Most dot balls in T20 Internationals: Bhuvneshwar Kumar becomes the first to throw 500 dot balls in a powerplay.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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:

Players Crew Dot Balls Turn
Bhuvneshwar Kumar India 502 65
Samuel Badri West Indies 383 50
Tim Southee New Zealand 368 68
Mitchell Stark Australia 354 51
Nuwan Kulasekara Sri Lanka 324 43
Jaspreet Bumrah India 312 53
Imad Wasim Pakistan 280 48
Sohail Tanveer Pakistan 272 40
Sheldon Cottrell West Indies 269 40
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka 265 50
Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh 254 57
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 250 59
Chris Jordan England 250 68
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
Bhuvneshwar Kumar India 37
Samuel Badri West Indies 33
Tim Southee New Zealand 33
Shakib Al Hasan Bangladesh 28
Josh Hazelwood Australia 26
Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh 26
Mitchell Stark Australia 26
David Wiley England 25
Nuwan Kulasekara Sri Lanka 24
Imad Wasim Pakistan 23
Chris Jordan England 23
Trent Bolt New Zealand 22
Jaspreet Bumrah India 21
Lasith Malinga Sri Lanka 21
Kagiso Rabada South Africa 21
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