The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is finally ended as the Aussies lifted their maiden T20 World Cup trophy last night. After a total of 45 games finally we found our new T20 champions after a long wait of over 5 years. Babar Azam scored the most runs and Wanindu Hasarange took the most wickets. However, many bowlers have done well for their team through the tournament. In this article, SportzPoint will give you the details of the top 8 wicket-takers in this T20 World Cup edition.
South African pace battery Anrich Nortje comes at no 8 in the list of most wicket-takers in the T20 World Cup. Although, South Africa performed brilliantly in the super 12 sadly they didn't qualify due to their poor net run rate. However, Nortje picked 9 wickets with an average of 11.55 in this edition of the T20 World Cup. Moreover, Anrich Nortje has led the Proteas bowling side along with Kagiso Rabada.
Namibian bowler Jan Frylinck ranked 7th among the most wicket-takers list of the T20 World Cup. The Namibian bowler took 9 wickets with an average of 18.66 in the world cup games. However, Namibia finished 5th in the Super 12 group 2 and performed well in the initial round 1.
Scotland pacer Josh Davey also took 9 wickets in the T20 World Cup games. Meanwhile, that makes him feature in this list of Most wicket-takers in T20 World Cup stages. Josh took those 9 wickets with an average of 13.66 and performed well in the round 1 stage. Although, Scotland finishes at the bottom of group 2 but performed great in the initial round 1. They won their all games in the round 1 phase and Josh took wickets for his team.
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Bangladesh star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan comes at the top 5 in the list. Although, Shakib didn't play in the last two games due to his injury but performed brilliantly in the games that he played. However, he took 11 wickets with an average of 11.18 in the tournament. Bangladesh finishes without a win in the group of death after securing a place in the super 12.
Australian pace bowler Josh Hazlewood has been phenomenal throughout this edition of the T20 World Cup. He booked 4th place on this list. Hazlewood scalps 11 wickets with an average of 15.90 and also took 3 wickets in the final game against New Zealand. Meanwhile, as a result, Australia finished as the Champions for the first time in the T20 World Cup.
Another Australian Adam Zampa comes up in third place in the list. Adam Zampa took wickets in crucial times as he helped Australia to reach the finals. He scalps 13 wickets with an average of 12.07 throughout the tournament. Moreover, he took a fifer against Bangladesh in the Super 12 game.
New Zealand's match-winner bowler Trent Boult comes second in the list of most wicket-takers in this T20 World Cup. Boult took 13 wickets with an average of 13.30 in the tournament. Meanwhile, Boult also scalps two wickets in the final game against Australia. Although, New Zealand ended as Runner up's they performed brilliantly throughout the tournament.
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Sri Lankan bowling all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga tops the chart as he is the leading wicket-taker in the T20 World Cup stages. Not only this edition, but also he is the most wicket-taker (16) comparing all the editions. The previous best was also Sri Lankan spinner Ajantha Mendis, who took 15 wickets in the 2014 edition.
Meanwhile, Hasaranga scalps 16 wickets with an impressive average of 9.75 in this edition. Although, Sri Lanka failed to reach the Semi-Finals and Hasaranga holds the record of most wickets in the T20 World Cup. Hasaranga also took a hat-trick against South Africa in the Super 12 game.