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ICC World T20: 5 Wickets in a Match-World Cup wise and Nation Wise

by on December 29, 2010
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ICC World T20: 5 Wickets in a Match-World Cup wise

It’s worth mentioning that not much hyped fast bowler, Umar Gul is the only bowler in 2007-2010 ICC World T20 who holds the record of 5 wickets taker which he clutched during 2009 ICC World T20. Besides him there are a lot many bowlers who have taken 4 wickets in the discussed tournament. Following are the statistics of bowlers who took 4 or more wickets in the T20 cricket World Cup which start the ball rolling in 2007.

  • Mark Gillespie New Zealand
  • Umar Gul Pakistan
  • Dirk Nannes  Australia

It’s just the beginning of T20 cricket, as its popularity shows that the T20 cricket is here to stay.   onwards, We foresee new records to be made in ICC World T20.

ICC World T20: 5 Wickets in a Match-Nation wise

Based on the nation wise performance in the ICC World T20 tournaments, 5 wickets in a match category to date, Pakistani bowlers have kept the green flag fluttering high. Pakistani bowlers have taken 4 or more wickets 7 times for Pakistan (it is to be noted that none of the bowlers from any nation except Umar Gul of Pakistan have taken five wickets in an inning). Shahid Afridi and Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul have taken 4 wickets twice each in T20 World Cup matches while; Muhammad Asif has done it once.

Next in the row is South Africa, whose bowlers have taken 4 wickets in an inning 4 times in ICC World T20 Cup. Morne Morkel has taken 4 wickets twice in T20 CUP while, Charl Langeveldt and WD Parnell have taken 4 wickets once in an inning for South Africa. India stands on third position where the Indian bowlers have clutched 4 wickets thrice in the T20 Cricket world cup.

ICC World T20: Five Wickets Taken During 2007-2010

So it’s done, so it’s written in the history of T20 Cricket World Cup. He is none other than Pakistan’s low profiled and consistent fast bowler Umar Gul who holds the record of taking 5 wickets in an inning. It is worthwhile to note that he is the only best bowler in the history of ICC World T20 who has this coronet on his head. Although there are quite a number of bowlers who have taken 4 wickets in an inning but no one has broken the record of Umar Gul which he has made against New Zealand during 2009 ICC World T20 in England. Not only he took 5 wickets but made this record in a great style by registering an excellent economy rate of 2.0 (5 wickets for 6 runs). Records are meant to be broken. We hope that Umar Gul would improve his current record in the forthcoming ICC World T20 tournament.

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