T20 or the so-called Twenty20 is one prestigious tournament of modern International cricket. It’s always entertaining to watch T20 cricket. It was way back in 2003 when this kind of sports tournament firstly introduced in England. Here are the 10 highest wicket takers in T20 cricket:
10. Nuwan Kulasekara
This Sri Lankan cricketer was born on July 22, 1982. He’s currently 32 years old. His debut in playing cricket took place on November 18, 2003. It was during the One Day International tournament when his Sri Lankan cricket team played against the national cricket team of England. He has a total of 46 wickets.
9. Graeme Swann
His real name is Graeme Peter Swann, and he was born on March 24, 1979. He’s currently 36 years old. Originally, he is one of those excellent cricket players of his home country England. He has 51 wickets in his entire cricket career.
8. Nathan McCullum
He’s a New Zealander cricket player who has a total of 52 wickets in the 57 T20 matches he had played. He’s actually the younger brother of Brendon McCullum who also happens to be a New Zealand’s skipper. At his current age of 34, he has already proven his worth in the field of cricket.
7. Dale Steyn
Dale Willem Steyn is a South African cricket player who was born on June 27, 1983. He had played in several cricket tournaments such as One Day International, T20 Internationals, and Tests. He has a total of 55 wickets.
6. Stuart Broad
He bears the real name of Stuart Christopher John Broad, and he was born on June 24, 1986. He is British in nationality, and he is the current captain of the national cricket team of England. He played in One Day International and Test. All in all, he has 65 wickets.
5. Ajantha Mendis
This Sri Lankan professional cricketer bears the full name of Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslo Mendis. He’s among the excellent players in the national cricket team of Sri Lanka. He’s currently 30 years old. He has 66 wickets, all in all.
4. Lasith Malinga
This is another Sri Lankan cricket player who has a total of 68 wickets. He’s 31 years old, and he was born on August 28, 1983. In the year 2014, he was the captain of the national cricket team of Sri Lanka, in which they won the 2014 T20 championship game.
3. Shahid Afridi
The real name of this professional cricket player is Sahibzada Mohammad Shahid Khan Afridi. He is a Pakistani and one of those cricket players who managed to carve his name in the field of cricket. He is known for his nickname “Boom Boom”. His total wicket is 82.
2. Umar Gul
He’s a resident of Peshawar, Pakistan who was born on April 14, 1984. He is a member of the national cricket team of Pakistan who already experienced playing in Twenty20 Internationals, One Day Internationals, and Test matches. He has a total of 83 wickets.
1. Saeed Ajmal
With a total of 85 wickets, he is the number one T20 cricket player in terms of wickets. He is a Pakistani player who was born on October 14, 1977. He is currently 37 years old. His debut in playing cricket was way back in July 2008 during the One Day Internationals.
These are the 10 highest wicket takers in T20 cricket. They are the ones you must idolize if you love playing cricket.