Scoring a hat-trick is one of the most difficult achievements in a World Cup fantasy game!
Taking three wickets in three consecutive deliveries by a bowler demands concentration, skill, and immense patience. Picking a hat-trick is a huge achievement in ODI fantasy world cup.
Here is a list of bowlers who bagged this success in their bag during world cup fantasy cricket match.
Chetan Sharma (1987) v New Zealand
India’s paceman, Chetan Sharma, will forever have the honor of taking the first-ever world cup cricket game hat-trick. His dismissed Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, and Ewen Chatfield.
Saqlain Mushtaq (1999) v Zimbabwe
The fans had to wait 12 years and three more editions of the World Cup for our next hat-trick, which came from Pakistan off-spinner SaqlainMushtaq.
He got Henry Olonga of Zimbabwe stumped by Moin Khan to set the ball rolling, before replicating the dismissal the next ball to get rid of Adam Huckle. He made sure of the hat-trick – and the win – by trapping PommieMbangwa lbw.
Chaminda Vaas (2003) v Bangladesh
With the opening three balls of Sri Lanka’s World Cup clash with Bangladesh, Vaas became the first person in history to take a hat-trick with the first three balls of an ODI.
Hannan Sarkar was first to fall, bowled by a classic Vaas in-swinger. Mohammad Ashraful was next, looping up an easy caught and bowled chance for Vaas before EhsanulHaque edged the hat-trick ball to Mahela Jayawardene in the slips.
Brett Lee (2003) v Kenya
Australian speedster Brett Lee grabbed the second hat-trick of the Cricket World Cup in 2003 against Kenya. Kenya opener, Kennedy Otieno, was the first victim, as he played onto his stumps off his elbow. Brijal Patel then nicked off to Ricky Ponting at second slip, before Lee sealed the hat-trick with an unplayable 96.6mph yorker to bowl David Obuya.
Lasith Malinga (2007) v South Africa & (2011) v Kenya
Lasith Malinga is the only man to have taken two Cricket World Cup hat-tricks, taking his first against South Africa in 2007. Malinga clean bowled Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis andMakhayaNtini, but couldn’t stop South Africa reaching their target with a wicket to spare.
In 2011, Malinga dismissed Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo and Shem Ngoche of Kenya in 2 separate overs.
Kemar Roach (2011) v Netherlands
Kemar Roach became the first West Indian to take a World Cup hat-trick with his effort against the Netherlands in 2011. Pieter Seelaar was Roach’s first victim, trapped in front for 1, with Bernard Loots also lbw to his first ball. Roach sealed the game, and his hat-trick, in style, uprooting BerendWestdijk’s middle stump to spark huge West Indian celebrations.
Steven Finn (2015) v Australia
Steven Finn became the first Englishman to take a World Cup hat-trick thanks to his final-over effort against Australia at the Cricket World Cup in 2015. He clean bowled Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Johnson.
JP Duminy (2015) v Sri Lanka
South Africa’s JP Duminy also claimed the honor in 2015 against Sri Lanka. He dismissed Angelo Mathews, NuwanKulasekara andTharinduKaushal and created a hat-trick.
Mohammed Shami (2019) v Afghanistan
The talented Indian pacer, Mohammed Shami has become the second bowler from India to claim the honor of hat-trick wicket against Afghanistan in the recent world cup match. This feat has been achieved by any Indian after 32 years of Chetan Sharma’s hat-trick. He took the wickets of Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam and Mujeeb Ur Rahman on the go.
*Records have been compiled as on June 28, 2019
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