Stats : Imran Tahir becomes leading wicket taker for South Africa in T20Is

Imran Tahir surpassed Dale Steyn's tally of 58 wickets.

Imran Tahir is now the leading wicket taker for South Africa in T20I format (photo - Super Sport)

Veteran leg-spinner Imran Tahir helped his team to secure a 34 runs win over Zimbabwe in the first T20I match at East London by picking a five-wicket haul (5/23).

During this game he also became the leading wicket taker for South Africa in this format. He went past Dale Steyn's tally of 58 T20I wickets. Imran Tahir needed just 34 innings to go past Dale Steyn who has 58 wickets from 42 T20I games.

Most wickets for South Africa in T20I format -

Imran Tahir - 60

Dale Steyn - 58

Morne Morkel - 46

Wayne Parnell - 41

Johan Botha - 37

Leading wicket takers for each Test playing nation in T20I format -

Afghanistan - Mohammad Nabi (67)

Australia - Shane Watson (48)

Bangladesh - Shakib al Hasan (80)

England - Stuart Broad (65)

India - R Ashwin (52)

Ireland - George Dockrell (59)

New Zealand - Tim Southee (62)

Pakistan - Shahid Afridi (97)

South Africa - Imran Tahir (60)

Sri Lanka - Lasith Malinga (90)

West Indies - Samuel Badree (54)

Zimbabwe - Graeme Cremer (35)

Most wickets in T20I format - 

Shahid Afridi (PAK) - 98

Lasith Malinga (SL) - 90

Saeed Ajmal (PAK) - 85

Umar Gul (PAK) - 85

Shakib al Hasan (BAN) - 80

Mohammad Nabi (AFG) - 67

Nuwan Kulasekra / Ajantha Mendis (SL) - 66

Stuart Broad (ENG) - 65

Rashid Khan (AFG) - 64

Imran Tahir (SA) / Tim Southee (NZ) - 62


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 10 Oct, 2018

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