Bowlers making their Test debut against India in the past couple of decades have quite a few memories to cherish. The most important ones are their maiden Test wickets. Here’s a list of bowlers who took their first Test wicket against India.
Andy McKay’s only Test wicket while representing New Zealand is Sachin Tendulkar.
Peter George has picked up two Test wickets. The first one is Sachin, the other is Zaheer Khan.
Jacob Oram had a debut to remember in 2002. His first Test wicket is Sachin Tendulkar.
Peter Siddle also had a dream start to his career. He picked up Sachin as his first Test wicket.
Monty Panesar had a high-profile debut. He did not let his selectors down by claiming Sachin as his first Test wicket.
Mohammad Rafique, on his country’s Test debut, picked up 6 wickets. The first one to fall was Rahul Dravid.
Yasir Arafat had a similar debut. He cleaned up Dravid to make a memorable start to his Test career.
Jason Kreja picked up 8 for 215 on his Test debut. Though it is one of the most expensive spells in the game, his first wicket was Rahul Dravid.
Sohail Tanvir sent Ganguly back to the pavilion as his maiden wicket. He soon followed it up with Dravid’s dismissal.
Thilan Samaraweera dismissed Ganguly on his debut and that was his maiden wicket.
A lesser known Zander De Bruyn shares identical happy memories of maiden Test wicket by dismissing Ganguly.
Graeme Swann has had one of the best debuts in Test history. In his first over, he dismissed Gambhir. A couple of balls later, he had Dravid in his kitty.
Shafiul Islam also holds the distinction of claiming Gambhir as his first Test wicket.
Nazmul Hossain is another Bangladeshi bowler who will cherish Indian southpaw Gambhir as his maiden Test wicket.
Nathan Bracken, Suraj Randiv and Dhammika Prasad all share a common distinction. Their maiden Test wicket is Virender Sehwag.
Franklyn Rose made a promising start to his career. Though his exploits couldn’t last long, he will surely be remembered for having Laxman, Dravid and Sachin as the first three wickets of his international Test career.