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Yuzvendra Chahal had a game to remember against the West Indies during the first T20I at Hyderabad, as he returned with figures of 2/36 in his quota of four overs. With the wickets of Shimron Hetmyer and Keiron Pollard, Chahal became the joint-highest wicket-taker in T20Is for India, along with R Ashwin — 52 wickets.
In the process he also surpassed the tally of Jasprit Bumrah, who has 51 wickets to his name.
What is noteworthy is that Chahal achieved the feat in 35 matches, 11 quicker than Ashwin. Also among the highest wicket-takers for India in the format, the leg-spinner has the best strike-rate — 15.8. The next on the list is Bumrah.
In the world, Ashwin and Chahal are 11th highest wicket-takers. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga tops the charts with a whopping 106 wickets in 79 matches. The next on the list is Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi, who has 97 wickets from 98 matches.
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