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Most wickets
Player Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
SL Malinga 40 39 146.5 4 929 63 6/7 14.74 6.32 13.9 3 3
(Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Nondescripts Cricket Club, Ruhuna Royals, Sri Lanka)
MA Starc 28 28 106.3 1 695 59 3/11 11.77 6.52 10.8 0 0
(Australia, Sydney Sixers, Yorkshire)
Sohail Tanvir 46 45 159.2 3 1158 55 4/13 21.05 7.26 17.3 2 0
(Kandurata Warriors, Lions, Pakistan, Rawalpindi Rams, Sylhet Royals)
SP Narine 43 43 161.3 2 912 54 5/19 16.88 5.64 17.9 3 1
(Kolkata Knight Riders, Sydney Sixers, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies)
Yasir Arafat 40 40 127.0 1 1081 52 3/13 20.78 8.51 14.6 0 0
(Barisal Burners, Canterbury, Lancashire, Pakistan, Rawalpindi Rams)
Azhar Mahmood 48 48 161.1 1 1328 52 5/24 25.53 8.23 18.5 0 1
(Auckland, Dhaka Gladiators, Kent, Kings XI Punjab, Sydney Thunder, Wayamba United)
Naved-ul-Hasan 39 39 145.5 0 1117 51 3/18 21.90 7.65 17.1 0 0
(Derbyshire, Dhaka Gladiators, Hobart Hurricanes, Sialkot Stallions, Uthura Rudras)
GB Hogg 51 49 186.5 2 1211 47 4/33 25.76 6.48 23.8 1 0
(Australia, Cape Cobras, Perth Scorchers, Rajasthan Royals, Sylhet Royals, Wayamba United)
AC Thomas 39 36 130.3 0 963 45 4/8 21.40 7.37 17.4 1 0
(Adelaide Strikers, Perth Scorchers, Pune Warriors, Somerset, Titans)
M Morkel 33 32 119.4 3 856 43 4/20 19.90 7.15 16.6 1 0
(Delhi Daredevils, South Africa, South Africans)
Saeed Ajmal 29 29 113.0 3 703 40 4/23 17.57 6.22 16.9 2 0
(Adelaide Strikers, Dhaka Gladiators, Faisalabad Wolves, Kandurata Warriors, Pakistan)
JA Morkel 48 41 119.5 1 896 40 3/28 22.40 7.47 17.9 0 0
(Chennai Super Kings, Somerset, South Africa, South Africa XI, South Africans, Titans)
DJ Bravo 46 41 132.1 0 1049 40 3/17 26.22 7.93 19.8 0 0
(Chennai Super Kings, Chittagong Kings, Sydney Sixers, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies)
Umar Gul 31 31 113.1 3 889 37 4/21 24.02 7.85 18.3 2 0
(Islamabad Leopards, Pakistan, Peshawar Panthers, Uva Next)
DP Nannes 35 34 116.3 3 917 37 4/17 24.78 7.87 18.8 1 0
(Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Canterbury, Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Surrey, Sydney Thunder)
Shakib Al Hasan 31 31 114.3 1 817 36 3/17 22.69 7.13 19.0 0 0
(Bangladesh, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Khulna Royal Bengals, Kolkata Knight Riders)
CH Morris 22 21 74.3 1 518 32 4/22 16.18 6.95 13.9 2 0
(Lions, South Africa, South Africa XI)
L Balaji 18 18 65.0 1 451 31 4/18 14.54 6.93 12.5 2 0
(India, Kolkata Knight Riders, Tamil Nadu)
GH Dockrell 25 23 84.0 1 523 31 3/15 16.87 6.22 16.2 0 0
(Ireland, Somerset)
Elias Sunny 26 24 82.4 2 542 31 5/13 17.48 6.55 16.0 0 1
(Bangladesh, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh XI, Dhaka Gladiators)
Shahid Afridi 29 29 107.5 0 758 31 3/23 24.45 7.02 20.8 0 0
(Dhaka Gladiators, Hampshire, Karachi Dolphins, Melbourne Renegades, Pakistan, Ruhuna Royals)
MN Samuels 41 36 116.1 1 859 31 3/22 27.70 7.39 22.4 0 0
(Duronto Rajshahi, Jamaica, Melbourne Renegades, Pune Warriors, West Indies)
Abdul Razzaq 39 36 104.0 0 839 30 3/20 27.96 8.06 20.8 0 0
(Duronto Rajshahi, Lahore Lions, Leicestershire, Melbourne Renegades, Pakistan, Wayamba United)
M Muralitharan 33 33 123.3 1 791 29 3/21 27.27 6.40 25.5 0 0
(Chittagong Kings, Gloucestershire, Melbourne Renegades, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Uthura Rudras, Wellington)
DW Steyn 20 20 71.4 3 403 28 3/8 14.39 5.62 15.3 0 0
(Deccan Chargers, South Africa)
SR Watson 22 22 78.5 1 530 28 3/26 18.92 6.72 16.8 0 0
(Australia, Brisbane Heat, Rajasthan Royals, Sydney Sixers)
KK Cooper 26 23 80.4 1 547 28 4/26 19.53 6.78 17.2 1 0
(Chittagong Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Trinidad & Tobago, Uthura Rudras)
Mohammad Sami 24 24 88.4 0 592 28 5/6 21.14 6.67 19.0 0 1
(Duronto Rajshahi, Karachi Dolphins, Pakistan)
R Ashwin 36 35 131.4 1 953 28 3/23 34.03 7.23 28.2 0 0
(Chennai Super Kings, India, Tamil Nadu)
AM Phangiso 22 21 79.0 1 503 27 3/14 18.62 6.36 17.5 0 0
(Lions, North West, South Africa)
Abdur Razzak 27 26 92.0 3 579 27 3/17 21.44 6.29 20.4 0 0
(Bangladesh, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh XI, Khulna Royal Bengals)
KD Mills 30 30 106.3 2 835 27 3/33 30.92 7.84 23.6 0 0
(Auckland, New Zealand, Uthura Rudras)
BAW Mendis 13 13 49.0 3 358 26 6/8 13.76 7.30 11.3 1 1
(Nagenahira Nagas, Sri Lanka)
Mohammad Hafeez 29 28 86.0 0 528 26 4/11 20.30 6.13 19.8 2 0
(Khulna Royal Bengals, Lahore Lions, Pakistan, Wayamba United)
J Botha 35 35 117.0 1 814 26 2/9 31.30 6.95 27.0 0 0
(Adelaide Strikers, Rajasthan Royals, South Africa, South Africans, Warriors)
AD Mascarenhas 21 20 72.0 1 487 25 5/25 19.48 6.76 17.2 0 1
(Hampshire, Kings XI Punjab, Otago, Wellington)
RM Hira 25 24 82.5 2 572 25 3/17 22.88 6.90 19.8 0 0
(Auckland, Canterbury, New Zealand)
JH Kallis 30 27 82.0 1 598 25 4/15 23.92 7.29 19.6 1 0
(Kolkata Knight Riders, South Africa)
KA Pollard 50 31 82.2 0 663 25 4/44 26.52 8.05 19.7 1 0
(Adelaide Strikers, Dhaka Gladiators, Mumbai Indians, Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies)
B Lee 29 29 107.0 2 760 25 3/23 30.40 7.10 25.6 0 0
(Australia, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sydney Sixers)
MD Bates 17 17 59.0 2 479 24 4/34 19.95 8.11 14.7 1 0
(Auckland, New Zealand)
UT Yadav 22 21 76.0 3 534 24 3/19 22.25 7.02 19.0 0 0
(Delhi Daredevils, India)
DAJ Bracewell 19 19 58.4 0 573 24 3/21 23.87 9.76 14.6 0 0
(Central Districts, Delhi Daredevils, New Zealand)
Mashrafe Mortaza 24 24 86.0 1 634 24 4/19 26.41 7.37 21.5 1 0
(Bangladesh, Bangladesh Cricket Board XI, Bangladesh XI, Dhaka Gladiators)
IK Pathan 30 29 101.0 2 778 24 3/27 32.41 7.70 25.2 0 0
(Baroda, Delhi Daredevils, India)
RMS Eranga 13 13 46.0 0 321 23 3/11 13.95 6.97 12.0 0 0
(Chilaw Marians Cricket Club, Nagenahira Nagas, Sri Lanka)
AB Dinda 16 16 56.0 2 405 23 4/18 17.60 7.23 14.6 2 0
(Bengal, India, India A, Pune Warriors)
RE van der Merwe 23 21 70.0 1 446 23 3/28 19.39 6.37 18.2 0 0
(Brisbane Heat, Delhi Daredevils, Titans)
TG Southee 19 18 67.4 1 553 23 3/16 24.04 8.17 17.6 0 0
(New Zealand, Northern Districts)
DT Christian 24 24 79.0 0 656 23 5/26 28.52 8.30 20.6 0 1
(Australia, Brisbane Heat, Deccan Chargers)

Performances in matches that overlap years are credited to the year in which they occurred - this results in some unknown data, especially in regard to bowling figures

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
Otago v Auckland at Queenstown, HRV Cup, Dec 31, 2012 [Twenty20]
Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Big Bash League, Dec 30, 2012 [Twenty20]
Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Renegades at Perth, Big Bash League, Dec 29, 2012 [Twenty20]
Central Districts v Northern Districts at New Plymouth, HRV Cup, Dec 29, 2012 [Twenty20]
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