In the second T20 match in Birmingham on Saturday, the 32-year-old senior fast bowler gave India a good start with an amazing spell as they bowled England opener Jason Roy for 171 off the first ball of England’s innings. Out for the Golden Duck.
In this match, Bhubaneswar became the first bowler in T20I history to bowl 500 dot balls, with West Indies’ Samuel Badri bowling 383 dot balls and New Zealand’s Team Southee bowling 368 dot balls.
Bhubaneswar compatriot and fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah is also in the top 10 for most dot balls thrown in T20I powerplay. Also on the list are regular suspects like Kagiso Rabada, Lasith Malinga and Trent Bolt. Now, let’s take a look at the top 15 bowlers with the most dot balls in the powerplay in T20I.
Here is a list of the most dot balls in T20I Powerplay:
|Samuel Badri||West Indies||383||50|
|Tim Southee||New Zealand||368||68|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||Sri Lanka||324||43|
|Sheldon Cottrell||West Indies||269||40|
|Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||265||50|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||250||59|
|Trent Bolt||New Zealand||248||38|
|Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||242||44|
With 37 wickets in the powerplay, Bhubaneswar tops the list of highest wicket takers in T20 internationals, followed by Badri and Southee with 33 wickets each. Along with Bumrah, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood are the Australian duo and Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman and Shakib Al Hasan are also in the top 15.
Here is the list of most wickets in Powerplay in T20I:
|Players||Crew||Wicket in powerplay|
|Samuel Badri||West Indies||33|
|Tim Southee||New Zealand||33|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Bangladesh||28|
|Nuwan Kulasekara||Sri Lanka||24|
|Trent Bolt||New Zealand||22|
|Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||21|
|Kagiso Rabada||South Africa||21|
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