Shakib Al Hasan becomes leading wickettaker in 20-20 World Cup

Shakib went past Shahid Afridi

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan (Image Credit Twitter)

Bangladesh spinner Shakib Al Hasan is now leading the charts of most wickets in the 20-20 World Cup. Shakib, who entered the Super 12 game against Sri Lanka with 39 wickets in 28 matches, dismissed Pathum Nissanka to go to the helm. Shakib surpassed Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi, who has 39 wickets in 34 games. A couple of balls later, he dismissed Avishka Fernando for his 41st wicket of the tournament.

Recently, Shakib surpassed Lasith Malinga to become the leading wickettaker in T20Is. The all-rounder now has 117 wickets to his name, 10 more than the second best Lasith Malinga.

Meanwhile, Shakib’s spell of 17-2 could not help Bangladesh get off to a winning start in the Super 12s as the team went down to Sri Lanka by 5 wickets. Despite posting a challenging total of 171, Bangladesh bowlers could not contain Sri Lanka batters. Charith Asalanka played a whirlwind knock of 80 while Bhanuka Rajapaksa stroked 53 to take Sri Lanka home. From Bangladesh, Mohammad Naim top scored with 62, while Mushfiqur Rahim scored 57.

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