The 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia has finally concluded with England lifting the trophy over Pakistan in the final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This English team was carried by an incredible performance by Ben Stokes, who scored a scintillating half-century. But the Three Lions have put in the driving seat thanks to their bowling.
Similarly, throughout the World Cup, we have seen many top-drawer bowling performances that were the difference between victory and defeat. But which ended as the highest wicket-keeper in the tournament? The answer is Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who managed to pick up 15 wickets.
Whereas for the second place, Netherlands’ pacer Bas de Leede and Player of the Tournament Sam Curran are tied with 13 wickets. But in the official rankings, Curran is taking second place as he has played just six games. Then Blessing Muzarabani from Zimbabwe is placed fourth with a tally of 11 wickets in eight games.
Fifth on the list is South Africa’s Anrich Nortje, who finished the tournament with 11 wickets. Along with Nortje, five other bowlers - Joshua Little(Ireland), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Pakistan), Shadab Khan(Pakistan) and Paul van Meekeren (Netherlands) ended with a tally of 11 wickets.
Going deeper into more bowlin g stats, Nortje had the best bowling average of 8.55. Indian all-rounder Jason Holder had the best economy of 4.74 in three games. Curran ended up with the best bowling figures of 5/10 against Afghanistan. While Netherlands’ Brandon Glover had the best bowling strike rate in the tournament at 7.57.