The game of cricket has evolved a lot over the years and so has the role of a bowler. In the current era, a bowler is expected to not only pick up wickets but also prevent batters from scoring runs. They are also required to have superior death bowling skills.
T20 cricket is a format of the game where bowlers are under immense pressure to perform. They are expected to bowl well and take wickets as well as prevent runs. In this article, we will have a look at the 7 best T20i bowling spells of 2022.
1. JJ Smit (Nambia) – 4-1-10-5 vs Uganda
In the third T20i match of the series, JJ Smit put on a masterclass with the ball. He finished with figures of 4-1-10-6, helping Nambia secure a comfortable victory over Uganda. Smit’s spell included one maiden and saw him take six wickets in just four overs of his spell.
2. Obed McCoy (West Indies) – 4-1-17-6 vs India
Obed McCoy was the standout bowler for the West Indies in their series against India. In the second T20i, McCoy took six wickets for just 17 runs in his four overs, including the wickets of India’s Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Ravi Ashwin, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. His spell helped the West Indies secure a dominant win and level 1-1 in the series.
3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar (India) – 4-1-4-5 vs Afghanistan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar had a memorable outing in the Asia Cup 2022 against Afghanistan, finishing with figures of 4-1-4-5. His spell included a maiden over and helped India secure a win in the tournament. Virat Kohli’s maiden century in T20i also came in this game, and his performance earned him player of the match honors.
4. Sam Curran (England) – 3.4-0-10-5 vs Afghanistan
In a low-scoring match, Sam Curran’s spell of 3.4-0-10-5 was crucial in helping England secure a win over Afghanistan. His wickets included Afghanistan’s middle and lower-order batters, and his tight line and length made it difficult for them to score runs.
5. Jason Holder (West Indies) – 3.4-1-7-4 vs England
Jason Holder put in a solid performance in the first T20i against England, finishing with figures of 3.4-1-7-4. His wickets included the key wickets of England’s Moeen Ali and Tom Banton, and his spell helped West Indies secure a narrow win in the match. Additionally, he was named Player of the Series for his outstanding performance during the series and his role in helping the Caribbeans win.
6. Shadab Khan (Pakistan) – 2.4-0-8-4 vs Hong Kong
In a group stage match of the T20 World Cup between Pakistan and Hong Kong, Shadab Khan put in a strong performance with the ball, finishing with figures of 2.4-0-8-4 and as a result, the entire Hong Kong team collapsed on 38 runs. His wickets included the key wickets of Hong Kong’s lower-order batters. His spell helped Pakistan secure victory over Hong Kong by a huge margin of 155 runs.
7. Alzarri Joseph (West Indies) – 4-0-16-4 vs Zimbabwe
Alzarri Joseph finished with figures of 4-0-16-4 in the World Cup 2022. His wickets included the key wickets of Zimbabwe’s top and lower-order batters. Because of his efforts, the West Indies secured a narrow win over Zimbabwe.
These were some of the best T20i bowling spells of 2022. The performances of these bowlers were crucial in helping their teams secure victories in their respective matches and series.