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The T20 World Cup 2024 is inching closer with just five days remaining to the first match in Group A between one of the hosts, the USA and their near neighbours Canada, at the Nassau County International Cricket Stadium in East Meadow, New York. The United States of America are looking well prepared to surprise a few teams in their home tournament after defeating Bangladesh in a T20I series for the first time a few days ago.

In this article, SportsTiger looks at interesting stats and facts related to the number five in the T20 World Cup.

Umar Gul picks first 5-wicket haul in tournament history

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During the T20 World Cup 2009, Umar Gul was at the peak of his powers with the ball in hand, playing a major role in helping Pakistan win the coveted trophy for the first and the only time in their cricketing history. In their Group F match against New Zealand at The Oval in London, Umar Gul picked up the first five-wicket haul in the history of the tournament, finding himself a step closer to picking up the hat-trick twice.