Pakistan’s t20 team captain Shahid Afridi, playing in his 86th t20 international match, became the highest wicket-taker in the format after capturing the wicket of England’s batsman James Vince in the 2nd t20 match between England and Pakistan at Dubai, thereby overtaking his team-mate Saeed Ajmal, who has taken 85 wickets for Pakistan in 64 t20 international matches.
Shahid Afridi has played 9 t20 matches this year and taken only 5 wickets. In this current series, he has taken 3 wickets in two matches, and with one match remaining in the series, he can set an example for his players by giving a match winning performance.
He has taken 86 wickets in 86 t20 international matches so far and so here is a table which shows his year wise performances as a bowler in t20 internationals.
Here is a table that includes all other nine bowlers barring Afridi who have taken the most wickets in t20 internationals.
|Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||61||74|
|Ajantha Mendis||Sri Lanka||39||66|
|Dale Steyn||South Africa||38||55|
|Nathan McCullum||New Zealand||61||55|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||Sri Lanka||43||46|
Here is a table that shows top 5 wicket takers of Pakistan in t20 internationals.
Here is a table that shows how Afridi has taken wickets of batsmen so for in his t20 career of ten years.
|Mode of dismissal||Wickets|
Here is an another table which shows how many times Afridi has taken wickets of top order batsmen, middle order batsmen and tailenders.
|Type of batsmen||Wickets|
|Top order (1-3)||32|
|Middle order (4-7)||45|