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The ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 began on June 2 (as per IST) and will run till June 29 in the West Indies and the United States. 

Featuring as many as 20 teams, a total of 55 matches will be played over four weeks in the ninth edition of the T20 World Cup.

Some of the world's leading T20 bowlers including the likes of Adil Rashid, Wanindu Hasaranga, Axar Patel, Maheesh Theekshana, Josh Hazlewood, Rashid Khan and Jasprit Bumrah are featuring in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024.

Namibia’s left-arm pacer Ruben Trumpelmann was the first bowler to register a four-wicket haul in T20 World Cup 2024. The 26-year-old pacer recorded figures of 4 for 21 to help his side bowl out Oman for 109 in 19.4 overs. Namibia later beat Oman in a Super Over in the third match of the T20 World Cup.

Sri Lanka cricket team captain Wanindu Hasaranga finished with the most wickets in the previous two editions of the T20 World Cup in 2021 and 2022.

In the 2022 edition of the T20 World Cup in Australia, star leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga scalped 15 wickets in eight matches at an average of 13.26 and an economy of 6.41.

Prior to that in the 2021 edition, Hasaranga also bagged the most wickets in the T20 World Cup in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. He claimed 16 wickets in eight games at an average of 9.75 and an economy of 5.20, which is also the record for the most wickets in any edition of the T20 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan holds the record for the most wickets in T20 World Cup history.

Between 2007 and 2022, the slow left-arm orthodox spinner has bagged 47 wickets in 36 matches at an average of 18.63 and an economy of 6.78.

Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi (39 wickets) and ex-Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga (38 wickets) feature next on the list of most wickets in T20 World Cup history.

Apart from Wanindu Hasaranga, the likes of Jasprit Bumrah, Matheesha Pathirana, Adam Zampa, Kuldeep Yadav and Mitchell Starc will be in contention to be leading wicket-takers in the ongoing T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and the United States. 

Here’s a look at the players with the most wickets in T20 World Cup 2024.

Most wickets in T20 World Cup 2024

Player

Team

Matches

Wickets

Fazalhaq Farooqi

Afghanistan

4

12

Trent Boult

New Zealand

4

9

Akeal Hosein

West Indies

4

9

Anrich Nortje

South Africa

4

9

Tanzim Hasan Sakib

Bangladesh

4

9

Alzarri Joseph

West Indies

4

8

Adam Zampa

Australia

4

9

Nuwan Thushara

Sri Lanka

3

8

Tim Southee  New Zealand

3

7

Mustafizur Rahman

Bangladesh

4

7

Photo credit: Alamy

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