Hat-tricks in ODI World Cup – The Complete List

Mridul Panda

Mridul Panda

Nov 17, 2022


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Hat-tricks in ODI World Cup – The Complete List

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Hat-tricks in ODI world cup matches are always special. India’s Chetan Sharma got the first Hat-trick in 1987 against New Zealand. Lasith Malinga is the only bowler who has taken hat-trick in World Cups two times. His first hat-trick was against South Africa in the 2007 world cup where he had taken 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries. Malinga’s second hat-trick was against Kenya in the 2011 World Cup.

What is a Hat trick?

In cricket, a hat-trick means taking wickets on three consecutive deliveries. The history of cricket is more than a hundred years old, but there are very few bowlers who have got hat-tricks in world cricket. A hat-trick becomes more special when it is one of the Cricket World Cup Hat-tricks.

The Complete list of Hat-tricks in ODI World Cup

1Chetan SharmaIndiaNew Zealand1987Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, Ewen Chatfield
2Saqlain MushtaqPakistanZimbabwe1999Henry Olonga, Adam Huckle, Pommie Mbangwa
3Brett LeeAustraliaKenya2003Kennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel, David Obuya
4Chaminda VaasSri LankaBangladesh2003Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful, Ehsanul Haque
5Lasith MalingaSri LankaSouth Africa2007Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini
6Lasith MalingaSri LankaKenya2011Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche
7Kemar RoachWest IndiesNetherlands2011Pieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots, Berend Westdijk
8JP DuminySouth AfricaSri Lanka2015Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Tharindu Kaushal
9Steven FinnEnglandAustralia2015Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson
10Mohammed ShamiIndiaAfghanistan2019Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
11Trent BoultNew ZealandAustralia2019Mitchell Starc,Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon
Last updated 17th Nov 2022

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Chetan Sharma – The First Ever World Cup hat-trick

Chetan Sharma is the first bowler who has taken a hat-trick in a world cup match. He is the only bowler whose all three wickets were clean bowled in a match against New Zealand in the world cup in 1987.

Lasith Malinga’s four-ball 4-wicket hat-trick

The rarest of rare incidents in world cricket where Sri Lankan cricketer Lasith Malinga took 4 wickets in 4 consecutive delete deliveries. South Africa required 3 runs to win and they had 5 wickets in hand. A comfortable win was there But the curly-haired last Malinga had something else on his mind on that day. In the next 4 balls, he had taken 4 wickets and now the equation was South Africa 9 down and they still needed 3 runs to win. Somehow South Africa managed to win this match. But Malinga had engraved his name in world cricket history with this 4-ball 4-wicket hat-trick.

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Mohammed Shami hat-trick in World Cup 2019 against Afghanistan

Mohammed Shami is the second Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in a world cup match. He got the hat-trick in the 2019 cricket world cup against Afghanistan and won the match for India.

FAQs on Hat-tricks in ODI World Cup

Who got the first Hat-trick of the ODI World Cup?

India’s Chetan Sharma got the first Hat-trick in 1987

Who has got the most number of hat-tricks in World Cup?

Lasith Malinga. He has 2 hat-tricks, which is the highest.

Total hat-trick in the cricket world cup 2019?

Two Hat-tricks. Mohammed Shami against Afghanistan and Trent Boult against Australia.

Total hat-trick in the cricket world cup 2015?

Two Hat-tricks. JP Duminy against Sri Lanka and Steven Finn against Australia

Who has taken 4 wickets in 4 balls?

Lasith Malinga has taken 4 wickets in 4 balls against South Africa in the 2007 World cup.

Which Indian bowlers have taken hat-tricks in the world cup?

Chetan Sharma (in 1987) and Mohammed Shami (in 2019)

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