5 best Wicket Takers bowlers in T20 cricket
The bowlers played a big role in stopping the runs as well as taking wickets. Competition in this format has multiplied since the advent of the T20 leagues. Good quality cricketers play in leagues around the world. Here below we have enlisted the top 5 best wicket takers bowlers in the history of T20 cricket.
- Dwayne Bravo
- Lasith Malinga
- Sunil Narine
- Imran Tahir
- Shakib ul Hasan
Caribbean all-rounder Dwayne Bravo tops the list of wicket-takers. He has taken 499 wickets in 458 matches. In other words, if he gets just one more wicket, he will be the first bowler to touch the milestone of taking 500 wickets in T20.
After Dwayne Bravo, Lasith Malinga (390 wickets in 295 matches), Sunil Narine (362 wickets in 306 matches) and Imran Tahir (369 wickets in 292 matches) are in second, third and fourth place respectively.
All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is the fifth-highest wicket-taker in the history of T20 cricket. So far, Shakib has taken 354 wickets in 307 matches. The all-rounder has played in T20 leagues around the world, including the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), the Indian Premier League (IPL), and the Big Bash.
After Shakib, there are only three bowlers in T20 cricket who have taken more than 300 wickets. They are Sohail Tanvir (353 wickets in 336 matches), Shahid Afridi (339 wickets in 316 matches), and Rashid Khan (300 wickets in 213 matches) respectively.