Today England is considered one of the most dangerous sides in T20 cricket. They have many match-winners who are top-class white ball batters but the least talked thing about English cricket is their bowlers. so, in this article, we will see the top 5 best bowling figures for England on their T20I debut.
#5 Mark Wood
Mark Wood made his T20I debut in 2015 against New Zealand. Wood in his first T20I match took 3 wickets and gave only 26 runs in his 4-over spell. His bowling figures against the Black Caps are 5th best by a player on his debut for England. Mark Wood is one of the fastest bowlers at present.
#4 David Willey
David Willey is a decent swing bowler of England. Willey made his T20I debut in 2015 against New Zealand and on his debut, Willey took 3 wickets and gave only 22 runs which was a very impressive thing for a debutant. Willey is still playing for England and he mainly bowls in the powerplay with the new ball.
#3 Darren Gough
It was the early years of the newly adapted format and Darren Gough made his debut in the shortest format against Australia in 2005. On his debut, he gave only 16 runs and took 3 wickets in his 4-over spell. Gough’s bowling figures against Australia are the 3rd best by an English bowler on his T20I debut.
#2 Richard Gleeson
Richard Gleeson made his T20I debut for England at 34 years of age. He made his debut in 2022 against India in the second match of the three-match T20i series. Gleeson took three wickets and gave only 15 runs in his spell. He took wickets of top-class batters like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Rishabh Pant. He even got a hattrick chance in that match.
#1 Jon Lewis
Jon Lewis made his T20I debut for England in 2005 against Australia. In 2005 T20 format was completely new for everyone but Jon Lewis on his debut did a miracle and took 4 wickets on his debut. He gave 24 runs in his spell. Jon’s bowling figures on his debut are the best bowling figures by an English bowler on his t20I debut.