There is nothing more exciting as well as thrilling for a bowler to take a wicket on his first ball of his bowling debut in international cricket.

In the 44 years of ODI cricket, only 20 such players were fortunate enough to achieve this amazing feat. The list includes a lot of part-timers, all-rounders and even legendary Pakistan batsmen Inzamam-Ul-Haq!

Here is a list of all the bowlers who were able to get a wicket off the first ball they bowled in ODIs:

 

Player Name

Match

Venue

Year

GG Arnold

Eng vs Aus

Manchester

1972

CH Llyod

WI vs Eng

Oval

1973

Shahid Mahboob

Pak vs Ind

Lahore

1982/1983

SA Thomson

NZ vs Ind

Dunedin

1989/1890

Inzamam Ul Haq

Pak vs WI

Faisalabad

1991/1992

EZ Matambananzdo

Zim vs Pak

Peshawar

1996/1997

S Ramesh

Ind vs WI

Singapore

1999/2000

WW Hinds

WI vs Ind

Singapore

1999/2000

JS Ababu

Kenya vs Zim

Nairobi

1999/2000

M van Jaarsveld

SA vs Ban

Kimberley

2002/2003

M Zondeki

SA vs SL

Blomfontein

2002/2003

KS Loukarachchi

SL vs Kenya

Sharjah

2002/2003

R  Clarke

Eng vs Pak

Manchester

2003

HF Edwards

WI vs Zim

Harare

2003/2004

KJ O’Brian

Ireland vs Eng

Belfast

2006

MTT Mirando

SL vs WI

St Lucia

2007/2008

PA Desai

Canada vs WI

Jamaica

2009/2010

B Kumar

Ind vs Pak

Chennai

2012/2013

K Kamyuka

Canada vs Netherlands

King City

2013

AW Matheison

NZ vs Eng

Chester le Street

2015

 *Stats updated as of 29th June, 2015