Top 9 bowlers with 5 wicket hauls on World cup debut
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Top 9 bowlers with 5 wicket hauls on World cup debut: On a grand stage like the World cup, one must do something remarkable to be remembered in the history of the tournament. Here are 8 such bowlers who took 5 or more wickets in their first match on the World cup platform.
9. Winston Davis (WI) 7/51 vs. Australia (1983)
Winston Davis would have been a regular for West Indies, had his career not coincided with the careers of the great West Indian pace quartet. He still made his mark with a devastating spell of 7-51 against the Australia in the 1983 World cup.
He got most of key players out like Kepler Wessels, Allan Border, Kim Hughes, David Hookes and others. His final tally read 10.3 overs, 51 runs and 7 wickets. It was the first 7 wicket haul in ODIs. He overhauled the record of Gary Gilmour who got 6 wickets for 14 runs in the 1975 World cup semi-final.