Asia Cup 2022: Rashid Khan Surpasses Tim Southee To Become The 2nd Highest Wicket-Taker In T20I, A Look At Top 5 On The List

Afghanistan cricket team is running a dream run in Asia Cup 2022 and they have won two back-to-back games against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh respectively.

Afghanistan beat Bangladesh by 7 wickets in the game on Sunday, August 30. For Afghanistan, the prime leg spinner Rashid Khan clinched 3 wickets. His bowling tally looked 3/22 in 4 overs. With these 3 wickets, Rashid Khan has now 115 T20I wickets to his name and during the achievement, he surpassed former New Zealand pacer Tim Southee to become the 2nd highest wicket-taker in the history of international T20 cricket.

Southee has 114 wickets in 94 T20I matches to his name with the best figure of 5/18. The world record for getting the most number of T20I wickets is held by Bangladesh giant all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan. Shakib has 122 wickets under his belt in 99 games. The 4th on the list is former Sri Lankan star Lasith Malinga who has 107 wickets in 84 games.

Top 5 Bowlers With Most Wickets In T20I:

Shakib Al Hasan – 121 wickets in 99 games
Rashid Khan – 115 wickets in 68 games
Tim Southee – 114 wickets in 95 games
Lasith Malinga – 107 wickets in 84 games
Ish Sodhi – 99 wickets in 76 games

Rashid Khan made his debut for Afghanistan in the year 2015 and in a very year emerged as a superstar of T20 cricket. He became the fastest to bag 100 T20I wickets, which he did in just 53 matches.

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