Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

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In the sport of cricket, a duck can be the worst possible thing that can happen to a batsman. It's that awful score of zero!

But, how about this? Throughout their careers, there have been some athletes who have been able to sidestep this trap. That is indeed how it should be read.

There are cricket players that have "no ducks in career" in terms of their performance in Test matches. Isn't that impressive?

Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


You might question, "Why all the fuss about no ducks?" It really is that easy. Being reliable is essential in cricket.

And dodging ducks is a perfect example of that! Putting up a bunch of runs isn't the only goal. It's also about making sure you don't slip up even when you're having a bad day.

Players who have "no ducks in career" may not get as much attention as those who have a "big score," but they still deserve praise.

They've proven to be tough as nails, resourceful, and determined. They made it a point to score a run every time they stepped foot on the field.

Now let see the player's record for no ducks in career!


Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAve
0 6 1 BP Patel (IND) 1974-1979 31 47 6 1215 115* 29.63
0 5 3 JW Burke (AUS) 1951-1959 24 44 7 1280 189 34.59
0 6 2 RA Duff (AUS) 1902-1905 22 40 3 1317 146 35.59
0 8 2 BP Nash (WI) 2008-2011 30 40 3 1207 114 32.62
0 1 0 M Shumba (ZIM) 2020-2023 40 40 9 523 66* 16.87
0 4 1 RJ Christiani (WI) 1948-1954 22 37 3 896 107 26.35
0 2 0 V Ganesan (GER) 2019-2023 43 37 8 553 61* 19.06
0 6 0 AP Rajeevan (TAN) 2022-2023 39 36 6 861 70 28.70
0 6 1 Waqar Hasan (PAK) 1952-1959 21 35 1 1071 189 31.50
0 4 1 I Kaia (ZIM) 2021-2023 33 35 1 836 110 24.58
0 3 0 VJ Marks (ENG) 1980-1988 40 34 4 534 83 17.80
0 3 0 Zahid Fazal (PAK) 1990-1995 28 34 3 636 98* 20.51
0 6 0 H Lakov (BUL) 2019-2022 35 34 8 825 80 31.73
0 8 2 Agha Salman (PAK) 2022-2023 30 34 8 1155 132* 44.42
0 0 0 Khushdil Shah (PAK) 2019-2023 37 33 9 543 41* 22.62
0 4 2 JW Zulch (SA) 1910-1921 16 32 2 983 150 32.76
0 6 4 HL Collins (AUS) 1920-1926 19 31 1 1352 203 45.06
0 3 0 A Ashokan (CZK-R) 2019-2023 31 30 6 655 55* 27.29
0 4 0 Azmatullah Omarzai (AFG) 2021-2023 46 30 8 675 97* 30.68
0 7 0 Sami Aslam (PAK) 2015-2017 17 29 1 836 91 29.85
0 3 0 JK Vifah (GHA) 2019-2023 29 29 3 492 63* 18.92
0 4 0 Gulsan Jha (NEP) 2021-2023 38 29 8 629 67* 29.95
0 1 1 DM Wellham (AUS) 1981-1987 23 28 2 636 103 24.46
0 0 0 JTC Vaughan (NZ) 1992-1997 24 28 8 363 44 18.15
0 5 1 WW Read (ENG) 1882-1893 18 27 1 720 117 27.69
0 0 0 Anwar Ali (PAK) 2008-2016 38 27 9 430 46 23.88
0 6 0 NS Dhaliwal (CAN) 2019-2023 28 27 5 864 69* 39.27
0 5 0 W Bates (ENG) 1881-1887 15 26 2 656 64 27.33
0 3 0 MS Harris (AUS) 2018-2022 14 26 2 607 79 25.29
0 1 1 MLC Foster (WI) 1969-1978 16 25 5 605 125 30.25
0 3 0 SA Ahmad (DEN) 2019-2023 29 25 4 556 66 26.47
0 9 2 Saud Shakeel (PAK) 2021-2023 22 25 4 1192 208* 56.76
0 3 0 Basil George (MLT) 2021-2023 25 25 1 563 93* 23.45
0 2 0 MJ Richardson (GER) 2019-2023 25 24 7 511 61* 30.05
0 4 0 NG Collins (Fin) 2019-2023 24 24 1 604 79 26.26
0 2 0 Abdul Waheed (KSA) 2020-2023 25 24 3 564 83 26.85
0 4 0 TJE Andrews (AUS) 1921-1926 16 23 1 592 94 26.90
0 0 2 D Lloyd (ENG) 1973-1980 17 23 3 837 214* 41.85
0 1 0 EJ Gray (NZ) 1983-1988 20 23 1 346 50 15.72
0 2 0 SMA Priyanjan (SL) 2013-2017 26 23 4 474 74 24.94
0 1 0 S Vesawkar (NEP) 2014-2022 24 23 6 391 55 23.00
0 2 1 V Balakrishnan (BOT) 2019-2023 25 23 4 481 100 25.31
0 3 0 L Louwrens (NAM) 2019-2023 24 23 1 566 57 25.72
0 4 3 R Subba Row (ENG) 1958-1961 13 22 1 984 137 46.85
0 3 0 Amjad Ali (UAE) 2008-2015 22 22 1 562 98 26.76
0 5 0 WM Wallace (NZ) 1937-1953 13 21 0 439 66 20.90
0 6 2 JDB Robertson (ENG) 1947-1952 11 21 2 881 133 46.36
0 4 0 IS Billcliff (CAN) 2003-2010 21 21 0 580 93 27.61
0 0 0 DR Chumney (CAN) 2003-2007 21 21 2 397 48 20.89
0 1 0 RR Powar (IND) 2004-2007 33 21 5 176 54 11.00
0 2 1 GO Rabone (NZ) 1949-1955 12 20 2 562 107 31.22
0 0 0 Saad Bin Zafar (CAN) 2019-2023 39 20 5 253 29* 16.86
0 0 0 H Thaker (CAN) 2019-2023 28 20 4 354 47 22.12
0 0 0 Ijaz Hussain (ROM) 2019-2023 26 20 3 201 40 11.82
0 4 0 HS Gericke (MLT) 2020-2022 21 20 0 541 91 27.05
0 4 0 KD Petersen (SA) 2021-2023 11 20 0 596 82 29.80
0 0 0 P Murungi (UGA) 2022-2023 31 20 7 214 31 16.46
0 1 0 Ahmer Bin (BHR) 2022-2023 22 20 5 354 55* 23.60

Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: ODI


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
- 26 1 KC Wessels (AUS/SA) 1983-1994 109 105 7 3367 107 34.35 6088 55.30 263 2
- 4 - Yashpal Sharma (IND) 1978-1985 42 40 9 883 89 28.48 1401 63.02 52+ 10+
- 9 - PN Kirsten (SA) 1991-1994 40 40 6 1293 97 38.02 2308 56.02 90 8
- 7 - JA Rudolph (Afr/SA) 2003-2006 45 39 6 1174 81 35.57 1725 68.05 109 5
- 5 5 DJ Mitchell (NZ) 2021-2023 38 34 5 1443 130 49.75 1489 96.91 119 37
- 1 - NM Hauritz (AUS) 2002-2011 58 32 17 336 53* 22.40 349 96.27 21 8
- 6 1 G Singh (USA) 2021-2023 32 32 5 986 101* 36.51 1178 83.70 89 18
- 1 - RC Russell (ENG) 1987-1998 40 31 7 423 50 17.62 638 66.30 36+ 1+
- 12 1 TLW Cooper (NED) 2010-2023 32 31 2 1319 101 45.48 1814 72.71 115 8
- - - DS de Silva (SL) 1975-1985 41 29 10 371 37* 19.52 691 53.69 23+ 0+
- 4 - N Deonarine (WI) 2005-2015 31 29 3 682 65* 26.23 989 68.95 57 9
- 6 - AI Kallicharran (WI) 1973-1981 31 28 4 826 78 34.41 1329 62.15 67+ 3+
- 4 1 AC Voges (AUS) 2007-2013 31 28 9 870 112* 45.78 998 87.17 61 10
- 1 - Mohammad Nawaz (PAK) 2016-2023 37 28 6 406 53 18.45 458 88.64 27 11
- 1 - CH Morris (SA) 2013-2019 42 27 4 467 62 20.30 465 100.43 36 15
- 2 - ZE Green (NAM) 2019-2023 33 27 2 662 75* 26.48 783 84.54 64 10
- - - Wasim Bari (PAK) 1973-1984 51 26 13 221 34 17.00 431 51.27 11+ 0+
- 5 - CJ Ferguson (AUS) 2009-2011 30 25 9 663 71* 41.43 777 85.32 64 0
- 1 1 DAS Gunaratne (SL) 2016-2019 31 25 4 575 114* 27.38 724 79.41 50 6
- 5 1 C Campher (IRE) 2020-2023 32 25 2 766 120 33.30 950 80.63 70 10
- 4 - JF Reid (NZ) 1980-1986 25 24 1 633 88 27.52 1084 58.39 29+ 2
- - - VJ Marks (ENG) 1980-1988 34 24 3 285 44 13.57 434 65.66 16 0
- 1 1 Iftikhar Ahmed (PAK) 2015-2023 28 24 8 614 109* 38.37 576 106.59 52 20
- 1 - C Karunaratne (SL) 2021-2023 26 24 6 451 75 25.05 575 78.43 32 8
- 2 1 BM Laird (AUS) 1979-1982 23 23 3 594 117* 29.70 1105 53.75 52 0
- 3 - AP Kuiper (SA) 1991-1996 25 23 7 539 63* 33.68 662 81.41 37 11
- 7 2 Aqib Ilyas (OMA) 2019-2023 25 23 2 1004 109* 47.80 1255 80.00 97 10
- 4 - GD Phillips (NZ) 2022-2023 29 23 3 694 72 34.70 721 96.25 51 28
- 5 1 KWR Fletcher (ENG) 1971-1982 24 22 3 757 131 39.84 1134 66.75 64+ 6+
- 2 - MH Dekker (ZIM) 1992-1996 23 22 2 379 79 18.95 798 47.49 16 3
- 3 - Taufeeq Umar (PAK) 2001-2011 22 22 1 504 81* 24.00 895 56.31 51 2
- 3 - L Louwrens (NAM) 2022-2023 23 22 0 549 57 24.95 887 61.89 60 2
- - - DA Reeve (ENG) 1991-1996 29 21 9 291 35 24.25 389 74.80 19 0
- - - DR Chumney (CAN) 2003-2007 21 21 2 397 48 20.89 595 66.72 29 9
- 2 - SMA Priyanjan (SL) 2013-2015 23 20 2 420 74 23.33 522 80.45 47 3
- 3 - Nizakat Khan (HKG) 2014-2018 20 20 0 675 94 33.75 814 82.92 72 16
- 1 - C Green (AUS) 2020-2023 23 20 7 442 89* 34.00 530 83.39 36 9
- 3 - Gulsan Jha (NEP) 2021-2023 24 20 5 488 67* 32.53 650 75.07 34 22

Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: T20i


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
- 10 - MN Samuels (WI) 2007-2018 67 65 10 1611 89* 29.29 1386 116.23 144 69
- 6 - LD Chandimal (SL) 2010-2022 68 61 7 1062 66* 19.66 1025 103.60 90 22
- 11 1 MP O'Dowd (NED) 2015-2022 58 57 4 1589 133* 29.98 1301 122.13 166 37
- 7 - A Vala (PNG) 2015-2023 53 51 9 1120 93* 26.66 932 120.17 103 34
- 10 1 F du Plessis (SA/World) 2012-2020 50 50 7 1528 119 35.53 1137 134.38 140 50
- 7 1 DS Airee (NEP) 2018-2023 53 46 11 1344 110* 38.40 948 141.77 104 52
- 1 - CK Kapugedera (SL) 2006-2017 43 38 7 703 50 22.67 591 118.95 58 25
- 9 - DP Conway (NZ) 2020-2023 41 38 8 1248 99* 41.60 967 129.05 119 32
- 2 - V Ganesan (GER) 2019-2023 43 37 8 553 61* 19.06 524 105.53 56 1
- 6 - AP Rajeevan (TAN) 2022-2023 39 36 6 861 70 28.70 731 117.78 85 16
- 3 - RS Bopara (ENG) 2008-2014 38 35 10 711 65* 28.44 599 118.69 54 17
- 4 - Usman Ghani (AFG) 2015-2023 35 34 3 786 73 25.35 733 107.23 76 21
- 6 - H Lakov (BUL) 2019-2022 35 34 8 825 80 31.73 784 105.22 67 6
- 5 - RK Paudel (NEP) 2019-2023 34 33 7 779 61 29.96 617 126.25 61 24
- 3 - A Ashokan (CZK-R) 2019-2023 31 30 6 655 55* 27.29 580 112.93 31 26
- 1 - SB Styris (NZ) 2005-2010 31 29 2 578 66 21.40 483 119.66 40 25
- 3 - JK Vifah (GHA) 2019-2023 29 29 3 492 63* 18.92 438 112.32 44 12
- 4 - Ishan Kishan (IND) 2021-2023 29 29 1 686 89 24.50 564 121.63 74 27
- 7 1 K Bhurtel (NEP) 2021-2023 29 29 4 915 104* 36.60 693 132.03 95 37
- 1 - NJ O'Brien (IRE) 2008-2016 30 28 2 466 50 17.92 475 98.10 40 7
- 3 - KR Mayers (WI) 2020-2023 29 28 1 550 73 20.37 401 137.15 57 33
- 6 - NS Dhaliwal (CAN) 2019-2023 28 27 5 864 69* 39.27 653 132.31 66 39
- 1 - M Shumba (ZIM) 2020-2022 30 27 8 385 66* 20.26 356 108.14 23 13
- 3 - SA Ahmad (DEN) 2019-2023 29 25 4 556 66 26.47 512 108.59 52 11
- 3 - Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN) 2019-2023 25 25 4 566 71 26.95 508 111.41 52 7
- - - SM Curran (ENG) 2019-2023 41 25 8 185 24 10.88 158 117.08 10 9
- - - Khushdil Shah (PAK) 2019-2023 27 25 7 344 36* 19.11 315 109.20 24 15
- 3 - Basil George (MLT) 2021-2023 25 25 1 563 93* 23.45 434 129.72 41 30
- 2 - MJ Richardson (GER) 2019-2023 25 24 7 511 61* 30.05 492 103.86 47 5
- 4 - NG Collins (Fin) 2019-2023 24 24 1 604 79 26.26 612 98.69 52 8
- 2 - Ibrahim Zadran (AFG) 2019-2023 24 24 4 530 64* 26.50 516 102.71 41 13
- 2 - Abdul Waheed (KSA) 2020-2023 25 24 3 564 83 26.85 495 113.93 59 10
- 5 - JH Kallis (SA) 2005-2012 25 23 4 666 73 35.05 558 119.35 56 20
- - - JF Mooney (IRE) 2009-2015 27 23 9 231 31* 16.50 214 107.94 25 1
- 2 1 V Balakrishnan (BOT) 2019-2023 25 23 4 481 100 25.31 433 111.08 41 17
- - - S Chanderpaul (WI) 2006-2010 22 22 5 343 41 20.17 347 98.84 34 5
- - - MV Boucher (SA) 2005-2010 25 21 6 268 36* 17.86 275 97.45 22 2
- 2 - MC Henriques (AUS) 2009-2021 24 21 4 355 62* 20.88 285 124.56 17 15
- - - SW Poynter (IRE) 2015-2019 25 21 6 240 39 16.00 213 112.67 22 6
- 2 - HC Brook (ENG) 2022-2023 24 21 4 494 81* 29.05 349 141.54 38 23
- - - S Prasanna (SL) 2013-2017 20 20 6 214 37* 15.28 161 132.91 13 13
- - - Ijaz Hussain (ROM) 2019-2023 26 20 3 201 40 11.82 214 93.92 19 7
- 4 - HS Gericke (MLT) 2020-2022 21 20 0 541 91 27.05 330 163.93 46 22
- - - P Murungi (UGA) 2022-2023 31 20 7 214 31 16.46 176 121.59 17 8
- 1 - Ahmer Bin (BHR) 2022-2023 22 20 5 354 55* 23.60 302 117.21 29 8
- - - R Ashwin (IND) 2010-2022 65 19 12 184 31* 26.28 160 115.00 17 4
- - - MA Starc (AUS) 2012-2022 58 19 9 94 14 9.40 93 101.07 4 2
- - - S Vesawkar (NEP) 2014-2022 20 19 5 325 40 23.21 328 99.08 26 7
- 1 - PJ Moor (ZIM) 2016-2019 21 19 4 364 92* 24.26 286 127.27 22 24
- 1 - TM Head (AUS) 2016-2023 20 19 3 460 91 28.75 327 140.67 34 18
- 1 - Ayaan Khan (OMA) 2021-2023 22 19 1 349 53* 19.38 308 113.31 26 7
- 1 - Yasim Murtaza (HKG) 2022-2023 20 19 2 335 58 19.70 304 110.19 29 10
- 1 - Fanyan Mughal (MLT) 2023-2023 20 19 2 274 56 16.11 247 110.93 23 14
- 1 - RG Aga (KENYA) 2008-2013 20 18 2 213 52* 13.31 196 108.67 15 5
- - - JP Faulkner (AUS) 2012-2017 24 18 7 159 41* 14.45 138 115.21 7 5
- 2 - Sharjeel Khan (PAK) 2013-2021 21 18 0 406 59 22.55 305 133.11 53 15
- - - Azyan Farhath (MDV) 2019-2023 18 18 1 225 43 13.23 332 67.77 18 3
- 1 - Sher Sahak (NOR) 2021-2023 19 18 4 337 70* 24.07 222 151.80 23 22
- - - Devender Singh (GHA) 2021-2022 20 18 8 261 47* 26.10 219 119.17 18 9
- - - S Singh (KENYA) 2021-2023 24 18 5 288 42 22.15 301 95.68 28 3
- 1 - D Doyle-Calle (ESP) 2022-2023 19 18 3 367 50 24.46 295 124.40 31 17
- 2 - JM Vince (ENG) 2015-2022 17 17 0 463 59 27.23 361 128.25 47 14
- 1 - Aaron Jones (USA) 2019-2022 19 17 6 289 50 26.27 275 105.09 18 8
- - - OGL Bascome (BER) 2019-2021 17 17 2 172 22 11.46 178 96.62 16 6
- 1 - G Venkateswaran (LUX) 2019-2023 17 17 2 227 59 15.13 230 98.69 21 6
- - - Ainool Hafizs (MAL) 2019-2023 29 17 2 135 21 9.00 140 96.42 8 3
- 2 - P Baron (Arg) 2019-2023 19 17 2 366 66* 24.40 347 105.47 40 9
- 4 - T Manders (BER) 2021-2023 17 17 2 516 84 34.40 413 124.93 48 21
- - - Imran Ameer (MLT) 2022-2023 19 17 5 255 46* 21.25 242 105.37 25 4
- 2 - AR Ramjani (UGA) 2022-2023 24 17 4 411 78 31.61 307 133.87 31 17
- - - S Badree (WI/World) 2012-2018 52 16 10 43 14* 7.16 65 66.15 1 1
- 1 - CP Rizwan (UAE) 2019-2023 18 16 3 323 51* 24.84 295 109.49 25 6
- - - Sandeep Goud (OMA) 2019-2022 26 16 6 142 31* 14.20 142 100.00 5 6
- 1 - BBJL Perera (ITA) 2019-2022 18 16 3 367 67 28.23 328 111.89 36 11
- 1 - Mohamed Arief (MAL) 2019-2023 20 16 3 257 52* 19.76 206 124.75 28 6
- - - TW Nightingale (GUE) 2020-2023 18 16 2 267 46* 19.07 255 104.70 17 7
- - - J Albin (BUL) 2021-2022 25 16 8 130 19* 16.25 168 77.38 12 1
- 2 - DK Mathias (BHR) 2022-2022 16 16 4 394 61 32.83 365 107.94 25 21
- - - S Vijay Unni (MAL) 2022-2023 27 16 5 192 38 17.45 223 86.09 10 5
- 2 1 Dylan Steyn (CZK-R) 2022-2023 16 16 0 493 106 30.81 372 132.52 58 8
- 1 - EC Joyce (ENG/IRE) 2006-2014 18 15 3 405 78* 33.75 431 93.96 30 5
- - - LPC Silva (SL) 2006-2011 16 15 2 175 38 13.46 177 98.87 19 3
- 1 - OA Shah (ENG) 2007-2009 17 15 1 347 55* 24.78 284 122.18 26 13
- - - GD Elliott (NZ/World) 2009-2017 17 15 4 171 27 15.54 157 108.91 12 2
- 1 - JS Malhotra (USA) 2019-2022 17 15 1 267 58 19.07 226 118.14 20 10
- - - SH Obed (VAN) 2019-2023 22 15 6 88 21* 9.77 102 86.27 5 2
- - - Lucky Ali (DEN) 2019-2023 21 15 3 152 26 12.66 192 79.16 10 0
- - - Saad Bin Zafar (CAN) 2019-2023 34 15 5 194 29* 19.40 154 125.97 17 8
- 1 - Ameer Saiyed (BOT) 2019-2023 16 15 0 287 55 19.13 285 100.70 29 6
- - - H Thaker (CAN) 2019-2023 23 15 4 268 47 24.36 203 132.01 16 12
- - - A Sharafu (UAE) 2020-2023 18 15 3 216 34 18.00 191 113.08 19 8
- 2 - IDA Damarell (GUE) 2020-2023 15 15 2 331 52 25.46 301 109.96 33 8
- 1 - L Canessane (Fran) 2021-2023 16 15 3 206 89* 17.16 163 126.38 16 8
- 3 1 Zeeshan Kukikhel (HUN) 2021-2023 15 15 0 522 137 34.80 316 165.18 61 27
- - - P Useni (NGA) 2021-2023 25 15 8 83 14 11.85 76 109.21 4 4
- - - CN Greaves (SCOT) 2021-2023 20 15 6 233 45 25.88 206 113.10 20 6
- 1 - A Randhawa (Aut) 2022-2023 17 15 1 245 78* 17.50 292 83.90 16 5
- - - Zeeshan Ali (HKG) 2022-2023 19 15 3 189 42 15.75 166 113.85 20 2
- 3 1 K Kadowaki-Fleming (JPN) 2022-2023 15 15 1 560 114 40.00 362 154.69 40 33
- - - IK Pathan (IND) 2006-2012 24 14 7 172 33* 24.57 144 119.44 9 7

Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: Test


050100PlayerSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR4s6s
- 5 3 JW Burke (AUS) 1951-1959 24 44 7 1280 189 34.59 942+ 27.28 67+ 0
- 6 2 RA Duff (AUS) 1902-1905 22 40 3 1317 146 35.59 0+ 0.00 80+ 0+
- 5 1 BP Patel (IND) 1974-1977 21 38 5 972 115* 29.45 794+ 43.07 86+ 7
- 4 1 RJ Christiani (WI) 1948-1954 22 37 3 896 107 26.35 - - 26+ 2
- 4 4 DL Houghton (ZIM) 1992-1997 22 36 2 1464 266 43.05 3221 45.45 168 12
- 6 1 Waqar Hasan (PAK) 1952-1959 21 35 1 1071 189 31.50 - - 3+ 1
- 3 2 BD Julien (WI) 1973-1977 24 34 6 866 121 30.92 836+ 66.26 78+ 7
- 8 2 BP Nash (WI) 2008-2011 21 33 0 1103 114 33.42 2548 43.28 130 3
- 4 2 JW Zulch (SA) 1910-1921 16 32 2 983 150 32.76 837+ 42.29 54+ 1
- 6 4 HL Collins (AUS) 1920-1926 19 31 1 1352 203 45.06 1974+ 40.47 121+ 0
- 5 - SO Hetmyer (WI) 2017-2019 16 30 0 838 93 27.93 1138 73.63 85 27
- 6 - JL Denly (ENG) 2019-2020 15 28 0 827 94 29.53 2086 39.64 110 4
- 5 1 WW Read (ENG) 1882-1893 18 27 1 720 117 27.69 247+ 54.65 55+ 0
- 3 4 SC Williams (ZIM) 2013-2021 14 27 2 1034 151* 41.36 1851 55.86 117 7
- 5 - W Bates (ENG) 1881-1887 15 26 2 656 64 27.33 - - 53+ 4
- 3 - MS Harris (AUS) 2018-2022 14 26 2 607 79 25.29 1322 45.91 73 0
- 7 - Sami Aslam (PAK) 2015-2017 13 25 1 758 91 31.58 1938 39.11 77 4
- 1 1 MLC Foster (WI) 1969-1978 14 24 5 580 125 30.52 72+ 22.22 37+ 0
- 2 - UDU Chandana (SL) 1999-2005 16 24 1 616 92 26.78 1217 50.61 77 6
- 4 - TJE Andrews (AUS) 1921-1926 16 23 1 592 94 26.90 137+ 53.28 49+ 0
- 4 3 R Subba Row (ENG) 1958-1961 13 22 1 984 137 46.85 - - 44+ 1
- 5 - WM Wallace (NZ) 1937-1953 13 21 0 439 66 20.90 - - 25+ 2
- 6 2 JDB Robertson (ENG) 1947-1952 11 21 2 881 133 46.36 - - 15+ 1
- 5 - AD Hales (ENG) 2015-2016 11 21 0 573 94 27.28 1307 43.84 77 3
- 2 1 GO Rabone (NZ) 1949-1955 12 20 2 562 107 31.22 - - 28+ 0
- 4 - KD Petersen (SA) 2021-2023 11 20 0 596 82 29.80 1190 50.08 73 0
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Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test


Cricket Record for No Ducks in Career: ODI, T20i, Test

Because of the rules and structure of the game, cricket often yields surprising outcomes. “Batsmen with no ducks in career” is the name of one of these records.

This makes no sense at all. Still, there are others who have achieved this feat. How about we really get into this interesting topic?

The Incredible Truth

It’s impossible to imagine a batsman who never scores a duck in his professional career. But the reality is just the opposite.

Many athletes have successfully avoided setting this undesirable record. Others have never been eliminated from the game despite having fewer ducks than the individuals who hold the dubious record.

An Unexpected Star Performer

Here’s a shocker: the top player with 0 ducks in his cricket career is from Afghanistan. Yes, you did read that correctly.

Samiullah Shenwari, who excels mostly as a bowler, is at the top. He has scored over 2000 runs without getting a hit in 89 innings.

Wow, that’s incredible! Interestingly, Faf du Plessis, the former South African captain, once owned this record. When he got a duck, however, his run came to an end.

Not the Only One to Achieve

As for “no ducks in career,” Samiullah isn’t the only one. Several batsmen have made it their goal to score at least once in each and every game.

Here’s a list of the top 10 players who’ve played the most matches without a duck:

  1. Samiullah Shenwari (Afg): 104 matches, 2022 runs, highest score of 96.
  2. BP Patel (India): 31 matches, 1215 runs, highest score of 115*.
  3. JW Burke (Aus): 24 matches, 1280 runs, highest score of 189.
  4. RA Duff (Aus): 22 matches, 1317 runs, highest score of 146.
  5. BP Nash (WI): 30 matches, 1207 runs, highest score of 114.
  6. RJ Christiani (WI): 22 matches, 896 runs, highest score of 107.
  7. Waqar Hasan (Pak): 21 matches, 1071 runs, highest score of 189.
  8. VJ Marks (Eng): 40 matches, 534 runs, highest score of 83.
  9. Zahid Fazal (Pak): 28 matches, 636 runs, highest score of 98*.
  10. JW Zulch (SA): 16 matches, 983 runs, highest score of 150.

An Unparalleled ODI Cricket Career with No Ducks

It’s impossible to know what will happen in a game of cricket. A duck may cause even the most legendary of figures to blush.

But there is a select handful of cricket players who have managed to avoid this fate during their entire careers in ODIs.

Let’s kick things off by listing the amazing athletes who have never had a career-ending injury.

1. Kepler Wessels: The Top Performer

Former South African batsman Kepler Wessels, who now holds the number one spot, dominates the field.

He did not record a single duck during his 105 innings of play between the years 1983 and 1994. Do you find that impressive?

2. Yashpal Sharma: India’s Pride

The next participant is Yashpal Sharma, who hails from India. Between the years 1978 and 1985, he participated in a total of 40 innings, one of which being the illustrious World Cup in 1983.

Even though he had 883 races under his belt, he had never been challenged by a duck.

3. PN Kirsten: Another South African Gem

PN Another South African athlete by the name of Kirsten finished in third place. Between the years 1991 and 1994, he was on the field for a total of 40 innings and was never put out. During this time period, he amassed a total of 1293 runs.

4. Jacques Rudolph: Consistency Personified

Jacques Rudolph, a native of South Africa, moved up to the fourth spot to take his place. Between the years 2003 and 2006, he participated in 39 innings of baseball and scored 1174 runs without getting a hit.

5. Nathan Hauritz: Australia’s All-Rounder

An Australian all-rounder named Nathan Hauritz is now in sixth place. Between the years 2002 and 2011, he participated in 32 innings across 58 matches.

In spite of the fact that he batted lower in the order, he never got out and finished with 336 runs scored.

6. Jack Russell: England’s Middle-Order Pillar

The sixth slot goes to an English Jack Russell named Jack Russell. Between the years 1987 and 1998, he participated in a total of 40 matches and played 31 innings, during which he scored a perfect 423 runs.

7. DS De Silva: Sri Lanka’s Stalwart

The seventh spot is now held by DS De Silva, who used to play batting for Sri Lanka. During his career, which spanned from 1975 to 1985, he never faced a duck in any of his 371 innings played in ODIs.

8. N Deonarine: West Indies’ Reliable All-Rounder

N Deonarine, who is from the West Indies, comes in at number eight on our list. Between 2005 and 2015, he did not record a single hit throughout the course of 29 innings.

9. Rassie Van Der Dussen: South Africa’s Rising Star

A modern player from South Africa named Rassie Van Der Dussen is currently ranked eighth. Since the year 2019, he has participated in 29 innings and has scored a total of 1365 runs without getting a hit.

10. AI Kallicharran: West Indies’ Classic Batsman

AI Kallicharran of the West Indies batted for a total of 28 innings between the years 1973 and 1981 without ever being dismissed by a duck.

The Unbeaten Ten: Batsmen with No Ducks in Career of T20 Internationals

Twenty20 (T20) Cricket has transformed the game in the last two decades. Smaller boundaries and heavier bats have made it a batsman’s paradise, often sidelining bowlers.

Initially, T20 aimed to rejuvenate domestic cricket. By 2005, the first men’s international T20 match took place between Australia and New Zealand.

The format’s popularity skyrocketed, especially with the inception of leagues like IPL. However, some, like Ricky Ponting, believe it’s overshadowing Test cricket.

T20 demands quick runs. Hence, scoring a duck isn’t uncommon. But, some players have managed to avoid this fate. Let’s dive into the list of batsmen with no ducks in career.

1. Kusal Perera, a resident of Sri Lanka

The explosive Sri Lankan opener Kusal Perera is frequently compared to the even more legendary Sanath Jayasuriya.

In just 34 innings, he has scored 1020 runs and provided his club with blazing starts on a frequent basis.

2. Ravi Bopara, from the United Kingdom

The English all-rounder Bopara has appeared in 35 innings, accumulating 711 runs throughout the course of his career. His all-round ability is demonstrated by the fact that he has captured 16 wickets.

3. Aaron Finch, originating from Australia

Finch, a formidable player from Australia, amassed 1206 runs over the course of 36 innings. His score of 156 off 63 balls versus England is still remembered as a remarkable achievement.

4. Chamara Kapugedera, which is located in Sri Lanka

The Kapugedera project began with promise but eventually ran into obstacles. In 38 innings, he’s managed to score 703 runs.

5. Francois du Plessis, former Prime Minister of South Africa

In 39 at bats, Du Plessis, a key player for South Africa, has amassed a total of 1191 runs scored. He has also excelled in the Indian Premier League, particularly with Chennai Super Kings.

6. Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lanka

Chandimal has demonstrated tenacity under adversity, as evidenced by his score of 738 runs in 45 innings played. He was very crucial to Sri Lanka’s success at the World T20 in 2014 as a player.

7. David Miller, South Africa

Miller, sometimes known as “Killer Miller,” has been in high demand as a Twenty20 player. In 52 innings, he has scored 1070 runs, including the fastest T20I century ever scored, which he achieved against Bangladesh.

8. Hamilton Masakadza, Zimbabwe

Masakadza, a reliable player for Zimbabwe, has scored 1460 runs in 52 matches. He has always given strong performances for the sake of his nation.

9. Angelo Mathews, Sri Lanka

Angelo Mathews has been a guiding light for Sri Lanka during its current period of transformation. After 57 innings, he has racked up 1055 runs scored.

10. Marlon Samuels, West Indies

Samuels is now in first place on our leaderboard with 1573 runs scored in 62 innings. His contributions to the team’s triumph at the World T20 have been invaluable.

Defying the Duck: The Elite 21 in Test Cricket with No Ducks in Career

In cricket, a batsman’s worst performance is when they score a duck. However, 21 of the players have never had the “bird” appear on their score sheet.

Remarkably, they were successful in accomplishing something that not even cricketing greats like Don Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar could do. They have “no ducks in the career” when it comes to test matches.

A quick look at some of these players is in order:

  1. Jim Burke (Australia): From 1951-1959, he played 24 matches, scored 1280 runs at an average of 34.59 with 3 centuries.
  2. Chris Rogers (Australia): Between 2008-2015, he played 22 matches, amassing 1683 runs at 41.04, with 4 centuries.
  3. Reggie Duff (Australia): Active from 1902-1905, he played 22 matches, scoring 1317 runs at 35.59, with 2 centuries.
  4. Brijesh Patel (India): Between 1974-1977, he played 21 matches, scored 972 runs at 29.45, with 1 century.
  5. Robert Christiani (West Indies): From 1948-1954, he played 22 matches, scored 896 runs at 26.35, with 1 century.
  6. Dave Houghton (Zimbabwe): Active from 1992-1997, he played 22 matches, amassing 1464 runs at 43.05, with 4 centuries.
  7. Waqar Hasan (Pakistan): From 1952-1959, he played 21 matches, scored 1071 runs at 31.50, with 1 century.
  8. Bernard Julien (West Indies): Between 1973-1977, he played 24 matches, scored 866 runs at 30.92, with 2 centuries.
  9. Brendan Nash (West Indies): Active from 2008-2011, he played 21 matches, amassing 1103 runs at 33.42, with 2 centuries.
  10. Billy Zulch (South Africa): From 1910-1921, he played 16 matches, scored 983 runs at 32.76, with 2 centuries.

Final Thoughts: The Science (and Art) of Dodging Ducks

The unpredictable nature of cricket means that we are frequently caught off guard. Amazing numbers include “no ducks in career.” Many athletes have experienced the humiliation of a duck, but only a select few have avoided it.

These athletes have impressed in every format of the game, from the fast-paced Twenty20 to the more cerebral One-Day International and the time-honored Test.

Their success serves as a reminder that cricket is about more than just smashing boundaries; it also requires perseverance and determination.

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