Top wicket-takers of T20 World Cup 2022
Wanindu Hasaranga - 15 wickets
Hasaranga finished with one wicket fewer than in 2021, but once again led the chart for bowlers with 15 wickets in the tournament, including a best of 3/8. Averaging 13.26 in the tournament, Hasaranga was a big presence for Sri Lanka throughout their T20 World Cup campaign.
Bas de Leede - 13 wickets
De Leede excelled in the backend of the innings with his medium pace, and finished with 13 wickets at an average of 13.0 in the tournament. His economy rate of 7.68 also showed that he played a good supporting role to the impressive Netherlands pace attack.
Sam Curran - 13 wickets
The Player of the Tournament, Sam Curran finished with 13 wickets, five of them coming in a single game where he registered the first five-wicket haul by an England player in men's T20Is. Curran picked up 3/12 in the final at the MCG, sending back Mohammad Rizwan, Shan Masood and Mohammad Nawaz in a brilliant spell.
Blessing Muzarabani - 12 wickets
Returning from injury, Blessing Muzarabani was a standout bowler for Zimbabwe, finishing with 12 wickets in the tournament at an average of 16.58. His best came against Ireland when he picked up 3/23 in a spell that led Zimbabwe to a 31-run win.
Anrich Nortje - 11 wickets
The pick of South Africa's excellent pace attack, Nortje finished with 11 wickets in the tournament, testing batters with his pace and bounce on the hard Aussie wickets. His 4/10 against Bangladesh and 1/10 against Netherlands were among two of the most economical four-over spells in this edition of the T20 World Cup. He took another four-wicket haul, against Pakistan, in the tournament, as his pace caused trouble.
Shaheen Afridi - 11 wickets
Shaheen Afridi showed signs of returning to his best in the warm-up match against Afghanistan, but went wicketless against India and Zimbabwe. He turned his performances around from there with spells of 3/14 (v South Africa), 4/22 (v Bangladesh), 2/24 (v New Zealand in the semi-finals) and 1/13 in the final. Shaheen's injury in the 16th over of the final arguably turned the contest England's way.
Shadab Khan - 11 wickets
While Shadab's superlative knock against South Africa was probably one of the best individual performances in the tournament, he was also exceptional with the ball, recording an economy rate of 6.34 with the ball while snaring 11 wickets. Pakistan's lead spinner was in his element in the tournament and stood out with his much-improved control.
Josh Little - 11 wickets
A hat-trick was the cherry on the cake for an excellent T20 World Cup for Ireland's left-arm quick. Little picked up the wickets of Kane Williamson, Jimmy Neesham and Mitchell Santner to record a hat-trick in the Super 12 game against New Zealand. Overall, he leaked runs at an economy rate of just seven runs per over while finishing the tournament with 11 wickets.
Paul van Meekeren - 11 wickets
Exceptional with his control and movement, van Meekeren was one of Netherlands' several impressive quicks at the T20 World Cup this year. He picked up two wickets apiece against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, but his best came in Adelaide where his 3/29 helped Netherlands bowl Zimbabwe out for 117.
Arshdeep Singh - 10 wickets
Impressive with the new ball and in the death overs, Arshdeep Singh was a strong presence in India's bowling attack. His outstanding spells against South Africa and Pakistan gave India rousing starts with the ball. He went wicketless in just the one match (v England in the semi-final) and showed immense signs of becoming India's go-to bowler in this format in the next few years.
Sikandar Raza - 10 wickets
With a bag of newly learned tricks up his sleeve, Sikandar Raza added to his batting value with a stellar showing with the ball. His best came against Pakistan when he changed the contest around by sending back Shadab Khan and Haider Ali off successive balls. Overall, Raza took 10 wickets at an average of 15.6, conceding runs at just 6.5 runs per over.
Share Your Thoughts!
Tell us what you think about the T20 Website and App for a chance to win prizes