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List of Hat-Tricks in Cricket World Cup

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.

Mohammed Shami takes hat-trick in ICC world cup 2019 against Afghanistan
Mohammed Shami takes hat-trick in ICC world cup 2019 against Afghanistan

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

S.No. DATE BOWLER Opposition Venue
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
1129 June 2019Trent Boult (New Zealand)AustraliaLord’s

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