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Top 10 Bowlers of T20 World Cup with Best Bowling Figure & Record

ICC World T20 is known to be a game of batsman, but since its beginning bowlers has proven everyone wrong and shown the world that a bowler can too change the game in this format. Here we are presenting the list of top 10 bowler of T20 World cup tournaments played so far with their best bowling figures & their records which made them highest wicket taker in the list.

Leading wicket taker bowler


1LASITH MALINGASRI LANKA3131102.4763385/3120.077.4316.2101
2SAEED AJMALPAKISTAN232389.2607364/1916.866.7914.8830
3SHAHID AFRIDIPAKISTAN3030119788354/1122.516.6220.420
4AJANTHA MENDISSRI LANKA212178.3526356/815.026.713.4511
5UMAR GULPAKISTAN242482.4604355/617.257.314.1711
6STUART BROADENGLAND262586.5671303/1722.367.7217.3600
7DALE STEYNSOUTH AFRICA212177.1511294/1717.626.6215.9610
8MORNE MORKELSOUTH AFRICA171762.4452244/1718.837.2115.6620
9GRAEME SWANNENGLAND161555358223/2416.276.51500
10DANIEL VETTORINEW ZEALAND171767.1392204/2019.65.8320.1510


Here is the detailed information about each player included in the list :-

  1. LASITH MALINGA, SRI LANKA (WKT-38, AVG-20.1, ECON-7.43, 5W-1)

Malinga has played 31 world t20 matches and was able to take 38 wickets with an economy of 7.43.He has bowled 102.4 overs and given 763 runs. Lasith has given 20.1 runs for each wicket. His personal best bowling figure was 5 wicket for 31 against England Team during 2012 season.



2. SAEED AJMAL, PAKISTAN (WKT-36, AVG-16.9, ECON-6.79, 4W-3)

Banned by ICC for his bowling action, this Pakistani off-spin bowler has taken 36 wickets in 23 matches at an economy of 6.79. He is the second position in leading wicket taker bowlers list. He is the only bowler to have 4 wickets in 3 World T20 matches. The best bowling record of Saeed Ajmal was against Australian team in the semifinal match of 2010 season.




3. SHAHID AFRIDI, PAKISTAN (WKT-35, AVG-22.5, ECON-6.62, 4W-2)

The Pakistan t20 Team‘s captain, Shahid Afridi is at number 3rd position in the list of Highest wicket Afriditaker of World T20. He has played 30 matches and grabbed 35 wickets with an average of 22.5 and economy 6.62. His best performance in the tournament was 4 wickets for 11 runs.


4. AJANTHA MENDIS, SRI LANKA (WKT-35, AVG-15, ECON-6.7, 4W-1, 5W-1)

The second Sri Lankan bowler to occupy place in top 10 bowlers list is A MendisAjantha Mendis. He is place at 4th position with 35 wickets in 21 matches. He has the world record of best figure in the World T20 Cup. He has taken 6 wickets for 8 runs against Zimbabwe team during 2012 season of the grand tournament. He is the only bowler to take 6 wicket haul in such T20 tournament which is a record.




5. UMAR GUL, PAKISTAN (WKT-35, AVG-17.3, ECON-7.3, 4W-1, 5W-1)

The third Pakistani bowler to make position in the best bowler list of ICC World T20 is Umar Gul. He was the leading wicket taker in the season 2007 & 2009. He has taken 35 wickets in 24 matches. His top bowling performance was against New Zealand where he took 5 wickets for just 6 runs in 2009.



Broad has 30 wickets in his bag in 26 T20 world cup matches. He has given 7.72 runs per over Stuart Band 22.4 runs for each wicket. He holds the record of very expensive over bowled by any bowler in such tournament. In 2007 , Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in 6 balls in an overs of Stuart Broad. Because of this expensive over from Broad, Yuvraj has the record of fastest 50 in just 12 balls on his name in T20 format.


Steyn7. DALE STEYN, SOUTH AFRICA (WKT-29, AVG-17.6, ECON-6.62, 4W-1)

Dayle Steyn is at number seventh position in top 10 bowler of ICC World Twenty20 list. He plays for South Africa. Dale has played in 21 matches taking 29 wickets with an average of 17.6 and economy 6.62. His top performance in t20 world cup was 4 wickets for 17 runs.




The another South African Bowler in the list is Morne Morkel. Morkel has been successful to grab Morkel24 wickets in 17 matches. 4 wickets in just 17 runs against New Zealand during 2014 season, was his top performance.





Another England Bowler, Swann is on the ninth position in the most successful bowler list. he has played 16 matches and has graeme-swanntaken 22 wickets at an average of 18.8 and economy 6.5. His best bowling record in T20 world cup was 3 wickets for 24 runs.



Daniel Vettori

Daniel Vettori is the only New Zealand player in the top 10 leading wicket taker of T20 World Cup list. He is at number 10 position. He has played in 17 matches taking 20 wickets at an average of 19.6 and economy 5.83. He is one of the finest spin bowler of the world.




So these are the top 10 bowler of World T20 and lets see who will become the best bowler of 2016 T20 World Cup.

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