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3 Pakistanis Take Over Highest T20 Wicket-Taker Charts in 2020

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.

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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.


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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:

Bowler Matches Wickets Average Economy
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

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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.

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