97 hat-tricks have been performed so far at the international level. Out of those 96, 43 have come in Tests, 47 have come in ODIs and 7 have come in T20Is.
11 out of those 46 have come in World Cups. The first ever World Cup hat trick was picked up by the Indian seamer Chetan Sharma. He took the wickets of the Kiwi batsmen Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith and Ewen Chatfield in the 1987 World Cup. This was the first ever Cricket WC hat trick by an Indian bowler which will remain in the Cricket World Cup Records.
However Lasith Malinga remains the bowler with Most Hat Tricks Record in World Cup with 2 Hat Tricks in his bag. He is the only one to do so.
A hat trick has been recorded in every Cricket World Cup since the 1999 edition. From Chetan Sharma to Trent Boult, here is a list of all ICC ODI World Cup hat tricks:
World Cup Hat Tricks List :
|2019||Trent Boult||New Zealand||Australia||Mitchell Starc,Jason Behrendorff, Nathan Lyon|
|2019||Mohammed Shami||India||Afghanistan||Mohammad Nabi, Aftab Alam, Mujeeb Ur Rahman|
|2015||Steven Finn||England||Australia||Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Johnson|
|2015||JP Duminy||South Africa||Sri Lanka||Angelo Mathews, Nuwan Kulasekara, Tharindu Kaushal|
|2011||Kemar Roach||West Indies||Netherlands||Pieter Seelaar, Bernard Loots, Berend Westdijk|
|2011||Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||Kenya||Tanmay Mishra, Peter Ongondo, Shem Ngoche|
|2007||Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||South Africa||Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, Makhaya Ntini|
|2003||Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||Bangladesh||Hannan Sarkar, Mohammad Ashraful, Ehsanul Haque|
|2003||Brett Lee||Australia||Kenya||Kennedy Otieno, Brijal Patel, David Obuya|
|1999||Saqlain Mushtaq||Pakistan||Zimbabwe||Henry Olonga, Adam Huckle, Pommie Mbangwa|
|1987||Chetan Sharma||India||New Zealand||Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, Ewen Chatfield|
Sri Lanka's Lasith Malinga is the only bowler in the history of ODI cricket to take 4 wickets in 4 consecutive balls. He did it against South Africa in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. He dismissed Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Jacques Kallis, and Makhaya Ntini.
Out of the 11 hat tricks taken in the World Cups, 9 of them have been taken by pacers and 2 have been taken by spinners. Sri Lanka and India are the only nations to have two bowlers who have done it. Chaminda Vaas and Lasith Malinga share 3 hat tricks between them. While Chetan Sharma and Shami have done it for India.
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