T20 Internationals: Best Bowling Performances

After 263 T20 internationals, and more than 82 T20 World Cup matches bowlers have not been thrown out of the Cricket World as expected. In fact with 6/8 peformance by Ajantha Mendis against Zimbabwe in the opening game of 2012 World Cup, T20 has seen 63rd instance of bowlers taking 4 or more wickets in an inning.

2012 T20 World Cup Schedule and Results

Best Performance in T20

    6/8 Ajantha Mendis vs Zimbabwe, 2012 WC
    6/16 Ajantha Mendis vs Australia, 2011
    5/6 Umar Gul vs New Zealand, 2009
    5/13 Elias Sunny (Bangladesh) vs Ireland, 2012
    5/18 Southee vs Pakistan, 2010

Best Performance by Countries

    6/8 by Mendis (Sri Lanka)
    6/5 Umar Gul (Pakistan)
    5/13 Elias Sunny (Bangladesh)
    5/18 Southee (New Zealand)
    5/19 McLaren (South Africa)
    5/20 Odhiambo (Kenya)
    5/26 Darren Sammy (West Indies)
    4/10 Bopara (England)
    4/13 RP Singh (India)
    4/14 Samiullah Shenwari (Afghanistan)
    4/15 Shane Watson (Australia)
    5/18 Cusack (Ireland)
    4/19 Baidwan (Canada)
    4/19 Seelaar (Netherlands)
    4/31 Chigumbura (Zimbabwe)

Best Performances Against Countries

    Zimbabwe – 6/8 by Mendis (Sri Lanka)
    New Zealand – 6/5 Umar Gul (Pakistan)
    Ireland – 5/13 Elias Sunny (Bangladesh)
    Pakistan – 5/18 Southee (New Zealand)
    West Indies – 5/19 McLaren (South Africa)
    Scotland- 5/20 Odhiambo (Kenya)
    Kenya- 5/26 Darren Sammy (West Indies)
    Australia – 4/8 Umar Gul (Pakistan)
    Netherlands – 4/11 Shahid Afridi (Pakistan)
    South Africa – 4/13 RP Singh (India)
    Canada – 4/14 Samiullah Shenwari (Afghanistan)
    England – 4/15 Shane Watson (Australia)
    India – 4/16 Darren Sammy (West Indies)
    Afghanistan -4/20 Morne Morkel (South Africa)

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