Top 7 Indian Bowlers With Most Wickets In Death Overs In T20 Cricket

The death overs in the T20 format are perhaps the most crucial part of every match as bowlers perform under high-pressure situations to clinch the game and prove their mettle.

Death bowling is an art mastered by only a few bowlers, be it pacers or spinners. They need to improvise a lot during the final overs to restrict batsmen from scoring a big total. Containing the run rate within the death overs is an uphill task and very few bowlers have championed the act in T20 cricket.

Here is the List of Indian Bowlers With Most Wickets In Death Overs In T20 Cricket

1. Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah holds the capacity to pose a threat to the batsmen in final overs with his improvised bowling spell. Known for his unorthodox bowling action, Jasprit Bumrah has become a force to reckon with in the Indian T20 League and international T20 cricket. The prolific pacer from Mumbai has registered 53 wickets in death overs and his strength lies in his clever yorkers and slow bouncers.

2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has worked hard to become the third-highest wicket-taker with 66 wickets in the death overs of the Indian T20 League. The 31-year-old pacer is known for his swing bowling that has kept batsmen on tight ropes in the Indian T20 League. He is the leading Indian pace bowler in the all-time wicket-takers list.

3. Yuzvendra Chahal

The 31-year-old Yuzvendra Chahal has played 49 T20 matches till now and has picked up fifteen wickets in T20 death overs. He has picked sixty-three wickets at an average of 25.30 and has an economy rate of 8.32 in T20I.

4. Hardik Pandya 

The right-arm pacer and all-rounder Hardik Pandya has picked eighteen wickets while bowling in death overs in T20Is. The Indian bowler holds an economy rate of 6.61 while bowling in death overs. He has played 49 T20I matches so far and has picked up 42 wickets at an average of 26.45 in 45 innings. Pandya has a better economy rate while bowling in the death overs.

5. Shardul Thakur  

The 29-year old right-arm pacer Shardul Thakur has picked nineteen wickets in death overs in T20Is so far. He has managed an economy rate of 8.87 while delivering in the death overs. Shardul has played 22 T20I games till now and has picked up 31 wickets at an average of 22.29 in 21 innings. His overall economy rate in T20I cricket is 9.11 and his best bowling figures in a match are 4 wickets for 27 runs.

6. Mohammad Shami   

Mohammad Shami is another Indian pacer who has performed exceedingly well in the T20 death overs. Shami can curtail the run flow of middle-order batsmen during the death overs by scalping wickets regularly.

7. Harshal Patel 

Harshal Patel holds the capacity to keep the opponent batsmen under control in the death overs by taking wickets at regular intervals. Patel has created a new record for the most wickets by an Indian in an IPL season. He also leveled Dwayne Bravo’s record for the most wickets by a bowler in one IPL tournament.


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