T20 World Cup: Highest wicket-takers in each edition

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Every bowler wants to take wickets for his country, especially on the world cup stages. In this article, we will look into the highest wicket-takers of every edition in the T20 World Cup stage.
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The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on the entire world and changed its procedure entirely. Nothing got spared due to this pandemic and everything got either canceled or postponed. The same happened with the world of sports as well and all the matches and games got postponed and rescheduled. But this did not disturb the performances of some of the stars of the game as bowlers around the world started dominating the shortest version of the game. As Sportz Point gives you the details of each highest wicket-taker in every edition of the T20 World Cup.

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Umar Gul | Pakistan | 2007

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The Pakistani bowler held an average of 11.92 and a stellar strike rate of 12.7 in the T20 World Cup 2007. He with an economy rate of 5.60 took 13 wickets in seven innings.

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Umar Gul | Pakistan | 2009

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The Pakistani player for the second time achieved the feat of taking the highest wicket in the tournament. He took 13 wickets in the tournament and he became the first bowler to take a five-for in a T20 international after dismissing 5 wickets off 6 runs against New Zealand.

Also Read: Most Wickets in T20 World Cup history

Dirk Nannes | Australia | 2010

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The Australian Player took 14 wickets in seven innings, with an average of 13.07. His efforts led the Australian team to reach the final of the T20 WC 2010.

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Ajantha Mendis | Sri Lanka | 2012

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Ajantha Mendis bowled at an incredible average of 9.80 and took 15 wickets in the tournament. He holds the record for most wickets(15) in a single edition of the tournament.

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Imran Tahir & Ahsan Malik | South Africa and Netherlands | 2014

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South Africa’s Imran Tahir bowled at a superb average of 10.91 with an economy rate of 6.55 and struck 12 wickets in the tournament. On the other hand, the Netherlands Player Ahsan Malik recorded a strike rate of 12.4 with an average of 13.83 and took 12 wickets too.

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Mohammad Nabi | Afghanistan | 2016

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The Afghanistani Player, Nabi ended as the highest wicket-taker in the 2016 World Cup edition. He with an average of 13.66 in the tournament took 12 wickets.

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Wanindu Hasaranga | Sri Lanka | 2021

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After Ajantha Mendis, Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is the second Sri Lankan player on this list. Hasaranga scalped 16 wickets at a splendid average of 9.75 with an economy of 5.20, and he was brilliant in the 2021 edition of the tournament.

N.B: Last Updated on 19/10/2022.

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