PAK vs ENG: The journey of T20 World Cup 2022 has reached its last stop. Today i.e. on Sunday (November 13), the world will get a new T20 champion. For this, the title match between Pakistan and England will be played at the historic Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Both Pakistan and England will have their eyes on becoming champions for the second time, while during this time Pakistan can also get its new T20 bowler. The reign of former Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi will also end.
Afridi No 1 for four years
Shahid Afridi has remained the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan in T20 Internationals for the last four years. Afridi played his last international T20 match for the World XI in 2018, after which he retired. But for four years he has remained Pakistan’s number one bowler in T20Is. However, this record of his may be broken today.
Shadab one wicket away from the record
Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shadab Khan is just one wicket away from breaking Afridi’s record. Shadab Khan has 97 wickets in 79 innings while Afridi took 97 wickets in 96 innings. Looking at Shadab’s World Cup form, Afridi’s record is almost certain to be broken. Not only this, if Shadab takes three wickets in today’s match, then he will become the first Pakistan bowler and the fifth bowler in the world to take 100 wickets in T20Is.
Most wickets for Pakistan in T20Is
- Shahid Afridi: 97
- Shadab Khan: 97*
- Saeed Ajmal: 85
- Umar Gul: 85
- Harris Rauf: 70*
Shadab has got 10 wickets in T20 World Cup 2022
Talking about Shadab’s performance in this World Cup, he has taken 10 wickets in 6 innings and is at number 9 in the list of highest wicket takers. During this period, where his average has been 14.50, his economy has been 6.59. Looking at Shadab’s career, this 24-year-old player has achieved the feat of taking four wickets three times in 79 innings.
Most wickets in T20Is
- Tim Southee: 129
- Shakib Al Hasan:128
- Rashid Khan: 122
- Ish Sodhi: 109
- Lasith Malinga: 107
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