Top 10: Batters with Most Ducks in an IPL Season

There’s one record that no batter wants to get associated with. Which record, you ask?

Getting dismissed on the score of ZERO!

Every batter wants to get some runs with the bat, but sometimes their luck doesn’t work in their favour. In the IPL, some batters have gotten a firsthand taste of this by scoring several ducks in a season.

So, which batter has registered the most ducks in an IPL season?

This article will list the top 10 batters who have scored the most ducks in an IPL season.

Most Ducks in an IPL Season

PlayerInnings BattedDucks ScoredSeason
Jos Buttler (RR)1452023
Herschelle Gibbs
(Deccan Chargers)
Mithun Manhas
(Pune Warriors)
Manish Pandey
(Pune Warriors)
Shikhar Dhawan
Eoin Morgan
Nicholas Pooran (PBKS)1142021
Dinesh Karthik (RCB)1342023
Piyush Chawla
(Kings XI Punjab)
Parthiv Patel (CSK)932009

Key Insights

Jos Buttler holds the unwanted record for registering the most ducks in a single IPL season. The England batter scored 5 ducks in the 2023 season. Buttler broke Herschelle Gibbs’ 15-season-old record of 4 ducks.

The last 3 of 5 ducks scored by Buttler came in 3 consecutive innings, making him the 6th batter to register 3 consecutive ducks in an IPL season. Gautam Gambhir (2014), Shardul Thakur (2017), Aston Turner (2019), Rashid Khan (2021), and Tim Southee (2022) are the other batters to have this undesired feat.

What’s more fascinating is Shardul Thakur and Ashton Turner got out on zero off the first deliveries they faced in 3 consecutive innings, making it 3 golden ducks in a row!

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Glenn Maxwell, Rashid Khan, and Sunil Narine have registered 3 or more ducks in 3 IPL seasons. 

Narine’s ducks came in successive seasons in 2021, 2022, and 2023, making him the only batter to bag 3 or more ducks in 3 consecutive seasons.

Dinesh Karthik, Virat Kohli, and Rahul Sharma are the other batters to get out on zero 3 times in 2 seasons.

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