Batsmen who have scored a duck on their birthday


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Statistics have become one of the most integral parts of cricket coverage. From ‘player vs player’ stats to average score at a particular venue, cricket commentators rely heavily on the statisticians to back their analysis. We at The Cricket Lounge, believe in providing every relevant piece of statistics to our readers.

In this post, we have made a list of all those batsmen who have scored a DUCK on their birthday. 

Birthday Batsman Runs (Balls) For Against Venue Date
34 Mark Burgess 0 (2) New Zealand England Old Trafford 17-Jul-78
29 Kim Hughes 0 (2) Australia England SCG 26-Jan-83
28 John Bracewell 0 (2) New Zealand Pakistan Sharjah 15-Apr-86
19 Asif Mujtaba 0 (10) Pakistan West Indies Gujranwala 04-Nov-86
30 Bryan Young 0 (3) New Zealand India Kotla 03-Nov-94
24 Basit Ali 0 (2) Pakistan New Zealand Port Elizabeth 13-Dec-94
36 Pat Symcox 0 (1) South Africa India Sharjah 14-Apr-96
29 Junior Murray 0 (1) West Indies Pakistan MCG 20-Jan-97
23 Makhaya Ntini 0 (0) South Africa Sri Lanka Galle 06-Jul-00
26 Azhar Mahmood 0 (1) Pakistan New Zealand Dunedin 28-Feb-01
23 Daniel Vettori 0 (2) New Zealand South Africa Adelaide Oval 27-Jan-02
31 Nathan Astle 0 (2) New Zealand Australia SSC 15-Sep-02
28 Dinesh Mongia 0 (4) India Pakistan Kotla 17-Apr-05
32 Russell Arnold 0 (3) Sri Lanka India Nagpur 25-Oct-05
37 Glenn McGrath 0 (2) Australia England MCG 09-Feb-07
25 Ian Bell 0 (10) England Bangladesh Kensington Oval 11-Apr-07
26 Hamilton Masakadza 0 (6) Zimbabwe Bangladesh Bulawayo 09-Aug-09


Axar Patel

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India’s Axar Patel is the latest inclusion in this list. Axar scored a first ball duck on his 21st birthday in the Carlton MID tri-series 2015, against England at The Gabba. Axar Patel is the second Indian to make a duck on his birthday. Dinesh Mongia scored a duck on his 28th birthday, against Pakistan in 2005.

Axar Patel is the fourth player after Pat Symcox, Junior Murray and Azhar Mahmood to score a golden duck in ODIs on his respective birthday. Asif Mujtaba and Ian Bell played 10 balls for their birthday ducks.


By Aniket Arora

Note: Stats updated till 30/01/2015

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