England, on Sunday (November 13) trounced Pakistan by five wickets in the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 to lift the coveted trophy for the second time.
While the tournament has witnessed a plethora of stellar batting performances, the bowlers have also run riot on the Australian Stadium, with big boundaries on offer.
On that note, let’s take a look at the top 5 highest wicket-takers of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022:
1. Wanindu Hasaranga
The Sri Lankan spinner once again dominated the show with his outstanding bowling performances. He finished the season as the top wicket-taker of the showpiece tournament. He bagged 15 wickets in 8 matches at an economy of 6.42 and a strike rate of 13.
2. Sam Curran
The English all-rounder was adjudged “Player of the Tournament” for his bowling brilliance in the tournament. He stands second in the tally with 13 wickets in six matches at an economy of 6.53 and a strike rate of 11.
3. Bas de Leede
The Netherlands’ bowler finished the season as the third-highest wicket-taker of the tournament with 13 wickets in seven matches, including qualifiers. He registered his best bowling figures 3/19 against the United Arab Emirates in the qualifiers.
4. Blessing Muzarabani
The right-arm quick from Zimbabwe scalped 12 wickets in seven matches, including qualifiers, and finished the season as the fourth leading wicket-taker of the tournament. He recorded his best bowling figures of 3/23 against Ireland.
5. Anrich Nortje
The South African speedster stands fifth in this tally. He picked 11 wickets in five matches at an economy of 5.37 and a strike rate of 8. The right-arm quick picked a sensational four-wicket haul against Pakistan, which also marks his best bowling figure in the tournament.