IPL 2023: Jos Buttler Registers Unfavourable Record in marquee event

IPL 2023: Jos Buttler Registers Unfavourable Record in marquee event

Jos Buttler, the standout hitter for Rajasthan Royals (RR), set an unfavourable batting record on Friday, becoming the IPL player with the most ducks in a single season. During the match versus Punjab Kings at Dharamshala, the batter set this record. He was bowled out for a three-ball duck by Kagiso Rabada during the game.

He has now caught five ducks so far this year. Herchelle Gibbs (Deccan Chargers, 2009), Mithun Manhas (Pune Warriors India, 2011), Manish Pandey (Pune Warriors India, 2012), Shikhar Dhawan (Delhi Capitals, 2020), Eoin Morgan (Kolkata Knight Riders, 2021), and Nicholas Pooran (Punjab Kings, 2021) are some batters who have recorded four ducks in a single IPL season.

Buttler has amassed 4 half-centuries and 392 runs this season in 14 games with a strike rate of 139.00 and an average of 28.00. His season-best mark is 95. This year, Buttler has struggled to score during run chases, recording scores of 19, 0, 40, 0, 0, 0, and 0. In seven innings, 59 runs were scored in total.

All of this follows a stellar 2022 season in which he amassed 863 runs in 17 games, including four hundreds and four fifty-sevens, for an average of more than 57.

Jos Buttler, who had dropped five ducks this season, was lost early in the chase of 188 by RR. As RR attempted to recover, Yashasvi Jaiswal (50 in 36 balls, with 8 fours) and Devdutt Padikkal (51 in 30 balls, with 4 boundaries and 3 sixes) put up a 73-run partnership for the second wicket. Later, cameos from Shimron Hetmyer (46 in 28 balls, four boundaries, and three sixes), Riyan Parag (20 in 12 balls, with one four, and two sixes), and Dhruv Jurel (10* in four balls) enabled RR to secure a last-over thriller victory by four wickets.