The much-awaited Ashes Test series got underway on Wednesday. The first Test match is currently being played at The Gabba in Brisbane. The Australian Cricket Team set the tone with a thrilling bowling performance on day 1 of the first Test. Playing his first game as the full-time captain of the Australia Cricket Team, Pat Cummins picked a five-wicket haul.
Mitchell Starc took the first blood after removing Rory Burns on the very ball of the match. He went back to the pavilion without opening his account. Wickets kept falling at regular intervals thereafter and England saw themselves getting bundled out for 147.
Notably, three batsmen in the English batting line-up got out on a duck. England skipper Joe Root and Ollie Robinson also got out without opening their account. Well, this isn’t the only occasion when players have got out on a duck in Test Cricket this year.
There have been a number of times when the players got out without scoring a run in Tests in 2021. Not only the bowlers but also the batsmen have found themselves getting out. On that note, let’s take a look at five batsmen who have scored the most ducks in Tests in 2021
Most Ducks In Tests In 2021
Jasprit Bumrah: 7
Indian fast bowler, Jasprit Bumrah has been brilliant for India across formats this year. He bowled exceedingly well in the whites. In the home Test series against England, Bumrah didn’t get a lot of overs to bowl, still, he managed to pick 4 wickets in 2 Tests.
Bumrah was India’s highest wicket-taker when they travelled to England for a five-match Test series. He picked as many as 18 wickets in 4 Tests at an average of 20.83. In 7 Tests this year, he has managed to pick 25 wickets at an average of 29.20.
Besides picking those wickets, Bumrah has also made an unwanted record to his name. In 2021, no other cricketer has scored the most ducks than Jasprit Bumrah in Test Cricket. He has 7 ducks to his name.