Lahore Qalandars stars, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf are the top 2 leading wicket-takers in T20s this year, Haris tops the charts with 50 wickets while Shaheen is following behind with 48 wickets this year.
Haris picked up 3, while Shaheen bagged 2 wickets in last night’s Eliminator 2 between Lahore Qalandars and Multan Sultans at National Stadium Karachi, guiding Lahore to their first-ever PSL final.
Haris Rauf became the sixth Pakistani to take 50 T20 wickets in a calendar year. Wahab Riaz, Azhar Mahmood, Yasir Arafat, Sohail Tanvir and Rana Naved-ul-Hasan have also achieved the feat in their careers.
3 out of the top 4 leading wicket-takers in T20s this year are Pakistanis, with the only exception being Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, who also has 48 wickets but has played 6 matches more than Shaheen.
Here are the leading wicket-takers in T20s in 2020:
|Haris Rauf (Pak)||31||50||19.48||8.33|
|Shaheen Afridi (Pak)||33||48||19.50||7.41|
|Rashid Khan (Afg)||39||48||19.43||6.16|
|Shadab Khan (Pak)||29||38||22.23||8.19|
|Chris Jordan (Eng)||38||37||30.75||8.89|
Haris Rauf and Shaheen Afridi will be looking to add to their tally of wickets as Lahore Qalandars take on Karachi Kings in the PSL 5 final on Tuesday. They are scheduled to play three more T20I matches this year as Pakistan tours New Zealand in December.