In the game of cricket, there are two types of bowlers namely pace and spin. While the fast bowlers totally rely on speed, swing and yorkers to dismiss the batters, spinners rely on rotation and turn of the delivery to take wickets.
However, among the bowlers, the pacers have the best chance of dismissing the batters for a duck in One-Day Internationals. When an unsettled batsman comes out to bat at the crease, he feels the jitters in the initial phases of the game.
This is the time the pacers try to target the stumps or pads to see whether the batsman is getting clean bowled or getting hit on the pads. In another scenario, a bowler can also pitch the ball at the right line and length to see if the batter gets an edge off his willow such that there is a mode of dismissal.
Now, in this article, we will now take a look at the five bowlers who dismissed the highest percentage of batters for a duck in ODIs (Minimum 200 wickets).
1. Mitchell Starc – 23.3%
Mitchell Starc is currently the best fast bowler for Australia and is also one of the best pacers in the world. He holds the record for dismissing the highest percentage of batters for a duck in ODIs.
2. Wasim Akram – 21.9%
Former Pakistani pacer Wasim Akram who has taken 502 wickets in ODIs including six fifers comes next on the list in terms of dismissing the highest percentage of batsmen for a duck.
3. Chaminda Vaas – 19%
Former Sri Lankan paceman, Chaminda Vaas who has taken 400 wickets in ODIs including 4 fifers comes third on the list in case of dismissing the highest percentage of batters for a duck.
4. Glenn McGrath – 18.6%
Glenn McGrath was the greatest fast bowler in the history of Australian cricket. Widely recognized as one of the greatest bowlers of all time, McGrath has dismissed 18.6% of batters for a duck in ODIs.
5. Brett Lee – 18.4%
Brett Lee was also one of the best pacers in the world during the playing days of his cricketing career. Lee has dismissed 18.4% of batters for a duck in the ODI format.
Dismissing highest% of batters on Duck in ODIs
(min. 200 wickets)
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