Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan is aging like a fine wine. The star all-rounder on Thursday returned with an impressive figure of 4-9 in his four overs against Papua New Guinea and equaled Shahid Afridi’s record of most wickets in T20 World Cup History. Shakib has now picked up 39 wickets in 28 matches and has also equaled Shahid Afridi’s record of 39 wickets in 34 matches.
Shakib Al Hasan ripped apart Papua New Guinea’s middle order, picking up the wickets of Charles Amini, Sese Bau, Simon Atai, and Hiri Hiri.
— Bangladesh Cricket (@BCBtigers) October 21, 2021
Earlier, skipper Mahmudullah’s quickfire 28-ball-50 coupled with Shabik Al Hasan’s handy 46 off 37 balls along with Mohammed Saifuddin’s late hitting (19 not out off 6 balls) helped Bangladesh post a daunting total of 181/7 against minnows Papua New Guinea in their final Group B fixture here at Al Ameerat. Bangladesh is likely to advance into the Super 12 round of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 with a win over PNG.
Most wickets in T20 WC history:
|Name||MT (inn)||Wickets||BBI||Average||Strike Rate||Eco||4WI||5WI|
|Shakib Al Hasan||28 (27)||39||4/15||18.02||16.4||6.56||2||0|
|Shahid Afridi||34 (34)||39||4/11||23.25||20.7||6.71||2||0|
|Lasith Malinga||31 (31)||38||5/31||20.07||16.2||7.43||0||1|
|Saeed Ajmal||23 (23)||36||4/19||16.86||14.8||6.79||3||0|
|Ajantha Mendis||21 (21)||35||6/8||15.02||13.4||6.70||1||1|
|Umar Gul||24 (24)||35||5/6||17.25||14.1||7.30||1||1|
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