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World Cup Trivia: Bowlers who bowled first ever delivery in WCs till now

India will hope to start their campaign on a winning note against South Africa on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

SNS | New Delhi |

The first match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 was played on Thursday, May 30, 2019 at the Oval. South Africa, having won the toss, elected to bowl first in this World Cup opening game. South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis gave the first over to Imran Tahir and Tahir thus became the first spinner in the World Cup History to bowl the first over of a World Cup.

Prior to this, 11 fast bowlers had bowled the first over of the 11 editions of the World Cups.

India’s Madan Lal holds the unique distinction of bowling the first over of the first Men’s World Cup ever played (1975).

World Cup Bowler Team
2019 Imran Tahir South Africa (Spinner)
2015 Nuwan Kulasekara Sri Lanka (Pacer)
2011 Shafiul Islam Bangladesh (Pacer)
2007 Umar Gul Pakistan (Pacer)
2003 Shaun Pollock South Africa (Pacer)
1999 Darren Gough England (Pacer)
1996 Dominic Cork England (Pacer)
1992 Craig McDermott Australia (Pacer)
1987 Vinothen John Sri Lanka (Pacer)
1983 Richard Hadlee New Zealand (Pacer)
1979 Andy Roberts West Indies (Pacer)
1975 Madan Lal India (Pacer)

 

Asian Teams have struggled to make their mark in World Cup 2019 so far. However, India have not yet started their World Cup Campaign. India will hope to start their campaign on a winning note against South Africa on Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Where to view: Exclusive broadcast in India on Star Sports Network and Hotstar, in the UK on Sky Sports.