Today we bring you the Cricketers who picked the most wickets in Asia Cup 2016. The Asia Cup was played in Bangladesh, with five team participating who played round robin matches and top 2 would go to the tournament final. Bangladesh Batsman Sabbir Rahman led the batting cards. The tournament wouldn’t have even a single hundred scored which wasn’t a rare thing for the T20I tournament, but for Asia Cup, this was a new thing and report-worthy. Here we detail the bowlers who grabbed the most wickets in Asia Cup 2016.
5. Jasprit Bumrah (India)
The Indian Medium pacer Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah would pick 6 wickets from the five matches he played for India in the ACC Asia Cup 2016 at an average of 15.66 & strike rate of 18. With these wickets, Bumrah featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Asia Cup 2016. His best was 2/27 against Sri Lanka on March 1. He, Ashwin & Pandya stopped the Sri Lankan team to 138/9 which India chased down with 5 wickets remaining. Kohli scored 56 not out.
4. Hardik Pandya (India)
The Indian all-rounder Hardik Himanshu Pandya would pick 7 wickets from the five matches he played for India in the ACC Asia Cup 2016. With these wickets, Pandya featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Asia Cup 2016. His best was 3/8 against Pakistan on February 27. Batting first, Pakistan were bowled out for 83 with Pandya’s 3, Ravindra Jadeja’s 2 while Yuvraj Singh, Jasprit Bumrah & Ashish Nehra. India chased down the target with 5 wickets to spare. Virat Kohli scored 49.
3. Nuwan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka)
The Sri Lankan Medium Pacer Kulasekara Mudiyanselage Dinesh Nuwan Kulasekara would pick 7 wickets from the four matches he played in the ACC Asia Cup 2016 at an average of 13.57. With these wickets, Kulasekara featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Asia Cup 2016. His best was 3/10 against UAE on February 25, in the second match of the tournament. Batting first, Sri Lanka had scored 129/8 from their overs with Dinesh Chandimal scoring a 50. Amjad Javed took 3 wickets while Mohammad Shahzad & Mohammad Naveed took 2 wickets each. UAE, in reply, could manage only 115/9. Lasith Malinga, Nuwan Kulasekara & Rangana Herath were the key wicket takers.
2. Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)
The Pakistan Left arm medium pacer would pick 7 wickets from the four matches he played in the ACC Asia Cup 2016 at an average of 11.57. With these wickets, Amir featured in the top 5 list of the most wickets in Asia Cup 2016. His best was 3/18 against arch-rivals India in the fourth match of the tournament on February 27, a match that Pakistan lost by 5 wickets.
1. Al-Amin Hossain (Bangladesh)
The Bangladesh Right-arm medium pacer Al-Amin Hossain would pick 11 wickets from the five matches he played in the ACC Asia Cup 2016 at an average of 12.18. With these wickets, Hossain led the top 5 list of the most wickets in Asia Cup 2016. His best was 3/25 against Pakistan on March 2. Pakistan had scored 129/7, batting first, with Sarfaraz Ahmed’s 58 not out & Shoaib Malik’s 41. Hossain (3), Arafat Sunny (3), Taskin Ahmed (1) & Mashrafe Mortaza (1) were the wicket-takers. Bangladesh chased down the target and won by 5 wickets with Soumya Sarkar‘s 48 & Mahmudullah’s 22.
Bangladesh had hosted the tournament edition, and their players leading the runs and wickets table was something the home crowd would have liked a lot. These were the top wicket-takers of ACC Asia Cup 2016. The five teams that participated in Asia Cup 2016 were India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan & UAE. India won the tournament title under MS Dhoni’s captaincy. Hope you liked the content, don’t shy away from asking your questions, commenting about the content.
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