An ODI hat trick is an occasion when a bowler takes three wickets on three continuous deliveries in a One day International match. This event happens very rarely and in about 2500 One day International matches, only 24 hat tricks have been recorded. The term hat-trick was initially used in 1858 to describe HH Stephenson’s feat. In 1878, this term was used for the first time in print. Although, One day International cricket began on 5th January 1971, the first ODI hat-trick was recorded in the 158th One day International in September 1982 and was achieved by Jalal-ud-Din of Pakistan while playing against Australia.
Youngest and oldest player
The youngest player to take an One day International hat trick is Aaqib Javed of Pakistan, who achieved this feat when he was 19 years 81 days old. Similarly, the oldest player is Eddo Brandes of Zimbabwe, who attained this feat when he was 33 years 305 days old.
There are only 3 cricketers who have taken 2 One day International hat tricks – Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka, Saqlain Mushtaq of Pakistan and Wasim Akram of Pakistan.
The sole spinner to take an One day International hat trick is Saqlain Mushtaq of Pakistan. Lasith Malinga of Sri Lanka took 4 wickets in 4 deliveries against South Africa in the 2007 World Cup and is the singular bowler who has taken more than three continuous wickets. Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka is the singular bowler to take a hat-trick in the first three deliveries of a One day International match.
|Jalal-ud-Din||Pakistan||20th September 1982|
|Bruce Reid||Australia||29th January 1986|
|Chetan Sharma||India||31st October 1987|
|Wasim Akram||Pakistan||14th October 1989|
|Wasim Akram||Pakistan||4th May 1990|
|Kapil Dev||India||4th January 1991|
|Aaqib Javed||Pakistan||25th October 1991|
|Danny Morrison||New Zealand||25th March 1994|
|Waqar Younis||Pakistan||19th December 1994|
|Saqlain Mushtaq||Pakistan||3rd April 1996|
|Eddo Brandes||Zimbabwe||3rd January 1997|
|Anthony Stuart||Australia||16th January 1997|
|Saqlain Mushtaq||Pakistan||11th June 1999|
|Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||8th December 2001|
|Mohammad Sami||Pakistan||15th February 2002|
|Chaminda Vaas||Sri Lanka||14th February 2003|
|Brett Lee||Australia||15th March 2003|
|James Anderson||England||20th June 2003|
|Steve Harmison||England||1st September 2004|
|Charl Langeveldt||South Africa||11th May 2005|
|Shahadat Hossain||Bangladesh||2nd August 2006|
|Jerome Taylor||West Indies||18th October 2006|
|Shane Bond||New Zealand||14th January 2007|
|Lasith Malinga||Sri Lanka||28th March 2007|