Sportzwiki’s Year End Review 2017: Hat-tricks International Cricket

SANDIPAN GHOSH / 31 December 2017

Hat-trick is one of the proudest moment for bowlers. When a bowler claims three wickets in his three successive deliveries in a match, it is known as a hat-trick for a bowler.

Total six hat-tricks were claimed by the bowlers in 2017 international cricket. Here are the brief details about those hat-tricks.

Hat-trick(s) in 2017 Test cricket

In 2017, there was only one Test hat-trick, and that was claimed by England off-spinner Moeen Ali against South Africa. Here are the details about that hat-trick.

Player (Team) Bowling style Opposition Victims Venue Date
Moeen Ali (England) Right-arm off-break South Africa Dean Elgar (caught), Kagiso Rabada (caught) and Morne Morkel (lbw) London 31st July 2017


Moeen Ali

Hat-trick(s) in 2017 ODI cricket

In 2017, there were total three ODI hat-tricks claimed by the bowlers. They were Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) and Kuldeep Yadav (India). Here is the detail list of those ODI hat-tricks.

Player (Team) Bowling style Opposition Victims Venue Date
Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh) Right-arm fast Sri Lanka Asela Gunaratne (caught), Suranga Lakmal (caught) and Nuwan Pradeep (bowled) Dambulla 28th March 2017
Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka) Legbreak Zimbabwe Malcolm Waller (bowled), Donald Tiripano (lbw) and Tendai Chatara (bowled) Galle 2nd July 2017
Kuldeep Yadav (India) Slow left-arm chinaman Australia Matthew Wade (bowled), Ashton Agar (lbw) and Pat Cummins (caught) Kolkata 21st September 2017


Taskin Ahmed
Wanindu Hasaranga (Image Source: Google)
Kuldeep Yadav

Hat-trick(s) in 2017 T20I cricket

In 2017, total two T20I hat-tricks occurred. Lasith Malinga and Faheem Ashraf were the bowlers who claimed T20I hat-tricks in 2017. Here are the details about those T20I hat-tricks.

Player (Team) Bowling style Opposition Victims Venue Date
Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka) Right-arm fast Bangladesh Mushfiqur Rahim (bowled), Mashrafe Mortaza (bowled) and Mehedi Hasan (lbw) Colombo (RPS) 6th April 2017
Faheem Ashraf (Pakistan) Right-arm medium Sri Lanka Isuru Udana (caught), Mahela Udawatte (caught) and Dasun Shanaka (lbw) Abu Dhabi 27th October 2017


Lasith Malinga
Faheem Ashraf (Image Source: Google)

A special note on hat-trick in 2017 domestic cricket

In 2017, there were few hat-tricks happened in domestic cricket. But the most discussed incident was Australian left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc’s two hat-tricks in a first-class match.

Mitchell Starc, JLT Sheffield Shield, Hat-Trick, Warns, England, Ashes 2017-18, New South Wales Blues, Western Australia, Sydney
Mitchell Starc

Before the beginning of the 2017/18 Ashes series, New South Wales pacer Mitchell Starc claimed a hat-trick in both of the innings against Western Australia. His lethal bowling performance produced a big victory for his team as New South Wales won that match by 171 runs while Starc took total seven wickets (4/56 & 3/41) in that match.