Top 10 Best Bowling Figures In T20 Cricket

Top 10 Best Bowling Figures In T20 Cricket

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The T20 format has become increasingly popular over the past few years since the game’s pace does not tend to slow down at any point during the competition. Batters are renowned for excelling in this format since they can score runs without restrictions. Since the first T20 International match was played, it has been said that the T20 format is a batters' game with nothing for the bowler, although it is the same format where the bowlers may still take wickets. Suppose a bowler has an impressive streak of bowling. In that case, he will immediately get a reputation and popularity, and hitters worldwide will respect the bowler significantly more.

There have been situations in which players have taken five wickets in a twenty-over match. It is important to note that a bowler can only throw four overs during a T20 game, due to which getting 5 wickets in 24 balls is unquestionably a remarkable accomplishment. In the T20 International version of the game, there have been a lot of fantastic bowling performances by Indian players, and some of them have made their place in the best bowling figures in t20, which has brought the country a lot of pride.

Let's look at the best bowling figures in t20 with the best bowling numbers in the T20 International Series.

List of Best Bowling Figures In T20 Cricket

1. Peter Aho (6 Wickets for 5)

‌Peter Aho, a right-arm pacer for Nigeria, is now in first place for earning the best bowling figure in T20i matches.

During an October 24, 2021, match in Nigeria at the University of Lagos Cricket Oval, Peter Aho grabbed six wickets while allowing only five runs throughout 3.4 overs. The contest was against Sierra Leone. The young medium-fast bowler, only 18 years old, posted remarkable statistics of 3.4-1-5-6, including a hat-trick, to decimate the opposition’s batting order and give his team the victory they needed to win the series. He now holds the record for the best bowling figures in the T20 international competition.

2. Deepak Chahar (6 wickets for 7)

‌Deepak Chahar became an immediate hero and one of the best bowlers in the shortest game format on November 10, 2019, and achieved the status of best bowling figures in t20 during the third match of a series that Bangladesh was playing in Nagpur, India. This match was part of Bangladesh's tour to India.

Chahar was responsible for Bangladesh's defeat since he took six wickets while only allowing seven runs in 3.2 overs. After putting on a show with his swing bowling, it bamboozled the Bangladesh batters and helped India make history. He was immediately included in the Indian team for the T20 International edition of the game and has remained there ever since. he now holds second place in the list of best bowling figures in T20 international.

3. Dinesh Nakrani (6 Wickets for 7)

‌Dinesh Nakrani, an all-rounder from Uganda who bowls with his left arm, is currently ranked third for having the best bowling figure in the T20 international. On October 19, 2021, while Uganda was competing against Lesotho at Kigali, he got six wickets, which contributed to Uganda achieving a significant victory by 10 wickets.

While Omar Hussain, Ayaj Patel, Maaz Khan, Molai Matsau, Yahya Jakda, and Sarfaraj Patel fell victim to Nakrani's bowling, Nakrani limited the damage to only seven runs and collected six wickets. It was fairly surprising, considering that five of the six wickets he took came via bowling and the other one came via being caught leg before wicket (LBW). Dinesh Nakrani was born in India. However, not many of his admirers are aware of this fact. Kutch in Gujarat is the location where he was born. He made his Twenty20 International debut on May 20, 2019, against Botswana in Kampala. His birthday is September 21, 1991.

4. Ajantha Mendis (6 Wickets for 8)

‌Balapuwaduge Ajantha Winslow Mendis, also known as Ajantha Mendis, is a former Sri Lankan cricketer and a known figure in the list of T20I bowling figures. He played for the Sri Lankan national team in all three game formats. Mendis is also known as the "mystery spinner" because of the unusual bowling action variations he used. He is widely regarded as one of the best-limited bowlers in the world. Mendis played for the Sri Lankan national team in all three formats.

He now holds the number four spot in the list of best bowling figures in T20 international matches. In the first match of the Twenty20 World Cup 2012, he played against Zimbabwe and grabbed six wickets while only allowing eight runs. On October 10, 2008, Mendis competed in his first Twenty20 International match against Zimbabwe in King City (NW).

Yet again, Mendis, who is known as the "mystery spinner," On August 8, 2011, when playing against Australia in Pallekele, grabbed six wickets. As of October 2021, Mendis has participated in 39 Twenty20 international matches, during which he has collected 66 wickets while maintaining an economy of 6.45.

5. Hernán Fennell (6 wickets for 18 runs)

‌Hernán Fennell is an Argentine cricketer born on February 2, 1988. He competed in the Division Six tournament of the 2013 ICC World Cricket League and the 2019 South American Cricket Championship, Twenty20 International (T20I) match between Peru and Panama at El Cortijo Polo Club near Lima, Peru; he took 6 wickets by giving just 18 runs. He is number five on the list of Best bowling figures in T20.

6. Jan Frylinck (6 Wickets for 24 runs)

‌Jan Frylinck is number 6 on the list of Best bowling figures in T20.He plays for the Namibian cricket team, bowls with a left arm and medium pace, and is ranked fourth overall in terms of the greatest T20 bowling figure. The match against the UAE at ICCA Dubai on October 5th, 2021, was his best performance, as he took 6 wickets. On May 20, 2019.

Jan made his debut for Uganda in a Twenty20 international match against Ghana in Kampala. As of October 2021, he has participated in 20 T20 Internationals, during which he has taken 35 wickets while maintaining an economy of 5.89.

7. Yuzvendra Chahal (6 Wickets for 25 runs)

‌Yuzvendra Chahal is a leg-break googly spinner who plays for the Indian national side. He is currently ranked seventh overall for the Best Bowling Figures In T20i. On February 1, 2017, at Bengaluru, he delivered his best performance against England, during which he got 6 wickets and provided 25 runs. In a Twenty20 international match at Harare Sports Club on June 18, 2016, he made his debut against Zimbabwe.

He was a chess player who competed for India at the junior level and represented the country. As of October 2021, he participated in 49 Twenty20 Internationals for India, during which he has taken 63 wickets while maintaining an economy of 8.32.

8. Ashton Agar (6 wickets for 30 runs)

‌In March 2021, when Australia's Ashton Agar got six wickets for 30 runs against New Zealand, he moved to eighth on the list of the best bowling figures in t20. He finished with figures of 4-12-30-6 in a T20I at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington, which helped Australia successfully defend 208 for five against a strong Blackcaps team by Kane Williamson.

9. Rangana Herath (5 wickets for 3 runs)

Herath Mudiyanselage Rangana Keerthi Bandara Herath, also known as Rangana Herath, was born on March 19, 1978, and he used to play cricket for Sri Lanka. He played all kinds of cricket and was the Test captain for Sri Lanka.

He is the best left-arm bowler in the history of Test cricket. During the 2014 World T20, Herath had a memorable spell where he got 5-3 against New Zealand, which aided his addition to the best bowling figures in T20i. This helped Sri Lanka get into the tournament's semifinals. Sri Lanka won the tournament, and in 2019, Herath's spell was named the Wisden Men's T20I spell of the decade.

10. Rashid Khan (5 wickets for 3 runs)

‌Rashid Khan Arman (born 20 September 1998) is an Afghan cricketer and a former national squad captain. He played for Gujarat Titans in the Indian Premier League (IPL) (IPL). Khan's maiden T20I five-wicket haul came against Ireland in the second T20I on March 10, 2017. His five wickets for three runs are the best by an Afghan player in a T20I and the joint fourth-best in all T20s. Through this performance, he appeared on the list of best bowling figures in t20.

He became the first player to collect a five-wicket haul in two overs in a T20I match. Afghanistan won the match, and Rashid and Najeeb Tarakai earned the man of the match award.

List Of The Best Bowling Figures In T20 International











Peter Aho


Sierra Leone


24 Oct 2021

Deepak Chahar




10 Nov 2019

Dinesh Nakrani




19 Oct 2021

Ajantha Mendis




18 Sep  2012

Hernan Fennell



North Sound

10 Nov 2021

Jan Frylinck



ICCA Dubai

5 Oct 2021

Yuzvendra Chahal




1 Feb 2017

Ashton Agar


New Zealand


3 Mar 2021

Rangana Herath


New Zealand


31 Mar 2014

Rashid Khan



Greater Noida

10 March 2017, 


Peter Aho, a seamer for Nigeria, currently holds the record for the best bowling figure in T20 International cricket with 3.4-18-5-6, which he achieved during a match in October 2021 against Sierra Leone.

Deepak Chahar, a seamer for India, now holds the record for the second-best bowling figures in Twenty20 Internationals after he faced Bangladesh in a Twenty20 International at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur and took six wickets while allowing only seven runs. During this tenure, he made history by becoming the first male Indian cricketer to take a hat-trick in a Twenty20 international.

Chahar broke the record held by Ajantha Mendis, who played for Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 International match against Zimbabwe in 2012 and appeared twice on this list of best bowling figures in t20. Chahar's performance saw him take seven wickets while allowing only eight runs.

Dinesh Nakrani of Nigeria and Jan Frylinck of Namibia are the most recent additions to this list of Twenty20 International's greatest bowling numbers; these players have excelled with the ball for their respective nations.

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