MRF Bowlers Ranking: Strike bowler for each team in T20 World Cup MRF Tyres Ranking 1-16

MRF Tires rankings for T20 World
MRF Tires rankings for T20 World

The top strike bowlers for each team in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup are ranked respectively, with the successive fall of important wickets to curb the flow of runs in T20Is, a premier cricket tournament.

In the T20 format, famous for long hits and boundaries and fast scoring, bowlers can be most affected by taking early wickets or running in the middle order.

The MRF Tires rankings for T20 World Cup total competitors and the latest form for T20I bowling, respectively, rank T20 World Cup strike bowling combinations that can affect each team’s results.

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1. Afghanistan

Afghanistan has arguably the most damaging T20 bowler in the world in Rashid Khan.

The 24-year-old leg-spinner has taken the second most wickets in T20Is (118) while also having one of the best strike rates (13.6). 

Rashid took eight wickets in five matches at the T20 World Cup last year and should make more of an impact this time especially with 21-year-old off-spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman posing a threat at the other end.

Rashid Khan 

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 2
Career wickets: 118
Career strike rate: 13.6
Latest T20I bowling: 0/33, 2/25, 1/39, 3/22, 0/12

Mujeeb ur Rahman

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 8
Career wickets: 45
Career strike rate: 16.2
Latest T20I bowling: 0/29, 0/12, 2/30, 3/16, 2/24

2. India

Indian Cricket Team
T20I Team India Ranking

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has emerged as India’s key T20I bowler especially with Jasprit Bumrah missing through injury.

Bhuvneshwar only played one match at the T20 World Cup last year but with 32 wickets already in 2022, and two of those coming with the first ball of an innings, he looms as integral to India’s chances this time. 

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal offers useful variety and is one of only 10 bowlers to claim six wickets in a T20I.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 12
Career wickets: 85
Career strike rate: 19.2
Latest T20I bowling: 1/39, 0/52, 5/4, 0/30, 1/40

Yuzvendra Chahal

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 34
Career wickets: 85
Career strike rate: 18.2
Latest T20I bowling: 1/22. 0/12, 1/42, 3/34, 1/43

3. South Africa

Imposing speedster Lungi Ngidi has the best strike rate (12.4) of any bowler to take 50 wickets or more in T20Is and will be pivotal to South Africa’s chances especially in the absence of Dwaine Pretorius.

Left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi took eight wickets in five matches at the last T20 World Cup and has a recent five-for against England to his name.

Lungi Ngidi

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 37
Career wickets: 51
Career strike rate: 12.4
Latest T20I bowling: 2/51, 0/49, 1/14, 1/39, 0/10

Tabraiz Shamsi

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 5
Career wickets: 69
Career strike rate: 17.9
Latest T20I bowling: 0/27, 1/31, 2/37, 5/24, 3/27

4. Australia

Josh Hazlewood has been at the top of his game this year with 20 wickets in 11 T20Is and arrives at the tournament as the No.1 ranked T20 bowler. 

Leg-spinner Adam Zampa has taken the most wickets in T20Is (75) for the defending champions and claimed the equal second-most victims (13) at the last T20 World Cup.

Josh Hazlewood

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 1
Career wickets: 52
Career strike rate: 15.1
Latest T20I bowling: 0/19, 3/35, 1/40, 0/20, 2/39

Adam Zampa

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 4
Career wickets: 75
Career strike rate: 19.1
Latest T20I bowling: 1/34, 0/21, 0/44, 3/16, 0/36

5. New Zealand

Lachlan Ferguson hits the deck hard and unsettles batters with his raw speed but also has the control to claim regular wickets with 32 in 21 T20Is.

Trent Boult took more wickets (13) than any other pace bowler, and the equal second-most overall, at the last T20 World Cup and can be relied on to again be a key player for New Zealand.

Lachlan Ferguson

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 23
Career wickets: 32
Career strike rate: 14.1
Latest T20I bowling: 0/16, 1/33, 0/23, 1/35, 1/10

Trent Boult

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 26
Career wickets: 66
Career strike rate: 16.5
Latest T20I bowling: 2/25, 1/22, 0/21, 1/36, 1/31

6. Sri Lanka

With two spinners in the top seven of the MRF Tyres T20 Bowling Rankings, Sri Lanka have the potential to back up their Asia Cup triumph with a long T20 World Cup run.

Wanindu Hasaranga has 71 wickets in just 44 T20Is while taking those at a devastating strike rate of a wicket every 13.1 deliveries. Few would doubt the leg-spinner can make a similar impact to the last T20 World Cup when he was the leading wicket-taker with 16.

Off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana might be less damaging but has shown he can claim scalps while restricting runs from the opening overs.

Wanindu Hasaranga

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 3
Career wickets: 71
Career strike rate: 13.1
Latest T20I bowling: 3/27, 3/21, 0/39, 0/23, 2/41

Maheesh Theekshana

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 7
Career wickets: 22
Career strike rate: 27.27
Latest T20I bowling: 1/25, 2/21, 2/29, 1/29, 1/23

7. England

After overcoming a series of injuries Mark Wood is finally making the most of his express pace and has prepared for the T20 World Cup with nine wickets in his past three T20Is.

Left-arm seamer Reece Topley adds useful variety to the attack and also looks ready to deliver on his promise with 16 wickets in T20Is this year.

Mark Wood

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 32
Career wickets: 35
Career strike rate: 14.3
Latest T20I bowling: 3/34, 3/20, 3/24, 0/34, 0/47

Reece Topley

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 14
Career wickets: 21
Career strike rate: 20.9
Latest T20I bowling: 2/36, 1/34, 1/31, 2/37, 1/22

8. Pakistan

Pace bowler Haris Rauf has risen up the MRF Tyres T20 Bowling Rankings this year with 21 wickets in 15 T20Is, after taking eight at the T20 World Cup last year. 

The 21-year-old Mohammad Wasim is the rising star for Pakistan and already has an impressive strike rate of a wicket every 13.7 balls.

Haris Rauf

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 15
Career wickets: 62
Career strike rate: 16.9
Latest T20I bowling: 3/28, 1/38, 0/24, 2/41, 3/32

Mohammad Wasim

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 74
Career wickets: 24
Career strike rate: 13.7
Latest T20I bowling: 2/20, 3/24, 0/61, 0/29, 1/32

9. Bangladesh

Bangladesh rely on their spinners more than most and when they need a wicket their left-armer Shakib Al Hasan is often thrown the ball to add to his record tally of 122 victims.

Mustafizur Rahman is six wickets short of becoming just the sixth bowler to claim 100 T20I wickets, with the pace bowler still crucial to the Bangladesh bowling mix. 

Shakib Al Hasan

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 22
Career wickets: 122
Career strike rate: 18.2
Latest T20I bowling: 0/23, 0/31, 1/13, 1/10, 1/38

Mustafizur Rahman

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 39
Career wickets: 94
Career strike rate: 16.5
Latest T20I bowling: 0/48, 2/31, 1/32, 0/30, 1/22

10. West Indies

Left-arm speedster Obed McCoy has emerged as a weapon for the West Indies and showed the impact he can have when removing India captain Rohit Sharma with the first ball of a T20I in August then finishing with 6/17 off four overs.

Jason Holder has 23 wickets in 16 T20Is this year and will need to carry that form into theT20 World Cup if the two-time champions are to cause an upset and claim a third title.

Obed McCoy

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 41
Career wickets: 37
Career strike rate: 13.1
Latest T20I bowling: 2/33, 3/40, 1/39, 0/27, 2/66

Jason Holder

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 43
Career wickets: 46
Career strike rate: 20.5
Latest T20I bowling: 0/27, 1/30, 0/40, 1/42, 1/38

11. Ireland

The 22-year-old Josh Little is enjoying a breakout 2022 with 28 wickets in 19 T20Is, while Mark Adair is the second-fastest bowler to reach 50 T20I wickets after doing it in 28 matches.

Josh Little

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 46
Career wickets: 51
Career strike rate: 19.4
Latest T20I bowling: 2/14, 0/25, 2/29, 2/18, 1/33

Mark Adair

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 55
Career wickets: 72
Career strike rate: 15
Latest T20I bowling: 3/16, 1/23, 1/42, 2/12, 0/39

12. Zimbabwe

Pace bowlers Luke Jongwe and Tendai Chatara often work well in tandem and between them have 28 wickets in T20Is in 2022.

Luke Jongwe

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 60
Career wickets: 48
Career strike rate: 14.2
Latest T20I bowling: 1/28, 0/7, 2/34, 1/6, 1/39

Tendai Chatara

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 68
Career wickets: 47
Career strike rate: 18.7
Latest T20I bowling: 1/21, 3/14, 1/24, 2/33, 0/24

13. Namibia

All-rounders Jan Frylinck and JJ Smit have each claimed rare six-wicket hauls in a T20I and should relish the opportunity to test themselves on the biggest stage.

Jan Frylinck

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 67
Career wickets: 51
Career strike rate: 13.6
Latest T20I bowling: 2/25, 1/39, 1/21, 2/17, 0/32

JJ Smit

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 79
Career wickets: 31
Career strike rate: 16.4 
Latest T20I bowling: 6/10, 0/44, 2/14, 0/17, 0/27

4. Scotland

Left-arm spinner Mark Watt rarely fails to take at least one wicket and will be asked to be aggressive at the T20 World Cup while Safyaan Sharif has the experience to hold up and end.

Mark Watt

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 29
Career wickets: 57
Career strike rate: 18.3
Latest T20I bowling: 0/37, 1/32, 0/41, 1/20, 1/13

Safyaan Sharif

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 65
Career wickets: 61
Career strike rate: 18.2
Latest T20I bowling: 0/48, 1/41, 0/14, 2/28, 1/21

15. Netherlands

Netherlands may look to add the promising Brandon Glover to a bowling line-up led by the reliable Fred Klaassen.

Fred Klaassen

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 80
Career wickets: 32
Career strike rate: 18.1
Latest T20I bowling: 1/29, 0/40, 5/19, 2/16, 2/18

Brandon Glover

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 72
Career wickets: 30
Career strike rate: 14.2
Latest T20I bowling: 1/12, 1/21, 3/24, 1/22, 4/12

16. United Arab Emirates

Zahoor Khan makes a mark with his steady line and reliable attack on the stumps, while Junaid Siddique will be riding high after a taking 5/13 against the West Indies in a T20 World Cup warm-up match.

Zahoor Khan

ICC T20I bowling ranking: 69
Career wickets: 41
Career strike rate: 17.5
Latest T20I bowling: 0/41, 1/34, 3/29, 1/14, 0/37

Junaid Siddique

ICC T20I bowling ranking: NA
Career wickets: 29
Career strike rate: 18.2
Latest T20I bowling: 0/33, 1/35, 3/14, 1/34, 1/38


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