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Top wicket-takers of T20 World Cup 2022

The ICC World Cup 2022 has over, and England took the trophy at their home. We also appreciate some small achievements of other teams. Here we will discuss the top wicket takers of the T20 World Cup 2022. For the second edition in a row, Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga topped the wickets chart at the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Wanindu Hasaranga – 15 wickets

Hasaranga finished with one less wicket than in 2021, but he still led the bowling chart with 15 wickets in the event, with a high of 3/8. Hasaranga was an essential presence for Sri Lanka during their T20 World Cup campaign, averaging 13.26.

Bas de Leede – 13 wickets

De Leede shone at the backend of innings with his medium pace and finished the competition with 13 wickets at an average of 13.0. His economy rate of 7.68 also demonstrated that he played an essential role in the Netherlands’ outstanding pace attack.

Sam Curran – 13 wickets

Sam Curran, the Tournament Player of the Tournament, finished with 13 wickets, five of which came in a single game, where he recorded the first five-wicket haul by an England player in men’s T20Is. Curran took 3/12 in the MCG final, returning Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood, and Mohammad Nawaz in a stunning period.

Blessing Muzarabani – 12 wickets

Blessing Muzarabani was a standout bowler for Zimbabwe after returning from injury, finishing with 12 wickets at an average of 16.58. His best performance came against Ireland when he took 3/23 in a spell that helped Zimbabwe win by 31 runs.

Anrich Nortje – 11 wickets

Nortje, the gem of South Africa’s excellent pace attack, finished the tournament with 11 wickets, troubling hitters with his pace and bounce on the hard Aussie wickets. His four-over performances of 4/10 against Bangladesh and 1/10 against the Netherlands were among the most economical in this year’s T20 World Cup. He claimed another four-wicket haul in the tournament against Pakistan, as his pace caused havoc.

Shaheen Afridi – 11 wickets

Shaheen Afridi seemed to be on his way back in the warm-up match against Afghanistan, but he went wicketless against India and Zimbabwe. He rebounded with spells of 11 wickets. Shaheen’s injury in the 16th over of the final may have swung the game in England’s favor.

Shadab Khan – 11 wickets

While Shadab’s brilliant knock against South Africa was undoubtedly one of the tournament’s best individual performances, he was also outstanding with the ball, recording an economy rate of 6.34 while taking 11 wickets. Pakistan’s lead spinner was in his element in the tournament, and his much-improved control stood out.

Josh Little – 11 wickets

A hat trick capped off an outstanding T20 World Cup for Ireland’s left-arm fast. Minor took the wickets of Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham, and Mitchell Santner to complete a hat-trick against New Zealand in the Super 12. He lost runs at an economy rate of seven runs per over while taking 11 wickets.

Paul van Meekeren – 11 wickets

Van Meekeren, exceptional with his control and movement, was one of the Netherlands’ multiple impressive quicks during this year’s T20 World Cup. He took two wickets against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, but his most outstanding performance came in Adelaide when he took 3/29 to help the Netherlands bowl out Zimbabwe for 117.

Arshdeep Singh – 10 wickets

Arshdeep Singh had a significant presence in India’s bowling assault, particularly with the new ball and the death overs. His brilliant spells against South Africa and Pakistan provided India with exciting starts with the ball. He only went wicketless in one match (a semi-final against England) but showed all the signs of becoming India’s go-to bowler in this format in the coming years.

Sikandar Raza – 10 wickets

Sikandar Raza improved his batting value with a fantastic display with the ball, thanks to a bag of newly learned techniques in his sleeve. His best performance came against Pakistan when he turned the game around by dismissing Shadab Khan and Haider Ali off successive balls. Raza grabbed 10 wickets at an average of 15.6, giving only 6.5 runs per over.


So these are the top wicket-keepers of the ICC T20 World Cup and how they helped their teams in the whole tournament.

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