Best Bowling Figures in T20 Cricket History

Colin Ackermann best Bowling Figures in T20

Top 10 Best Bowling Figures in T20 Cricket History

Overall, in T20 cricket Batsmen dominate because many people think it’s the batsmen’s game. However, many talented bowlers have proven it to be the wrong belief. Some of them dominated heavily with the ball, as they even claimed more than five wickets in T20 innings. Many Bowlers scored exceptional bowling figures in the shortest format of the game. The top ten best bowlers with the best bowling figures in T20 cricket history are selected which are mentioned below:


All-Time Best Bowling Figures in Twenty20 History 


10. 6/10 by Sohail Tanvir

Playing for Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the 2008 IPL, Pakistan’s left-back Sohail Tanvir delivered these bowling figures against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Jaipur on May 4, 2008. In that league stage game, the left pacemaker gave the bowling figure of 4-0-14-6 helping them play CSK for only 109 runs in 19 overs. Later, his team pursued that goal in 14.2 overs after losing only two wickets.


Sohail tanvir best Bowling Figures in T20


9. 6/12 by Alzarri Joseph

To date, they are the best bowling figures in IPL history. On his IPL debut, Caribbean right-arm runner Alzarri Joseph achieved bowling figures 3.4-1-12-6. It was the league stage match between his Mumbai Indians (MI) team and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Hyderabad on 6 April 2019. Their bowling alley helped MI group SRH by only 96 runs (17.4 overs) while scoring 136/7 (20 overs) in the first innings.


Alzarri Joseph best Bowling Figures in T20


8. 6/11 by Ish Sodhi

Ish Sodhi, New Zealand’s leg spinner achieved these bowling figures during the BBL 2016/17 league stage match. It was the match between the Sydney Thunders and Adelaide Strikers in Adelaide on 18 January 2017. In that game, the Strikers’ leg spinner had the bowling numbers of 3.3-0-11-6 which led them to pitch Thunders for only 101 (15.3 overs). Thunders lost that game by 77 runs as Strikers scored 178/5 (20 overs) in the first innings.

Ish Sodhi best Bowling Figures in T20


7. 6/9 by Phaphama Fojela

In the South African Twnety20 game between Border and Easterns in east London on December 14, 2014, Phaphama Fojela, Border’s right-arm mark, had bowling figures of 3.2-1-9-6. While Border scored 138/8 (20 overs), Fojela’s domain resulted in 96 all-out (19.2 overs) in Eastern entries.


Phaphama Fojela


6. 6/8 by Ajantha Mendis

During the opening match of the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe in Hambantota (September 18, 2012), Sri Lanka’s mysterious spinner Ajantha Mendis had the bowling figures 4-2-8-6. That bowling performance helped them group Zimbabwe by just 100 (17.3 overs) in the second inning. Previously, Sri Lanka hosts scored 182/4 (20 overs).


Ajantha Mendis best Bowling Figures in T20


5. 6/7 by Kyle Jamieson

On the first day of 2019, New Zealand pacemaker Kyle Jamieson set this record in the national T20 game. It was the 2018/19 Super Smash game between Auckland and Canterbury in Auckland. Canterbury Jamieson’s outstanding bowling effort (4-0-7-6) forced Auckland to lose all wickets by just 110 (19 overs). In response, Canterbury pursued that target in 17.4 overs after losing five wickets.

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4. 6/7 by Lasith Malinga

In the early league game between Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars in Perth on 12 December 2012, Lasith Malinga destroyed the Scorchers. The right arm’s pacemaker had bowling figures 4-1-7-6, as the Scorchers were grouped by only 69 (15.2 over). In response, the Stars scored 29/0 in two overs before the rain outage. Malinga’s stars won that match by 24 runs (D/L method).

Lasith Malinga best Bowling Figures in T20


3. 6/6 by Shakib Al Hasan

Bangladesh’s left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan delivered this during the 2013 CPL. It was the Tridents of Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel and Barbados in Bridgetown on 3 August 2013 where Shakib had the bowling figures of 4-1-6-6. That bowling alley helped Tridents group Red Steel by only 52 runs (12.5 more). Tridents hit that goal in eight overs after losing six wickets.

Shakib Al Hasan best Bowling Figures in T20


2. 6/5 by Arul Suppiah

It was the T20 national party in England between Glamorgan and Somerset in Cardiff on 5 July 2011. Somerset’s left-arm spinner, Arul Suppiah, had bowling figures of 3.4-0-5-6. As a result, Glamorgan was alone in 98 runs (17.4 overs) while Somerset chased him in 14.3 overs after losing five wickets.

Arul Suppiah


1. 18/7 by Colin Ackermann

It was the 2019 Vitality Blast match between Leicestershire and Birmingham Bears in Leicester on 7 August 2019. After Leicestershire achieved 189/6 (20 overs), his captain Colin Ackermann cast this historic spell. Born in South Africa, the current Dutch spin-off, Ackermann had bowling figures of 4-0-18-7. That bowling alley helped them play the Bears for 134 runs (17.4 overs). So far, Colin Ackermann is leading at the top of the Top 10 Best Bowling Figures in T20 which he got recently in August.



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