Contact Us

Shakib Al Hasan Creates History With 50 T20 World Cup Wickets

During the India vs Bangladesh match in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, Bangladesh left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan became the first bowler to complete 50 wickets in T20 World Cup history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 22.06.2024
Shakib Al Hasan became the first bowler to complete 50 wickets in T20 World Cup (Image Credit: X)

Although Bangladesh superstar Shakib Al Hasan is struggling in the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and USA, he created history in the early period of their crucial Super 8 stage match against India. The left-arm spinner Shakib became the first player to complete 50 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history.

Before the match, Shakib Al Hasan took two wickets and scored 100 runs in five games in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024. Apart from one crucial half-century against the Netherlands in the group stage, Shakib has struggled in the tournament.

In the India vs Bangladesh Super 8 (Group 1) match at Antigua, Bangladesh captain Nazmul Hossain Shanto chose to bowl first after winning the toss. Indian openers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli provided a strong start with their aggressive batting.

Shakib Al Hasan: First Bowler to record 50 T20 World Cup wickets  

It was the fourth over of the innings, and India had already scored 39 runs. However, Shakib brought the important breakthrough in that over as the left-arm spinner dismissed the dangerous-looking Indian captain Rohit Sharma, who scored 23 runs off only 11 balls with three fours and one six.

Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: X)
Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit: X)

It was the 50th wicket for Shakib Al Hasan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Shakib became the first bowler in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history to complete 50 wickets with that wicket. Shakib has taken 50 wickets in 42 T20 World Cup matches.

Former Pakistan leg-spinner Shahid Afridi is the second-most wicket-taker in tournament history, with 39 wickets in 34 matches. In the list of most T20 World Cup wickets among the active players, Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga is in the next place of Shakib Al Hasan with 37 wickets in just 19 matches.


Chase Your Sport

Stay up-to-date on the latest sports news, stats, expert analysis and trends, including cricket, football, wrestling, tennis, basketball, Formula One and more. Find previews, schedules, results of upcoming events, and fantasy tips on Chase Your Sport.