ICC World Cup -2019 debuted. On Thursday, the South African captain Faf du Plessis decided to bowl in a toss against England at The Oval ground in London.

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.

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.

Also see: England vs South Africa Live Score and Blog ICC World Cup 2019 First Match

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.

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

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

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