The T20 format is a fast-moving game that takes a lot from both batters and bowlers. But that is the reason this is watched all over the world. However, no one can predict the result because one over or a few balls can change the outcome of the match totally. That is the reason this format creates a lot of excitement among the fans.
However, bowlers have a very tough job to do in a match because they have only four overs to bowl. But pressure always creates the best out of the best. That is the reason bowler players a vital role in any win. And bowling a maiden over in the match is just like a gold dust. So in this article, we will discuss the top bowlers with most maidens in the T20 World Cup.
3. Mohammad Amir (3 maidens) in 17 matches
Pakistan has always produced some of the best left-arm pacers that the game has seen. Mohammad Amir was also one of those promising young talents that made their name at the international level very early. But due to some controversy, it totally ruined his career. He made a comeback, but he wasn’t as good as he was in his early days.
However, in his career, he has achieved a lot with only a few overs. He is third on the list. Amir has represented Pakistan between the 2009 and 2016 T20 World Cups. In this period, he has played 17 matches and picked up 17 wickets at an economy rate of 7.18. He also bowled a total of 3 maiden overs in this period as well.
2. Ajantha Mendis (3 maidens) in 21 matches
It will not be wrong to say that Sri Lanka is the home of the world’s best spinners. We have got multiple examples of the spinner coming from this country. Ajantha Mendis was also one of those mistrey spinners. His numbers are exceptional when it comes to the T20 World Cup.
He is currently ranked fifth among World Cup wicket-takers. Mendis played from 2009 to 2014 for Sri Lanka. He has also won the Golden Ball award. Mendis has picked up 35 wickets in 21 matches with a best figure of 6/8. He has also bowled three maidens in the tournament’s history.
1. Harbhajan Singh (4 maidens) in 19 matches
There is only one man that has bowled four maidens in the history of the T20 World Cup. And it is none other than the former Indian off-spinner, Harbhajan Singh. He was an important member of the Indian team that won the first T20 World Cup in 2007.
Bhajji has played 19 matches for India between the 2007 and 2012 World Cups. In this period, he has bowled a total of 69 overs and picked up 16 wickets. The former off-spinner leads the chart with a total of four maidens in history. He is the only one to do this. So it will be interesting to see if anyone can break his record or not.
List of Bowlers with Most Maiden Overs in T20 World Cup
|Ajantha Mendis||Sri Lanka||21||78.3||35||3|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||Sri Lanka||18||58.5||17||3|
|Rangana Herath||Sri Lanka||10||35.3||13||3|
|Dilhara Fernando||Sri Lanka||5||17||3||3|
|Angelo Mathews||Sri Lanka||29||74.2||19||2|