The first ever wicket in IPL history holds a special place in the hearts of cricket enthusiasts, as it marked the beginning of a thrilling and competitive era in the sport. It was in the inaugural match of the Indian Premier League back in 2008 when the first wicket in IPL was taken, and fans have been witness to countless memorable performances since then.
With only a few days to go before the start of the Tata IPL 2023, 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.
Who took the first wicket in IPL
Sourav Ganguly was the first batsman to be dismissed in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ganguly, who played for the Kolkata Knight Riders, was dismissed by Zaheer Khan in the first match of the IPL, which was held at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai in 2008. Ganguly was caught by Jacques Kallis in the slip cordon off the bowling of Khan in the 6th over of the match.
Ganguly, a former captain of the Indian national team, was a successful batsman in international cricket and a key member of the Kolkata Knight Riders team in the IPL. He played for the team for a number of years, scoring runs and leading the team to victory on many occasions. While he may have been the first batsman to be dismissed in the IPL, he certainly had a successful career in the tournament.
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.
First Wicket in IPL Season wise
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.
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.
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’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.
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 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.
Morning Morkel took the first wicket of Aaron Finch during the first over of the IPL 2015.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Umesh Yadav of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) takes the first wicket of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The batsman dismissed is Ruturaj Gaikwad of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Gaikwad fails to score any runs before being dismissed and is out for a duck.
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