T20 World Cup 2021: Rashid Khan Scripts Historical past, Turns into 4th Bowler To Take 400 T20I Wickets

New Delhi: Afghanistan’s veteran leg-spinner Rashid Khan accomplished the four-hundredth wicket-mark in aggressive T20 cricket in the course of the T20 World Cup match in opposition to New Zealand on Sunday. The 23-year-old spinner reached this milestone by dismissing opener Martin Guptill within the ninth over of New Zealand’s innings.

Rashid Khan achieved this feat in his 289th T20 match, setting a brand new document. Earlier than him, solely three different bowlers have crossed the 400-wicket mark in T20 cricket.  Dwayne Bravo is the first-ever participant to take 400 wickets within the shortest format of the sport, having achieved it in 364 matches. The West Indies all-rounder, who just lately introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket, has greater than 500 wickets in T20 cricket. Bravo has picked 563 wickets in 512 T20I matches.

Listing of different gamers who’ve taken 400 T20I wickets

Imran Tahir (in 320 matches) and Sunil Narine (in 362 matches) are additionally included within the elite checklist of bowlers who’ve picked 400 wickets in T20 Internationals. As Rashid completes his 400 T20I wickets, the star leggie has given 6.34 runs per over throughout this era and solely Sunil Narine’s figures are higher than him amongst those that have performed greater than 200 matches.

Rashid Khan had just lately earlier grow to be the quickest bowler to take 100 wickets in T20 Internationals on this T20 World Cup match in opposition to Pakistan.

He had damaged the document (76 matches) of Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga by attaining the mega feat in simply 53 T20I matches. Other than Rashid and Malinga, Tim Southee and Shakib Al Hasan have taken 100 wickets in T20 Internationals.

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