11 popular bowlers who have taken a hat-trick in T20 cricket in 2021
Taking a hat-trick is the dream of every bowler. A hat-trick in football means scoring three goals in one match, while a hat-trick for a bowler in cricket means taking three wickets in three balls. It is not everyone's cup of tea to take a hat-trick in cricket, especially in the T20 format.
However, the year 2021 has been the year of hat-tricks. There have been many hat-tricks in this year so far, and in this article today, we will take a look at the 11 popular bowlers who took three wickets in three balls in a T20 match this year.
1. Siddarth Kaul
Siddarth Kaul was the first Indian to take a hat-trick in T20 matches this year. He accomplished the feat while playing against Karnataka in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. Playing for Punjab, Kaul dismissed Rohan Kadam, Aniruddha Joshi and Abhimanyu Mithun to complete his hat-trick.
2. Rahul Chahar
One day after Kaul, Rahul Chahar took a hat-trick in the Rajasthan vs Madhya Pradesh match. Venkatesh Iyer, Rajat Patidar and Arpit Gaud were his three scalps.
3. Akila Dananjaya
Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya was the first bowler to take a hat-trick in T20I matches in 2021. He took a hat-trick against West Indies by dismissing Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran.
4. Lockie Ferguson
Kiwi speedster Lockie Ferguson took three wickets in three balls for Yorkshire in a T20 Blast match against Lancashire, dismissing Luke Wells, Luke Wood and Tom Hartley.
5. Adam Milne
Another Kiwi pacer who took a hat-trick in T20 Blast 2021 was Adam Milne. The right-arm pacer dismissed Laurie Evans, Ollie Pope and Kyle Jamieson to accomplish the feat.
6. Nathan Ellis
Australia's Nathan Ellis took three wickets in three balls on his T20I debut against Bangladesh. His three victims were Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman and Mahedi Hasan.
7. Harshal Patel
Indian uncapped pacer Harshal Patel became the first player to take three wickets in three balls in IPL. He took a hat-trick for RCB by dismissing Mumbai's Hardik Pandya, Kieron Pollard and Rahul Chahar.
8. Curtis Campher
Ireland's pacer Curtis Campher became the first player in T20 World Cup history to scalp four wickets in four wickets. He dismissed Holland's Colin Ackermann, Ryan ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards and Roelof van der Merwe to complete a double hat-trick.
9. Wanindu Hasaranga
Sri Lanka's Wanindu Hasaranga joined Curtis Campher on the list of bowlers to have taken a hat-trick in T20 World Cup 2021. The right-arm leg-spinner accomplished the feat against South Africa, dismissing Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma and D Pretorius.
10. R Sai Kishore
R Sai Kishore became the first bowler to take 3 wickets in 3 balls in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2021/22. Kishore dismissed Pondicherry's Fabid Ahmed, Subodh Bhati and Iqlas Naha for the achievement.
11. Kagiso Rabada
The latest name to join this elite list is Kagiso Rabada, who took a hat-trick for South Africa in their match against England. Rabada took the wickets of Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan and Eoin Morgan in the final over to help the Proteas win.