The number '100' represents an achievement for cricketers be it scoring a century or 100 wickets. 100 international wickets is a huge honor for bowlers and it is definitely a dream that every bowler dream of. Very recently, Rashid Khan of Afghanistan joined the clan of scalping 100 T20 International wickets. SportzPoint.com presents you with the details of all the bowlers to achieve this remarkable feat.
Rashid Khan, one of the best of his time picked up his 100th T20 international wickets in the T20 World Cup match against Pakistan. The Afghanistan spinner also became the fastest bowler to score 100 T20 International wickets. In just 53 innings, he reached this incredible milestone. During the match against Pakistan on Friday, the 23-year-old took the wicket of Pakistan all-rounder Muhammad Hafeez and completed his 100 wickets in T20Is. At such a young age he achieved so much in his cricketing career. He definitely has a lot for the cricket fans in the future.
Next on this list is the veteran Sri Lankan bowler Lasith Malinga. The former Sri Lankan pacer completed picking up 100 T20I wickets in 76 innings. During his entire T20I cricketing career, he scalped a total of 107 wickets in 84 games at an average of 20.79, an economy of 7.42, and a strike rate of 16.8. These wickets also include two 5-wicket hauls. Interestingly, he is also the first bowler ever who take 4 wickets in 4 balls in the history of T20I cricket.
Sitting at the third spot is Tim Southee of New Zealand. He is one of the biggest assets of the New Zealand bowling lineup who contributes incredibly in all the forms of the sport. Southee played in 82 T20I innings to join the group of picking 100 T20 International wickets. Just like Rashid Khan, Southee joined this clan during T20 World Cup. In a match against Pakistan on 26 October, the veteran New Zealand fast bowler achieved the landmark at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
The next bowler on this list is the veteran Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Without a single doubt, he is the best cricketer produced by the Bangladesh cricket team. Till now he has picked up 117 T20 International wickets in 92 matches. These wickets also include a 5 wicket haul and four 4-wicket hauls. His career has been massively successful and still continuing to achieve so. In a match against Australia, he dismissed Ashton Turner and became the second men's bowler with 100 T20 International wickets and he took 83 innings to do so. Also, he is the first male cricketer with 2000 and 100 wickets in T20Is.
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