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Top 5 Bowlers with Fastest 50 Wickets in T20 International

Check out here the top 5 bowlers who reached the fastest to 50 wickets milestone in T20 internationals. Ajantha Mendis reached this milestone fastest just in 26 matches.

Last updated: 14.10.2021
Bowlers with Fastest 50 Wickets in T20 International

T20 cricket has become the most prevalent format of cricket ever since it began within the cricket world. This format of cricket is more often than not ruled by batsmen but bowlers as well have their share of eminence in this format. T20 has been reclassifying cricket over the years and offers colossal excitement to cricket fans.

The list of Twenty20 Cricket records holds only the records of top-level T20 diversions and those who played in officially recognized tournaments in ICC Full-member nations. The list incorporates the names of the players who have the most elevated innings sums, the biggest triumph edge both by runs and wickets, and the most noteworthy match total. The list is comprised of concurring to the teams conjointly holds the person records.

In Cricket, bowlers are classified into two categories apart from fasters and spinners in wicket-takers and containers. The players who actually do the most important task are the wicket-takers. Every captain dream of having wicket-taking bowlers in his team but very few are lucky though to get the precious gems. 

We bring you the list of top bowlers who have been fastest to reach 50 T20I wickets, which is as follows:


1. Ajantha Mendis – 26 Matches

Sri Lankan player Ajantha Mendis holds the record of the fastest bowler to require 50 wickets in T20 Worldwide matches. He has done extraordinary work to make the half-century of the wicket in just 26 matches. Mendis presently holds the record for the finest bowling figure in Twenty20 history and is the only bowler to require 6 wicket-haul in Twenty20 twice. His primary Test Match was against India at Colombo on 23 July 2008 in which he returned match figures of 8–132, subsequently getting to be the primary Sri Lankan bowler to induce an eight-wicket haul on Test debut. He also won the Rising Player of the Year grant at the ICC Grants ceremony held in Dubai in September 2008.


2. Imran Tahir – 31 Matches

He is a Pakistani born South African Cricketer and his full name is Mohammad Imran Tahir. He is known as a spin bowler who overwhelmingly bowls googlies and is a right-handed batsman.

Tahir has numerous accomplishments in his sack and one of them being the quickest South African to reach 50 T20I wickets. It was on 04th March 2017 that he recorded the foremost economical figures against New Zealand with 2 wickets for 14 runs from 10 overs by a South African Spinner in a One Day International. And furthermore, to include more to his accomplishments, he got to be the fourth bowler for South Africa to take a hat-trick in ODI on 3rd October 2018.


3. Dale Steyn – 35 Matches

Dale Willem Steyn commonly called Dale Steyn is a South African cricketer who plays all formats of the game. He is extensively regarded as one of the greatest fast bowlers of all time. He presently has the best bowling strike rate of all time in Test match cricket amongst bowlers who have bowled a minimum of 10,000 deliveries. Steyn conquered the number one spot in the ICC test rankings during the peak of his career, for a record 263 weeks between 2008 and 2014.

He made his Twenty20 International debut on 23 November 2007 in the one-off game against New Zealand, taking the wicket of Scott Styris and only giving up 17 runs from his four overs.


4. Umar Gul – 36 Matches

He is a Pakistani Cricketer who plays all three formats of the game as a right-arm fast-medium bowler. Umar Gul is famous for being one of the most successful bowlers in Twenty20 cricket finishing as the leading wicket-taker and bowler in both the 2007 and 2009 Twenty20 World Championship tournaments.

He is the second-highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 International cricket and the first one being Saeed Ajmal. The pacer has managed to pick the first 50 wickets in 36 matches, which makes him the top bowler in Pakistan. It is evident that only smart bowlers make it to the top because it needs a lot of experience to pick wickets in a fast-paced environment.


5. Saeed Ajmal – 37 Matches

Saeed Ajmal was one of the dangerous spinners, who had the ability to bowl with and without pace easily. The wrist-spinner has a great reputation of picking wickets based on the situations. Saeed Ajmal was a nightmare to most of the batsmen across the world because of his spin variations. Pakistan has a reputation for building bowlers and Saeed Ajmal turns out best because of his talent in T20 matches. It is a fact that the bowler was a perfect bowler, who never lost consistency in bowling the right length. Over a period of time, batsman learned the way he bowls and started picking up comfortably.

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