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Most ducks in ODIs for WI

Chris Gayle holds the unwanted record for scoring the most ducks in ODIs for West Indies.

24 C Gayle

Chris Gayle is the highest run scorer for West Indies in ODIs with 10425 runs, even ahead of the great Brian Lara’s tally of 10348 runs.

Gayle made his ODI debut for West Indies in 1999 and became only the second West Indian batter to cross the 10000 run milestone in the 50 over format.

He has an average of 38.04 and a strike rate of 87.16. Gayle has smashed 25 centuries and 53 half centuries with the best of 250 but has also been dismissed on a duck on 24 occasions — the most for any West Indian batter.

15 K Pollard

Kieron Pollard is one of the most nervous starters and is like a fish out of water when new at the crease. However, once he gets set, he is among the most destructive batters in world cricket.

Pollard has scored 2706 runs from 123 one day internationals with 3 centuries and 13 half centuries. At the same time, he has also been dismissed on a duck on 15 occasions in ODI cricket.

After getting out for a duck and losing an ODI against India recently, this is what captain Kieron Pollard said:

“Losing with 22 overs to spare is a heavy defeat. Same old for us – not being able to bat 50 overs. Have to take stock of that. We’ve got to dig deep, get better in terms of technique, myself included. Credit to the guys turning up. Has been difficult the last couple of days. Getting four wickets there shows if we put some runs we can compete. Toss is a crucial factor. It’s wet out there right now. It just slid onto the bat. That’s the nature of cricket, we can’t change that. You can say that (Holder should bat higher?). 12 months ago guys would not be saying that. He can bat in any position in the order. Yes he can bat at six. He has a role to play for us. He came in a crucial scenario and made a crucial fifty. See if we can work on some technical flaws in the next couple of days and see what happens.”

14 P Simmons/ B Lara/ Dwayne Smith

Phil Simmons, Brian Lara and Dwayne Smith have all been dismissed for a duck in ODI cricket on 14 occasions.

Saksham Mishra

Justifying hours of watching sports by scribbling down a few logical lines that might just about hold your interest. Was not talented enough to make it as a professional cricketer, so the next best logical option was to enroll in a Mass Communication course, and write about sports instead. Because, what else is there to write about in this world, right?
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