Pakistan’s first tri-nations match was against Bangladesh on Thursday at Hagley Oval in Christchurch. In this match, star all-arounder Shadab Khan took his team’s joint second-most wickets. In the shorter format, the vice-captain made his first appearance in 2017. Since then, he has taken 85 wickets in 69 innings for an average of 21.55. The day’s news is that Shadab Khan has the second-highest T20I wicket-taking score.
Shadab Khan has the second-highest T20I wicket-taking score
In Thursday’s tri-nations opener between Pakistan and Bangladesh at Hagley Oval in Christchurch, Shadab Khan became the team’s joint second-best wicket-taker. Since 2017, when he made his first appearance, the vice-captain in short format has taken 85 wickets in 69 innings, averaging 21.55.
During Pakistan’s 21-run win over Bangladesh on Friday morning, the 24-year-old did it, sending back Tigers captain Nurul Hassan in the process. Shahid Afridi, a legendary all-rounder from Pakistan, is at the top of the list with 98 wickets. Umar Gul and Saeed Ajmal are next with 85 wickets each. Mohammad Hafeez, an all-rounder who used to play for Pakistan, is in fifth place with 65 wickets.
Top five wicket-takers for Pakistan in T20Is
- Shahid Afridi — 98 wickets
- Umar Gul — 85 wickets
- Saeed Ajmal — 85 wickets
- Shadab Khan — 85 wickets
- Mohammad Hafeez — 65 wickets