Thursday, 20 March 2014

Players bagging a Duck on Birthday in Tests, ODIs and T20Is

Tamim Iqbal on 20th March 2014 became the first batsman to be dismissed for a duck on his birthday in T20 Internationals.

But there are several players who bagged a duck on their birthday in Tests and ODIs.

Players bagging a Duck on Birthday in Test Cricket

Birthday #
Date
Player
For
Opp
Venue
27
26 Mar 1889
Dicky Richards
SA
Eng
Cape Town
29
16 Feb 1931
Cyril Vincent
SA
Eng
Johannesburg
30
25 Jul 1938
Bill Bowes
Eng
Aus
Leeds
34
30 Mar 1946
John Cowie
NZ
Aus
Wellington
25
31 Dec 1954
Peter May
Eng
Aus
Melbourne
25
01 Jan 1960
Ian Meckiff
Aus
Ind
Mumbai (BS)
26
21 Jun 1963
John Edrich
Eng
WI
Lord’s
27
24 Feb 1978
Derek Randall
Eng
NZ
Christchurch
26
03 Jul 1978
Wasim Raja
Pak
Eng
Leeds
29
29 Dec 1978
Syed Kirmani
Ind
WI
Kolkata
28
31 Jan 1982
Faoud Bachhus
WI
Aus
Adelaide
32
06 Apr 1988
Mudassar Nazar
Pak
WI
Georgetown
20
16 Nov 1989
Waqar Younis
Pak
Ind
Karachi
25
26 Oct 1990
Ken Rutherford
NZ
Pak
Faisalabad
38
25 Nov 1990
Imran Khan
Pak
WI
Faisalabad
27
09 Jul 1996
Venkatapathy Raju
Ind
Eng
Nottingham
31
07 Jan 2002
Travis Friend
Zim
SL
Kandy
17
10 Dec 2002
Talha Jubair
Ban
WI
Dhaka
25
23 Oct 2003
Steve Harmison
Eng
Ban
Dhaka
26
06 Dec 2003
Andrew Flintoff
Eng
SL
Galle
31
17 Dec 2005
Charl Langeveldt
SA
Aus
Perth
28
30 Jul 2010
James Anderson
Eng
Pak
Nottingham
29
23 Jun 2011
Carlton Baugh
WI
Ind
Kingston
38
16 Oct 2013
Jacques Kallis
SA
Pak
Abu Dhabi
Thanks to Aslam Siddiqui for the missed instances.

Players bagging a Duck on Birthday in ODI Cricket 


Birthday #
Date
Player
For
Opp
Venue
34
14 Jul 1978
Mark Burgess
NZ
Eng
Manchester
29
26 Jan 1983
Kim Hughes
Aus
Eng
Sydney
28
15 Apr 1986
John Bracewell
NZ
Pak
Sharjah
19
04 Nov 1986
Asif Mujtaba
Pak
WI
Gujranwala
30
03 Nov 1994
Bryan Young
NZ
Ind
Delhi
24
13 Dec 1994
Basit Ali
Pak
NZ
Port of Elizabeth
36
14 Apr 1996
Pat Symcox
SA
Ind
Sharjah
29
20 Jan 1997
Junior Murray
WI
Pak
Melbourne
23
06 Jul 2000
Makhaya Ntini
SA
SL
Galle
26
28 Feb 2001
Azhar Mahmood
Pak
NZ
Dunedin
23
27 Jan 2002
Daniel Vettori
NZ
SA
Adelaide
31
15 Sep 2002
Nathan Astle
NZ
Aus
Colombo (SSC)
28
17 Apr 2005
Dinesh Mongia
Ind
Pak
Delhi
32
25 Oct 2005
Russel Arnold
SL
Ind
Nagpur
37
09 Feb 2007
Glenn McGrath
Aus
Eng
Melbourne
25
11 Apr 2007
Ian Bell
Eng
Ban
Bridgetown
26
09 Aug 2009
Hamilton Masakadza
Zim
Ban
Bridgetown
23
05 Dec 2013
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Ind
SA
Johannesburg

Note: Mohammad Ashraful got a duck on 09 Sep 2003. According to CricketArchive, he was born on 09 Sep 1984 whereas according to Cricinfo he was born on 07 Jul 1984. 

Updated till 23 March 2014.