Hi folks! We all have a fancy for statistics, don’t we? Don’t you constantly keep an eye on the ICC rankings to see whether our very own Virat is at the top of the pile among ODI batsmen, or whether Ravindra Jadeja is among the best all-rounders in the world? To satiate our hunger for these statistics, SPORTZWIKI presents to you an all-new section ‘STATS’ in which we would cover the most interesting stats in the cricketing world. Today, we look at SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks.
The first few moments on the crease are always nervous, no matter whether you’re a youngster or a veteran in the sport of cricket. Every player wants to get the monkey off the back and get on the scoreboard but it is no surprise that the often destructive yet inconsistent batsmen are at the top of the pile. Let’s take a look at SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks.
10. Abdul Razzaq
Coming in at No. 10 in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks is Abdul Razzaq. Rrazzaq has been one of the most influential all-rounders in ODI cricket, as he has the ability to lend the Pakistani lower middle order some much needed batting ability as well as his stroke-making qualities make him an asset for his side, but with Razzaq’s fondness for freeing his arms and hitting the big shot comes a shade of inconsistency as he has been dismissed for 14 ducks in his ODI career.
9. Zaheer Khan
Indian speedster Zaheer Khan comes in at the 9th place in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks. Zaheer’s big heaves over the cover-extra cover region are a delight to watch but the Indian pace bowler has the tendency to throw his wicket away cheaply, having been dismissed on a duck on fifteen occasions in ODI cricket.
8. Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh is more than a handful with the bat and he has proved that over the years with India and the Mumbai Indians, but Bhajji’s eagerness to shuffle across his crease in the initial stages of his innings leads to his demise on several occasions.
7. Lasith Malinga
I suppose there really isn’t much to infer about Lasith Malinga‘s presence in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks. Malinga is a typical tailender who fancies swinging the long handle and there’s very little to admire about his exploits with the bat. He is 7th in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks.
6. Brendan McCullum
Anybody who was witness to Brendan McCullum‘s fireworks in the inaugral match of the Indian Premier League against RCB in 2008 would vouch that McCullum can be the most destructive batsman in the world when he is on-song. Yet, the Kiwi has an inconsistent edge which finds himself on the 6th spot in our countdown.
5. Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh can be a match-winner on his day, yet he can be an immensely frustrating figure when he is struggling to find his range. Yuvi comes in at the 5th place in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks with 18 ducks to his name in ODI cricket.
4. Younus Khan
Younus Khan‘s batting stats in tests are far more impressive than his record in the limited-overs format of the game, and Younus’s struggles in ODI cricket has resulted in the Pakistani top order batsman claiming the 3rd place in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks with 21 ducks to his name.
3. Chris Gayle
When Chris Gayle gets going, there is usually no way back for the opposition. Gayle’s stand and deliver approach to fast bowlers has paid dividends in ODI and T20 cricket but Gayle’s lack of feet movement to the new ball has claimed his wicket on several occasions. He is 3rd with 22 ducks in ODI cricket.
2. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsman in the Top 10 except Younus Khan who can be considered among the orthodox breed of batsmen who play the proper cricketing strokes to assemble their runs. Mahela oozes class with his batting and it is a surprise that the former Sri Lankan captain holds the 2nd spot in SPORTZWIKI’s Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks with a staggering 29 ducks.
1. Shahid Afridi
Pakistani big-hitting batsman Shahid Afridi tops the charts with 29 ducks to his name in ODI cricket. Afridi has the potential to recover a lost cause with his ability to consistently find the boundaries, yet he can be a frustrating figure for his own teammates as he fails to put a price on his wicket and has often played silly strokes to throw away his wicket.
Here is the complate list of Top 10 ODI batsmen with maximum ducks.
|10||Abdul Razzaq (Pak)||14|
|9||Zaheer Khan (Ind)||15|
|8||Harbhajan Singh (Ind)||15|
|7||Lasith Malinga (SL)||17|
|6||Brendon McCullum (NZ)||17|
|5||Yuvraj Singh (Ind)||18|
|4||Younis Khan (Pak)||21|
|3||Chris Gayle (WI)||22|
|2||Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||26|
|1||Shahid Afridi (Pak)||29|