Shamsi breaks record for most T20I wickets in calendar year

Shamsi claimed three wickets during South Africa's Super 12 T20 World Cup game against Sri Lanka.

South Africa's Tabraiz Shamsi, second right, is congratulated by teammates after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Bhanuka Rajapaksa.   -  AP

South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi broke the record for most wickets in T20Is during a calendar year in a Super 12 T20 World Cup against Sri Lanka in Sharjah on Saturday.

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Shamsi scalped his 32nd wicket of the year to break the record held by Uganda's Dinesh Nakrani (2021) and Australia's Andrew Tye (2018), who took 31 wickets.

The 31-year-old World No.1 ranked bowler finished with three wickets for 17 runs.

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