Shakib once again equals Team Southee

Shakib once again equals Team Southee

Shakib once again equals Team Southee

A cold fight between Shakib Al Hasan and Tim Southee has been going on for quite some time now in T20 International. And that battle is who beats whom in the T20 wicket-taking competition. The Bangladesh captain was leading in that competition even before the start of this year’s World Cup. However, the New Zealand pacer surpassed Shakib in the middle of the World Cup.


So far in the World Cup, Southee has taken a total of 5 wickets including 3 against Australia, 1 against Sri Lanka and 1 against England. And with that, he became the top wicket-taker in T20 International. However, the world’s best all-rounder did not let the Kiwi star stay on the throne for long.


Shakib has taken a total of 5 wickets in the World Cup so far including 1 against Netherlands, 2 against South Africa and 2 against India. Due to this, his total wickets in T20 stands at 127(Criclet Scores). On the other hand, Southee’s wicket is also equal to 127. And this cold fight of wicket hunting has also become so interesting.


Meanwhile, although the number of wickets between Shakib and Southee are equal, Shakib has bowled 5 more innings than Southee. Where Shakib bowled 106 innings, Southee bowled 101 innings. Besides, Rashid Khan is third in the list of wicket takers. So far, this Afghan leg spinner bagged 121 wickets from 73 innings.


India’s Suryakumar Yadav blasted a sensational century to help the Hardik Pandya-led side thrash Tim Southee-starrer New Zealand in the 2nd T20I on Sunday.


He might be the undisputed batter in the shortest format of the game but New Zealand pacer Tim Southee still believes that Suryakumar Yadav is yet to become the best T20 player in the international arena. Top-ranked batter in the ICC Men’s T20I batting rankings, India’s Suryakumar blasted a sensational century to help the Hardik Pandya-led side thrash New Zealand in the 2nd T20I on Sunday.


Suryakumar’s batting masterclass guided Rohit Sharma-less Team India to a comfortable 65-run win over the Kane Williamson-led side at Mount Maunganui’s Bay Oval. In a match where Suryakumar propelled Team India to a massive total, New Zealand’s Southee showcased his bowling exploits by taking a match-changing hat-trick for the Black Caps.


The two standout performers of the recently concluded contest between the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-finalists were also roped in for a freewheeling conversation at the Bay Oval. When Southee was asked if he considers Suryakumar as the best Indian T20 player he has ever bowled to, the veteran pacer of the Black Caps gave a noteworthy response.


“There has been a number of great T20 players from India, so many great cricketers. Surya has been having a great 12 months and it is for him to continue to do what he has been doing (for over a period of time),” Southee said. “India has produced so many amazing cricketers not only in T20 format but also across the three formats. You have got so many players who have played for a long period of time and have achieved so much over a long period of time,” he added.


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