India-Australia Test rivalries have often resulted in the former laying a single-handed superiority over the latter regardless of the cricketing conditions they are subjected to play under. The dominance as we say has been more in terms of the records and statistics acquired by the players whilst playing against the Aussies since the inception of their Test duels. Unfortunately, though, there lies one distinct record which the Indian cricketers would have deeply regretted to have got their names published in the first place. That hapless record is to be dismissed on for most number of times in whilst donning the whites in the Tests versus the Kangaroos. With Border-Gavaskar fever taking over the cricketing World, let’s have a look at the top 5 Indian cricketers with most ducks versus Australia in Tests.
Top 5 Indian cricketers with most ducks versus Australia in Tests
It really is a surprise to see the greatest Indian off-spinner to feature in the list of the Indian cricketers with most ducks against Australia in Tests. Although he has some terrific numbers as a bowler against the Aussies, his adulations might suffer a bit on account of his dismissals as a batsman when competing against their unit. In 18 Test matches, the spin wizard from Punjab suffered duck dismissals on 6 instances while aggregating 410 runs in exchange.
The veteran of 58 Tests and 242 wickets was undoubtedly one of the finest spinners to have surfaced from the Indian subcontinent. While he remained one of the greatest Indian cricketers to have set foot onto the field of cricket, his record of being discharged for a duck on 6 occasions and amassment of 7 runs in total against the Australian side of the mid-60s and late 70s does put a tinge of stain over his remarkable career for the Indian unit.
The 40-year-old was a class apart when handling the bowling attack against the likes of the Australian unit. However, he wasn’t a suitable player when donning the bat versus similar side in the Tests. Having been dismissed for a duck on 7 occasions in 19 Test appearances versus the same gives a Testimony to his weak batting prowess when competing versus the Kangaroo unit.
Regarded as one of the finest swing bowlers to have surfaced from Mumbai region, Agarker went on to accumulate a surplus of cricketing records under his belt, along with being dismissed for a record 8 times out of 9 Test appearances in the games against Australia, not to forget a high score of 44* and an average of 7.42 to add to his disgrace.
Certainly, not a surprise to find Ishant’s name lying at the apex among the top 5 Indian cricketers with most ducks versus Australia in Tests. While he may find it difficult to acquire the same position when placed in any other category on account of his bowling prowess, it’s the unfortunate list where he has managed to make his presence felt and could be expected to hold the title for a long period of time until surpassed by his fellow cricketers when pitted against the Aussies.
His record comprises of a total of 22 ducks in 22 Tests when in the course of raking 174 runs to his name.