Imran Tahir is the oldest player in this World Cup
New Zealand's off-spinner Deepak Patel in the 1999 World Cup had thrown the first over in the first match of the team
Sports desk South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has set a new record in World Cup cricket. Tahir throws his first over of the ODI World Cup 2019 against England Along with that, he became the first spinner to bowl the first ball in any World Cup season. However, the practice of introducing bowling starts with spinner is outdated. In the 1999 World Cup, New Zealand's off-spinner, Deepak Patel, started bowling in many matches, but it was not the opening match of the World Cup. The 12th World Cup is being played in 2019. Here we are telling you which player in the World Cup did the first over in the first match.
When and who did the first over in the first World Cup
The first World Cup was played in 1975. India's fast bowler Madan Lal made his first over. In 1979, Andy Roberts of the West Indies threw the first ball to Sunil Gavaskar. In 1983, India won the World Cup trophy. Then Kapil Dev was the captain of the team. In this World Cup, Richard Hadley did the first over.
John did the first over in 1987.
In 1987, Vinodan John of Sri Lanka made his first over against Pakistan in the first match. Australia's Craig Mattamot made his first over in the 1992 World Cup against New Zealand. England's Dominic Cork in 1996 and Darren Gough made the first over for England in 1999. Shaun Pollock in 2003 and Umar Gul of Pakistan in the first over in 2007. In 2011, Shafiul Islam of Bangladesh made the first over when Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara scored the first in 2015.