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T20 World Cup: Top Bowler odds

One of the most wide-open markets for cricket's upcoming 2024 T20 World Cup is the Top Bowler category for the player who takes the most wickets at the tournament in the West Indies and the United States.

Sri Lanka spinner Wanindu Hasaranga won the accolade in both the 2021 and 2022 tournaments, setting a record with his 16-wicket haul in 2021.

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Jasprit Bumrah

Jasprit Bumrah's status as the favourite to take the most wickets at the T20 World Cup is not founded in his previous performances in the competition. 

Bumrah took seven wickets in five matches for India in the 2021 tournament and then missed the 2022 event due to a back injury.

However, he spearheads the attack for tournament favourites India and he finished fourth in the 50-over World Cup wicket charts in 2023 with 20. 

Bumrah reached 150 career wickets in the IPL in the season which has just finished and has won that 20-over competition five times with the Mumbai Indians.

He targets the stumps more often than many other fast bowlers, which can bring him wickets late in innings as batters play more desperate shots.

Pat Cummins

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins is another player who owes his prominent position in this market to his overall talent and his team's strength rather than past production in this tournament.

The right-arm quick took only five wickets in seven matches in the 2021 tournament and regressed the following year with only three victims in four matches in the 2022 renewal as Australia failed to get out of their group.

Better is expected of the Aussies this time around and they are the second favourites to lift the trophy.

Cummins starred for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the recent IPL season, with his shrewd captaincy and 18 wickets helping his franchise to the final.

Mitchell Starc

Mitchell Starc is another strong contender from the Australian squad. The 34-year-old left-armer snared nine victims in the 2021 T20 World Cup but, like his team-mate Cummins, failed to shine in the 2022 version with only three wickets in three games.

Starc claimed 16 wickets in 10 matches as Australia won the 50-over World Cup last year. He also bowled an excellent spell to help the Kolkata Knight Riders win the IPL title on Sunday, taking two for 14 in three overs and removing Hyderabad dangermen Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathi within the first five overs of the match.

Adam Zampa

Five of the last six players to win top-bowler honours at the T20 World Cup (there were joint-winners in 2014) have been spinners and that makes Australia's Adam Zampa an interesting contender.

The leg-break bowler went close to winning this accolade in the 2021 tournament, finishing joint-second to Wanindu Hasaranga with 13 wickets, and he managed five more as the Aussies exited early the following year.

Zampa also finished second in the wicket-taker table at the 2023 50-over World Cup with 23 wickets in 11 games and he could impress in this tournament.

Yuzvendra Chahal

Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal should be in contention if there is plenty of turn in the tournament wickets. 

With more than 200 wickets to his name in the IPL, he relishes this format and became only the second player to bag a six-wicket haul in T20 internationals when taking six for 25 against England in 2017.

Chahal took 18 wickets in the IPL this season for the Rajasthan Royals and could feature in the top bowler market at the T20 World Cup.

Mohammed Siraj

Another contender from India is pace bowler Mohammed Siraj. He took 15 wickets for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL this season.

The 30-year-old has played only 10 T20 international matches but took an impressive four for 17 against New Zealand in Napier in 2022.

Josh Hazelwood

Josh Hazlewood was Australia's second-best wicket-taker in the 2021 T20 World Cup with 11 in seven appearances, including a best of four for 39 against the West Indies.

Like his team-mates, he disappointed in the 2022 tournament with five wickets in four games, but he should be fresh for this competition having not played in the IPL this season and could be in contention to finish with the most wickets.

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This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.

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