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A cricketer’s debut match is the first step towards building his career and carries huge importance. Promising performance in the first-ever game can open more opportunities for him. In this regard, if a bowler picks the most number of wickets in his debut match, it sets their careers up for further progress down the line.
Here, in this article, we have discussed five bowlers who have scaled most number of wickets in their ODI debut match.
(Note, apart from the players in the list, many other bowlers have also taken 5 wickets in their ODI debut, but we have included the players of the top-ranked team in this list.)
Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman achieved success at the beginning of his international career by bowling off cutters. In 2015, he played his ODI debut series against India which changed his fortune. He gave hard times to the likes of Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and MS Dhoni in the whole series.
In the first ODI match, he picked five-wicket haul, including the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, and leaked 50 runs in his 10 over quotes. Rahman became the tenth bowler in the history of ODIs to take five wickets on debut. He was also adjudged Player of the Series as he took thirteen wickets in that series, which is another record.