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This spinner becomes the first Indian bowler to reach 350 wickets in T20 cricket

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Yuzvendra Chahal becomes the first Indian bowler to achieve this incredible feat in T20s

Rajasthan spin wizard Yuzvendra Chahal took one wicket as the one-time champions lost the match against Delhi in match no. 56 of the Indian T20 League 2024 season on Tuesday. Chahal’s 1 for 48 from his four-over tenure saw him become the first Indian bowler to reach 350 wickets in T20 cricket. Chahal who is presently the highest wicket-taker also leads the chart for the most T20I wickers for India. His huge achievement marks him as the 11th bowler in T20 history to shatter 350-plus scalps. The right-arm wrist spinner is also the 5th spinner to hit the mark behind Rashid Khan, Sunil Narine, Imran Tahir, and Shakib Al Hasan.

In Tuesday’s match, Delhi smashed a mammoth score of 221 runs for the loss of 8 wickets in the first innings of the game. Openers Jake Fraser-McGurk and Abhishek Porel smashed 50-plus scores each to power the scoreboard. Ashwin claimed 3 wickets and was the pick of the bowling side for Rajasthan. While retaliating, Sanju Samson anchored RAJ with a bold 86-run stand but all went in vain as the side suffered a 20-run loss at the end. 

Here is the list of Indian bowlers with 300-plus wickets in T20 cricket.

 

Yuzvendra Chahal (350 wickets)

The Indian spin wizard now has 350 wickets from 301 T20 matches with an economy rate of 7.70 and an average of 23.65. Chahal has nine four-wicket hauls and two fifers. The ace spinner’s 201 wickets come from 156 matches played in the Indian T20 League. He is the only bowler with 200-plus Indian T20 League wickets. With the solitary wicket, he is now the second-highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan (62 scalps). ‘Yuzi’ second the former Rajasthan bolwer Siddharth Trivedi who has 65 under his belt. Chahal remains the top wicket-taker for his former team Bengaluru in the Indian T20 League, taking 139 wickets from 113 games. He also claims 96 wickets for Team India in T20Is. He would be seen playing for India in the World T20 League 2024.

Piyush Chawla (310 wickets)

The Indian veteran recently became the second-highest wicket-taker in the Indian T20 League history. Chawla surpassed Chennai’s Dwayne Bravo (183) claiming 187 wickets from 190 matches. In a total of 293 T20 matches, the right-arm leg break bowler picked 310 wickets in 293 games at an average of 24.77 and an economy rate of 7.52. He has three four wicket hauls in T20s. For Mumbai he has taken 31 wickets. Earlier while playing for the Kolkata franchise, he claimed 66 wickets and 84 for Punjab.

Ravichandran Ashwin (306 wickets)

The next on the list is Ravichandran Ashwin with 306 wickets from 319 matches at an average of 26.57. The veteran Indian has an economy rate of 7.05 with four four-wicket hauls. For Team India, the finger skipper has the fifth most wickets (72). In the Indian cash-rich league, Ashwin owns a total of 176 wickets from 207 matches at an average of 39.03. For RAJ, the right-arm off-spinner has claimed 31 scalps from 40 matches. Previously he has taken 20 for Delhi, 25 for Punjab, 10 for Pune and 90 wickets for the five times champion Chennai in the Indian T20 League. 

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