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The first World Cup was played in England in 1975. Since then, many records have been made and broken at this mega-tournament.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI World Cup 2023 will begin in India on October 5. Everyone is very excited about this World Cup. Especially the Indian fans because the World Cup is back in India after 12 years. Earlier, when the World Cup was held in India in 2011, the Indian team emerged as the champion under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni).

The first World Cup was played in England in 1975. Since then, many records have been made and broken at this mega-tournament. But today we go through the pages of history to talk about the daring player who scalped the first hat-trick in the World Cup.

Chetan Sharma becomes first bowler to take hat-trick

Former Indian fast bowler Chetan Sharma is also known as the World Cup hat-trick man. He is the first bowler to scalp a hat-trick in the World Cup man. Chetan achieved this feat against New Zealand in the 1987 World Cup. Chetan bagged a hat-trick when he bowled three batsmen of the Kiwi team. He sent back Ken Rutherford, Ian Smith, and Ivan Chatfield. This feat was Chetan Sharma’s most remarkable in his entire career.

India vs New Zealand 1987

That match was played at Nagpur on 31 October 1987. First, New Zealand scored 221 runs for 9 wickets against India. India won the match by 9 wickets scoring 224 runs in 32.1 overs. Former Indian team veteran batsman Sunil Gavaskar played an amazing 103 unbeaten innings in the match. Chetan Sharma was awarded Man of the Match for his hat-trick and Sunil Gavaskar for his century.

World Cup 2023 details

However, India will start their campaign in the upcoming World Cup by playing against Australia on the 8th of October at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Although, as the last round of preparation before the World Cup, the ICC will organize warm-up matches for the teams in three locations. Thiruvananthapuram, Hyderabad, and Guwahati will host ODI World Cup warm-up matches from September 29 to October 3.