Before Matheesha Pathirana, these eight players have taken first ball wicket in IPL debut match

May 16, 2022

By: Vaamanaa Sethi

Ishant Sharma

IPL season: 2008 | Batter: Rahul Dravid | Match: KKR vs RCB | The right-arm medium fast bowler was the first player in the history of IPL to take a wicket in the first ball in the debut match. He has a career tally of 84 wickets in 95 matches.

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Wilkin Mota

IPL season: 2008 | Batter: Suresh Raina | Match: PBKS vs CSK | Former all-rounder from Tripura, who did not get a chance to represent India in the international arena, had played only 12 IPL matches and had a tally of 56 runs and 4 wickets.

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Shane Harwood

IPL season: 2009 | Batter: Azhar Bilakhia | Match: RR vs Deccan Chargers | Former Australian right-arm fast medium bowler, who only appeared in 2009 season of IPL, just played 3 matches and scalped 3 wickets with a strike rate of 20.

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Amit Singh

IPL season: 2009 | Batter: Sunny Sohal | Match: RR vs PBKS | Amit Singh, who was caught in the IPL spot fixing scandal in 2013, had played only 23 matches and took 28 runs with an average of 22.

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Charl Langeveldt

IPL season: 2009 | Batter: Rob Quiney | Match: KKR vs RR | South African cricket coach and former medium fast bowler, played only three seasons of IPL. He had scalped 13 wickets in 7 matches with an average of 14.38.

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Ali Murtaza

IPL season: 2010 | Batter: Naman Ojha | Match: MI vs RR | Left-arm orthodox spinner, who made his IPL debut in 2010, had an overall record of 9 wickets in 12 matches with a strike rate of 29.33.

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TP Sudhindra

IPL season: 2012 | Batter: David Warner | Match: Deccan Chargers vs CSK| Right-arm fast bowler, who was banned by BCCI over spot-fixing, played only 3 matches in which he took only one wicket for Deccan Chargers.

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Alzarri Joseph

IPL season: 2012 | Batter: David Warner | Match: Deccan Chargers vs CSK| The right-arm medium fast bowler, who is currently playing for Gujarat Titans, is also the second player to take five-wicket haul in his IPL debut, after Andrew Tye.

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Matheesha Pathirana

IPL season: 2022 | Batter: Shubman Gill | Match: CSK vs GT | Popularly known as ‘Junior Malinga’, Pathirana, joined the list yesterday, May 15, by taking Shubman Gill’s wicket in his first ball itself.

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The list is an excerpt from a report by cricket news website ESPN Cricinfo.

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