Mohammad Nabi (R) is the highest wicket taker © Getty Images (File Photo)
Mohammad Nabi (R) is the highest wicket taker © Getty Images (File Photo)

The ICC World T20 2016 will be played in India and there will be a total of 16 participating countries. The tournament commences on March 8 with the qualifier teams vying for two spots in the tournament proper. The main tournament will start on March 15 with India taking on New Zealand at Nagpur. Here you will find an updated table of the leading wicket-takers in the ICC World T20 2016. In the 2014 edition, played in Bangladesh, South Africa’s leggie Imran Tahir was the joint-leading wicket-taker with 12 wickets along with Netherlands’ Ahsan Malik. In 2012, Ajantha Mendis finished with 15 wickets in his home country, to lead the chart. ICC T20 World Cup 2016 Top Run-Scorers: List of Leading Batsmen in T20 World Cup 2016

In the 2010 edition hosted by the West Indies, the leading wicket-taker was Australia paceman Dirk Nannes. He took a total of 14 wickets.The 2009 edition of the ICC World T20 saw Umar Gul take 13 wickets to lead the list, thus bowling his side to victory in the tournament in England.

Gul was also the leading wicket-taker in the first ever edition of the ICC World T20, in 2007 in South Africa. Once again he finished with an aggregate of 13 wickets. In the 2016 edition, the initial thought would be that a spinner will top the list, but fast bowling options cannot be ruled out either.

The top contenders for the honour could be guys like Ravichandran Ashwin, Lasith Malinga, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn, Mohammad Aamer, Jasprit Bumrah, Al-Amin Hossain, Adil Rashid and Mitchell McClenaghan amongst others.

The eight teams pre-qualified for the Super 10 stage of the tournament include India, Australia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand, South Africa and West Indies. They will be joined by two teams from the qualifying round. The qualifying round will see the following teams: Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan, Ireland, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Scotland and Oman.

M B M R W BB Ave SR Econ 4WIs
Mohammad Nabi AFG 7 162 1 164 12 4/20 13.67 13.5 6.07 1
Rashid Khan AFG 7 168 183 11 3/11 16.64 15.3 6.54
Mitchell Santner NZ 5 109 114 10 4/11 11.40 10.9 6.28 1
Ish Sodhi NZ 5 118 120 10 3/18 12.00 11.8 6.10 1
Shakib Al Hasan BAN 6 114 133 10 4/15 13.30 11.4 7.00 1
Mustafizur Rahman BAN 3 84 86 9 5/22 9.56 9.3 6.14 1
James Faulkner AUS 4 79 106 8 5/27 13.25 9.9 8.05 1
Al-Amin Hossain BAN 7 108 155 8 2/24 19.38 13.5 8.61
Andre Russell WI 5 120 168 8 2/23 21.00 15.0 8.40
Kyle Abbott SA 3 67 91 7 3/41 13.00 9.6 8.15
Samuel Badree WI 5 114 108 7 3/12 15.43 16.3 5.68
David Willey ENG 5 102 139 7 2/23 19.86 14.6 8.18

Note: The list was updated after the completion of  India vs West Indies, 2nd semi-final at Mumbai on Thursday.