After the seventh edition of the T20 World Cup, Australia are the defending champions and will host the next ICC event at home in October. A total of 16 teams will play for the prestigious trophy. The history of the T20 World Cup is very rich and has some extraordinary feats. But all the records are not always special.
Some records are the ones which none of the players want to have. In this article, we will look at one record that none of the batters wants to associate with their name. A batsman always wants to contribute to his team, but on the bad day he can fail. That happens to everyone, but getting out on zero is an embarrassment for the batter. So let’s check out who holds the record for most ducks in the T20 World Cup.
3. Lendl Simmons (Four Ducks) in 14 innings
There are four batters that have four ducks under their names, but the West Indian batter is at the top. Because he has played fewer innings as compared to others. Lendl Simmons is an exciting batsman to watch, but holds this unwanted record in the T20 World Cup. The right-hander has played 14 innings and scored 339 runs at an average and strike rate of 26.07 and 118.57, respectively. But he has got out on zero four times overall and is in third on the list. But his knock of 82* against India in the semi-final of the 2014 World Cup kicked India out of the tournament.
2. Tillakaratne Dilshan (Five Ducks) in 35 matches
The ratio of getting out on zero will increase if you play more games. An opener always has a very difficult job to do because he needs to score runs quickly and that too, against the moving ball. The Sri Lankan former opener is second on the list with five ducks in 35 games in the T20 World Cup. Dilshan has played from 2007 to 2016 for Sri Lanka in this ICC event. He has scored 897 runs at an average and strike rate of 30.93 and 124.06, respectively. He is also the only second batter with over 100 boundaries. Dilshan has also won the “Golden Bat” in the 2009 edition.
1. Shahid Afridi (Five Ducks) in 34 matches
When it comes to hitting the ball hard, there are not many who can match the power of former Pakistani all-rounder, Shahid Afridi. He was one of his kind, who started his career as a batsman but, off-late, became a premium spinner for the Men in Green. He was one of the second-highest wicket-takers in the T20 World Cup with 39 wickets. But speaking of his batting numbers, he knows only one way to play and that is to go and smash. In doing so, he has also got out on zero. That is why he is sharing the list with Dilshan. Afridi has five ducks to his name in 34 matches with 546 runs at an amazing strike rate of 154.23.
Players with Most Number of Ducks in T20 World Cup
|Tillakaratne Dilshan||Sri Lanka||2007-2016||35||897||5|
|Lendl Simmons||West Indies||2009-2021||14||339||4|
|Sanath Jayasuriya||Sri Lanka||2007-2010||18||346||4|
|Andre Russell||West Indies||2012-2021||22||158||4|
|Tanwit Afzal||Hong Kong||2014-2016||6||48||3|
|RE van der Merwe||Netherlands||2009-2021||15||14||3|