Bowlers with Best Economy Rates in T20 World Cup

In this blog, we will talk about the bowlers with the best economy rate in the T20 World Cup a list which is led by legendry West Indies spinner Sunil Narine

Economy Rate plays a very important role in T20 cricket as it helps in restricting opposition teams to a low score. There have been numerous instances where bowlers have helped the team in defending a low score through their accurate bowling.

In this article, we will look at the bowlers with the best economy rate in the T20 World Cup

Sunil Narine


The spinner from West Indies is among those rare bowlers who possess good control with the ball in the shortest format of the game. Naraine was a vital part of West Indies’ successful campaign in the T20 World Cup 2012 and 2014 which the Darren Sammy-led side won after defeating Sri Lanka and England respectively. The off-spinner bowled with an economy of 5.17 runs per over in 12 World Cup matches.

Samuel Badree

The former West Indies leg spinner takes the second spot in the list of bowlers with the best economy rate in the T20 World Cup. Having played 15 games in the showpiece event Badree ended up picking 24 wickets at an economy of 5.52 with a best bowling figure of 4/15. The leg spinner had an impressive bowling strike rate of 14.7 which meant that he took a wicket after every 15 balls on an average. He also had the ability to bowl with the new ball in the powerplay at times when bowling with the new ball was associated with fast bowlers only.

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Wanindu Hasaranga

Sri Lanka’s T20I captain has featured in two T20 World Cup editions so far and has picked up 31 wickets in 16 matches so far. Although Sri Lanka’s performance has been disappointing as the island nation has failed to qualify for the top four in the last three World Cup editions Hasaranga on the other hand has been impressive with both bat and ball. If we talk about the leg spinner’s economy in the multination tournament Hasaranga has given runs at an economy of less than six runs per over 5.81 to be precise.

Daniel Vettori

The former New Zealand captain and spinner was known for his accurate bowling, especially in the limited-over format. One of the most successful spinners that New Zealand has produced Vetttori was miserly with his bag of tricks in the shortest format of the game. The spinner featured in four T20 World Cup editions in 2007, 2009, and 2012 and managed to pick up 20 wickets in 17 matches with the best bowling figures of 4/20. Vettori gave away runs at an economy of under six runs per over 5.83 runs per over to be precise a number that is considered excellent in a 20-over game.

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Nathan McCullum

One of the lesser-known white ball bowlers that New Zealand had at its disposal, Nathan McCullum featured in 22 T20 World Cup matches between 2007-2016 and picked up 23 wickets in the World Championship of the shortest format of the game. Renowned for his accurate left-arm spin bowling McCullum bowled with an economy of 5.94 runs per over.