In the year 2022, several T20I bilateral series and multi-team tournaments took place. Fans got a nap of entertainment with major events like the Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup along with quite a few Triangular and Quadrangular series.
Throughout the year, several bowlers impressed everyone with their superior consistency and rocked the charts thanks to unplayable spells. In addition to the best-playing countries, players from the associated countries also showed remarkable performances.
Tanzanian teen Yalinda Maurice Nkanya finished the year 2022 as the leading wicket taker. In 28 matches, the orthodox left-arm bowler took 45 wickets at an excellent economy rate of 4.25 and strike rate of 12.1. He bowled 4 maidens and took a five wicket haul and a pair of four wicket hauls.
Indian bowling legend Bhuvneswar Kumar and young sensation Arshdeep Singh also featured in the top 10 highest wicket takers this year. While Bhuvneshwar took 37 wickets from 32 matches, Arshdeep took 33 scalps from 21 matches.
Ireland’s best pacer Joshua Klein has taken second place after taking 39 wickets in 26 games this year with an economy of 7.58, 4/35 being his best performance. So is the Pakistani speedster Harris Raven and New Zealand spinner Is Sodi are also on the list. While Haris took 31 wickets from 23 matches, Sodhi took 28 scalps.
Top 10 highest wicket takers in T20Is in 2022:
- Yalinde Maurice Nkanya (Tanzania)
Matches: 28, Wickets: 45, Best: 5/2, Average: 8.60, Economy rate: 4.25
- Joshua Little (Ireland)
Matches: 26, Wickets: 39, Best: 4/35, Average: 18.92, Economy rate: 7.58
- Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)
Matches: 18, Wickets: 38, Best: 5/9, Average: 10.78, Economy rate: 5.77
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India)
Matches: 32, Wickets: 37, Best: 5/4, Average: 19.56, Economy rate: 6.98
- Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka)
Matches: 19, Wickets: 34, Best: 4/33, Average: 15.67, Economy rate: 7.40
- Arshdeep Singh (India)
Matches: 21, Wickets: 33, Best: 4/37, Average: 18.12, Economy rate: 8.17
- Kabare Kevin Iraqoze (Rwanda)
Matches: 24, Wickets: 31, Best: 4/20, Average: 14.83, Economy rate: 5.77
- Haris Rauf (Pakistan)
Matches: 23, Wickets: 31, Best: 3/28, Average: 20.74, Economy rate: 7.54
- Jason Holder (West Indies)
Matches: 19, Wickets: 28, Best: 5/27, Average: 20.71, Economy rate: 8.22
- Ish Sodhi (New Zealand)
Matches: 22, Wickets: 28, Best: 4/28, Average: 22.96, Economy rate: 7.97
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