Bowlers with five-wicket haul in T20 World Cup

In this blog, we will talk about the players with five-wicket haul in the T20 World Cup a list which is led by former Australian all-rounder James Faulkner

There is a saying that batters win you matches and bowlers win you tournaments which seems to be true as most of the teams that have won the T20 World Cup so far have won because they had a strong bowling lineup at their disposal. In this article, we will look at bowlers with a five-wicket haul in the T20 World Cup.

James Faulkner

The former Australian all-rounder made a name for himself in the early 2010s with his big-hitting abilities along with his handy fast bowling. Faulkner who is famously known for hitting Ishant Sharma for 30 runs in an over in a seven-match ODI series against India in 2013 played some match-winning innings for Rajasthan in the IPL also. If we talk specifically about Faulkner’s performance in the T20 World Cup the all-rounder featured in two T20 World Cup editions in 2014 and 2016 and picked up 8 wickets in 5 matches including one five-wicket haul with the best of 5/27.


Sam Curran

The English all-rounder who was the player of the tournament in the T20 World Cup 2022 has featured in a single T20 World Cup edition for England. Known for his accurate bowling in the shortest format of the game along with his ability to bowl cutters and slower balls Curran managed to pick up 13 wickets in 6 games in addition to scoring handy runs with the bat lower down the order. As far as Curran’s bowling performance in the multination tournament is concerned the left-arm pacer has picked up  a five-wicket haul with a best of 5/10.

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Mujeeb Ur Rahman

The Afghan spinner has been integral of Afghanistan’s white ball setup from a very young age. He played a crucial role in helping Afghanistan book a spot in the World Cup 2019. As far as Mujeeb’s performance in the T20 format is concerned the spinner has picked up 11 wickets in 6 matches with the best bowling figures of 5/20 which include a five-wicket haul

Ahsan Malik

The Dutch fast bowler has been a vital part of the team in the shortest format of the game and is one of the reasons for his team’s consistent performance in the T20 World Cup. If we talk about Netherlands performance the Scott Edward-led side earned a direct qualification in the T20 World Cup 2024 for the first time. As far as Ahsan Malik’s numbers in the T20 World Cup is concerned the fast bowler has picked up one fifer in the tournament.

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Rangana Herath

The legendary Sri Lankan spinner was one of those rare bowlers who was successful in all three formats of the game. Herath who picked up more than 300 wickets in Test cricket also played a vital role in helping the island nation in winning its first T20 World Cup title in 2014. The left-arm spinner has picked up 13 wickets in 10 matches including a best of 5/13 as far as his performance in the T20 World Cup is concerned.