Adil Rashid joins Stuart Broad on elite list after impressive spell against USA

Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad

Adil Rashid, on Sunday (June 23), once again proved his worth by starring for England in the must-win clash against the United States in the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup 2024.

With England looking for a big win, they needed to see off the United States on the cheap and their spearhead rose to the occasion. The leg-spinner picked up 2 crucial wickets and conceded just 13 runs in his four overs to help his team defeat the United States by a modest total of 115 runs. He cleanly bowled Nitish Kumar and captain Aaron Jones in the ninth and 11th overs respectively to reduce the United States to 67 for 4.

And the 2-wicket haul has also helped Adil Rashid add another feather to his already illustrious cap. The world’s number one T20I spinner is now England’s highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history. He has reached the same level as his former teammate Stuart Broad. Both Broad and Rashid have 30 wickets in the T20 World Cup.

Broad got his 30 wickets in 26 games, while Rashid took 29 games for the same. Chris Jordan, who took a hat-trick against the United States, is third on the list with 24 wickets in 21 matches. Graeme Swann and Moeen complete the top five.

Most wickets for England in the T20 World Cup:

Stuart Broad – 30 Adil Rashid – 30 Chris Jordan – 24 Graeme Swann – 22 wickets Moeen Ali – 15 wickets Sam Curran – 14 wickets Ryan Sidebottom – 13 wickets

Adil Rashid’s T20I career in numbers:

Adil Rashid is one of England’s most decorated bowlers in T20Is. He also holds the record of taking most T20I wickets for his country. The player has taken 119 wickets in 113 games so far. He is also the first England bowler to take 100 T20I wickets.

Apart from him, only Chris Jordan has managed to touch the 100-wicket mark for England in T20Is. Jordan has taken 105 wickets so far. No other England bowler has managed to reach the 70-wicket mark so far. Stuart Broad is third on the list with 65 wickets.

Talking about the ongoing match between England and USA, the defending champions were 77 for no loss in the eighth over at the time of writing this report. England need to win the current match to remain in the fight for a place in the semi-finals.