ENG vs PAK Shadab Khan becomes highest wicket taker for Pakistan in T20i, overtakes Shahid Afridi

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Shadab Khan and Shahid Afridi

ENG vs PAK: Pakistan suffered a five-wicket defeat at the hands of England in the final of the T20 World Cup 2022. Under the captaincy of Babar Azam, Pakistan’s team, in search of the second title, failed to defend its score of 137 runs in this match. In the title match played in Melbourne, England achieved this small target in the 19th over for the loss of 5 wickets. Even though Pakistan’s team missed out on winning the title for the second time, but one of its players made a big achievement in his name.

Pakistan’s spin all-rounder Shadab Khan broke the big record of former and legendary cricketer Shahid Afridi by taking a wicket in this match. Shadab has now become the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in T20 Internationals. He overtook Afridi with the dismissal of England batsman Harry Brooke.

Shadab close to 100 wickets

Shadab now has 98 wickets in 80 innings and is two wickets away from becoming the first Pakistan bowler and the fifth bowler in the world to take 100 wickets in T20Is. Talking about Afridi, he took 97 wickets in 96 innings in his 12-year T20 career between 2006-2018. Third in the list of highest wicket-takers for Pakistan is right-arm spin bowler Saeed Ajmal with 85 wickets in 63 innings to his name.

TeaMost wickets for Pakistan in 20Is

  • Shadab Khan: 98
  • Shahid Afridi: 97
  • Saeed Ajmal: 85
  • Umar Gul: 85
  • Harris Rauf: 72

Let us tell you that Shadab was the most successful bowler of Pakistan in this time’s World Cup. He took 11 wickets in seven innings. During this his economy was also 6.34. Due to Shadab’s all-round performance, he was also named by the ICC for the Player of the Tournament and also included in the Team of the Tournament.

Afridi was number for four years 1

Shahid Afridi remained the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in T20 Internationals for the last four years. Afridi played his last international T20I for the World XI in 2018, after which he retired. But for four years he remained Pakistan’s number one bowler in T20Is. However, this record of his may be broken today.

Most wickets in T20Is

  • Tim Southee: 129
  • Shakib Al Hasan:128
  • Rashid Khan: 122
  • Ish Sodhi: 109
  • Lasith Malinga: 107

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