There is no doubt that Australia is the best team in the game of cricket. The statistics suggest that Australia has been the strongest team in Tests and ODIs. But when it comes to T20I cricket, it took them 14 years to win their first T20 World Cup title in 2021. Australia has always been a well balanced team with some world-class batters and fiery pacers.
That is what Australia has given the world over the years. Speaking of their bowling unit, the Men in Yellow have one of the best pace bowling attacks in the world. And here we will talk about the bowlers for them, who have taken the most wickets in the shorter format. So let’s check.
5. Ashton Agar – 48 wickets in 47 T20Is
A spinner must have a good brain if he wants to succeed in T20 cricket. That’s what Ashton Agar has. Agar came onto the scene as a white-ball specialist who can also bat a bit. He made his debut in March 2016 against South Africa. Agar has played 47 T20Is in his career and has taken 48 wickets with the best figure of 6/30. He is only one of a few bowlers with 6-wicket hauls in the shorter format.
4. Pat Cummins – 55 wickets in 50 T20Is
The spearhead of the Australia team, Pat Cummins, is the fourth highest wicket-taker for his country in 20-over cricket. Cummins is one of the best modern-day all-format pacers. He made his T20I debut against South Africa in October 2011, picking up 3 of 25 in his debut match. He later become the regular face in the Australia set-up. Cummins picked up 55 wickets in 50 T20Is at a decent economy rate of 7.37.
3. Josh Hazlewood – 58 wickets in 41 T20Is
Starting his career as a test bowler, Josh Hazlewood made his way into the ODI set-up with injuries to a few key bowlers. Then, after making his mark in 50-over cricket, Hazlewood was presented with the opportunity to make his T20I debut in February 2013 against the West Indies. And then he became a regular feature in all three formats. Hazlewood has played 41 T20I games and has 58 wickets to his name at an economy rate of 7.68.
2. Mitchell Starc – 73 wickets in 58 T20Is
Over the years, Australia has produced some really quick bowlers in this game. Mitchell Starc is carrying that legacy forward. Being a fast left-armer, Starc has established his name as a fierce bowler in cricket. He made his T20I debut against Pakistan in September 2012 and bowled a brilliant spell of 1/17 in his four overs. He is the leader of the Australian pace attack. Starc has taken 73 wickets in 58 games, with the best figure of 4/20.
1. Adam Zampa – 82 wickets in 72 T20Is
Australia won their maiden T20 World Cup in 2021 in the UAE. And it was Adam Zampa, who was their highest wicket taker including a 5-wicket haul. Zampa made his T20I debut in March 2016 against South Africa. He has played in 72 T20Is so far and taken 82 wickets at an economy rate of 6.93. His best bowling figure in the shorter format is 5/19.
List of Australia Highest Wicket Taker in T20