In 2007, International Cricket Council (ICC) inaugurated the first edition of the T20 World Cup, which was held in South Africa. India won the T20 World Cup 2007 after beating Pakistan in the finale. However, Pakistan made the strong comeback in the second edition, ICC T20 World Cup 2009, as they defeated Sri Lanka in the grand finale.
England hosted ICC T20 World Cup 2009 and 12 teams participated in the tournament. Team India, led by MS Dhoni, could not qualify for knock-out rounds as they failed to bring back the trophy to home.
During the tournament, several records were formed by batsmen and bowlers. In this article, we have mentioned the five bowlers who registered the best bowling figures in the ICC T20 World Cup 2009.
Umar Gul didn’t get publicity like his counterparts but he had a significant influence in Pakistan’s team. He was a lethal bowler in shorter formats where he enjoyed immense success. His slower deliveries and crisp yorkers have destroyed any opposition.
Having made the debut in 2003, he cemented his place in the Pakistan team and played for them for over a decade. He was the prominent bowler for his side in the ICC T20 World Cup 2009 as he was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament.
The faster bowler notched up 13 wickets, including one five-wicket haul, in seven matches at the economy rate of 6.44 at an average of 12.15. Gul has represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 130 ODIs and 60 T20Is and last played for them in 2016.