Uvais Karnain, a former Sri Lankan medium-pacer, was the first player to take five wickets in his first ODI. The best bowling figures in an ODI debut belong to Kagiso Rabada of South Africa. Rabada made his debut in the first One-Day International (ODI) during South Africa’s 2015 tour of Bangladesh, picking six wickets for 16 runs in his eight overs.
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Rabada made his debut in the first One-Day International (ODI)
Kagiso Rabada, a fast bowler from South Africa, has the best bowling figures for an ODI debut. In 2015, when South Africa went on a tour of Bangladesh, Rabada made his debut in the first One-Day International (ODI). He bowled eight overs and got six wickets for only 16 runs. Bangladesh chose to bat first, and Rabada got off to a great start by getting rid of Tamim Iqbal (zero), Litton Das (zero), Mahmadullah (zero), and Soumya Sarkar (27). Later, the right-arm pacer got rid of Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza (4) and Jubair Hussain (5) to end the home team’s innings after 36.3 overs with a score of 160, which was below par.
South Africa reached the target in 31.1 overs thanks to Faf du Plessis’ unbeaten 63 off 75 balls and Rilee Rossouw’s unbeaten 45 off 53 balls. By eight wickets, the away team won the game. Fidel Edwards of the West Indies is second on the list of bowlers who did the best in their first ODI. In 2003, the right-handed fast bowler took six wickets for 22 runs against Zimbabwe in Harare.
Jan Frylinck, an all-rounder from Namibia
In the fourth one-day international (ODI) of the West Indies’ tour of Zimbabwe, opener Wavell Hinds hit an unbeaten 127 runs to help the tourists reach 256/3 in the 50 overs they were given. Fidel Edwards scared the Zimbabwe batsmen when they were trying to defend 257. In the first four overs of his ODI career, he got rid of Vusi Sibanda (7), Barney Rogers (0), Craig Wishart (0), Mark Vermeulen (6), and Stuart Matsikenyeri (6). Later, he got rid of Tatenda Taibu (66), the wicket-keeper batter, to finish his first ODI with six wickets. By the D/L method, West Indies won the game by 72 runs.
Jan Frylinck, an all-rounder from Namibia, is third on the list. In 2019, during an ICC World Cricket League 2 match in Windhoek, he took five wickets for 13 runs against Oman. After Namibia scored 226/7 in 50 overs, left-arm pacer Jan Frylinck had a great first game and helped his team win by 145 runs. Frylinck took out Khawar Ali (3), Aqib Ilyas (13), captain Zeeshan Maqsood (12), Suraj Kumar (27) and Fayyaz Butt (1) to keep Oman from scoring more than 81 runs while defending a total of 227. Tony Dodemaide of Australia and Uvais Karnain of Sri Lanka round out the top five bowlers who did their best on their first ODI.
Dodemaide took 5/21 with his right arm against Sri Lanka
In 1988, Dodemaide took 5/21 with his right arm against Sri Lanka in Perth, and in 1984, Karnain took 5/26 against New Zealand in Moratuwa. Karnain, a right-handed medium-pace bowler from Sri Lanka, was the first player to take five wickets in their first ODI. Since then, 14 bowlers have taken at least five wickets on their first ODI.
Best bowling figures on ODI debut
|Kagiso Rabada||8||16||6||South Africa||Bangladesh||Mirpur||2015|
|Fidel Edwards||7||22||6||West Indies||Zimbabwe||Harare||2003|
|Tony Dodemaide||7.2||21||5||Australia||Sri Lanka||Perth||1988|
|Uvais Karnain||8||26||5||Sri Lanka||New Zealand||Moratuwa||1984|
|Allan Donald||8.4||29||5||South Africa||India||Kolkata||1991|
|Dasun Shanaka||9||43||5||Sri Lanka||Ireland||Dublin||2016|