Most Ducks in IPL
In the shortest format of the game, getting a batsman out for a duck is one of the toughest jobs to do for a bowler while it’s always a shame for a batsman to depart for a duck. Even the players who are known to make big records with the bat is a part of this unwanted record in the Indian Premier League (IPL). More than the tail-enders, the top order batsmen dominate the list of most duck out in IPL.
List of 5 Batsmen with Most Ducks in IPL History
Let’s have a look at the players with Highest Number of Ducks in IPL:
#1. Harbhajan Singh (13 Ducks)
The world-class off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is quite well known for pinch-hitting in the lower order and has won many games for his side. But when he fails to deliver with the bat, he makes sure he fails in a style. Harbhajan has been dismissed for most duck out in IPL in the history of IPL. The 38-year old, who has picked up 134 wickets in the IPL at an economy rate of 7.05 has been dismissed for a duck for 13 times after playing 160 matches. However, he has still scored 800 runs in this tournament with the bat at a strike rate of almost 140.
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#2. Parthiv Patel (13 Ducks)
Parthiv Patel might have been away from the Indian team for a long time, but he is a very popular face when it comes to the IPL. The wicket-keeper batsman, who is labeled as one of the most underrated Indian players has scored 2475 runs in 139 matches at an average of 22.90 and a strike rate of 118.42. However, he is part of the unwanted record as well. Parthiv is second on the list of most ducks in the history of IPL. He has been dismissed 13 times as well on a duck in this tournament.
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#3. Piyush Chawla (12 Ducks)
The leg-spinner has often been a crucial bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL and though he bats well in the domestic arena, Piyush Chawla does not have a good memory with the bat in this tournament. After playing 157 matches, he has been dismissed 12 times on a duck and he is third on the list of most ducks in the history of IPL. However, he has played some rare cameos as well and took his side over the line in a couple of games.
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#4. Manish Pandey (12 Ducks)
After a couple of seasons, Manish Pandey has struggled to shine in the IPL. He was a crucial player for Kolkata Knight Riders and has been involved in some match-winning knocks. He was also an integral part of the Kolkata side that won the title in 2014 and won the man of the match award for his match-winning knock. But his form seemed to go down for a while after he joined Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is also now fourth on the list of most ducks in the history of IPL. Manish, who played 130 matches so far in the IPL has been dismissed 12 times on a duck.
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#5. Ambati Rayudu (12 Ducks)
The middle-order batsman has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians over the year in the IPL. He has 3300 runs in his account after playing 147 games. Ambati Rayudu has also a hundred in this tournament and was involved in numerous occasions where he led Mumbai to victory. But he is part of the unwanted record as well. He is fifth on the list of most ducks in the history of IPL. Rayudu has been dismissed on a duck 12 times like Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh as well.
We want to leave everyone by surprise and for that, mentioning the 6th and 7th player in this list is mandatory this time. Former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir and Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma are the 6th and 7th players respectively with the most number of ducks in the history of IPL. The players, who are well-known for playing massive knocks for their teams over the years in the IPL have been dismissed on a duck 12 times as well.
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