The Namibia cricket team gained the T20 international status in 2019 when the International Cricket Committee (ICC) gave all the teams the same. Namibia has performed better than its other competitors. Their team qualified for the ICC World Cup Qualifiers of the 2021 World Cup. Namibia even fared better in the qualifiers, as they beat the Netherlands by six wickets and test-playing nation Ireland by eight wickets. Namibia cricket team’s only loss came at the hands of Sri Lanka, who beat them by seven wickets. In the main round, Namibia won one and lost four games. They defeated Scotland by four wickets by chasing the target of 110. The following list shows the top ten wicket-takers for the Namibia cricket team in the T20 internationals.

1. Jan Frylinck

Jan Frylinck has taken the most wickets for Namibia in T20 internationals. Jan bowls left-arm fast-medium and picked up 44 wickets in 27 T20 internationals at 6.3 runs per over with a bowling average of 12. Jan has a five-wicket haul in his T20 international career, and his best bowling figures are 6/24.

2. Bernard Scholtz

The slow left-arm bowler from Namibia, Bernard Scholtz, has been a part of 27 T20 internationals and picked up 31 wickets at 5.9 runs per over with a bowling average of 16, and his best bowling figures are 4/12.

3. JJ Smit

JJ Smit has played 26 T20 internationals for Namibia and picked up 23 wickets from his left-arm medium-pace at 6.9 runs per over with a bowling average of 22. JJ’s best bowling performance in the T20 internationals is 3/19.

4. Christi Viljoen

Christi Viljoen is a bowling all-rounder who plays for the Namibia cricket team. Viljoen has worn the Namibia T20 jersey in 12 games and scalped 20 wickets at 6.3 runs per over with a bowling average of 11. Viljoen boasts a five-wicket haul in his T20 international career, with his best bowling performance being 5/9.

5. Gerald Erasmus

The current Namibia cricket team skipper Gerald Erasmus has picked up 13 wickets in 30 T20 internationals at 5.3 runs per over with a bowling average of 15. Gerald’s best bowling figures in T20 internationals are 3/12.

6. Ben Shikongo

Ben Shikongo is a right-arm pace bowler from Namibia. Shikongo has been a part of 16 T20 internationals and picked up 13 wickets at 5.8 runs per over with a bowling average of 16. And his best bowling performance in the T20 internationals is 2/4.

7. Ruben Trumpelmann

The left-arm fast bowler of the Namibia cricket team, Ruben Trumpelmann, has worn the T20 international jersey in ten games and has taken ten wickets at 7.2 runs per over with a bowling average of 26 and his best bowling performance is 3/17.

8. Craig Williams

Craig Williams is a top-order batter but bowls part-time medium-pace. Williams has been a part of 27 T20 internationals and picked up nine wickets at 6.2 runs per over and a bowling average of 20. And his best bowling figures in the T20 internationals are 3/9.

9. David Wiese

David Wiese has played 11 T20 internationals for the Namibia cricket team and has picked up nine wickets at 7.6 runs per over with a bowling average of 33, and his best bowling figures are 2/22. Besides Namibia, Wiese has also represented South Africa. Wiese played 20 T20 internationals for South Africa and took 24 wickets with a five-wicket haul.

10. Tangeni Lungameni

Tangeni Lungameni bowls left-arm medium-pace and has represented the Namibia cricket team in nine T20 internationals. Lungameni has picked up eight wickets at 5.8 runs per over with a bowling average of 18, and his best T20 international bowling figures are 3/30.