T20 Highest Wicket Taker

Author : A Smith | Created : 2022-08-03 15:13:00

T20 Highest Wicket Taker


T20 cricket is a fast-paced, exciting format that has taken the cricket world by storm. With a quick turnaround and high-scoring games, it's no surprise that T20 cricket is attracting players from all over the globe. The list below shows who has been the most successful at taking wickets in this exciting version of the game:

1. Lasith Malinga

Lasith Malinga is the highest wicket taking bowler in T20 cricket. He took his 100th wicket in the 6th match of the CLT20 tournament and became only the second player to take 100 wickets in T20 cricket. He also holds many other records like most wickets in a single T20 tournament (26), most wickets by an individual bowler in a match (5), most wickets by an individual bowler against any team (12) etc.

2. Umar Gul

Gul has taken the second highest number of wickets in T20 cricket, and is currently one of Pakistan's best bowling options. He is a right-arm fast bowler who can also bat if required. He made his international debut in 2005 against Bangladesh, but his career was put on hold until 2010 due to injury and fitness issues. Since then he has played a crucial role for Pakistan as their main strike bowler.

He has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL), South African Ram Slam T20 Challenge, Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) as well as other domestic tournaments such as PSL & Pakistani National Cricket Championship

3. Dwayne Bravo

Dwayne Bravo is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He has played for the West Indies since 2005, where he was selected for the World Twenty20 after performing well in domestic cricket. His performance in this tournament led him to be included in the national side for their tour of England later that year, where they won all three Tests, becoming only the second team (after South Africa) to win a Test series against England at home since 1984.

Bravo was selected as captain of the West Indies team following Marlon Samuels' resignation from captaincy during their tour of Sri Lanka in 2017–18 and remained as one until January 2019 when he stepped down after not being named as part of any squad that would be touring Australia and New Zealand later that year by Cricket West Indies (CWI).

4. Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi cricketer who plays for the Bangladesh national cricket team. He is a left-handed batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.

Shakib was born in Chittagong, Bangladesh to Khaled Mosharraf Hossain, a former Test captain of Bangladesh, and Tahiree Rahman, an actress. Shakib's father Khaled was killed in a car accident on 7 October 2003 when Shakib was 15 years old, leaving him as the only male child in his family. His sister Sadiya Khatun said that this event had "a huge impact" on him and "his whole personality changed after that."

5. Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi is a former Pakistani cricketer, who has the most successful wicket taking in T20 cricket history. He has taken 93 wickets in T20 cricket and is known for his attacking batting style, which helped him become one of the best all rounders in world cricket.

6. Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal is a Pakistani cricketer who plays for Pakistan national cricket team. He is an all-rounder, who bowls left-arm orthodox spin. He was born on January 1, 1974 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He started his first class cricket career with Khan Research Laboratories in 1990/91 season and played till 2008/09 season. In 2002 he won the awards of Best bowler as well as Player of the series in domestic cricket competition. Ajmal made his international debut against South Africa at Abu Dhabi on October 12, 2008 and later he played against New Zealand at Napier on March 8th 2009 where he took four wickets for 40 runs in 9 overs with Economy Rate 6.28

7. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is the seventh highest wicket-taker in T20 cricket. He has taken the most wickets in T20 cricket, IPL history and World T20 history. Ashwin has taken 275 wickets from 86 matches.

Ashwin made his debut for Mumbai Indians in 2008 and played for them till 2009 before moving to Pune Warriors India where he stayed till 2013 and then returned to Mumbai Indians playing there until 2017 when he was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders for their 2018 season under a contract worth INR 15 crores (INR 1 = 100 rupees).

8. Brett Lee

Brett Lee is an Australian cricketer. He is a right-arm fast bowler, and he has taken more wickets than any other bowler in the history of T20 cricket. He also holds the record for taking more wickets than any other bowler in the history of international cricket, with 502 at the time of writing this article.

Lee was born on 17 December 1977 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. He made his debut for New South Wales at age 15; he played domestic cricket until 2006 when he moved to play professionally for Hampshire County Cricket Club in England (although he still remains an Australian citizen).

9. Dirk Nannes

Dirk Nannes is an Australian cricketer who played for New South Wales, Warwickshire and Middlesex. He was born on 21st December 1978 in Sydney, Australia. Dirk Nannes is a right-arm fast bowler and has taken 138 wickets at an average of 23.38 in his ODI career. He needs 10 more wickets to become the highest wicket taker of the World Cup history.

10. Mitchell Johnson

Mitchell Johnson is a retired Australian cricketer who played for Australia in all formats of the game. He was a left-arm fast bowler and he was born on 1 November 1981 in Exeter, Tasmania. He played for the Tasmanian Tigers.

Mitchell Johnson made his international cricket debut in 2004 and played his last match against India at Perth on 10 January 2019. He has represented Australia in 31 Tests, 166 ODIs and 72 T20Is.

He holds the record for being the first Australian cricketer to take 300 wickets in Test cricket as well as having taken most wickets for Australia at Adelaide Oval with 49 wickets (best). On 17 February 2012 he became only second player from Australia after Glenn McGrath to claim 100 Test match wickets by age 30 (McGrath captured his 100th scalp at age 30).

These players have been the most successful at taking wickets in T20 cricket

These players have been the most successful at taking wickets in T20 cricket.

  • Lasith Malinga has taken 245 wickets in 105 matches and is the highest wicket taker for Sri Lanka. He has also made many performances which are memorable for his country, such as against Pakistan where he took 3/2 off 2 overs, or against England where he only took 1/13 off three overs but still won the match for Sri Lanka by hitting a six off his last ball of their innings!

  • Umar Gul has taken 229 wickets in 109 matches; he is an opening bowler who can bowl at speeds up over 150km/h (93mph). He has been a part of Pakistan's successful teams since 2008 when they first appeared on the international stage, winning two World Twenty20 championships back-to-back and reaching semi-finals at both Cricket World Cups they've participated in so far. He was named Man Of The Tournament when Pakistan won their second T20 worldwide title back in 2009 - he took 8 wickets from 5 games!


These are the top 10 T20 bowlers of all time. We hope that you enjoyed reading about them, and would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have contributed over the years in making this list what it is today.