Hasaranga surprises with highest wicket taker in T20 WC
The highly-rated Sri Lankan all-rounder had a superb tournament overall as he made great impact with the ball and also played a couple of handy innings with the bat.
His 16-wicket haul came in eight matches and the most impressive part is he took these wickets with an economy rate of 5.2 per over and with a strike rate of 11.2. He also scored 119 runs from five innings with a strike rate of 148.75. Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka rightly said Hasaranga “is a gem, and a superstar in the making”.
The highly-rated Sri Lankan all-rounder had a superb tournament overall as he made great impact with the ball and also played a couple of handy innings with the bat. Hasaranga took 16 wickets in this edition of the T20 World Cup, which is a record as he overtook fellow countryman Ajantha Mendis (15 wickets in 2012) as the highest wicket taker in a single edition.
South African duo Nortje and Pretorious have picked 9 wickets each. They were pretty adroit with the ball. Nortije was lethal with the pace, while mixing up his deliveries to deceive the batters on a regular basis. Pretorious is not among the express bowlers, but he has bowled smartly.
England's Leggie Adil Rashid bamboozled the West Indian on the very beginning of the campaign. Took 4 for 2 in that match. Another Leg spinner Shadab Khan did well too. In the final he had bowled really well to take 4 wickets. Kiwi leg spinner Sodhi was one of the key performers for his team. All of them got 9 wickets each.
Leg spinners have brought some revolution in Twenty/20 cricket for the last couple of years. And it was show cased during this ICC event.
Most Wickets in ICC World Twenty/20 2021: