ICC T20 World Cup: Shakib Al Hasan surpasses Malinga as T20’s highest wicket-taker

Shakib on Sunday became the leading wicket-taker in T20 internationals with his second scalp against Scotland

By Web Desk
October 17, 2021

MUSCAT: Bangladesh star-all rounder Shakib Al Hasan on Sunday became the leading wicket-taker in Twenty20 Internationals with his second scalp against Scotland on day one of the ICC T20 World Cup.

The left-arm-spinner dismissed Scotland's Michael Leask for nought with his left-arm spin in Muscat and surpass former Sri Lankan legendary pace-bowler Lasith Malinga's feat of 107 wickets (84 matches) in the shortest format of the game.

The 34-yer-old all-rounder now clinched 108 T20 wickets under his belt in 89 matches ever since making his debut in 2006.

Meanwhile, the modern day great has represented the Tigers in all the seven editions of the ICC T20 World Cups.

Bangladesh is fighting it out in the qualifying round in Oman to try and secure a berth in the Super 12 stage.