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IPL 2022: Most Ducks in IPL History

In any form of cricket, one thing that a batsman absolutely hates is getting out for a duck.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma is at the top position with 14 ducks to his name. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

In any form of cricket, one thing that a batsman absolutely hates is getting out for a duck. It is true for T20 cricket and IPL as well. There are some instances when a player gets nervous in the first few balls and often goes to the pavilion without scoring a run in such cases. That is one of the reasons why some players breathe a sigh of relief when they get their first run of the innings. In this article, we will be discussing the players who have registered most ducks in IPL history.     

Rohit Sharma is at the top position with 14 ducks to his name. Incidentally, there are five players who are at the joint second position with 13 ducks to their name in their IPL careers. This includes Harbhajan Singh, Parthiv Patel, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla. Two of these have opened the innings for the most part of their career which signifies a common phenomenon of openers getting out early in the innings. Rohit Sharma, who has led the Mumbai team to multiple titles, has scored 5725 runs at an average of 30.61 in 215 innings.

Ambati Rayudu also had a dominating impact in the league and was instrumental in CSK’s title-winning campaign in 2018. He has amassed 4044 runs at an average of 29.09 and a strike rate of 126.85 in the league.

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Ajinkya Rahane has played 156 IPL games so far in which he has scored 4021 runs at an average of 30.93 and strike rate of 120.82. He has been part of four teams in the league and also captained Rajasthan Royals earlier. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the mega auction of 2022. Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel, who announced his retirement, was part of the RCB squad in the last few years. He has scored 2848 runs at an average of 22.60 and strike-rate of 120.78.

After these six players, the next set has four players who have all bagged 12 ducks in the tournament. These cricketers are Gautam Gambhir, Mandeep Singh, Manish Pandey, and Dinesh Karthik. Among these, the former KKR captain Gautam Gambhir bagged a hat-trick of ducks in IPL 2014. He scored 4217 runs in IPL at an average of 31.00 and strike-rate of 123.88. Under his captaincy, KKR won the trophy in the 2012 and 2014 seasons.       

Mandeep Singh and Manish Pandey have also proved their mettle in the middle order for the Punjab and Hyderabad teams respectively.

Most Ducks in IPL History:

Player  Innings Ducks
Rohit Sharma 215 14
Harbhajan Singh 137 13
 Parthiv Patel 141 13
Ajinkya Rahane 146 13
Gautam Gambhir 152 12
Piyush Chawla 81 12
Mandeep Singh 94 12
Manish Pandey 148 12
Ambati Rayudu 169 13

*Last updated on 21 April, 2022.

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