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Most wickets taken by a Pakistan bowler in T20I matches

In the realm of Pakistan cricket, the significance of bowlers stands paramount. This cricketing nation has, over time, forged a reputation for itself as a breeding ground for some of the most exceptional T20 bowlers in the world. The prowess of these bowlers not only underscores their individual skills but also highlights the nation’s dedication to cultivating a strong and competitive bowling tradition.

As the years have unfolded, Pakistan’s consistent ability to produce top-tier T20 bowlers has played a pivotal role in shaping the team’s success on the global stage. Let’s have a look into the top 5 bowlers to take the most wickets for Pakistan in T20I.

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List of players with the most T20I wickets for Pakistan

1. Shahid Afridi – Wickets: 98

Shahid Afridi, known for his explosive batting and effective leg-spin bowling, was one of the most iconic figures in Pakistan cricket. He played a crucial role in Pakistan’s T20 World Cup victory in 2009.

2. Shoaib Malik – Wickets: 92 

Shoaib Malik is an all-rounder who has contributed significantly with his off-spin bowling in T20 cricket. He has been a part of Pakistan’s T20 squad for many years.

3. Saeed Ajmal – Wickets: 85

Saeed Ajmal was a highly skilled off-spinner who bamboozled batsmen with his variations. He played a vital role in Pakistan’s bowling attack across formats.

4. Umar Gul – Wickets: 76

Umar Gul was a pace bowler known for his ability to bowl Yorkers effectively. He was a mainstay in Pakistan’s bowling lineup during the early years of T20 cricket.

5. Wahab Riaz – Wickets: 84

Wahab Riaz is a left-arm fast bowler known for his aggressive and fiery spells. He has been an important part of Pakistan’s pace attack in T20 cricket.

Most wickets by a Pakistan player in T20I matches

PlayerMatchesBowling typeWickets
Shahid Afridi57Right arm pacer98
Shoaib Malik52Left arm off-spinner92
Saeed Ajmal 43Right arm medium fast85
Umar Gul38Right arm medium fast76
Wahab Riaz44Right arm pacer73

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