Tata IPL 2022: First Wicket in IPL

With only a few days to go before the start of the Tata IPL 2022, the entire cricketing world is getting ready to see a new season of the world’s best T20 competition. As part of this new initiative, the Board of Cricket Control introduced a number of talented cricketers to the public such as Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and many more. In terms of ODI, T20 Internationals, or even Test matches, all of these players play a crucial role in the team India.


I would like to take this opportunity to dig into the history of the IPL through this piece of information and learn a little bit more about the first wicket taken in IPL as well as a few other essential details about the wicket-taker.

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Who took the first wicket in IPL

A match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders was held in 2008, marking the very beginning of the Indian Premier League. As a result of the first wicket in IPL 2008, Zaheer Khan, the fast bowler from the team RCB, was the player to take it. Zaheer Khan picked up the wicket of the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders and former skipper of India, Sourav Ganguly, in the sixth over of the innings. Jacques Kallis took the catch in the slip cordon.

Former cricket player Zaheer Khan, who is a member of the Indian national cricket team, won the Wisden Cricketer of the Year award in the same year. Zaheer has been a member of a number of IPL teams aside from Royal Challengers Bangalore, such as Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians.

Which bowler took the first wicket in ipl history

With Zaheer’s participation in both the inaugural match for the IPL as well as the 500th IPL match, Zaheer has become the only player who has been featured in both games.

He was an excellent replacement for Sreenath’s fast bowling. In 2014, I played for Mumbai Indians for two years after leaving RCB.

As a mentor for Delhi Capitals ( Delhi Daredevils), Zaheer is still associated with Delhi Daredevils since 2015. As for his total score in the IPL, he has made 216 runs while his total number of wickets is 204 wickets.

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First Wicket in IPL Season wise

IPL 2009

Thilan Thushara took the first wicket of IPL 2009. At the start of the sixth over, he took the wicket of Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya. Matthew Hayden was able to take the catch. 

IPL 2010

First wicket in IPL 2010 was taken by Chaminda Vaas on the first ball. The wicket of Manoj Tiwary was taken by him and Rohit Sharma caught the ball. 

IPL 2011

Taking the wicket of Murali Vijay in the very first over of IPL 2021 edition, Iqbal Abdulla took the first wicket of the new edition.

IPL 2012

IPL 2012’s first wicket has been taken by a fielder. Ambati Rayudu got Faf du Plessis out early in the match, when he was run out by Ambati Rayudu. There were two teams in the match, Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. 

IPL 2013

Unmukt Chand was bowled by Brett Lee on the opening ball of IPL 2013. UC was out for a duck. The match took place between the Delhi Daredevils and the Kolkata Knight Riders. 

IPL 2014

IPL 2014 saw the first wicket taker of the year be Lasith Malinga. Gautam Gambhir got out without scoring a run in the first match. The match was between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders. 

IPL 2015

Morning Morkel took the first wicket of Aaron Finch during the first over of the IPL 2015.

IPL 2016

Ishant Sharma took the first wicket of the 2016 IPL. In the second over of the opening match of the season, Rohit Sharma was caught behind, LBW. 

IPL 2017

In the first match of the 2017 Indian Premier League, Aniket Choudhary took the first wicket. In the second over of the match, he burst into the pavilion and secured the wicket of David Warner.

IPL 2018

The first wicket in IPL 2018 was taken by Deepak Chahar. In the third over of the game, Evin Lewis was run out by LBW. 

IPL 2019

The first breakthrough of IPL 2019 has been achieved by Harbhajan Singh. As the 4th over of the match comes to an end, he has taken the wicket of Virat Kohli. 

IPL 2020

The first wicket in IPL 2020 was taken by Piyush Chawla (spinner). In the 5th over of the match, Rohit Sharma was able to get a wicket due to his bowling. 

IPL 2021

The first wicket of IPL 2021 belongs to a fielder. Rohit Sharma was run out by a fielder. He was run out in the fourth over of the match by Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal. 

IPL 2022

The IPL 2022 will start soon at the end of March or at the beginning of April. It will be interesting to see who gets the first wicket in this year’s IPL. Ten teams will be participating in this year’s IPL.

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