The Men’s Hundred started on August 3rd. The first edition was a success as it involved quite a few close encounters. While the T20 format is hard for the bowlers, the Hundred format is even more challenging for them. It will take a special set of skills for the bowlers to do well in this format. On that note, here, we take a look at three players who might take the most wickets in the men’s Hundred 2022.
1) Adil Rashid (Northern Superchargers)
Adil Rashid was the highest wicket-taker amongst the spinners in the first campaign. He took 12 wickets in 7 games at an economy of 8.15. The premier English spinner will be expected to put on a similar show in this season, as well.
Rashid has been doing well for England for a while now. However, there is likely to be some competition if he does not remain at his best. Hence, the player will also have a personal objective to excel in this season.
2) Sam Curran (Oval Invincibles)
Sam Curran is also one of the players who might take the most wickets in the men’s Hundred 2022. In recent months, the young all-rounder is doing well in domestic cricket. However, he has a tough challenge to cement his spot in the England XI with the likes of David Willey and Reece Topley in the running.
Nevertheless, Curran is suited to pick a lot of wickets. He is likely to take the new ball for his team and if he can extract some purchase of the pitch, he can get wickets regularly. Sam Curran also has a few variations, which make him a decent option at the death. If he can do well in the final few overs, wickets would automatically fall.
3) Matt Parkinson (Manchester Originals)
Matt Parkinson took nine wickets at an economy of 7 in the first edition of the men’s Hundred. He is an in-form cricketer and it would not be a surprise if he does better in the second season.
A leggie, Parkinson relies more on spin unlike most of his contemporaries. This could result in wickets when the batters try to take him on. Since he has improved on his skills, he will be a dangerous bowler in this campaign.