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Shakib has only Narine ahead in T20 record

Shakib Al Hasan is in hunt for topping the list of bowling most maidens in T20 cricket as he is closing the gap with topper Sunil Narine.

Shakib has only Narine ahead in T20 record

Narine, who was Shakib’s team-mate for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and Dhaka Dynamites in BPL, has bowled 24 maidens in T20 cricket. Only four bowlers including him have bowled maidens of 20 or more in the shortest but exciting form of the game.

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Shakib jumped from 19 to 21 on Monday night in Gemcon Khulna’s clash against Beximco Dhaka where he bowled his first two overs for 1-0 in his team’s 37-run win over Dhaka, that too in the powerplay overs – third and fifth. He ended up with figures of 1-8 in four overs.

This equals him with another West Indian, Samuel Badree on the list. Badree bowled 687.3 overs for 21 maidens, while Shakib’s golden arm delivered 1096.1 overs so far for the same number of maidens.

The top ten list includes three Pakistanis including Shahid Afridi, two Indians, a South African and an Englishman. Mohammad Irfan has 20 maidens in 516.4 overs, the only other man with 20 or more maidens.

Earlier in the Bangabandhu T20 Cup, Shakib became only the second man to a double of 5000 runs and 350 wickets in T20 cricket.

Bowlers with most maidens in T20 cricket:

Sunil Narine – 24 maidens in 1338.1 overs

Samuel Badree – 21 maidens in 687.3 overs

Shakib Al Hasan – 21 maidens in 1096.1 overs

Mohammad Irfan – 20 maidens in 516.4 overs

Praveen Kumar – 19 maidens in 615.5 overs

Shahid Afridi – 17 maidens in 1139.4 overs

Jasprit Bumrah – 15 maidens in 640 overs

Dale Steyn – 15 maidens in 825.3 overs

Alfonso Thomas – 15 maidens in 759.4 overs

Wahab Riaz – 15 maidens in 944 overs

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