IND vs WI LIVE: Hardik Pandya clinches landmark 50th T20I wicket, becomes 1st Indian to join Bravo, Afridi in elite list – Check out

IND vs WI LIVE: IND vs WI 3rd T20I – Hardik Pandya has continued his return to form and bagged a landmark…

IND vs WI LIVE: Hardik Pandya clinches landmark 50th T20I wicket, becomes 1st Indian to join Bravo, Afridi in elite list - Check out
IND vs WI LIVE: Hardik Pandya clinches landmark 50th T20I wicket, becomes 1st Indian to join Bravo, Afridi in elite list - Check out

IND vs WI LIVE: IND vs WI 3rd T20I – Hardik Pandya has continued his return to form and bagged a landmark 50th T20I wicket in the India vs West Indies 3rd T20I on Tuesday. The 28-year-old castled the in-form Brandon King to join an elite list of players with a half-century of T20I wickets for India. He also became the first Indian and the sixth overall behind the likes of Dwayne Bravo and Shahid Afridi to reach the 800 runs and the 50 wickets double in T20Is. Follow India tour of West Indies LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN

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IND vs WI LIVE: Hardik Pandya clinches landmark 50th T20I wicket, becomes 1st Indian to join Bravo, Afridi in elite list – Check out

After a stellar start from the West Indies, Rohit Sharma went to his partnership breaker Hardik Pandya and the all-rounder delivered in style to castle Brandon King. King, who had scored a match-winning 68 last night, was Hardik’s 50th wicket in T20Is for India making him only the 6th Indian bowler to achieve the milestone.

Most wickets for India in T20Is

Player Span Mat Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR
YS Chahal 2016-2022 62 79 6/25 23.94 8.09 17.7
B Kumar 2012-2022 71* 73 5/24 23.15 6.93 20
JJ Bumrah 2016-2022 58 69 3/11 19.46 6.46 18
R Ashwin 2010-2022 54* 64 4/8 21.53 6.78 19
HH Pandya 2016-2022 66* 50 4/33 27.42 8.26 19.9
RA Jadeja 2009-2022 62 50 3/15 28.54 7.12 24

Hardik also established his legacy as one of the finest all-rounders in the history of the sport, accounting for a rare double of 800 runs and 50 wickets in T20Is. He became the 7th player overall to achieve the milestone and is the first Indian to do so. Pandya joins the likes of West Indian legend Dwayne Bravo, Bangladesh superstar Shakib Al Hasan, Pakistan veteran Mohammed Hafeez and Shahid Afridi.

Players with 800+ runs and 50+ wickets in T20Is

  1. Shakib Al Hasan – Runs 2010, Wickets – 121
  2. Shahid Afridi – Runs 1416, Wickets – 98
  3. Dwayne Bravo – Runs 1255, Wickets – 78
  4. Mohammed Nabi – Runs 1628, Wickets – 76
  5. Mohammed Hafeez – Runs 2514, Wickets – 61
  6. Kevin O’Brien – Runs 1973, Wickets – 58
  7. Hardik Pandya – Runs 806, Wickets – 50

Hardik has been a revelation for India since returning to full fitness and the pace bowling all-rounder is a crucial part of the team’s plans for the T20 World Cup in Australia. The 28-year-old struggled with a series of injuries hindering his ability to bowl over the past couple of years but has since made a memorable comeback. He led the Gujarat Titans side to the IPL title, before turning games for India with both bat and ball.

IND vs WI LIVE: Hardik Pandya clinches landmark 50th T20I wicket, becomes 1st Indian to join Bravo, Afridi in elite list – Check out

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