Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the leading Indian wicket-taker in T20Is with his 84th wicket in the shortest format during India’s Asia Cup 2022 Super 4 match against Afghanistan in Dubai on Thursday. He overtook Yuzvendra Chahal’s tally of 83 wickets. Bangladesh’s Shakib Al Hasan is the leading wicket-taker in T20Is in the world with 122 wickets.
Bhuvneshwar also surpassed pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah to register the highest number of wickets taken by an Indian in T20Is in a calendar year.
The 32-year-old pacer completed 31 T20I wickets in 2022 during a sensational spell of bowling in the PowerPlay, surpassing Bumrah’s tally of 28 wickets in 2016.
Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal holds the record for taking for picking the most T20I wickets in a calendar year. He has taken 38 wickets in 18 matches this year.