Shakib surpasses Southee to become the top T20I wicket-taker

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During his match-winning 5/22 in the second T20I against Ireland at Chattogram, Shakib Al Hasan went past New Zealand’s Tim Southee to become the bowler with the most T20I wickets.

Shakib reached this landmark after trapping George Dockrell leg-before off the third ball of the sixth over. When he castled Harry Tector three balls later, Shakib reached his second career five-for in this format.

He has 136 wickets in T20I cricket at an average of 20.67 with an economy rate of 6.8. Besides, he also has 2339 runs at a strike-rate of 122.33.

The Bangladesh star made his T20I debut all the way back in 2006 against Zimbabwe, and has gone on to play 114 T20Is. He has featured in all seven editions of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. 

Most wickets in men's T20Is

Player Name Career T20I wickets
Shakib Al Hasan 136
Tim Southee 134
Rashid Khan 129
Ish Sodhi 114
Lasith Malinga 107


Courtesy his unbeaten 38 and 5/22, Bangladesh won the game by 77 runs. Shakib was declared Player of the Match for his efforts. 

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