England’s Most Wicket-Takers in T20
Who are the most successful wicket-takers in T20 cricket for England? Let’s take a look at the list of the best bowlers of England with wickets in the T-20 format as per insights from cricket news:
Chris Woakes is an English cricketer who has taken the most wickets in T20 for England. He made his debut for the national team in 2011 and has since played in both Test and ODI matches. In T20, Woakes has taken 48 wickets in 32 matches at an average of 19.83. He is currently ranked second in the world for T20 wicket-takers. In September 2014, Woakes was named to England’s squad for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. He played in all three of England’s group-stage matches, taking 2 wickets for 19 runs in the match against Sri Lanka. He was also named man of the match in England’s final group stage match against Bangladesh, taking 3 wickets for 20 runs.
In the 2016 T20 World Cup, Woakes took 9 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 16.77. He was the second-highest wicket-taker for England in the tournament behind Adil Rashid. In the semi-final against New Zealand, Woakes took 3 wickets for 18 runs and was named man of the match. However, England lost the match and was eliminated from the tournament.
In November 2018, Woakes was named to England’s squad for the 2018 ICC World Twenty20. He played in two of England’s group-stage matches, taking 1 wicket for 12 runs in the match against Sri Lanka. England failed to progress to the knockout stage of the tournament and Woakes was subsequently dropped from the squad.
Jofra Archer has been making waves in international cricket over the past year. The 24-year-old Barbadian made his debut for England in November 2018 and has since taken 26 wickets in just 12 T20Is, at an impressive average of 15.04 and with a strike rate of just over 17 balls per wicket.
What’s more, Archer has been one of the most economical bowlers in the format, conceding just 7.11 runs per over. His ability to take wickets at a crucial time and keep the runs down makes him a key player for England in T20 cricket.
Adil Rashid is the latest in a long line of leg-spinners to have donned the England shirt. He made his debut for Yorkshire in 2008 and has since gone on to make over 100 appearances for the club.
In 2016, Rashid was called up to the England T20 squad for the first time and he made an immediate impact, picking up 4 wickets in his first match. He has since become a regular in the side and is currently joint-second on the all-time England list of T20 wicket-takers with 51 wickets.
Chris Jordan has been a consistent wicket-taker for England in T20 cricket. He made his international debut in 2011 and has since taken 79 wickets in the format, at an average of 25.68. In 2017, he was the leading wicket-taker in the world in T20 cricket, with 24 scalps. Jordan’s success in the format has been built on his ability to bowl at a good pace and get the ball to swing. He is also a very accurate bowler, which makes it difficult for batsmen to score runs off him. In the 2020 T20 World Cup, Jordan will be one of England’s key bowlers and will be looking to take a lot of wickets.
Liam Plunkett is an English international cricketer who plays limited-overs cricket for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and the England cricket team. Plunkett made his One Day International debut against Pakistan in 2004 and played his first Test match in May 2005 against Bangladesh.
Liam Plunkett has taken the most wickets for England in T20 cricket, with 85 wickets from 58 matches. He made his T20 debut against Pakistan in 2006 and has taken five wickets or more in a T20 match on four occasions, with the best figure of 5/28 against Sri Lanka in 2014.
Moeen Ali is an English international cricketer who plays for the England cricket team in all three formats of the game. He is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spin bowler. Ali made his Test debut against Sri Lanka in June 2014 and took his first five-wicket haul in just his second Test match. He has gone on to take sixty-eight wickets in twenty-seven Test matches, at an average of 32.72. In September 2018, he became the fastest English bowler to reach 50 Test wickets. In limited-overs cricket, Ali made his One Day International (ODI) debut against West Indies in February 2015 and played his first Twenty20 International (T20I) later that month. He was a member of England’s squad that won the 2016 ICC World Twenty20. He has taken fifty-seven wickets in forty-seven ODIs and thirteen wickets in fifteen T20Is.
Stuart Broad is an English international cricketer who plays all three formats of the game. An occasionally explosive left-handed batsman, Broad is a right-arm seam bowler who consistently bowls at high speeds. He usually fields at slip or mid-off.
Broad has been described as “one of the most complete and exciting cricketers in world cricket.” He made his England Test debut in 2007 against Sri Lanka and took his maiden Test five-wicket haul in the second innings of the same match. In August 2014, Broad was ranked as the seventh-best bowler in Test cricket, by the ICC Player Rankings. In 2015, he became the youngest player to reach 250 Test wickets. He has taken five wickets in an innings on seven occasions and ten wickets in a match once, against Pakistan in 2010.
With the 2020 T20 World Cup just around the corner, it will be interesting to see if any of these bowlers can maintain their spot in the top five, or if someone else will rise to the challenge and take their place. Looking at the list of the most wicket-takers in T20 for England, it is clear that there is some serious talent in the country. With the right mix of experience and young blood, England will be a force to reckon with in the upcoming World Cup.