Total 10 bowlers have taken world cup hat-tricks in ODI cricket. Chetan Sharma was the first bowler to take a hat-rick in a world cup match in 1987. After that from Saqlain Mushtaq to Trent boult there are 9 other bowlers who have achieved hat trick in world cup matches.

What is a Hat trick?

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

Hat-trick in World Cups

Hat trick in a world cup match is always special. There are total 10 bowlers who have taken hat tricks in a world cup match. Lasith Malinga is the only bowler who has taken hattrick in World Cups two times. His first hat-trick was against South Africa in 2007 world cup where he had taken 4 wickets in 4 consecutive deliveries. Malinga second hat-trick was against Kenya in 2011 World Cup.

There are total 11 hat-tricks in World Cups

Sno PlayerMatchVenueDateVictims
1Chetan SharmaIndia v New ZealandNagpur31/10/19871-KR Rutherford bowled
2-IDS Smith bowled
3-EJ Chatfield bowled
2Saqlain MushtaqPakistan v ZimbabweThe Oval11/06/19991-HK Olonga st Moin Khan
2-AG Huckle st Moin Khan
3-M Mbangwa lbw
3Chaminda VaasSri Lanka v BangladeshPietermaritzburg14/02/20031-Hannan Sarkar bowled
2-Mohammad Ashraful caught & bowled
3-Ehsanul Haque c DPMD Jayawardene
4Breat LeeAustralia v KenyaDurban15/03/20031-KO Otieno bowled
2-BJ Patel c RT Ponting
3-DO Obuya bowled
5Lasith MalingaSri Lanka v South AfricaGuyana28/03/20071-SM Pollock bowled
2-AJ Hall c Tharanga
3-JH Kallis c Sangakkara
4-M Ntini bowled
6Kemar RoachWest Indies v NetherlandsDelhi28/02/20111-PM Seelaar lbw
2-BP Loots lbw
3-BA Westdijk bowled
7Lasith MalingaSri Lanka v KenyaColombo (RPS)01/03/20111-T Mishra lbw
2-PJ Ongondo bowled
3-SO Ngoche bowled
8Stven FinnEngland v AustraliaMelbourne14/02/20151-BJ Haddin caught
2-GJ Maxwell caught
3-MG Johnson caught
9JP DuminySouth Africa v Sri LankaSydney18/03/20151-AD Mathews caught
2-KMDN Kulasekara caught
3-PHT Kaushal lbw
10Mohammed ShamiIndia v AfghanistanSouthampton22/06/20191-Mohammad Nabi caught
2-Aftab Alam bowled
3-Mujeeb Ur Rahman bowled
11Trent BoultNew Zealand v AustraliaLord’s29/06/20191-UT Khawaja bowled
2-MA Starc bowled
3-JP Behrendorff lbw

First World Cup hat-trick

In world cricket Chetan Sharma is always remembered for his last ball six hit by Javed Miandad at Sharjah, but do you know 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 world cup 1987.

Chetan Sharma, first World Cup Hat-tricks

Saqlain Mushtaq World Cup Hat-tricks in 1999 world cup

Saqlain Mushtaq was the second bowler who has taken a world cup hat-trick. And took the hat trick against Zimbabwe in world cup 1999.

Chaminda Vaas hat trick in 2003 world cup

Vaas is the only bowler who has taken a hattrick on first three balls of the match. This is a record which never repeated again till now. In a match against Bangladesh in 2003 World Cup Vaas did this magic of taking 3 wickets on first 3 deliveries of the match.

Lasith Malinga World Cup Hat-tricks in 2007 world cup against South Africa

This is one of the rarest of rare incidents in world cricket where sri Lankan cricketer last Malinga has taken 4 wickets in 4 consecutive delete deliveries. South Africa required 3 runs to win and and they have 5 wickets in hand. A comfortable win was there on the table. But the curly-haired last Malinga had something else in his mind on that day. In the next 4 ball he had taken 4 wickets of South Africa 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 Malinga had engraved his name in the world cricket history with this 4 balls 4 wicket haul.

Mohammed Shami crucial hat-trick in World Cup 2019 against Afghanistan

Mohammed Shami is the second Indian bowler who had taken a hat-trick in a world cup match. In a match against Afghanistan in 2019 World Cup Shami took the hattrick at very crucial time and won the match for India.

Last World Cup Hat-trick (Trent Boult hat-trick against Australia)

The last World Cup hat-trick was registered by New Zealand’s Trent Boult when he had taken 3 wickets in last 3 balls of Australian inning in 2019 world cup in a match against Australia.


Q: Which player has the most hat-tricks in World Cup?

A: Lasith Malinga. Total 2 World Cup Hat-tricks

Q: Who took the first hat-trick in a World Cup?

A: Indian Pacer Chetan Sharma

Q: Total hat-trick in cricket world cup 2019?

A: Two Hattricks. Mohammed Shami against Afghanistan and Trent Boult against Australia.

Q: World cup hat-trick by Indian bowler?

A: Chetan Sharma (in 1987), Mohammed Shami (in 2019)

Q: Most hat-tricks in world cup cricket?

A: Lasith Malinga hold the record of Most hat-tricks in world cup cricket. He had taken a hatric against South Africa in 2007 World cup and again in 2011 world cup, he took a hat-trick against Kenya.

Q: Who has taken 4 wickets in 4 balls?

A: Lasith Malinga against South Africa in 2007 World cup.

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