The Indian Premier League, popularly known as IPL is among the festival of cricket initiated by the Board of Cricket Control in the year 2008 in India. The prime reason for initiating this league was to divulge the hidden cricket talent in both India and abroad.
With this new initiative, the Board of Cricket Control introduced several skilled cricket players like Hardik Pandya, JaspritBumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and many more. All these names hold a vital role for the team India is it ODI, T20 Internationals, or even Test matches.
Today through this piece of information, let’s dig into the histories of IPL and learn about the first wicket taken in IPL and other essential details about the wicket-taker.
Who took the first wicket in IPL
The very first match of IPL was held between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in 2008. In this match, Zaheer Khan, the fast bowler from team RCB took the first wicket in IPL 2008. Zaheer Khan picked the wicket of the captain of KKR and the former Indian skipper, Sourav Ganguly in the 6th over and Jacques Kallis took the catch in the slip cordon.
Zaheer Khan, the former cricket player of team India, was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in the same year. Apart from Royal Challengers Bangalore, Zaheer has also represented other IPL teams like Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians.
Zaheer stands to be the solo player or performer who was featured in the inaugural of the first IPL match as well as the 500th IPL match.
He proved to be the best replacement for the fast bowler Sreenath. After RCB, was in the team of Mumbai Indians for 2 years, in 2014.
Since 2015, Zaheer is still connected with Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) as their mentor.
His total score in IPL is 216 runs while the total number of wickets taken is 204 wickets.
First Wicket in IPL History Season wise
Thilan Thushara took the first wicket in IPL 2009. He took the wicket of Sanath Jayasuriya in the 6th over. Matthew Hayden took the catch. Scorecard
Chaminda Vaas took the first wicket in IPL 2010 on the the first ball of the tournament. He took the wicket of Manoj Tiwary and Rohit sharma took the catch. Scorecard
Iqbal Abdulla took the first wicket of IPL 2021 edition by taking the wicket of Murali Vijay in the very first over. Scorecard
First wicket of IPL 2012 goes to the fielder. Faf du Plessis got run out by Ambati Rayudu in the first over of the match. This match was played between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. Scorecard
Brett Lee took the wicket of Unmukt Chand on the opening ball of the IPL 2013 season. UC got out for duck. This match was played between Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders. Scorecard
Lasith Malinga took the 1st wicket of IPL 2014. Gautam Gambhir got out without scoring any run. This match was played between MI and KKR. Scorecard
Morne Morkel took the first wicket of Aaron Finch in the first over of IPL 2015. Scorecard
Ishant Sharma took the first wicket of IPL 2016. Rohit Sharma got LBW out in the second over of the opening match of the season. Scorecard
Aniket Choudhary took the first wicket in IPL 2017. He took the wicket of David Warner in the second over of the match. Scorecard
Deepak Chahar took the first wicket in IPL 2018. Evin Lewis got LBW out in the 3rd over of the match. Scorecard
Harbhajan Singh got the first breakthrough in IPL 2019. He took the wicket of Virat Kohli in the 4th over of the match. Scorecard
Piyush Chawla (spinner) took the first wicket in IPL 2020. Rohit Sharma got out to his bowling in 5th over of the match. Scorecard
First wicket of IPL 2021 belongs to fielder. Rohit sharma got runout. Virat Kohli and Yuzvendra Chahal got him runout in the 4th over of the match. Scorecard
Umesh Yadav from KKR took the first wicket of IPL 2022 and he was Ruturaj Gaikwad from CSK at zero run. He got out without scoring any run. Scorecard