Cricket is an unpredictable sport in which anything can happen. The T20 format is the one where it doesn't take much time for the batters to accelerate their innings. Due to the big-hitting nature of the T20s, there arrives a big chance for the bowlers to take wickets. Most batters have only one mindset in the T20 format that is hitting the ball from the go. Due to this reason, bowlers take high advantage of the situation. We will look at the top 10 bowlers from the West Indies who took the most wickets in T20 internationals.
1. Dwayne Bravo
The West Indies cricketer is famous for both his batting and bowling skills. He is a good batter, but his bowling benefits the team the most. Bravo is the highest wicket-taker for his country in T20 internationals. The medium-pacer has appeared in 91 matches and took 78 wickets. He bowled at an economy of over 8 in this format.
2. Samuel Badree
Samuel Badree is a former West Indies leg-spinner. He made his T20 international debut in 2012. At one point in time, he was the number one spinner in this format. Speaking of his numbers, Badree took 54 wickets in 50 T20 internationals, where his economy was nearly 6. He was used the most in the batting powerplay by his captain.
3. Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine is known as the mystery spinner by the fans. He has many variations that he uses to take wickets. Narine made his T20 international debut in 2012 after shining in the different cricket tournaments. He has been a part of 51 T20 internationals in which he took 52 wickets at an economy of 6.
4. Darren Sammy
Darren Sammy is a former West Indies skipper who captained his team in all formats. He played as an all-rounder, and many considered him as one of the dangerous men in the West Indies team. Under his captaincy, West Indies have won two T20 World Cup titles. Sammy played in 66 T20 internationals and took 44 wickets. He took a five-wicket haul too.
5. Sheldon Cottrell
The big man from the West Indies team is generally known for his post-wicket celebrations. It involves saluting the batter after taking a wicket. The left-handed fast bowler has appeared in 34 T20 internationals and taken 42 wickets. He made his debut way back in 2014 in the T20 format.
6. Kesrick Williams
Kesrick Williams is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who represents the West Indies team in international cricket. He debuted in the T20 format in 2016, in which he has been a part of 26 matches. He has taken 41 wickets but is a little expensive in the economy. His economy is nearly 9.
7. Andre Russell
Andre Russell made his debut in the T20 format in 2011 for the West Indies. The muscular all-rounder is known for his powerful hitting. He is not limited to his big-hitting only but also for his bowling. Andre Russell is a right-arm fast bowler who has taken 39 wickets in the 67 T20 internationals.
8. Kieron Pollard
Kieron Pollard is a batting all-rounder who represents the Windies team. The big hitter is known for his match-winning abilities. Pollard is not a consistent performer with the ball. However, whenever he bowls, he makes sure to disturb the batting order. Pollard has been a part of 93 T20 internationals that fetched 38 wickets. He is the present captain of the West Indies limited-overs team.
9. Jerome Taylor
Jerome Taylor is a right-arm fast bowler who hails from Jamaica. In international cricket, he plays for the West Indies team. In 2006, Taylor made his T20 international debut. He has picked up 33 wickets in 30 T20 internationals. Taylor last represented his country in 2018 in the T20 format. He was a part of the T20 World Cup-winning team in 2016.
10. Ravi Rampaul
Ravi Rampaul is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who represents the West Indies team. He made his international T20 debut in 2007. The Indian-origin cricketer has been a part of 27 T20 internationals and bagged 31 wickets with an economy of a little over 8. He returned to the West Indies T20 team in 2021 after a gap of six years.