Taking three wickets on successive balls is popular as a hat-trick in cricket sport to be achieved by the bowler. In twenty20 format, it becomes more difficult to take hat-trick as a bowler gets only four overs in the 20-over game.
Australia cricketer Brett Lee became first bowler to take a hat trick in T20I when he dismissed three Bangladeshi batsmen during 2007 t20 world cup match at Cape Town.
Latest hat-trick in twenty20 cricket was taken by Lasith Malinga against New Zealand in September 2019. Lasith Malinga is the only bowler to take two hat-tricks in T20Is. Let’s have a look at the complete of hat tricks taken by bowlers in international twenty20 matches.
Hat-trick in T20Is
|1||16 September 2007||Brett Lee (AUS)||Shakib Al Hasan, Mashrafe Mortaza, Alok Kapali (BAN)||Cape Town|
|2||2 September 2009||Jacob Oram (NZ)||Angelo Mathews, Malinga Bandara, Nuwan Kulasekara (SL)||Colombo|
|3||26 December 2010||Tim Southee (NZ)||Yousin Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal (PAK)||Auckland|
|4||12 February 2016||Thisara Perera (SL)||Hardik Pandya, Suresh Raina, Yuvraj Singh (IND)||Ranchi|
|5||6 April 2017||Lasith Malinga (SL)||Mushfiqur Rahim, Mashrafe Mortaza, Mehedi Hasan (BAN)||Colombo|
|6||27 October 2017||Faheem Ashraf (PAK)||Isuru Udana, Mahela Udawatte, Dasun Shanaka (SL)||Abu Dhabi|
|7||24 February 2019||Rashid Khan (AFG)||Kevin O’Brien, George Dockrell, Shane Gerkate, Simi Singh (Ireland)||Dehradun|
|8||6 September 2019||Lasith Malinga (SL)||Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Colin de Grandhomme, Ross Taylor (NZ)||Kandy|