For the first time a spinner threw the first ball of the World Cup
The inaugural match was done by the leg-spinner Imran Tahir, the 40-year-old bowler. That is, Tahir became the first spinner to bowl the first ball of the tournament in the 44-year history of the World Cup. His first ball was faced by Jason Roy.
— bishwa mohan mishra (@mohanbishwa) May 30, 2019
Not only this, Imran Tahir took the wicket of England wicketkeeper batsman Johnny Bairstow (0) on the second ball of the match before the match. Bearesto is behind the wicket by Quinton de Coch. England were the first shock to score only one run.
ICC World Cup Facts
Craig McDermott had bowled John Wright on the first ball of the World Cup-1992 (this Australian bowler had started the over with Wide)
Imran Tahir captured the second ball of the World Cup-2015, caught by Johnny Bairstow.
Second ball of #CWC19 and we have a wicket!
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) May 30, 2019
12 World Cup: The first bowler to bowl:
1975: Madan Lal (India) – John Johnson of England
1979: Andy Roberts (West Indies) – India’s Sunil Gavaskar
1983: Richard Hadlee (New Zealand) – England’s Graeme Faulker
1987: Wei John (Sri Lanka) – Rameez Raja of Pakistan
1992: Craig McDermott (Australia) – New Zealand’s John Wright
1996: Dominic Cork (England) – New Zealand’s Craig Spearman
1999: Darren Gough (England) – Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka
2003: Shaun Pollock (South Africa) – Chris Gayle of West Indies
2007: Umar Gul (Pakistan) to Chris Gayle of the West Indies
2011: Shafiul Islam (Bangladesh) – Virender Sehwag of India
2015: Nuan Kulasekara (Sri Lanka) – Martin Guptill of New Zealand
2019: Imran Tahir (South Africa) – Jason Roy of England
OFF HE GOES!
— ICC (@ICC) May 30, 2019
ICC World Cup 2019 Facts:
- Imran Tahir takes the first wicket of the 2019 World Cup
- Golden Duck in the Junky Bairstow 2019 World Cup
- Root made the first round of the 2019 World Cup
- Eyeon Morgan raises the first half of the 2019 World Cup
- Jason Roy (54) made the first half-century of the 2019 World Cup