Having a hat-trick in a match is the greatest pride of the bowler. It’s a rare phenomenon that occurs at an unexpected time of the match. These 10 wickets are even more special because they were taken during the ICC ODI cricket world cup matches. In the history of cricket, only 10 players have taken hat-trick wickets in the world cup series. These 10 players are the top 10 players on this list. MALINGA from team Sri Lanka is the only player to have 2 hat-trick wickets in the ICC world cup series. With no further ado let’s check out those 10 masters of bowling.
1. Chetan Sharma
The player at the top of this list is the Indian bowler CHETAN SHARMA he was the first person to concede a world cup hat-trick in the 1987 series and this was a match between India and New Zealand on 31 Oct 1987. The player’s wickets he took were KR RUTHERFORD (BOWLED); IDS SMITH (BOWLED); EJ CHATFIELD (BOWLED), and this match was played in Nagpur ground.
2. Saqlain Mushtaq
The player at the 2nd spot is the Pakistani legend SAQLAIN MUSHTAQ in the 1999 world cup series that was played in England, and this was during an ODI match between Pakistan and Zimbabwe 1999. The 3 players were HK OLONGA (st) MOIN KHAN; AG HUCKLE (st) MOIN KHAN; M MBANGWA (lbw), and this match was played in the Oval ground on 11 June 1999.
3. Chaminda Vaas
The player at the 3rd spot is the former bowler and cricketer CHAMINDA VAAS from team Sri Lanka in the series 2003, and this was an ODI match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in 2003. The players were HANNAN SARKAR (BOWLED); MOHAMMAD ASHRAFUL (CAUGHT & BOWLED); EHSANUL HAQUE C DPMD JAYAWARDENE, and this was played in the Pietermaritzburg ground.
4. Brett Lee
The player at the 4th spot is the cricketing legend and bowler BRETT LEE from team Australia and his performance in the year 2003. This happened in an ODI match between Australia and Kenya in 2003, and the players were KO OTIENO (BOWLED); BJ PATEL C RT PONTING; DO OBUYA (BOWLED) and this was played in the Durban ground.
5. Lasith Malinga
The player at the 5th spot is the former Yorker specialist and cricketer LASITH MALINGA from team Sri Lanka and his amazing performance in the 2007 series. In this Sri Lanka and South Africa were playing an ODI match and took the wickets of SM POLLOCK (BOWLED); AJ HALL C THARANGA; JH KALLIS C SANGAKKARA, M NTINI (BOWLED) and this was played in the Guyana ground.
6. Kemar Roach
The player at the 6th spot is the former cricketer and bowler KEMAR ROACH from team West Indies and his performance in the year 2011. This happened in the 2011 world cup series and in an ODI match between WI and Netherlands the players were PM SEELAAR (LBW); BP LOOTS (LBW); BA WESTDIJK (BOWLED) and this was played in the Delhi ground.
7. Steven Finn
The player in the 7th position is the bowler and cricketer STEVEN FINN from team England for his signature performance in the 2015 series. In this series, this happened in an ODI match between England and Australia, and the players were BJ HADDIN (CAUGHT); GJ MAXWELL (CAUGHT); MG JOHNSON (CAUGHT), and this was played in the Melbourne ground.
8. Jp Duminy
The player at the 8th spot is the former cricketer and all-rounder JP DUMINY from team South Africa for a brilliant bowling showcase in the 2015 series. This happened in the 2015 series in a game between SA and Sri Lanka, and the players were AD MATHEWS (CAUGHT); KMDN KULASEKARA (CAUGHT); PHT KAUSHAL (LBW), and this was played in the Sydney ground.
9. Mohammed Shami
The player at the 9th spot is the pace bowler MOHAMMED SHAMI from team India for his excellent performance in the 2019 series. In this series, this happened during an ODI match between India and Afghanistan, and the players were MOHAMMAD NABI (CAUGHT); AFTAB ALAM (BOWLED); MUJEEB UR RAHMAN (BOWLED), and this was played in the Southampton ground.
10. Trent Boult
The player at the 10th spot is the classy bowler TRENT BOULT from the New Zealand team for his bowling attack in the 2019 series, and this was during an ODI match between New Zealand and Australia, and the players were UT KHAWAJA (BOWLED); MA STARC (BOWLED); JP BEHRENDORFF (LBW), and this was played in the Lord’s ground.