Today we bring you the bowlers who took the most wickets at T20 World Cup 2007. South Africa hosted the ICC T20 World Cup 2007, and 12 teams participated in it. Although it was the inaugural edition, there was no less excitement among the cricket fans from the whole world to witness the show. India lifted the trophy of the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 after beating Pakistan in the sensational grand-finale.
As it was the inaugural edition of the tournament, there were fewer expectations from the MS Dhoni-led team as the senior players had snubbed the tournament. Several memorable knocks were played, and new records were built during the tournament. Here, in this article, we have mentioned the top five bowlers who grabbed the most wickets at T20 World Cup 2007.
5. Daniel Vettori
Daniel Vettori had a remarkable contribution to New Zealand’s cricket history. He is the first left-arm spinner in cricket history to take 300+ wickets in both ODIs and Tests formats. Daniel Vettori also captained the team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007.
Under his captaincy, he led the team to the semi-final but could not register the victory in the semi-final over Pakistan. He took the most wickets at T20 World Cup 2007 for Blackcaps as he picked up 11 wickets in 6 matches at the economy rate of 5.33 and an average of 11.63 and stood 5th in leading the wicket-takers list of the tournament.
4. Shahid Afridi
Pakistan’s most excellent allrounder Shahid Afridi, who was always surrounded by age-fudging controversies till his retirement, had a significant contribution to his country’s cricket history. He didn’t let any external matters affect his performance and led the team to great heights. His allrounder skills have been remarkable throughout his illustrious career.
Afridi could speed up the innings in the middle while also demolish the opposition batting line up with googlies and off-break. In the ICC T20 World Cup 2007, he picked up 12 wickets in 7 matches at an economy rate of 6.71 an average of 14.0 and stood up 4th in leading the wicket-takers list of the tournament. In addition, he took 2nd most wickets at T20 World Cup 2007 for his team.
3. RP Singh
Former Indian pacer RP Singh, who made the debut in 2005, is among the list of Indian fast bowlers who had a promising start of their career but faded away. However, he was the vital cog for the Indian team in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007. RP Singh emerged as the third-highest wicket-taker in the entire competition, taking 12 wickets in 7 matches at an average of 12.66 and economy rate of 6.33.
His best figures were 4/13 in 4 overs in India’s final Super-8 stage match in which they eliminated the hosts South Africa from the tournament. RP took the most wickets at T20 World Cup 2007 for his team.
2. Stuart Clark
Australia’s former cricketer Stuart Clark didn’t have a long international career because of intense competition for a place in the team. Nevertheless, whenever handed an opportunity, he gave his best to led his team to top. In the ICC T20 World Cup 2007, he took 12 wickets in 6 matches at the economy rate of 6.00 and an average of 12.00 and stood second in the leading wicket-takers list of the tournament.
He registered his best figures against Sri Lanka, picking 4 wickets in his four-over quota at the cost of 20 runs. However, in the semi-final against India, he went wicketless, which costed the team as they lost the match. In addition, Clark took the most wickets at T20 World Cup 2007 for his team.
1. Umar Gul
Pakistani pace baller Umar Gul’s weapons were the slower deliveries and yorkers which could destroy any opposition. However, he didn’t gain fame like his peers; he had a significant influence on Pakistan’s team. Injuries also halted his career, but every time he made a strong comeback and had a significant contribution in his team’s winning cause.
He was the prominent bowler for his side in the ICC T20 World Cup 2007 as he took the most wickets at T20 World Cup 2007. The pacer notched up 13 wickets, which also includes one four-wicket haul, in 7 matches at an economy rate of 5.60 and an average of 11.92.
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