Tuesday, July 16, 2024
HomeNewsInternational NewsAdam Zampa becomes Australia's leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history

Adam Zampa becomes Australia’s leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history

Australia's Adam Zampa during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup cricket match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Sand North, Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Bowling against Namibia.

Australia’s Adam Zampa during the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup cricket match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Sand North, Antigua and Barbuda on Tuesday, June 11, 2024. Bowling against Namibia. Photo credit: AP

Australian spinner Adam Zampa has overtaken pacer Mitchell Starc to become the country’s leading wicket-taker in ICC T20 World Cup history. Zampa achieved this milestone during his time with ICC T20 World Cup vs Namibia at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

During the match, Zampa played a devastating spell of 4/12 in four overs with an economy rate of 3.00, causing the Namibia team to collapse. His scalps include all-around star David Wiese. Currently, in 17 matches, Zampa has taken 31 wickets at an average of 11.93, economy rate of 5.96 and best bowling figures of 5/19. He has overtaken Starc, who took 29 wickets in 22 games at an average of 24.72, with best figures of 3/20 and an economy rate of 8.43.

The top three wicket-takers in T20 WC history are:

Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hassan (47 wickets in 38 games), former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (39 wickets in 34 games) and former Sri Lanka pace legend Ra Seth Malinga (38 wickets in 31 games).

On June 12, Zampa also became the first Australian to take 100 wickets in T20Is. Now in 83 games, he has 100 wickets at an average of 21.46, economy rate of 7.20 and best figures of 5/19. Zampa also won the fifth Man of the Match award of his T20 WC career, joining the likes of Chris Gayle (West Indies), Mahela Jayawardene (Sri Lanka) and Shane Watson (Australia) in winning received the second highest honor. Indian batting icon Virat Kohli has won the most Man of the Match award in the history of the tournament, winning it seven times.

After the game started, the Australian team won and the Namibia team took the lead in batting. Apart from captain Gerhard Erasmus (36 off 43 balls with four boundaries and a six), no other batsman made an impact as Namibia finished in 17 overs Only scored 72 points. Zampa (4/12) is the best wicket-taker for Australia. Josh Hazlewood (2/18) and Marcus Stoinis (2/9) also did well with the ball. Pat Cummins and Nathan Ellis took one wicket each. In the run game, Australia tied the total in just 5.4 overs with Travis Head (34 off 17 balls, including five fours and two sixes) and David Warner (20 off 8 balls, including three fours and a six) and captain Marsh (18* off 9 balls, including 3 fours and a six) played a devastating knock. Zampa was named “Man of the Match” for his outstanding performance.

In Group B, Australia tops the list with three wins from three games and six points. Namibia ranks third with 1 win and 2 losses, with 2 points.

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments