Players with most ducks in cricket Mahela Jayawardene

Top 10 Players with most ducks in cricket career

Top 10 Players with most ducks in cricket career

After fewest ducks in career, zero ducks in career and most ducks in ODI career here goes yet another piece of writing covering the overall career ducks of batsmen. As we already know that Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for most ODI ducks similarly in Tests it is Courtney Walsh by what about the overall record. We have talked so much of the cricket ducks so there need to be a duck king as well with most ducks in cricket career. Although batsmen would certainly be furious for bringing the embarrassing records to the spotlight, but that’s what we do – make the cricket records comprehensively accessible to each and every cricket lover.

Players with most ducks in cricket Muralitharan

Okay, back on our main topic. The record for most ducks in cricket career is held by, well an unexpected yet not so much surprising name. A player that has always been a real threat to batting in fact. May be that’s the reason his own batting position is such miserable. We are talking about none other than Sri Lankan legendary spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan. He has been out on a duck for a record 59 times during his career in all three formats of cricket. And how could we blame him as we all are well aware of his batting capabilities. Yet for those who aren’t much familiar with his batting potential, hear it that he averages just 9 when it comes to batting.

Players with most ducks in cricket Jayawardene

Though the modern game demands a player to keep himself well prepared for both batting bowling and fielding however he was not that good in batting. As far his specialty is concerned i.e. bowling no other bowler could stand to him for at least the coming decade. The highest wicket taker in test format was matchless during his times. Muralitharan’s lack of batting abilities has certainly been covered by his bowling records. The list is then followed by some other batting rookies ahead of Sanath Jayasuriya’s name. The Lankan hard hitter comes third in most ducks in cricket list and considering the style of his batting one can imagine how he got in there. But a real unexpected entry in the list is of Mahela Jayawardene.

One of the best middle order batsman for Sri Lanka also has a total of 47 ducks on his name. Strange in a sense that he wasn’t of much power hitting type of batsman but he is actually in the list which goes on as under.

Top 10 Players with most ducks in cricket career

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 0
M Muralitharan (Asia/ICC/SL) 1992-2011 495 328 119 1936 67 9.26 59
CA Walsh (WI) 1984-2001 337 264 94 1257 30* 7.39 54
ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL) 1989-2011 586 651 35 21032 340 34.14 53
GD McGrath (AUS/ICC) 1993-2007 376 207 89 761 61 6.44 49
DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL) 1997-2015 652 725 62 25957 374 39.15 47
DL Vettori (ICC/NZ) 1997-2015 442 383 86 6989 140 23.53 46
Wasim Akram (Pak) 1984-2003 460 427 74 6615 257* 18.73 45
Z Khan (Asia/India) 2000-2014 309 232 61 2036 75 11.90 44
SK Warne (AUS/ICC) 1992-2007 339 306 46 4172 99 16.04 44
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2016 523 507 40 11185 156 23.95 44

Top 10 Players with most ducks in cricket career

  1. M Muralitharan
  2. CA Walsh
  3. ST Jayasuriya
  4. GD McGrath
  5. DPMD Jayawardene
  6. DL Vettori
  7. Wasim Akram
  8. Zaheer Khan
  9. SK Warne
  10. Shahid Afridi

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