Year in Review: Top 5 T20I Wicket-Takers in 2019

As the leading run-scorers in T20I’s for the year 2019 had the top two belonging to Thailand, all 5 leading wicket-takers belong to associate nations giving us a pleasant surprise. Yes, most of these players are new to the international circuit but there is a sense of pride knowing that Cricket is evolving and spreading globally with new names coming up the ranks.


Thailand Women's Cricket Team
Thailand Women’s Cricket Team

#5 Raveena Oa (Papua New Guinea)

PNG ‘s Ravina Oa has some very good numbers to her name. The right-arm medium-fast bowler has picked up 24 wickets in 17 matches and has performed exceedingly well against the likes of Bangladesh which is a formidable side in this format.

#4 Sornnarin Tippoch ( Thailand)

Captain of Thailand Sornnarin Tippoch has done really well as a leader for this new side in international cricket. The off-spinner has 31 wickets in 25 matches is a crafty bowler and someone Thailand cricket will have high hopes to do well in the upcoming T20 world cup.

#3 Chanida Sutthiruang (Thailand)

Another Thailand cricketer makes the cut at number three. Right-arm medium-fast bowler Chanida Sutthiruang opening the attack for her side has picked 34 wickets in 25 games and the 26yr old looks to be in good shape for the upcoming world cup as well.

#2 Suleeporn Naomi (Thailand)

Thailand bowlers are leading the charts as Suleeporn Laomi the Leg spinner has picked up 37 wickets in 25 games at an e/r of 3.24 and gives that much-needed variety to Thailand’s bowling attack and is really an exciting prospect for the world cup.

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#1 Nattaya Boochatham (Thailand)

Topping the list is Nattaya Boochatham of Thailand who is another right-arm off-spinner having picked up 40 wickets in 25 games. This shows the amount of ammunition Thailand carries along with it and surely would look to make some impact when they get to face the bigwigs of international cricket.

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