The Indian Premier League (IPL) is widely considered the most entertaining cricket league in the world. In this league, batsmen aim to showcase their skills and produce scintillating innings that delight fans and teammates. However, there are also instances when a batsman fails to score a single run, which can be frustrating for both the player and their supporters. While it may not be a desirable record to have, let's take a look at the players who hold the most ducks in IPL history.
1. Rohit Sharma
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Current Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma has the highest number of ducks in IPL history with 14 ducks in 227 IPL matches. Sharma is also the 4th highest run-scorer in the marquee event, accumulating 5879 runs at a decent average of 30.30. Generally, Rohit Sharma makes records worth remembering but this one he would not like to remember.
2. Mandeep Singh
Image Source: Twitter/Mandeep SinghMandeep Singh is a right-handed batsman from the Indian state of Punjab. He has a relatively high number of "ducks" (occasions where he was dismissed without scoring any runs) in his 95 innings of cricket, with a total of 14. Despite this, he has a decent strike rate of 123.77, meaning he scores runs quickly when he is on the field. He has accumulated a total of 1692 runs so far in his career. Mandeep is known for playing an aggressive style of cricket, which increases his chances of getting out, but also contributes to his high strike rate.
3. Piyush Chawla
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Piyush Chawla is a seasoned cricketer who has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for many years. Despite his experience, he finds himself in the third position on the list of players with the most "ducks" (occasions where he was dismissed without scoring any runs) in the IPL, with a total of 13. Throughout his 14-year IPL career, Chawla has scored 584 runs in 82 innings, with a strike rate of 111.0, which is considered average. Despite his struggles with the bat, Chawla is a highly skilled bowler and is the 6th highest wicket-taker in the history of the IPL, with 157 wickets to his name.
4. Harbhajan Singh
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Harbhajan Singh is a talented off-spinner who has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Despite being known as an excellent bowler, he has the same number of "ducks" (occasions where he was dismissed without scoring any runs) as Piyush Chawla, with 13. Despite this, Harbhajan is still highly regarded in the IPL and is ranked 9th in the highest wicket-takers list. Although he was considered a good lower-order batsman, with a strike rate of 137.91, it is not surprising to see his name on the list of players with the most ducks in the IPL. Nevertheless, his reputation as a top-notch bowler overshadows his struggles with the bat.
5. PA Patel
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Parthiv Patel is a seasoned cricketer who has played in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for many years. Despite his experience and technically sound batting style, he finds himself in the fifth position on the list of players with the most "ducks" (occasions where he was dismissed without scoring any runs) in the IPL, with a total of 13. As an opener, Parthiv has made 2848 runs in 139 games, showcasing his abilities as a batsman. However, this record of having the most ducks in the IPL is not one that he will be proud of.