Anish AgrawalAugust 14, 20234min0

Five Bowlers Who Reached 50 T20I Wickets in Record Time

Top 5 Bowlers with fastest to 50 T20i wickets _ 14 Aug

T20 international cricket demands not only run containment but also the art of taking wickets under pressure. A skillful bowling attack can shift the dynamics of a game, lifting team spirits and deflating opponents. 

In this swift and exhilarating format, bowlers who maintain their composure and execute strategies flawlessly become invaluable assets to their teams. This article unveils the top five bowlers who have achieved the remarkable feat of reaching 50 wickets in T20 international cricket at astonishing speed.

Rashid Khan – A Maestro of Variations

Rashid Khan, the Afghani spin sensation, has redefined T20 bowling with his unique variations. His swift arm action and tight wrist position allow him to extract substantial turns and bounce from a concise run-up. Rashid’s remarkable accuracy, even in high-pressure situations, keeps batsmen at bay and builds relentless pressure. 

In just 50 matches, he claimed his 50th T20I wicket against Bangladesh in 2018. With 130 wickets in 82 T20 internationals at an economy of 6.16, Rashid’s mastery continues to dazzle cricket enthusiasts worldwide.

Imran Tahir – The Leg-Spin Dynamo

Imran Tahir, renowned for his dynamic leg-spin style, left a lasting impact in limited-overs cricket. His quick-arm action and deceptive spin made it perplexing for batsmen to decipher his deliveries. In a mere 31 matches, Tahir showcased his prowess by achieving the 50-wicket milestone against New Zealand in 2017. With an economy rate of 6.73, he secured 63 wickets in 38 T20 internationals, leaving a profound legacy in the cricketing realm.

Kuldeep Yadav – A Triumph of Resilience

Kuldeep Yadav’s journey in international cricket exemplifies dedication and perseverance. Bouncing back from setbacks, he embraced challenges with unwavering determination. Kuldeep reached his 50-wicket mark in just 30 matches, a testament to his hard work and positive mindset. The 3rd T20 against West Indies became a milestone moment, reflecting his commitment to excellence and his invaluable contribution to Team India.

Mark Adair – Ireland’s Mighty Pace Sensation

Mark Adair’s bowling prowess exemplifies Ireland’s ability to stun cricket giants. A skilled pace bowler, Adair combines swing and seam movement to pose a formidable challenge to batsmen. His ability to exploit pitch and air conditions makes him a potent force. In the T20 World Cup 2021, Adair achieved his 50-wicket mark, further solidifying Ireland’s reputation as a competitive cricketing nation.

Ajantha Mendis – The Pioneer of Spin Innovation

Ajantha Mendis revolutionized spin bowling with his unconventional style, introducing the “carrom ball” and “doosra.” His finger and wrist wizardry added a new dimension to the game, bamboozling batsmen and rewriting the rules of spin. In a mere 26 T20 internationals, Mendis etched his name in history by reaching the 50-wicket mark against Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2012. With 66 wickets in 39 T20Is at an economy of 6.45, his legacy endures as an inspiration to spin bowlers worldwide.

Anish Agrawal

Hi, I am Anish Agrawal and I am the lead cricket journalist for Cricnews. I have been a sports journalist for the past 7 years and have experience covering all major cricket tournaments. My favourite tournament is the IPL and I am a big supporter of the Mumbai Indians.

About us

Established in 2023, Cricnews is one of the leading cricket websites which provides cricket content. Our mission is to deliver the latest news, analysis, match reports, and exclusive insights to cricket enthusiasts worldwide. As avid fans ourselves, we understand the passion and excitement that cricket ignites. With a team of experienced journalists and cricket experts, we strive to deliver accurate and engaging content that caters to the diverse interests of our readers.


Are you looking to colaborate or do you want to leave a comment, suggestion or question?

Feel free to reach out to us through our contact from.