Hat-trick is considered as one of the top achievements in cricket sport for bowlers. When a bowler takes three wickets on successive balls in the same match, it is known as a hat-trick. And when a bowler takes hat trick in ICC Cricket World Cup match, it becomes more special as world cup is the top tournament of sport.
First ever hat-trick in cricket world cup was taken by India’s Chetan Sharma during 1987 ICC world cup at Nagpur against New Zealand. The latest hat-trick in cwc is taken by Indian fast bowler Mohammed Shami at Southampton against Afghanistan during 2019 cricket world cup.
Till date, on 10 occasions bowlers have succeed to take hat-trick in ICC world cup event. Lasith Malinga from Sri Lanka is the only bowler to take three consecutive wickets twice in the competition as he took hat-tricks in 2007 and 2011 world cups. Let’s have a look at the complete list of bowlers who have taken hat-trick in cricket world cup.
ICC World Cup Hat-tricks
|1||31 October 1987||Chetan Sharma (India)||New Zealand||Nagpur|
|2||11 June 1999||Saqlain Mushtaq (Pakistan)||Zimbabwe||The Oval|
|3||14 February 2003||Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)||Bangladesh||Pietermaritzburg|
|4||15 March 2003||Brett Lee (Australia)||Kenya||Durban|
|5||28 March 2007||Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)||South Africa||Georgetown|
|6||28 February 2011||Kemar Roach (West Indies)||Netherlands||New Delhi|
|7||1 March 2011||Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)||Kenya||Colombo|
|8||14 February 2015||Steven Finn (England)||Australia||Melbourne|
|9||18 March 2015||JP Duminy (South Africa)||Sri Lanka||Sydney|
|10||22 June 2019||Mohammed Shami (India)||Afghanistan||Southampton|
|11||29 June 2019||Trent Boult (New Zealand)||Australia||Lord’s|
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