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Most wickets in a calendar year
Player Year Mat Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 4 5
DP Nannes (Aus) 2010 14 53.0 2 403 27 4/18 14.92 7.60 11.7 1 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2012 16 64.0 1 391 25 4/23 15.64 6.10 15.3 2 0
SW Tait (Aus) 2010 14 51.4 2 324 22 3/13 14.72 6.27 14.0 0 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2010 18 61.1 0 419 22 4/26 19.04 6.85 16.6 1 0
Umar Gul (Pak) 2009 10 34.3 0 208 19 5/6 10.94 6.02 10.8 1 1
GP Swann (Eng) 2010 11 37.0 1 217 19 3/14 11.42 5.86 11.6 0 0
S Badree (WI) 2014 12 47.0 2 235 19 4/15 12.36 5.00 14.8 1 0
Saeed Ajmal (Pak) 2009 11 42.5 0 242 19 4/19 12.73 5.64 13.5 1 0
Umar Gul (Pak) 2012 15 52.0 1 436 19 4/37 22.94 8.38 16.4 1 0
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 2009 11 42.3 1 226 18 4/11 12.55 5.31 14.1 1 0
GP Swann (Eng) 2012 12 44.0 3 250 17 3/13 14.70 5.68 15.5 0 0
NL McCullum (NZ) 2010 13 43.0 0 267 17 4/16 15.70 6.20 15.1 1 0
SR Watson (Aus) 2012 11 41.5 0 269 17 3/26 15.82 6.43 14.7 0 0
ST Finn (Eng) 2012 11 42.0 0 284 17 3/16 16.70 6.76 14.8 0 0
SL Malinga (SL) 2009 13 46.4 0 360 17 3/17 21.17 7.71 16.4 0 0
K Santokie (WI) 2014 10 34.5 0 234 16 4/21 14.62 6.71 13.0 1 0
SP Narine (WI) 2012 13 47.4 0 294 16 4/12 18.37 6.16 17.8 1 0
MG Johnson (Aus) 2010 12 46.2 1 310 16 3/15 19.37 6.69 17.3 0 0
DW Steyn (SA) 2009 11 41.0 0 315 16 3/38 19.68 7.68 15.3 0 0
IG Butler (NZ) 2009 12 40.0 0 332 16 3/19 20.75 8.30 15.0 0 0
SPD Smith (Aus) 2010 14 42.3 1 333 16 3/20 20.81 7.83 15.9 0 0
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 2010 16 58.5 0 398 16 4/14 24.87 6.76 22.0 1 0
BAW Mendis (SL) 2012 6 24.0 3 147 15 6/8 9.80 6.12 9.6 1 1
Yuvraj Singh (India) 2012 10 28.4 0 179 15 3/17 11.93 6.24 11.4 0 0
Imran Tahir (SA) 2014 8 30.0 0 201 15 4/21 13.40 6.70 12.0 1 0
GH Dockrell (Ire) 2012 12 40.1 1 240 15 3/15 16.00 5.97 16.0 0 0

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:
Hong Kong v Nepal at Colombo (PSS), 4th T20I, Nov 24, 2014 [T20I # 410 - Live]
    » Hong Kong 73/8 (19.5 ov, Anas Khan 21*, Nadeem Ahmed 1*, P Khadka 1/3) - Match over
Australia v South Africa at Sydney, 3rd T20I, Nov 9, 2014 [T20I # 409]
Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, 2nd T20I, Nov 7, 2014 [T20I # 408]

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