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Top 5 most wicket-takers in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is the most prestigious competition in Women’s T20 international cricket. Here we are talking about the most wickets in WT20WC history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 01.03.2023
Top 5 most wicket-takers in ICC Women T20 World Cup

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup is the most prestigious competition in Women’s T20 international cricket. Just like the batters, bowlers are also always excited to produce their strongest performances in this tournament. Here we are talking about the most wickets in the WT20WC history.    

ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 was the latest edition of this WT20WC. We have already experienced many great bowlers in this competition's history.


Shabnim Ismail: The new record holder of most wickets in WT20WC

In the Final of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, South African cricketer Shabnim Ismail surpassed English cricketer Anya Shrubsole on top of the list of most wickets in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup history. With the bowling figures of 4-1-26-2, Ismail has taken 43 wickets in this competition history.


ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: List of most wickets (top 5)


Player (Team)

Wickets

Shabnim Ismail (South Africa Women)

43

Anya Shrubsole (England Women)

41

Ellyse Perry (Australia Women)

40

Megan Schutt (Australia Women)

40

Stafanie Taylor (West Indies Women)

33

(Updated till 26 February 2023)


Top 5 most wicket-takers in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup: Brief Details


Shabnim Ismail (South Africa Women)



Bowling Style: Right arm fast medium

Matches: 32

Innings: 32

Overs: 112.3

Maidens: 8

Runs conceded: 656

Wickets: 43

Best bowling figures: 3-0-5-3 vs Ireland Women (at Sylhet on 29 March 2014)

4wks/5wks: 0/0

Average: 15.25

Economy rate: 5.83

Strike rate: 15.6

 

Anya Shrubsole (England Women)



Bowling Style: Right arm medium

Matches: 27

Innings: 27

Overs: 96.1

Maidens: 6

Runs conceded: 512

Wickets: 41

Best bowling figures: 4-1-6-3 vs India Women (at Sylhet on 26 March 2014)

4wks/5wks: 0/0

Average: 12.48

Economy rate: 5.32

Strike rate: 14.0


Ellyse Perry (Australia Women)



Bowling Style: Right arm fast medium

Matches: 42

Innings: 42

Overs: 122.0

Maidens: 2

Runs conceded: 707

Wickets: 40

Best bowling figures: 4-0-12-3 vs Pakistan Women (at Sylhet on 29 March 2014)

4wks/5wks: 0/0

Average: 17.67

Economy rate: 5.79

Strike rate: 18.3

 

Megan Schutt (Australia Women)



Bowling Style: Right arm fast medium

Matches: 24

Innings: 24

Overs: 81.5

Maidens: 1

Runs conceded: 491

Wickets: 40

Best bowling figures: 3.1-0-18-4 vs India Women (at Melbourne on 8 March 2020)

4wks/5wks: 2/0

Average: 12.27

Economy rate: 6.00

Strike rate: 12.2


Stafanie Taylor (West Indies Women)



Bowling Style: Right arm offbreak

Matches: 31

Innings: 27

Overs: 86.0

Maidens: 2

Runs conceded: 512

Wickets: 33

Best bowling figures: 3.4-0-12-4 vs South Africa Women (at Gros Islet on 14 November 2018)

4wks/5wks: 1/0

Average: 15.51

Economy rate: 5.95

Strike rate: 15.6

 

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