Test cricket is often called the best cricket. Every cricket fan out in the middle always praises test cricket as the king of all the formats of the game. However, a player always needs so much patience to give their best in Test cricket. Be it a batsman or a bowler, the player has to keep patience till the very end of the match. However, no batsman wants to score a duck in any form of the game. But, somehow the players were been out of touch and got out on a duck. In this article, we are going to see those batsmen who have scored the most ducks in Test cricket batting at number 3. However, surprisingly this list includes some great batsmen in the longer format of the game.
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#1. Azhar Ali | 14 ducks
Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali has scored 14 ducks in his Test career batting at number 3 during 2010-2021. He got out on a score of zero 14 times in test cricket. In Tests, Azhar Ali has aggregated 6721 runs in 169 innings with an average of 42.54. He has registered 34 half-centuries and 18 centuries including 3 double tons and one triple ton in his test career since 2010.
#2. Hashim Amla | 11 ducks
Former South Africa opener Hashim Amla has had great stats in the longest format of the game. But, he has also scored the second most ducks in Test cricket history. Hashim Amla has registered 11 ducks in his Test career since 2006. In Tests, Amla has aggregated 9282 runs in 215 innings with an average of 46.11. He has registered 41 half-centuries and 28 centuries including 4 double tons and one triple ton in his Test career. Amla has retired from Test cricket in 2019.
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#3. David Boon | 11 ducks
Former Australia batsman David Boon has also scored 11 ducks batting at number 3 during his test career in 1985-1995. David Boon has been one of the finest Aussies batsmen of the 90’s generation. In Tests, Boon has aggregated 7422 runs in 190 innings with an average of 43.66. Boon has also registered 32 half-centuries and 21 centuries including one double hundred in his test career.
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#4. Kumar Sangakkara | 10 ducks
Former Sri Lanka wicket-keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara has always been known for his brilliant batting skills in the longer format of the game. Sangakkara has recorded 10 ducks in his Test career. However, Sangakkara will not be happy with this record. In Tests, Sangakkara has aggregated 12400 runs in 233 innings with an average of 57.14. Sangakkara has registered 52 half-centuries and 38 centuries including 11 double tons and one triple ton in his Test career during 2001-2015.
#5. Ricky Ponting | 9 ducks
Former Aussies captain Ricky Ponting has registered 9 ducks during his test career in 2003-2011. Ricky Ponting has one of the greatest test skipper of Aussies cricket in his era. In Tests, Ricky has aggregated 13378 runs in 287 innings with a decent average of 51.85. Ponting has registered 62 half-centuries and 41 centuries including 6 double tons in his test career. Ricky has left Test cricket back in the year 2011.
#6. Cheteshwar Pujara | 9 ducks
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has scored the most duck at the number 3 spot for India. Pujara has also recorded 9 ducks in his Test career since his debut in 2014. In Tests, Cheteshwar Pujara has aggregated 6589 runs in 157 innings with an average of 44.52. Pujara has registered 31 half-centuries and 18 centuries including 3 double tons in his Test career. He is currently playing for India at the number three spot.
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There are five other batsmen who have scored 8 ducks each in their test career batting at number three for their country. The five batsmen are the following :
Mark Butcher (England): 8 ducks
Rahul Dravid (India): 8 ducks
Mominul Haque (Bangladesh): 8 ducks
Dilip Vengsarkar (India): 8 ducks
Younis Khan (Pakistan): 8 ducks
N.B: The stats are accurate as of 27/12/2021.