Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

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Cricket, a game of glorious uncertainties, has its moments of sheer brilliance and, well, not-so-brilliant ones.

While the roaring centuries and magical bowling spells often steal the limelight, there's a lesser-discussed aspect that's equally intriguing.

Ever heard of the record for most ducks in career? No? Well, it's not the feathery kind we're talking about, but a batsman's unexpected rendezvous with the number zero.

Dive in, and you might just find yourself chuckling, empathizing, or even marveling at the tales that unfold.

Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


Memories of breathtaking centuries, heart-stopping finishes, and bowlers' enchantments frequently come to mind when cricket is discussed.

However, we're going off the beaten path today and looking into some obscure cricket statistics. It's not about the grandeur of a player's achievements but rather a quirky, unexpected side of the game.

Let me paint a picture for you before you rush to judgment: picture the silence and expectation within the stadium, and then... a duck!

We are about to enter the realm of Most Ducks in a Career in One-Day Internationals, Twenty20 Internationals, and Tests.

It's a disc that could make you wonder, feel sorry for, or laugh out loud. So, get ready, because we're going on an adventure into the cricket hall of... ducks!


Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
5910M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL)1992-20114953281191936679.26266872.5619641
5400CA Walsh (WI)1984-200133726494125730*7.39253949.50100+28+
5310342ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL)1989-2011586651352103234034.142591081.172486352
4910GD McGrath (AUS/ICC)1993-200737620789761616.44181841.85581
49131SCJ Broad (ENG)2006-202334433876430916916.44643466.9748068
4713654DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL)1997-2015652725622595737439.154010064.732679170
46276DL Vettori (ICC/NZ)1997-201544238386698914023.531069265.3674534
45133Wasim Akram (PAK)1984-2003460427746615257*18.739597+68.39*571+178+
4430Z Khan (Asia/IND)2000-20143092326120367511.90346958.6921053
44130SK Warne (AUS/ICC)1992-20073393064641729916.04688360.6141350
445111Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK)1996-2018524508401119615623.929809114.141053476
4410542CH Gayle (ICC/WI)1999-2021483551351959333337.972537077.222332553
4320SL Malinga (SL)2004-202034018961978647.64154163.469032
438341Younis Khan (PAK)2000-2017408491451779031339.882936760.571691138
4210JM Anderson (ENG)2002-20233963391561614818.81394140.952053
4010I Sharma (IND)2007-202119917362865577.79278031.11951
3910CEL Ambrose (WI)1988-20002742416520785311.80406551.1121122
3914671RT Ponting (AUS/ICC)1995-2012560668702748325745.954013068.482781246
3800CS Martin (NZ)2000-2013971125513612*2.3864820.98150
3792Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND)1998-201636728663356911516.00504570.7438081
37141WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL)1994-20094393841085147100*18.64987052.1450438
376635HH Gibbs (SA)1996-2010361417241466122837.302230965.711862187
377619BB McCullum (NZ)2002-2016432474471467630234.371787282.111552398
379535SR Waugh (AUS)1985-20044935481041849620041.653243257.03170588
3600Waqar Younis (PAK)1989-20033492596619794510.25355155.7319137
369425Tamim Iqbal (BAN/ICC/World)2007-2023391452191524920635.212099772.621768189
3500M Dillon (WI)1997-200514611923776438.08179243.308710
3570TG Southee (NZ)2008-202336827466298777*14.36333289.64274126
3551A Kumble (Asia/IND)1990-2008403309793444110*14.97799143.0935915
357627MS Atapattu (SL)1990-2007360416471403624938.0324986+56.17*141919
359738ME Waugh (AUS)1988-2002372445371652917340.512641362.57149598
358339TM Dilshan (SL)1999-2016497527641767119338.162187980.762011112
3512935Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/ICC/PAK)1991-2007499551762058032943.323217263.962076193
345512GW Flower (ZIM)1992-20102883372410028201*32.031973650.81906+53+
346421Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)2003-2021392429361278022432.511721374.241370214
3413779V Kohli (IND)2008-20235165728626361254*54.243323479.312603290
34164100SR Tendulkar (IND)1989-20136647827434357248*48.5250817+67.58*4076+264
3340Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BAN)2001-20203102644429617913.45350484.50273107
338133AC Gilchrist (AUS/ICC)1996-20083964293215461204*38.941691091.431866262
33616MV Boucher (Afr/ICC/SA)1997-20124674488710469147*29.001680862.281034105
339517SP Fleming (ICC/NZ)1994-20083964633115319274*35.462697956.78176089
3311153BC Lara (ICC/WI)1990-20074305213822358400*46.283283968.082601221
3314962JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA)1995-2014519617972553422449.104534656.302455254
3200RAS Lakmal (SL)2009-20221671635011854210.48235150.4013315
3280B Lee (AUS)1999-20123222126827286418.94421764.6926057
3250J Srinath (IND)1991-20032962135918927612.28314660.1317225
32309Mohammad Ashraful (Asia/BAN)2001-201326131118665519022.711124359.1973762
32303SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA)1995-2008423370113738613028.731132765.2066497
3100DK Morrison (NZ)1987-199714411450550428.59209626.24433
3100M Morkel (Afr/SA/World)2006-20182471594612344010.92223055.3317013
3110Umar Gul (PAK)2003-201623715936119965*9.74200259.8911044
3100M Ntini (ICC/SA)1998-20112841677190842*9.45174851.9412214
312711Kamran Akmal (PAK)2002-2017268283266871158*26.73887677.4185082
315512BKG Mendis (SL)2015-202323628615876724532.351201872.94932163
317620Saleem Malik (PAK)1982-1999386410601293823736.9620289+61.85*1192+41+
317238V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/IND)1999-2013374443151725331940.311864192.552408243
318019Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)2005-20234535007014661219*34.092243565.341385169
30288MM Ali (ENG)2014-2023284297396558155*25.41914371.72662172
305323JM Bairstow (ENG)2011-20232723303311184167*37.651479575.591263209
306527NJ Astle (NZ)1995-2007308358251186622235.631930661.461339127
30878A Ranatunga (SL)1982-20003624105912561135*35.7818243+64.62*1057+104+
3010045RG Sharma (IND)2007-2023460480621814526443.402088586.881728575
2910GP Wickramasinghe (SL)1990-200217412829899519.08164854.55866
2900AA Donald (SA)1991-200323613451747379.00213534.98680
2900KAJ Roach (WI)2008-20231851866214484111.67360740.1415920
29325RS Kaluwitharana (SL)1990-2004238259185644132*23.41797970.7369523
29262E Chigumbura (Afr/ZIM)2004-202028428135580211723.58719180.68471165
29419N Kapil Dev (IND)1978-1994356382549031175*27.539171+86.16*848+128+
297623MJ Guptill (NZ)2009-20223674022713463237*35.901656581.271385383
2910738SC Ganguly (Asia/IND)1992-2008424488401857523941.462948662.992022247
299340LRPL Taylor (NZ)2006-2022450510841819929042.722484773.241766273
2800CJ McDermott (AUS)1984-199620916830137242*9.94220862.1312614
286314JC Buttler (ENG)2011-20233443515610634162*36.041150692.42987317
2815363KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL)2000-2015594666672801631946.774208666.563015159
2700Danish Kaneria (PAK)2000-2010799441372297.0176548.62473
2700ST Gabriel (WI)2012-2023861044325320*4.1472334.99296
27131MG Johnson (AUS)2005-2015256217553125123*19.29461867.6633657
27448A Flintoff (ENG/ICC)1998-200922725926731516731.391007872.58828177
275116PR Stirling (IRE)2008-202329229014928417733.63935499.251032263
27264IA Healy (AUS)1988-1999287302596120161*25.181086456.3350210
277319AJ Stewart (ENG)1989-2003303397351314019036.292423054.231590+36
2621Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK)1995-2004218176521638101*13.20503732.5112711
2630HMRKB Herath (SL)1999-201818118046184780*13.78363450.822118
264518WU Tharanga (Asia/SL)2005-2019292307219112174*31.861269771.76107973
265310H Masakadza (ZIM)2001-201931335089543178*27.901415567.411000174
267117Yuvraj Singh (Asia/IND)2000-2017402391551177816935.051406483.741245251
269739Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/PAK)1998-2010381432521730022345.522735763.231747142
2500AR Caddick (ENG)1993-200311613330111049*10.77290138.2612110
2520Mohammed Shami (IND)2013-20231861394996456*10.71126276.389934
25383Habibul Bashar (BAN)1995-20081612046519411326.23860660.35584+14
255119AJ Finch (AUS)2011-202225425515880417236.68896998.16871255
25243JO Holder (WI)2013-2023257265525441202*25.54787069.13513141
255226ME Trescothick (ENG)2000-2006202268161032621940.971590364.93138284
25283AC Parore (NZ)1990-200225728951617911025.961226650.3748548
25487SK Raina (IND)2005-201832229148798812032.87864092.45721182
255427AJ Strauss (ENG)2003-2012231308141131517738.481964457.60133035
256416EJG Morgan (ENG/IRE)2006-2022379361561085914835.601153094.18917346
256417MN Samuels (WI)2000-2018345388431113426032.271706865.231207219
259914Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)2006-2023430471541440621734.541827378.831480131

Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: ODI


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
346828ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL)1989-2011445433181343018932.361472591.201500270
30396Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK)1996-201539836927806412423.576892117.00730351
286-Wasim Akram (PAK)1984-20033562805537178616.52420888.33247+121+
287719DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL)1998-2015448418391265014433.371602078.96111976
261-SL Malinga (SL)2004-201922611936567566.8376174.504521
25--M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL)1993-20113501626367433*6.8086977.565012
251-WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL)1994-200832222072202550*13.68279672.4212722
255425CH Gayle (ICC/WI)1999-2019301294171048021537.831201987.191128331
24232RS Kaluwitharana (SL)1990-2004189181143711102*22.22477677.7041117
234-DL Vettori (ICC/NZ)1997-20152951875722538317.33271582.9817515
223721HH Gibbs (SA)1996-201024824016809417536.13972183.26930128
22487Younis Khan (PAK)2000-201526525523724914431.24962875.2957856
20141SM Pollock (Afr/ICC/SA)1996-200830320572351913026.45405986.6924858
20325BB McCullum (NZ)2002-201626022828608316630.41631296.37577200
208310Inzamam-ul-Haq (Asia/PAK)1991-20073783505311739137*39.521581274.24971144
208230RT Ponting (AUS/ICC)1995-2012375365391370416442.031704680.391231162
209649SR Tendulkar (IND)1989-20124634524118426200*44.832136886.232016195
191-J Srinath (IND)1991-2003229121388835310.63110979.626217
19141AC Parore (NZ)1992-200217916132331410825.68486768.0916936
193811Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)2003-2019218216156614140*32.90863376.61664110
194116NJ Astle (NZ)1995-2007223217147090145*34.92976072.6472086
195614Tamim Iqbal (BAN)2007-202324324012835715836.651064278.52925103
19475Saleem Malik (PAK)1982-199928325638717010232.88938376.41514+34+
195516AC Gilchrist (AUS/ICC)1996-200828727911961917235.89992296.941162149
1814-Habibul Bashar (BAN)1995-2007111105521687821.68358660.45183+10
18--A Kumble (Asia/IND)1990-2007271136479382610.53153661.06576
18406GW Flower (ZIM)1992-2010221214186571142*33.52972367.58557+37+
184714EJG Morgan (ENG/IRE)2006-202224823034770114839.29844791.16654220
18494A Ranatunga (SL)1982-1999269255477456131*35.84957177.90523+64+
185214Yuvraj Singh (Asia/IND)2000-201730427840870115036.55992487.67908155
17--Harbhajan Singh (Asia/IND)1998-20152361283512374913.30152681.069235
1712-Moin Khan (PAK)1990-200421918341326672*23.00401781.3021861
17403AD Mathews (SL)2008-2023226195485916139*40.24713682.9046890
17192E Chigumbura (Afr/ZIM)2004-201821319826434011725.23542380.02343106
173715WU Tharanga (Asia/SL)2005-2019235223176951174*33.74915575.9279852
17498SP Fleming (ICC/NZ)1994-2007280269218037134*32.401124271.4982363
176411PA de Silva (SL)1984-200330829630928414534.901144381.13712+102+
178617JH Kallis (Afr/ICC/SA)1996-2014328314531157913944.361588572.89911137
163-B Lee (AUS)2000-20122211104411765917.81140783.586935
164-P Utseya (ZIM)2004-201516413248140668*16.73241058.348817
16222T Taibu (Afr/ZIM)2001-2012150137213393107*29.25502067.5823532
163017AJ Finch (AUS)2013-202214614235406153*38.89616287.73532129
163918MJ Guptill (NZ)2009-2022198195197346237*41.73841587.29750187
16261MV Boucher (Afr/SA)1998-2011295221574686147*28.57552884.7635683
165018ME Waugh (AUS)1988-200224423620850017339.351105376.9065157
165531RG Sharma (IND)2007-2023260252361061526449.141158491.63986316
167149V Kohli (IND)2008-2023290278441367718358.441462193.541281149
166319BC Lara (ICC/WI)1990-2007299289321040516940.481308679.511042133
167222SC Ganguly (Asia/IND)1992-2007311300231136318341.021541673.701122190
15--CJ McDermott (AUS)1985-19961387817432377.0849287.80368
15148Salman Butt (PAK)2004-201078784272513636.82357276.283437
15--Z Khan (Asia/IND)2000-20122001013579234*12.00107873.466924
152-Mohammad Rafique (Asia/BAN)1995-20071251061711917713.38166371.6111029
15133KA Pollard (WI)2007-20221231139270611926.01286694.41171135
15--Waqar Younis (PAK)1989-2003262139459693710.30144567.055821
151-Mashrafe Mortaza (Asia/BAN)2001-202022015828178751*13.74204187.5515062
15306A Symonds (AUS)1998-200919816133508815639.75550492.44449103
15319Ramiz Raja (PAK)1985-1997198197155841119*32.09922663.31469+14+
15354RS Mahanama (SL)1986-1999213198235162119*29.49852160.57331+17+
153911BRM Taylor (ZIM)2004-2021205203156684145*35.55872176.64599106
15345H Masakadza (ZIM)2001-201920920845658178*27.73772873.2158586
154320Saeed Anwar (PAK)1989-200324724419882419439.211093880.6793897
15449Shoaib Malik (PAK)1999-201928725840753414334.55919981.90603113
156415Mohammad Yousuf (Asia/PAK)1998-2010288273409720141*41.711294275.1078590
15453SR Waugh (AUS)1986-2002325288587569120*32.90997175.9153068
159325KC Sangakkara (Asia/ICC/SL)2000-2015404380411423416941.981804878.86138588
14--GD McGrath (AUS/ICC)1993-20072506838115113.8323648.7270
148-DR Smith (WI)2004-201510589515609718.57168392.6914264
14263BKG Mendis (SL)2016-20231211189350912232.19406586.3234862
14212V Sibanda (Afr/ZIM)2003-20161271264299411624.54471663.4832835
14185PV Simmons (WI)1987-199914313811367512228.93540767.96376+44+
14203Mohammad Ashraful (Asia/BAN)2001-201317716913346810922.23494770.1035429
14365SK Raina (IND)2005-2018226194355615116*35.31600593.50476120
14233Abdul Razzaq (Asia/PAK)1996-201126522857508011229.70625281.25382124
143710Ijaz Ahmed (PAK)1986-2000250232296564139*32.33817480.30531+87+
143815V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/IND)1999-20132512459827321935.057929104.331132136
131-TG Southee (NZ)2008-202316095357315512.1876196.055826
13--CEL Ambrose (WI)1988-2000176963663931*10.6598564.873910
13--Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK)1995-2003169983871137*11.85143449.58454
1381TM Odoyo (Afr/KENYA)1996-2014136119162420111*23.49343870.38193+57+
132112ME Trescothick (ENG)2000-20061231226433513737.37508785.2152841
134-KMDN Kulasekara (SL)2003-20171841233713277315.43162981.469539
13243SO Tikolo (Afr/KENYA)1996-201413513012342811129.05452475.77353+33+
13141AL Logie (WI)1981-1993158133362809109*28.95380173.90209+9+
13192L Klusener (SA)1996-2004171137503576103*41.10397789.9129376
132814PR Stirling (IRE)2008-20231561503562317738.25643087.44605136
132511JC Buttler (ENG)2012-2023178151264961162*39.684229117.30403167
13284AJ Stewart (ENG)1989-200317016214467711631.60684168.36469+26
13141N Kapil Dev (IND)1978-1994225198393783175*23.79397995.07291+67+
13554A Flower (ZIM)1992-200321320816678614535.34909774.59532+26+
135717DL Haynes (WI)1978-1994238237288648152*41.371370763.09768+53+
135911MS Atapattu (SL)1990-2007268259328529132*37.571259467.7273415
138312R Dravid (Asia/ICC/IND)1996-2011344318401088915339.161528571.2395042
12--AA Donald (SA)1991-2003164401895134.3127934.0520
121-Mujeeb Ur Rahman (AFG)2017-2023754014236649.0726290.07259
12--GP Wickramasinghe (SL)1990-20021346424344328.6054363.35172
123-Wahab Riaz (PAK)2008-202091661574054*14.5084987.165530
12125Litton Das (BAN)2015-202386857253417632.48292286.7227244
12122KO Otieno (KENYA)1996-200990871201614423.44356156.61202+31+
1217-KJ Hughes (AUS)1977-19859788619689824.00291967.4214112

Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: T20i


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
13231PR Stirling (IRE)2009-2023131130113408115*28.632509135.83394123
121-K Irakoze (RWN)2021-202365485404609.39365110.682620
1251KJ O'Brien (IRE)2008-202111010310197312421.211507130.9216582
11--RW Chakabva (ZIM)2008-2022494926824814.51557122.445927
115-Soumya Sarkar (BAN)2015-20227272312126817.56990122.4211946
10131TM Dilshan (SL)2006-20168079121889104*28.191567120.5422333
108-Umar Akmal (PAK)2009-201984791416909426.001377122.7312255
105-MD Shanaka (SL)2015-2023888318135174*20.781109121.829668
10294RG Sharma (IND)2007-202214814017385311831.322767139.24348182
9--DK Anefie (GHA)2019-2023312442184610.90190114.73911
94-LJ Wright (ENG)2007-20145145575999*18.97554137.006831
91-AD Russell (WI)2011-20216757197415119.50475156.004262
97-MM Ali (ENG)2014-2023786716110972*21.74771143.838460
9101RD Berrington (SCOT)2008-2023857715203210032.771534132.4617669
8--SL Malinga (SL)2006-2020843312136276.4716184.4795
81-Simi Singh (IRE)2018-202253401129657*10.20273108.42188
8--Z Bimenyimana (RWN)2021-2023554212249308.30191130.361417
85-SJ Myburgh (NED)2012-20224544291571*21.78799114.5110028
87-CS MacLeod (SCOT)2009-20226461912387423.801115111.0310723
821O Tuyisenge (RWN)2021-2023616141107100*19.421023108.2111825
83-NLTC Perera (ICC/SL/World)2010-202184742212046123.15794151.638864
81-GH Dockrell (IRE)2010-2023125772990058*18.75685131.386233
84-Shahid Afridi (ICC/PAK)2006-2018999112141654*17.92944150.0010373
86-Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)2006-20221029316150072*19.481304115.0312637
8192AJ Finch (AUS)2011-202210310312312017234.282189142.53309125
812-Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)2006-20231171161623828423.821946122.4024250
7--G Sesay (SLE)2021-20232721510923*6.8118957.6734
72-RE van der Merwe (NED/SA)2009-202252361446575*21.13365127.393713
73-N Vanua (PNG)2015-20235142106747121.06470143.403146
73-KD Shah (HKG)2014-2023494587067919.08660106.965517
7--L Siaka (PNG)2015-2023514546714516.36598112.204921
7--Rashid Khan (AFG/ICC)2015-202382462137048*14.80286129.372323
7--C Rubagumya (RWN)2021-2023524765424013.2163385.62298
71-M Akayezu (RWN)2021-202358484340517.72333102.102616
76-ADS Fletcher (WI)2008-20215452795084*21.11853111.376651
75-Kamran Akmal (PAK)2006-2017585369877321.00825119.6310031
74-Rohan Mustafa (UAE)2014-20235853510067720.95827121.6410827
79-BN Cooper (NED)2013-2021585511123991*28.15993124.7711838
7131S Ssesazi (UGA)2021-2023636171684100*31.181369123.0018055
78-JJ Roy (ENG)2014-20226464115227824.151106137.6115369
75-Nizakat Khan (HKG)2014-20237169112698118.661080117.5011833
714-Mohammad Hafeez (PAK)2006-202111910813251499*26.462060122.0325176
6--AC Evans (SCOT)2015-2022351021081.251758.8210
6--YYM Jakda (LES)2021-20221311024102.182596.0012
6--Sultan Ahmed (UAE)2017-20222516564185.816795.5214
6--Bilal Khan (OMA)2015-2023642012256*3.124456.8110
6--AL Phehlukwayo (SA)2017-20223821614927*9.93129115.50164
6--Mustafizur Rahman (BAN)2015-20238524968154.538976.4034
6--WJ Cope (LUX)2020-2023302772254911.25200112.50301
6--K Nestor (GIBR)2019-2023312752513511.4027092.96239
61-Sahir Naqash (GER)2019-202338271136851*23.00277132.852812
6--Umar Gul (PAK)2007-201660279165329.16156105.761110
61-BJ McCarthy (IRE)2017-202344281027151*15.05212127.831915
6--NN Odhiambo (KENYA)2007-2022433152844110.92272104.41316
6--C Karunaratne (SL)2021-20234234162913116.16274106.201512
6--O Manishimwe (RWN)2022-2023403453193111.0041976.13203
61-T Bavuma (SA)2019-2023363546707221.61567118.166216
63-C de Grandhomme (NZ)2012-2021413975055915.78365138.352730
6--Mashrafe Mortaza (BAN)2006-20175439113773613.46277136.102823
61-K Waiswa (UGA)2020-20235543661566*16.62555110.816016
61-Imad Wasim (PAK)2015-202366441248664*15.18369131.704711
611AA Obanda (KENYA)2007-202351474797103*18.53670118.9510025
66-LJ Tucker (IRE)2016-202359558101394*21.55820123.539325
63-E Chigumbura (ZIM)2006-20205756989354*19.00635140.626153
6--JDS Neesham (NZ)2012-202369561882448*21.68521158.156345
63-Afif Hossain (BAN)2018-202366619109477*21.03908120.487938
69-LMP Simmons (WI)2007-2021686710152791*26.781264120.8014068
6131Syed Aziz (MAL)2019-2023696712175912631.981204146.0917185
68-Sikandar Raza (ZIM)2013-20237168414368722.431097130.9011060
68-Fakhar Zaman (PAK)2017-20237669314339121.711118128.1714348
611-JP Duminy (SA)2007-2019817525193496*38.681532126.2413871
671Tamim Iqbal (BAN/ICC/World)2007-2020787851758103*24.081503116.9618845
6141Q de Kock (SA)2012-202380799227710032.521658137.3323586
67-LRPL Taylor (NZ)2006-2020102942119096326.151560122.3712171
6241DA Warner (AUS)2009-20229999112894100*32.882048141.30295105
6201JC Buttler (ENG)2011-2023109100212766101*35.011912144.66244117
65-Mohammad Nabi (AFG)2010-20231091011918258922.251323137.9412593
5--T Turan (TKY)2019-2022660110.16234.3400
5--H Fennell (Arg)2019-2023191134225*5.254593.3361
5--D Maisuria (BOT)2019-2023331135332*6.627372.6011
51-Anoop Orsu (LUX)2022-20231412413058*16.25113115.0487
5--JB Abega (CAM)2021-20221413037112.849240.2110
5--T Shamsi (SA)2017-20236313894*1.802634.6100
5--S Conteh (SLE)2021-202322161117347.8018961.9090
5--A Halbhavi (LUX)2021-2023161602234813.93207107.72293
5--PA van Meekeren (NED)2013-20225817399247.0783119.2775
5--CAK Walton (WI)2014-2018191702254013.23203110.832311
5--AJ Ayannaike (NGA)2019-202120190129336.7816677.71103
5--P Silas (BOT)2019-2023291942104114.00201104.47114
5--Abdur Razzak (BAN)2006-20143420104194.107455.4010
51-WAE Burton (SRB)2021-2023212023538319.61239147.694219
5--Ibrahim Rizan (MDV)2019-202324209539*4.818860.2230
5--Anwar Arudin (MAL)2019-2021212102113210.04207101.93247
5--PF Gallagher (Fin)2019-2023222232383612.52190125.261714
511PK Matautaava (VAN)2019-20232323240610319.33280145.002725
5--J Bangura (SLE)2021-2023272423404615.4548869.67233
52-Rizwan Cheema (CAN)2008-2019242423897217.68314123.883328
5--Aamir Kaleem (OMA)2015-20223325436646*17.42340107.643010
51-Aaftab Alam Khan (MLT)2021-20232726728971*15.21235122.972611
52-A Mansale (VAN)2019-20232726344157*19.17397111.082715

Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: Test


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
43--CA Walsh (WI)1984-20011321856193630*7.54208844.827719
39131SCJ Broad (ENG)2007-202316724441366216918.03560765.3143855
36--CS Martin (NZ)2000-2013711045212312*2.3661520.00150
351-GD McGrath (AUS)1993-200712413851641617.36157040.82511
341-I Sharma (IND)2007-202110514247785578.26256830.56881
3412-SK Warne (AUS)1992-20071451991731549917.32547057.6535337
331-M Muralidaran (ICC/SL)1992-20101331645612616711.67179470.2814629
311-JM Anderson (ENG)2003-20231832561101340819.17337839.661823
293-Z Khan (IND)2000-2014921272412317511.95238151.7014128
26--M Dillon (WI)1997-200438683549438.44138139.75767
261-CEL Ambrose (WI)1988-2000981452914395312.40308046.7217212
25--Danish Kaneria (PAK)2000-2010618433360297.0574348.45463
24--DK Morrison (NZ)1987-1997487126379428.42169622.34351
23--BS Chandrasekhar (IND)1964-1979588039167224.07345+19.4212+0
23--ST Gabriel (WI)2012-202359883422920*4.2466034.69286
233-HMRKB Herath (SL)1999-20189314428169980*14.64340549.892016
22--M Morkel (SA)2006-201886104239444011.65185850.801435
221716MS Atapattu (SL)1990-20079015615550224939.0212384+44.426854
225032SR Waugh (AUS)1985-2004168260461092720051.062246148.64117520
21--SJ Harmison (ENG/ICC)2002-200963862374349*11.79129957.199710
21--RAS Lakmal (SL)2010-202270109259344211.11193648.2411412
21--M Ntini (SA)1998-20091011164569932*9.84143948.571048
21--Waqar Younis (PAK)1989-2003871202110104510.20210647.9513316
20--MS Panesar (ENG)2006-2013506823220264.8874929.37231
201-BS Bedi (IND)1966-1979671012865650*8.98600+43.1651+3
20--KAJ Roach (WI)2009-2023791252511374111.37301137.7613514
20236DL Vettori (ICC/NZ)1997-201411317423453114030.00778758.1855617
204616MA Atherton (ENG)1989-200111521277728185*37.692060937.499044
19--FH Edwards (WI)2003-2012558828394306.56139728.20482
19--MJ Hoggard (ENG)2000-2008679227473387.27209022.63420
19--K Rabada (SA)2015-20236093178974711.80182749.0911516
19--AR Caddick (ENG)1993-200362951286149*10.37250634.351027
19111MG Johnson (AUS)2007-201573109162065123*22.20353658.3924731
196-Wasim Bari (PAK)1967-1984811122613668515.881755+33.5096+2
19--DL Underwood (ENG)1966-1982861163593745*11.562456+35.9991+0
1992Harbhajan Singh (IND)1998-201510314523222411518.22343264.8027742
193519Azhar Ali (PAK)2010-202297180117142302*42.261703341.9369422
194720ME Waugh (AUS)1991-2002128209178029153*41.811536052.2784441
193334Younis Khan (PAK)2000-2017118213191009931352.051937552.12108270
18--N Pradeep (SL)2011-201728501713217*4.0036136.56190
182-Mohammed Shami (IND)2013-202364892775056*12.09100574.628325
18224IA Healy (AUS)1988-1999119182234356161*27.39876049.724255
171-GP Wickramasinghe (SL)1991-200140645555519.40110550.22694
171-J Garner (WI)1977-19875868146726012.441146+48.0855+15
172-JA Snow (ENG)1965-19764971147727313.541951+35.9873+4
171-N Wagner (NZ)2012-202363832484266*14.27166050.729334
17--AA Donald (SA)1992-20027294336523710.68185635.12660
172-PM Siddle (AUS)2008-201967941511645114.73246847.161254
17265A Flintoff (ENG/ICC)1998-2009791309384516731.77619762.0451382
1782TG Evans (ENG)1946-19599113314243910420.49600+45.50191+7
176-TG Southee (NZ)2008-20239413411197677*16.06237683.1619783
1773Wasim Akram (PAK)1985-2002104147192898257*22.645389+52.82324+57
17--NM Lyon (AUS)2011-20231221534413744712.60274850.0017713
1751A Kumble (IND)1990-2008132173322506110*17.77645538.823029
17355MV Boucher (ICC/SA)1997-201214720624551512530.301100550.1165620
174834BC Lara (ICC/WI)1990-2006131232611953400*52.881975360.51155988
176241RT Ponting (AUS)1995-2012168287291337825751.852278258.72150973
16--DE Malcolm (ENG)1989-1997405819236296.0551545.82317
1610-JE Emburey (ENG)1978-199564962017137522.53481135.601956
16183KR Rutherford (NZ)1985-1995569982465107*27.08535446.0431415
1686Mohammad Ashraful (BAN)2001-2013611195273719024.00594046.0733522
16156GW Flower (ZIM)1992-20046712363457201*29.541001334.5234916
162110MW Gatting (ENG)1978-19957913814440920735.55976445.1555211
162912KC Brathwaite (WI)2011-20238716710547921234.891351440.5454613
162612JM Bairstow (ENG)2012-202395168125804167*37.20993858.4069150
163223V Sehwag (ICC/IND)2001-20131041806858631949.341044182.23123391
16278N Kapil Dev (IND)1978-199413118415524816331.055192+79.33557+61
16469SP Fleming (NZ)1994-2008111189107172274*40.061565245.8291726
163221DC Boon (AUS)1984-199610719020742220043.651811640.968222
165845JH Kallis (ICC/SA)1995-2013166280401328922455.372890345.97148897
15--JJ Bumrah (IND)2018-202230461721234*7.3145546.59246
15--DBL Powell (WI)2002-20093757540736*7.82114135.67504
15--PCR Tufnell (ENG)1990-200142592915322*5.1069022.17130
151-Umar Gul (PAK)2003-20134767957765*9.94120447.926320
156-MA Holding (WI)1975-19876076109107313.781185+58.9878+36
15--EAS Prasanna (IND)1962-19784984207353711.48810+38.7665+0
152-GD McKenzie (AUS)1961-19716089129457612.27964+34.0264+16
1510-MD Marshall (WI)1978-1991811071118109218.853163+52.73189+18
15111HH Streak (ZIM)1993-200565107181990127*22.35536937.0621212
15--LR Gibbs (WI)1958-19767910939488256.97582+28.1724+0
15155MM Ali (ENG)2014-20236811883094155*28.12597351.7937534
152721AJ Strauss (ENG)2004-20121001786703717740.911438548.9186710
153715CH Gayle (WI)2000-201410318211721433342.181197060.26104698
153517DB Vengsarkar (IND)1976-199211618522686816642.1310810+41.56509+17
153114ST Jayasuriya (SL)1991-200711018814697334040.071069865.1891059
154625Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/PAK)1992-200712020022883032949.601634554.02110548
155034DPMD Jayawardene (SL)1997-2014149252151181437449.842295951.45138761
156630S Chanderpaul (WI)1994-20151642804911867203*51.372739543.31128536
14--DR Doshi (IND)1979-1983333810129204.60402+32.08130
14--Mohammad Asif (PAK)2005-2010233813141295.6446330.45190
14--HK Olonga (ZIM)1995-2002304511184245.4178323.49172
14--PT Collins (WI)1999-200632477235245.8770133.52300
141-RM Hogg (AUS)1978-1984385813439529.751326+31.29451
14--S Ramadhin (WI)1950-1961435814361448.2019+15.7820+0
142-Mushtaq Ahmed (PAK)1990-20035272166565911.71182835.88708
14--JR Thomson (AUS)1972-19855173206794912.811229+50.20689
147-MDK Perera (SL)2014-20214377813039518.88277946.8815823
14127DW Randall (ENG)1977-198447795247017433.37562543.912545
1495P Roy (IND)1951-196043794244217332.561+0.0059+1+
142-D Gough (ENG)1994-20035886188556512.57196743.461029
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Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


Cricket Record for Most Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

As with any sport, cricket has its share of highs and lows despite its magnificent uncertainty. There is more to this illustrious sport than hundreds and five-wicket hauls, which tend to dominate the headlines.

Step into the duck’s world. Not the kind you’d find in a pond, but the ones on a cricket scorecard every once in a while.

It’s a part of cricket’s allure but a number no batsman wants to see next to their name. To top it all off, the most ducks in career record actually exists across multiple mediums.

Intrigued? Let’s dive into the waters of cricket’s most ducks in a career and find out the stories behind them.

Ducks have left their impact in all forms of cricket, from the short-format Twenty20 International to the longer-form One-Day International and the marathon Test Match.

A Crash Course on Recognizing and Understanding Ducks

In cricket, getting a “duck” means you score no runs, so if you’re wondering what that term means, here it is. It’s like something out of a batsman’s worst nightmare.

But, what do you think? Additionally, there is a record for the most ducks in a career. Are you shocked? Let’s divide it down by the type of presentation.

The Unwanted Feathers: Top 5 Players with the Most Ducks in Career Cricket

Cricket, a game of glorious uncertainties, has witnessed numerous records over the years. While centuries and five-wicket hauls are celebrated, there’s another record that often goes unnoticed: the record for the most ducks in career.

Though not a record players aim for, it’s an intriguing aspect of the game that showcases the unpredictability of cricket.

Let’s dive into the list of top 5 players who’ve had the unfortunate distinction of holding the record for most ducks in career across all formats.

1. M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL)

Playing from 1992 to 2011, Muralidaran, primarily known for his spinning wizardry, tops our list. In 495 matches, he batted 328 times, managing to score 1936 runs with a high score of 67.

However, the staggering number here is his 59 ducks, the most ducks in career for any player. Despite this, his contribution with the ball remains unparalleled.

2. ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL)

Jayasuriya, a legend of Sri Lankan cricket, had an illustrious career from 1989 to 2011. In 586 matches, he batted a whopping 651 times, amassing 21032 runs with a high score of 340.

But even legends have their off days. Jayasuriya registered 53 ducks in his career, making him second on our list. However, his explosive batting and all-round skills overshadow this record.

3. CA Walsh (WI)

Courtney Walsh, the West Indian pace spearhead, played from 1984 to 2001. In 337 matches, he batted 264 times, scoring 1257 runs with a top score of 30*.

With 54 ducks to his name, he’s third on our list for most ducks in career. Yet, his primary role was with the ball, and he excelled at it, becoming one of the best fast bowlers of his era.

4. GD McGrath (AUS/ICC)

The Australian pace maestro, Glenn McGrath, had a career spanning from 1993 to 2007. In 376 matches, he batted 207 times, accumulating 761 runs with a high score of 61.

McGrath registered 49 ducks, placing him fourth on our list. However, with the ball in hand, he was a force to reckon with, troubling batsmen worldwide.

5. SCJ Broad (ENG)

Stuart Broad, the English all-rounder, has been active from 2006 to 2023. In 344 matches, he’s batted 338 times, scoring 4309 runs with an impressive high score of 169.

Broad has 49 ducks to his name, tying with McGrath. Despite this, his all-round capabilities have made him a vital asset for the English side.

ODI’s Most Ducks in Career : The Quick Exit

One Day Internationals (ODIs) are matches that are played at a rapid speed. Batsmen always shoot for the moon when they step up to the plate, but sometimes they wind up with a duck.

It’s a real downer, isn’t it? The catch, though, is that certain players have a natural talent for it. They are now on the list of ODI players with the most ducks scored during the course of their careers.

There are some people on the list who would rather not be there, but records are records no matter what.

While centuries and five-wicket hauls are celebrated, there’s another record that often goes unnoticed: the most duck in career in One Day Internationals (ODIs).

It’s a record that highlights the unpredictability of the sport, where even the best can falter. Let’s dive into the list of top 5 players who’ve had the misfortune of recording the most duck in career in ODIs.

1. ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL)

Spanning a career from 1989 to 2011, the explosive Sri Lankan opener, ST Jayasuriya, played 445 matches.

With a commendable 13,430 runs under his belt, including 28 centuries and 68 half-centuries, Jayasuriya’s prowess was undeniable.

However, even the best have their off days. Jayasuriya holds the record with 34 ducks, the most duck in career in our list. Yet, his strike rate of 91.20 and 1,500 boundaries show his dominance in the ODI format.

2. Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK)

Known for his aggressive batting style, Shahid Afridi’s career from 1996 to 2015 saw him play 398 ODIs. Scoring 8,064 runs with a strike rate of a whopping 117.00, Afridi was a force to reckon with.

However, his aggressive style also led to 30 ducks, making him second on the list of most duck in career. His 351 sixes are a testament to his fearless approach to the game.

3. Wasim Akram (PAK)

Primarily known for his bowling, Wasim Akram, who played from 1984 to 2003, also contributed with the bat. In his 356 ODIs, he scored 3,717 runs.

However, the swing maestro also recorded 28 ducks, tying him with Jayawardene in the most duck in career tally. His highest score of 86 showcases his capability to wield the willow when needed.

4. DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL)

Mahela Jayawardene, a stalwart of Sri Lankan cricket from 1998 to 2015, played 448 ODIs, amassing 12,650 runs. With 19 centuries and 77 half-centuries, Jayawardene was a class act.

However, even he couldn’t escape the duck’s curse, recording 28 of them, tying with Akram for the [most duck in career].

5. SL Malinga (SL)

Primarily a bowler, Lasith Malinga’s batting record from 2004 to 2019 in 226 ODIs isn’t as illustrious as the others.

With just 567 runs, Malinga has 26 ducks to his name. While his batting might not have turned heads, his bowling certainly did, making him a legend in the ODI format.

The T20i Most Ducks in Career episode titled “The Swift Departure”

Even more lightning-quick are the T20 internationals. Every single point is important. However, unfortunately, ducks can also be seen here.

Imagine the stress of having to perform in front of a cheering crowd, only to be sent back without moving the needle on the scoreboard. Despite this, there are certain players who have amassed a considerable number of these.

They have engraved their names into the list of players with the most ducks in their careers for T20is. You could call that an unusual claim to fame, couldn’t you?

One such record revolves around the unfortunate event of getting out without scoring, colloquially known as a ‘duck’. While a century or a five-wicket haul is celebrated, a duck is a batsman’s least favorite score.

Yet, it’s intriguing to see which players have amassed the most ducks in career in the T20i format. Let’s dive into the list of top 5 players who’ve had this dubious distinction.

1. PR Stirling (IRE)

Playing from 2009 to 2023, PR Stirling has been a stalwart for Ireland. In 131 matches, with 130 innings, he’s scored an impressive 3408 runs at a strike rate of 135.83.

With a high score of 115*, he’s hit the boundary 394 times and cleared it 123 times. However, the journey hasn’t been without its lows.

Stirling has the record of 13 ducks, making him one of the players with the most ducks in career in T20i cricket.

2. KJ O’Brien (IRE)

Another gem from Ireland, KJ O’Brien played between 2008 and 2021. In his 110 matches, he’s batted in 103 innings, accumulating 1973 runs.

With a commendable strike rate of 130.92 and a high score of 124, O’Brien has hit the ropes 165 times and sent the ball over it on 82 occasions.

However, he’s been dismissed for zero 12 times, placing him high on the list of most ducks in career in the T20i format.

3. RW Chakabva (ZIM)

Representing Zimbabwe between 2008 and 2022, RW Chakabva has played 49 matches. In these games, he’s scored 682 runs with a strike rate of 122.44.

Though his highest score is 48, Chakabva has faced the misfortune of getting out without scoring 11 times, making him a contender for the most ducks in career in T20i cricket.

4. Soumya Sarkar (BAN)

Playing for Bangladesh from 2015 to 2022, Soumya Sarkar has participated in 72 matches. He’s made 1212 runs at a strike rate of 122.42, with a highest score of 68.

Sarkar has hit the boundary 119 times and cleared it 46 times. However, he’s also been dismissed for a duck 11 times, tying with Chakabva in the race for most ducks in career.

5. K Irakoze (RWN)

A relatively new face from Rwanda, K Irakoze has played from 2021 to 2023. In 55 matches, he’s scored 350 runs with a strike rate of 112.17. His highest score stands at 60.

Irakoze has faced the disappointment of getting out without scoring 10 times, making him the fifth player on our list with the most ducks in career in T20i cricket.

Most Ducks in Career Test Matches: The Protracted March Back

Test cricket, on the other hand, is an entirely different ball game. It is the equivalent of a marathon in cricket. At the crease, batsmen can spend hours or even days at a time.

However, there are situations when they are unsuccessful after the very first obstacle. That’s right, the dreaded duck has struck once more.

You probably guessed correctly that there is also a list for the most ducks scored in a career during Test matches. This demonstrates once again how unpredictable the sport can be.

While centuries and half-centuries are celebrated, there’s another record that stands out, albeit for different reasons.

It’s the record for the most ducks in career. While no player wishes to be on this list, it’s a testament to the unpredictability of the sport.

Let’s dive into the top 5 players who’ve had the misfortune of holding this unique record in Test cricket.

1. CA Walsh (WI)

Courtney Walsh, the West Indian speedster, played from 1984 to 2001. In his illustrious career spanning 132 matches and 185 innings, he managed to score 936 runs with a high score of 30*.

However, the record that stands out is his 43 ducks, the most ducks in career for any player. With an average of 7.54 and a strike rate of 44.82, Walsh’s primary role was with the ball, but his batting had its moments too.

2. SCJ Broad (ENG)

Stuart Broad, the English all-rounder, has been a crucial player for England from 2007 to 2023. Playing 167 matches and 244 innings, Broad has scored a commendable 3662 runs with a remarkable high score of 169.

But, he’s also had his share of lows with 39 ducks. With an average of 18.03 and a strike rate of 65.31, Broad’s record is a mix of highs and the most ducks in career.

3. CS Martin (NZ)

Chris Martin of New Zealand, often humorously referred to as the “walking wicket”, played between 2000 and 2013. In 71 matches and 104 innings, Martin scored a mere 123 runs with a high score of 12*.

His record of 36 ducks in his career is noteworthy. With an average of 2.36 and a strike rate of 20.00, Martin’s batting was never his strength, but his most ducks in career record is unforgettable.

4. GD McGrath (AUS)

The Australian pace legend, Glenn McGrath, graced the cricket field from 1993 to 2007. In 124 matches and 138 innings, McGrath scored 641 runs with a high score of 61.

His record includes 35 ducks. With an average of 7.36 and a strike rate of 40.82, McGrath’s primary contribution was with the ball, but his most ducks in career in batting is a part of cricketing folklore.

5. I Sharma (IND)

Ishant Sharma, the tall Indian pacer, played from 2007 to 2021. In his career of 105 matches and 142 innings, Sharma managed 785 runs with a high score of 57.

He has 34 ducks to his name. With an average of 8.26 and a strike rate of 30.56, Sharma’s batting had its moments, but his most ducks in career record is a testament to the challenges of Test cricket.

Why Ducks Are So Important?

You might be wondering why we are talking about ducks at this point in the conversation. To put it simply, it is easy.

Cricket is more than just a game of highs and lows. It is also about the low points. Every every duck has a tale to tell. A narrative depicting a conflict between a baseball bat and a ball.

And other times, the ball comes out on top. But keep in mind that every defeat also paves the way for a future victory. It’s all part of the game of cricket’s merry-go-round!

Most Ducks in Career: Adopt an Attitude of Acceptance Regarding the Duck

The conclusion is as follows. A lighthearted look into the realm of the cricket statistic known as “most ducks in career.”

It serves as a timely reminder that the sport of cricket is just as much about defeats as it is about victories. And although while no one intends to hit a duck, doing so is often inevitable in this game.

Therefore, the next time you see a player heading back with a duck, you should clap and applaud for them. After all, it takes a lot of guts to confront a ball, regardless of whether or not the score finishes in a zero.

Keep in mind that each duck you make in the game of cricket is merely a stepping stone toward the possibility of scoring a century. To the highs, the lows, and everything that lies in between, here’s to you!

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