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6 popular bowlers who have bowled 0 no-balls in their T20I career

Bowling 0 no-balls is the goal of every bowler, especially in the T20I format. Ever since the ICC introduced the concept of a free hit.

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Bowling 0 no-balls is the goal of every bowler, especially in the T20I format. Ever since the ICC introduced the concept of a free hit, bowlers have focused not to bowl no-balls because it will not just give the batter an extra delivery but it will be a free hit, meaning he can only be dismissed via run-out or stumped out on that ball.

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There have been many instances in cricket history that a main batter lost his wicket, but it turned out to be a no-ball. At the same time, the following six bowlers have bowled 0 no-balls in their successful T20I careers so far.

(Stats Credit: Shebas)

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6. Imad Wasim – 1,356 balls

Former Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim owns the sixth spot on this list. The left-arm spinner bowled 1,356 balls for Pakistan in T20Is, and not once did he bowl a beamer or overstepped.

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5. Tabraiz Shamsi – 1,408 balls

Tabraiz Shamsi is a former world number one T20I bowler. The left-arm wrist-spinner from South Africa is known for his celebrations, and he has not bowled a single no-ball in T20Is yet.

4. Saeed Ajmal – 1,430 balls

Another former Pakistan spinner to feature on the list is Saeed Ajmal. Popularly known as The Magician, Ajmal bowled 1,430 balls and not one of them was a no-ball.

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 1,791 balls

Bhuvneshwar Kumar owns the record for the most balls bowled by an Indian in T20Is without a no-ball. He has bowled 1,791 balls with 0 no-balls.

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2. Shadab Khan – 1,951 balls

Leg-spinner Shadab Khan owns the record for the most balls bowled by an Asian in T20I without a no-ball. He has bowled 1,951 balls without overstepping.

1. Adil Rashid – 2,192 balls

England’s leg-spinner Adil Rashid is at the helm of this unique list. Rashid has bowled 2,192 balls and not one of them has been a no-ball in T20I.