Most 5 Wicket Hauls in T20 World Cup

Last Modified May 22, 2024 22:25 IST
PlayerTeam5sOpposition
Mustafizur RahmanBangladesh1New Zealand (2016)
James FaulknerAustralia1Pakistan (2016)
Ahsan MalikNetherlands1South Africa (2014)
Rangana HerathSri Lanka 1New Zealand (2014)
Lasith MalingaSri Lanka 1England (2012)
Ajanta MendisSri Lanka 1Zimbabwe (2012)
Mujeeb ur RahmanAfghanistan 1Scotland (2021)
Umar GulPakistan1New Zealand (2009)
Adam ZampaAustralia1Bangladesh (2021)
Sam CurranEngland 1Afghanistan (2022)


Taking a five-wicket-haul in a Twenty20 match is a dream for any bowler. Over the course of the last eight editions of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, only ten bowlers have been able to achieve the coveted feat.



The first bowler to take a five-for in the marquee event was former Pakistan pacer Umar Gul, who claimed ⅚ against New Zealand at the 2009 event in England.


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Sri Lankan bowlers dominate the list of players with five-wicket-hauls in T20 World Cups, with Lasith Malinga (5/31 vs. England in 2012), Ajanta Mendis (6/4 vs. Zimbabwe in 2012), and Rangana Herath (5/3 vs. New Zealand in 2014) having claimed the prestigious feat.


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The Netherlands’ Ahsan Malik is the only associate bowler to take a five-wicket-haul in T20 World Cups. The pacer registered figures of 5/19 against South Africa in the 2014 edition.


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Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman (5/22 vs. New Zealand in 2016), Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman (5/20 vs. Scotland in 2021), the Australian duo of Adam Zampa (5/19 vs. Bangladesh in 2021) and James Faulkner (5/27 vs. Pakistan in 2016), and England’s Sam Curran (5/10 vs. Afghanistan in 2022) are the other bowlers with five-wicket-hauls in T20 World Cups.

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