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Most ducks in ODIs
Sanath Jayasuriya is a name that needs no introduction in the world of cricket. The former Sri Lankan all-rounder is known for his explosive batting style, which earned him a reputation as one of the greatest openers in the game’s history. However, Jayasuriya also holds a less glamorous record – that of scoring the most number of ducks in One Day International (ODI) cricket.
Most ducks in ODI matches (Most ducks in One Day Internationals)
|ST Jayasuriya (Asia/SL)||1989-2011||445||433||13430||189||32.4||91.2||28||68||34|
|Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/PAK)||1996-2015||398||369||8064||124||23.6||117||6||39||30|
|Wasim Akram (PAK)||1984-2003||356||280||3717||86||16.5||88.3||–||6||28|
|DPMD Jayawardene (Asia/SL)||1998-2015||448||418||12650||144||33.4||79||19||77||28|
|SL Malinga (SL)||2004-2019||226||119||567||56||6.83||74.5||–||1||26|
|M Muralidaran (Asia/ICC/SL)||1993-2011||350||162||674||33*||6.8||77.6||–||–||25|
|WPUJC Vaas (Asia/SL)||1994-2008||322||220||2025||50*||13.7||72.4||–||1||25|
Jayasuriya, 34 ducks in ODIs
Jayasuriya, who played for Sri Lanka from 1989 to 2011, scored 34 ducks in his ODI career. Out of these, 10 were golden ducks, which means he was dismissed on the very first ball of the innings. This record may not be something to be proud of, but it is a testament to the fact that even the best players have their bad days. In his 11-year long career, he scored 28 centuries and 68 half-centuries, scoring 13,340 runs.
Jayasuriya’s first duck came in his third ODI match against Australia in 1989. He was caught behind off the bowling of Craig McDermott without scoring a run. Over the course of his career, he went on to score 13,430 runs in 445 ODIs at an average of 32.36, with 28 centuries and 68 half-centuries. However, his 34 ducks remain a record in ODI cricket.
10 golden ducks in ODIs, Sanath Jayasuriya unfortunate record
It is important to note that scoring ducks is not uncommon in cricket. Even some of the best players in the world have had their fair share of ducks. However, what makes Jayasuriya’s record unique is the number of times he was dismissed without scoring a run. The fact that he was dismissed on the very first ball of the innings on 10 occasions is a testament to the fact that he was a risk-taking batsman who liked to attack the bowlers from the outset.
While Jayasuriya’s record of scoring the most ducks in ODI cricket may not be something he would like to be remembered for, it is a reminder that even the greatest players have their off days. It is also a tribute to his attacking batting style, which made him a feared opponent for any bowler. Despite his record of ducks, Jayasuriya remains one of Sri Lanka’s greatest cricketers and a true legend of the game.
Who is Sanath Jayasuriya?
Sanath Jayasuriya is a former Sri Lankan cricketer who played from 1989 to 2011. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest all-rounders and opening batsmen in the history of cricket.
What is most famous unfortunate record of Sanath Jayasuriya’s in ODI cricket?
Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for scoring the most number of ducks in One Day International (ODI) cricket. He was dismissed for zero runs on 34 occasions in his ODI career, out of which 10 were golden ducks.
What is a golden duck in cricket?
A golden duck is a term used in cricket to describe a dismissal on the very first ball of the innings. It is considered to be the worst possible start for a batsman as he is dismissed without scoring any runs.
Why is Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of scoring most ducks significant?
Sanath Jayasuriya’s record of scoring the most ducks in ODI cricket is significant as it is a reminder that even the best players can have their off days. It also highlights his attacking batting style, which made him a feared opponent for any bowler.
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