‘Five-wicket’ hauls in ODI on debut : ‘Five-for or ‘Fifer’ is the terminology used to indicate a player claiming ‘five wickets’ in an innings, be it in the Test match or the shorter versions of the game.
Claiming five wickets in an innings is no mean thing and if it is a feat performed against ‘world-class’ teams, it is all the more better.
Well, the bowler would be ‘on the moon’ if he is able to put up such a performance on his debut.
There has been 11 such instances when a bowler has gone on to achieve ‘fifer’ on ODI debut.
Let us take a look at the Top 5 cases: