Stats: Indian players who got their first ODI wicket via stumping

Kuldeep became only 10th Indian to have their maiden ODI wicket with a stumping.

Kuldeep Yadav India
India’s Kuldeep Yadav celebrates with teammates.
(Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Kuldeep Yadav’s much awaited moment of bowling in a limited-overs International came in the 2nd ODI of the 5-match series where he picked up 3 wickets in his 9 overs against Windies at the Port of Spain. Kuldeep, who earned his maiden call-up for the national side during home ODI series in 2014 had to wait 3 more years to make his International debut in a Test match during the recent home series.

He finally made his ODI debut in the first match of the series but the rain didn’t give India a chance to field. Kuldeep was introduced in the 14th over of Windies innings in the 2nd game but the chinaman bowler didn’t have the greatest of starts going for 23 runs in his first 3 overs including 10 in his first one. He came back well to bag his maiden wicket in this format when Evin Lewis attempted the big shot coming down the ground lured by the flight provided by the wrist spinner but the left-hander completely missed it out and was stumped comfortably by MS Dhoni.


He later trapped Shai Hope in front of stumps, the only man standing in the Windies’ chance and had hit Kuldeep for a few boundaries. Towards the end, the 22-year-old bagged his 3rd wicket of the game as Jason Holder also got stumped as he attempted hit a big one.

By taking his first ODI wicket with as a stomping, Kuldeep became only 10th Indian to record their maiden ODI wicket with a stumping. The last of the previous 9 was Ambati Rayudu in 2014 against England.

Indians whose first ODI wicket was a “stumping”:

Player Batsman Runs scored Wicket-keeper Opposition Venue Date
Anshuman Gaekwad RA Harper 7 KS More  West Indies Nagpur 8-Dec-1987
M Venkataramana JG Wright 70 CS Pandit  New Zealand Vadodara 17-Dec-1988
Vinod Kambli SB Doull 8 V Yadav  New Zealand Delhi 3-Nov-1994
Sunil Joshi PA Strang 19 NR Mongia  Zimbabwe Colombo (SSC) 1-Sep-1996
RL Sanghvi CN Evans 46 NR Mongia  Zimbabwe Vadodara 5-Apr-1998
Harbhajan Singh MJ Horne 16 NR Mongia  New Zealand Sharjah 17-Apr-1998
Hemang Badani AC Parore 9 SS Dighe  New Zealand Colombo (RPS) 20-Jul-2001
Sarandeep Singh ADR Campbell 71 A Ratra  Zimbabwe Kochi 13-Mar-2002
Ambati Rayudu AN Cook 44 MS Dhoni  England Nottingham 30-Aug-2014
Kuldeep Yadav E Lewis 21 MS Dhoni  West Indies Port of Spain 25-Jun-2017



– M Venkataramana played only one ODI in his career.

– Vinod Kambli bowled only once in his ODI career. The wicket he picked was his only wicket in ODIs in the 4 balls he bowled.

– Anshuman Gaekwad bowled in only one game in his ODI career. He picked up one wicket in that innings.

(Stats as on June 26, 2017)