2021 was the year when T20Is took center stage. This year, Australia won their first T20 World Cup and we have seen some impressive performances. Here we take a look at the top 10 wicket-takers in this format this year.
10. Hassan Ali
The Pakistani seamer made a comeback in all forms for Pakistan and performed consistently well for the side. This year he took 25 wickets in 17 innings at an average of 19.28.
Year End 2021: Top 10 wicket takers in ODIs
9. Shakib Al Hasan
Bangladesh’s leading all-rounder had another impressive year. He took 25 wickets in 18 innings at an average of 16.88.
8. Adam Zampa
Australia’s leg-spinner was one of the main reasons behind Australia’s victory in the World Cup this year. He took 26 wickets in 21 innings at an average of 21.03.
7. Luke Jongwe
The Zimbabwean fast bowler has been in good form in this format this year. He took 26 wickets in 14 innings at an average of 15.38.
6. Ish Sodhi
The New Zealand leg-spinner proved to be very useful for New Zealand, especially in the middle overs. He took 27 wickets in 16 innings at an average of 16.92.
5. Mustafizur Rahman
The Bangladesh pacer was brilliant in both the new and death overs. He took 28 wickets in 20 innings at an average of 17.39.
4. Wasim Abbas
The Malta fast bowler was one of the surprise packages of this year. He has taken 29 wickets in 18 innings at an average of 15.82.
3. Dinesh Nakrani
The Ugandan left-arm medium pacer had a good year and since the ICC has given T20s international status, he took 35 wickets in 21 innings at an average of 10.68.
2. Tabraiz Shamsi
In this format, second order bowler Tabrez Shamsi kept taking wickets in the middle overs. He took 36 wickets in 22 innings at an average of 13.36.
1. Wanindu Hasaranga
The top-order bowler was sensational throughout the year in this format, taking 36 wickets in 20 innings at an average of 11.63.