Getting an early breakthrough is all a team can dream and getting that first few wickets in the first over completely changes the environment. T20 is a format that requires hard-hitting and to do so, batsmen sometimes lost their wickets early. In this article, we will see the top 5 players with the most wickets in the first over in T20Is.
#5 Dale Steyn
Former South African speedster and one of the best bowlers in cricket’s history, Dale Steyn is at No.5 on our list. Steyn has not played much T20I cricket more than other players on this list but still, he got 27 wickets in the first overs of the T20Is.
#4 David Willey
You can call David Willey an underrated player because he did not get much attention yet but he stands at No.4 on this list. He plays for England and he can swing the ball in both directions. Willey has 30 wickets in the first overs in T20Is so far.
#3 Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir who has always been a controversial figure in cricket was one of the best when it comes to bowlers. You will not find any records of him but he has done some crucial work for Pakistan in his playing years. Amir also has 30 wickets in T20Is in the first overs of the innings.
#2 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
After a terrific spell against South Africa in the second T20I l, Bhuvneshwar Kumar now has 31 wickets in the first overs of the T20I innings. Kumar is one of the best bowlers of this generation and his ability to swing the new ball in both directions makes him more dangerous.
#1 Sohail Tanvir
Former Pakistan bowler Sohail Tanvir was famous for his height. He was a very tall bowler but dangerous at the same time. Before Amir or anyone else, it was him who used to bowl starting overs for Pakistan in limited-overs and that is the reason why he has 36 wickets in T20Is in the first overs of the innings which is most by any player.