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Who has highest T20I wickets?: Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi is a proven match winner
Umang Pabari
ANALYST
Modified 17 Mar 2016

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.

Also read: Players with fastest hundreds in T20 international cricket

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.

YearMatchesWickets
201595
201478
20131210
2012139
201131
20101616
20091118
200855
2007914
200610

Here is a table that includes all other nine bowlers barring Afridi who have taken the most wickets in t20 internationals.

Player nameCountryMatchesWickets
Shahid AfridiPakistan8686
Saeed AjmalPakistan6485
Umar GulPakistan5883
Lasith MalingaSri Lanka6174
Ajantha MendisSri Lanka3966
Stuart BroadEngland5665
Dale SteynSouth Africa3855
Nathan McCullumNew Zealand6155
Graeme SwannEngland3951
Nuwan KulasekaraSri Lanka4346

Here is a table that shows top 5 wicket takers of Pakistan in t20 internationals.

Player nameMatchesWickets
Shahid Afridi8686
Saeed Ajmal6485
Umar Gul5883
M Hafeez6746
Sohail Tanvir4945

Here is a table that shows how Afridi has taken wickets of batsmen so for in his t20 career of ten years.

Mode of dismissalWickets
Bowled35
Caught30
Caught behind3
LBW14
Stumped4
Hit wicket0

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 batsmenWickets
Top order (1-3)32
Middle order (4-7)45
Tail (8-11)9
Published 28 Nov 2015
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