket haul and a hat-trick in the as of late closed version of the IPL as the Royals arrived at just their second final.

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R Ashwin – 274 out of 282 matches

Yuzvendra Chahal – 272 out of 242 matches

Piyush Chawla – 270 out of 256 matches

Amit Mishra – 262 out of 236 matches

Jasprit Bumrah – 253 out of 207 matches

Yuzvendra Chahal Highest Wicket-taker For India In Internatinal T20S

Yuzvendra Chahal as of now holds the record for the most wickets by an Indian in T20I cricket. The Haryana leg-spinner has gotten 68 wickets in 54 matches, 1 more than Bumrah who has been rested for the task against South Africa.

Yuzvendra Chahal, Sri Lanka vs India
Yuzvendra Chahal (Image Credit: Twitter)

Chahal has gotten 4 wickets in 4 T20Is this year as the leg-spinner was brought into the plan of things after he was dropped for the T20 World Cup a year ago. Remarkably, Chahal has not gotten in excess of a wicket in any of his last 11 matches for India in the most brief configuration of the game.

Following a dynamite IPL 2022 season, Chahal is supposed to be an automatic selection in the XI for India against South Africa. The leg-spinner has rivalry from Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi and Axar Patel.

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