List of Bowlers Who Take a Hat Trick on Their Debut Match
There was a time in international cricket when bowlers were given more prominence than batsmen. Looking back to the 80s and 90s, there were many legendary bowlers with significant talents like Kartley Ambrose, Malcolm Marshall, Wasim Akram, Imran Khan, Glenn McGrath, and Richard Headley.
Every bowler has a dream to score a hat-trick at the international level. However, there are very few bowlers who have been able to fulfill this dream in their careers; but if a bowler takes three wickets in three balls in his debut match, it becomes sweet for him.
5 Bowlers Who Took Hat Trick On International Cricket Debut
1. Damien Fleming: (Australia):
Australian fast bowler Damien Fleming set a record by taking three wickets in a row in his debut Test match. He bowled Pakistani batsmen in 1994-95. Amir Malik, Inzamam-ul-Haq, and Salim Malik were bowled out for three in a row.
2. Taijul Islam: (Bangladesh):
In 2014, young Bangladeshi bowler Taijul Islam became the first bowler in the world by taking three wickets in his debut ODI match. He achieved this feat by returning 300, John Nimbu, and Tendai Chatara to the pavilion in 3 consecutive balls against Zimbabwe.
3. Shehan Madushanka: (Sri Lanka)
Sri Lankan bowler Shehan Madushanka took two wickets of Mahmudullah and Mashrafe Murtaza in the last two balls of the 39th over against Bangladesh in 2016. Then in the first ball of 41 overs, Rubel Hossain got out and scored a hat trick.
4. Wanindu Hasaranga: (Sri Lanka):
Another Sri Lankan bowler Vanidu Hasranga took three wickets in a row in his debut match in international cricket. He played his first ODI against Zimbabwe in 2016 and scored a hat-trick with a great performance.
5. Kagiso Rabada: (South Africa):
Kagiso Rabada is one of the top five bowlers in the world. The South African fast bowler made a sensation in international cricket in his debut ODI match against Bangladesh in 2015. Rabada took the three wickets of Tamim Iqbal, Liton Das, and Mahmudullah in the last three balls of the fourth over.