Top 10 T20 Bowlers in The World

Top 10 T20 Bowlers

Ever played the game of cricket? Obviously, that’s not a question to be asked right. Every one of us has played the game of cricket and when the toss doesn’t come out to be on our side of batting we often fret right, because we always have the best batsmen in our team but not the best bowlers right, who could help us win the match. We have always found bowling to be the hardest part and thus we never prefer to bowl though we have often tried the bowling styles at home. So

Here we have the top 10 T20 bowlers in the world

Samuel Badree

Top 10 T20 Bowlers
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Badree comes from the land of Trinidad, thus he’s called a Trinidadian cricketer who plays for the West Indies team in international cricket. He is a right-handed batsman who has a very elegant style of batsmanship. He is a leg-spin bowler too and that’s the basic reason why he tops our list of the top 10 T20 bowlers in the world.  He made his debut in first-class cricket when he played for Trinidad and Tobago in the year 2002.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
T20I525211461180564/154/156.1821.0720.4600
IPL1212258319114/94/97.4229.023.4500

Career Information

T20 debut vs New Zealand at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Jun 30, 2012

Last T20 vs Bangladesh at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Aug 05, 2018

IPL debut vs Delhi Capitals at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Apr 06, 2013

Last IPL vs Kolkata Knight Riders at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, May 07, 2017

Though he played for that game only a few times a year later he got selected in the West Indies Team and there he started playing international cricket and has played many T20 World series thus earning the name as the best wicket-taker in the world for T20 series. He has also played for many domestic T20’s like the Caribbean Premier League, The Indian Premier League etc. after he played for 22 T20 matches he earned the first rank as the best bowler as said by the ICC. He is an eye-catching wicket-taker. Once you realize Samuel Badree is on the ground you can be sure to not last long on the ground.

Steve Finn

Steve Finn
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Born in England, in the land of the Queen this young cricketer comes in the second position of our top 10 T20 bowlers in the world. Finn is an English cricketer who has been taking the life out of the batsmen in his opposition in the limited-overs form of cricket for a long time since he started his career in cricketing. He is well skilled in using his right arm as a bowler and he’s a fast bowler. He’s also a right-handed batsman who was sixteen years old when he was selected by the cricket club in Middlesex County to take part in first-class cricket and thus he became the youngest cricketer to enter first-class cricket by his age.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test3666641238011256/799/1873.5630.4151.350
ODI6967355029961025/335/335.0629.3734.820
T20I2121480583273/163/167.2921.5917.7800

Career Information

Test debut vs Bangladesh at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Mar 12, 2010

Last Test vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Oct 28, 2016

ODI debut vs Australia at The Gabba, Jan 30, 2011

Last ODI vs South Africa at Lord’s, May 29, 2017

T20 debut vs West Indies at Kennington Oval, Sep 23, 2011

Last T20 vs Australia at Sophia Gardens, Aug 31, 2015

He settled in the city of London and in the year 2019 he became a commentator for the game of Test Series specials that was a programme broadcasted throughout the world in its own versions. He used to bowl in such a way that would break the non-striker’s stump during the time when he bowled to the batsmen which did become controversial.

This problem was solved by the umpire calling it a dead ball and only later the ICC came up with the idea of no-ball instead of saying it as a dead ball; that if the stump is broken in the time of bowling the ball to the batsman then it will be a no-ball and was then famously called as Finn’s law because it was all due to his weird habits that the ICC had to come up with such a rule. He also earned the name as the 10th fastest bowler in the world as he bowls at the speed of one hundred and forty-five kilometres per hour and that’s really a high speed I think.

Abdur Razzaq

Abdur Razzaq
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Born in Bangladesh this fast bowler has earned the third position in the top 10 T20 bowlers in the world. He is a well-defined cricket coach for the Pakistani cricket team and was also a cricketer once during his time who has got the chance of playing all the forms of the game of cricket.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test132030151673284/635/1233.3359.75107.6800
ODI153152796560652075/295/294.5729.338.4840
T20I3433730839434/164/166.919.5116.9800
IPL11122900/290/2914.50.00.000

Career Information

Test debut vs Australia at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, Apr 16, 2006

Last Test vs Sri Lanka at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Feb 08, 2018

ODI debut vs Hong Kong at Sinhalese Sports Club, Jul 16, 2004

Last ODI vs West Indies at Warner Park, Aug 25, 2014

T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium, Nov 28, 2006

Last T20 vs West Indies at Warner Park, Aug 27, 2014

IPL debut vs Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, May 17, 2008

Last IPL vs Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, May 17, 2008

He is a right-handed fast yet medium bowler and not only that he is also a right-handed batsman too. He is known to have retired from international cricket but has said that he will make a return to play domestic or regional cricket after he has gained experience of it as a coach. He is in the top 10 t20 bowlers list.

Saeed Ajmal

Saeed Ajmal
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He is also a Pakistani guy who was a cricket coach and is also a retired cricketer who has played for loads of T20 matches who is a right armed off-spinner who is also a right-handed batsman. He is known to be the best bowler in the T20 series of the world and also one born during his time. He also earned the name of the best bowler in the ODI’s and the T20’s and was marked in the first position in the world and second in various other test series between the years of 2013 and 2014’s. He is in the top 10 t20 bowlers list.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test35671159250031787/5511/1112.5928.1165.12104
ODI113112600041801845/245/244.1822.7232.6120
T20I646314301516854/194/196.3617.8416.8200

Career Information

Test debut vs Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium, Jul 04, 2009

Last Test vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club, Aug 14, 2014

ODI debut vs India at National Stadium, Jul 02, 2008

Last ODI vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Apr 19, 2015

T20 debut vs Australia at Dubai International Cricket Stadium , May 07, 2009

Last T20 vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Apr 24, 2015

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He also became one of the quickest Pakistani bowlers ever to take a hundred wickets in the Test series that he has played for the world series. He became so famous that the Adelaide strikers, a domestic team in Australia, got him to play for their team in the Big Bash League, a domestic form of cricket in Australia.

Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan
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Who doesn’t know him? All of us do right because he’s from India itself. He is a retired cricketer who has had the chance to play all forms of cricket and is also an all-rounder in the act of bowling. He was also a part of the Indian cricket team who won the International Cricket Council’s world test series trophy and also the World T20 cricket trophy in the year 2013. He is in the top 10 t20 bowlers list.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test2954588432261007/5912/1263.2932.2658.8472
ODI120118585551431735/275/275.2729.7333.8420
T20I2423462618283/163/168.0322.0716.500
IPL10310120432649803/243/247.7833.1125.5400

Career Information

Test debut vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Dec 12, 2003

Last Test vs South Africa at Sardar Patel Stadium, Apr 03, 2008

ODI debut vs Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Jan 09, 2004

Last ODI vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Aug 04, 2012

T20 debut vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Dec 01, 2006

Last T20 vs South Africa at R.Premadasa Stadium, Oct 02, 2012

IPL debut vs Chennai Super Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Apr 19, 2008

Last IPL vs Mumbai Indians at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Apr 29, 2017

He began his career as a medium-fast bowler and entered the Indian cricket team when he was just nineteen years old. He was often compared to the Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram who is also known for his style of playing the game and is known to be a prodigy in this game. He was a part of Shashi Tharoor’s book called “India’s lost Boys”. He was also described as a boy who had blue eyes by the Indian media people. He is a left-armed pacer.

Majid Haq

Majid Haq
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This Scottish guy whose name doesn’t sound Scottish enough comes from the descendants of Pakistan and had represented the Scottish team at the age of seventeen and since then has played for different cricket teams in the country. He played his first world cup against the West Indies. He has one of the best rates of the strike in history and also finds himself as the highest placed player in the world. His is in the list of top 10 t20 bowlers.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI535126271967605/545/544.4932.7843.7810
T20I2120450472283/203/206.2916.8616.0700

Career Information

ODI debut vs Bangladesh at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dec 17, 2006

Last ODI vs Bangladesh at Saxton Oval, Mar 05, 2015

T20 debut vs Pakistan at Kingsmead, Sep 12, 2007

Last T20 vs Netherlands at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Nov 28, 2013

Ryan Sidebottom

Ryan Sidebottom
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He is a retired English cricketer who has taken more than a thousand wickets in the Test series cricket games at the world level. He is a medium pacer and fast bowler who has been the only player in England who has won five continuous championships in the county and has also won the International Cricket Council’s T20 trophy when he played for England. He was injured in the beginning but that did not stop him from being a prolific bowler for the State of England and he played around twenty-two test crickets for his country and retired after winning one world T20 trophy. He is left armed and a shaggy hair typed bowler.

Alex Cusack

Alex Cusack
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He (top 10 t20 bowlers) is a retired Irish Cricketer who was playing for the Clontarf cricket club in Ireland when he worked as a carpenter and later seeing his skills in cricket he was granted a professional player’s contract by that Irish team who wanted him to join their club and play for their national team. Thus his journey begins from there. He went on to play for the Cricket world cup of the year 2016 and by teaming up with Kevin O’ Brien he went on to help the Irish Team to win the World Cup. This brought him a lot of fame. Thus he is a medium-paced bowler who plays for the Irish Team.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
ODI595219531510635/205/204.6423.9731.010
T20I3633606714354/114/117.0720.417.3100

Career Information

ODI debut vs South Africa at Civil Service Cricket Club, Jun 24, 2007

Last ODI vs England at The Village, May 08, 2015

T20 debut vs Scotland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Aug 02, 2008

Last T20 vs Netherlands at The Village, Jul 25, 2015

Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann
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Joseph Swann is a top 10 t20 bowlers, invented the light bulb and this Swann is the first cricketer of England to have taken ten wickets together in a match. He was also part of the English Cricket team known to have taken first place in the World T20 series. He is actually a right-arm off-spinner who was born in Northampton. He is also the first cricketer of England to have taken fifty wickets in one calendar year.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test601091534976422556/6510/1322.9929.9760.19173
ODI7976380928881045/285/284.5527.7736.6210
T20I3938810859513/133/136.3616.8415.8800

Career Information

Test debut vs India at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Dec 11, 2008

Last Test vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Dec 13, 2013

ODI debut vs South Africa at Mangaung Oval, Jan 23, 2000

Last ODI vs Sri Lanka at Kennington Oval, Jun 13, 2013

T20 debut vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Feb 05, 2008

Last T20 vs Sri Lanka at Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Oct 01, 2012

George Dockrell

George Dockrell
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He(top 10 t20 bowlers) is also an Irish guy who plays for the Irish cricket team and is a right-handed batsman yet he bowls with his left hand, which is way more surprising that he is so skilled that he used both his hands in such a coordinated manner to play his matches. He was one of the 19 players from his country to have been asked to sign a contract in order to join the Irish national team. He is seen as the highest wicket-taker in the world and also that’s why he is in our tenth position and also has been the main player for his country since his debut game against the country of Afghanistan.

Bowling Career Summary

MInnBRunsWktsBBIBBMEconAvgSR5W10W
Test1224012122/632/1213.0260.5120.000
ODI878542323328894/244/244.7237.3947.5500
T20I767213701624764/204/207.1121.3718.0300

Career Information

Test debut vs Afghanistan at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Mar 15, 2019

Last Test vs Afghanistan at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Mar 15, 2019

ODI debut vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Apr 15, 2010

Last ODI vs Afghanistan at Civil Service Cricket Club, May 19, 2019

T20 debut vs Afghanistan at P Sara Oval, Feb 01, 2010

Last T20 vs Afghanistan at Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground, Mar 08, 2020

Conclusion

So these were those smart top 10 t20 bowlers of the T20 series who is not afraid when the toss comes for them to a bowl and neither is their country afraid because they know that these boys will emerge victorious in their game and take the highest number of wickets as quickly as possible and help the country win their part of games in a faster pace than ever.

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