Bhuvi breaks Aussie pacer's T20I record

Most T20I wickets for a pacer in a calendar year (full member nations). Here is the top 5 list.

Ireland's Josh Little has 28 wickets from 21 games at an average of 19.60 in the current year.

5 | Josh Little 

Bangladesh's left-arm pacer took 28 wickets from 20 games at an average of 17.39 including two four-fers.

4 | Mustafizur Rahman 

India’s premier fast bowler took 28 wickets from 21 games in 2016 at an average of 18.82 and an economy rate of 6.62.

3 | Jasprit Bumrah 

Australia pacer took 31 wickets from 19 games at an average of 18.93 including one four-fer in 2018. Tye has the worst economy rate of 8.56 on the list.

2 | Andrew Tye 

India's swing bowler has 32 wickets from 24 games so far in 2022. Bhuvneshwar is the only pacer with a fifer on the list.

1 | Bhuvneshwar Kumar 

Bhuvneshwar surpassed Tye with the crucial wicket of Australian opener Cameron Green off the last ball of the 5th over.

Bhuvneshwar’s record scalp

Overall, Nepal's Sandeep Lamichhane holds the record. The young leggie has 38 wickets in 2022 from 18 games.

Lamichhane on top

Bhuvneshwar Kumar replaced Rishabh Pant in the side. Bhuvneshwar was not picked in the rain-curtailed 8-overs per side game. 

Replacing Pant

Bhuvneshwar also holds the record for most wickets in T20Is in the powerplay overs. Of late, he has been scrutinized for his death overs bowling.

Big wicket-taker

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