The Australian team has never been short of some prolific batters. They have produced some great batters in every generation, which has helped them dominate world cricket and create a name of their own on the international stage. In this article, we will look at some of the Australian batters who have had the fewest ducks in one-day international cricket. Note: The article lists the players with the best duck to innings ratio.
1. James Hopes
James Hopes was an all-rounder for Australia who played in one-day international cricket from 2005 to 2010. Hopes was a right-handed batter and a right-arm medium-pace bowler from Townsville, Queensland. He played in 84 ODIs for Australia and got dismissed without scoring a run only once in 61 innings.
2. Brad Haddin
Next on our list is Brad Haddin, the right-handed wicketkeeper batter from New South Wales. Haddin’s one-day international career lasted from 2001 to 2015, wherein he saw many ups and downs. However, during the later stages of his career, he became the first-choice wicketkeeper for Australia in ODIs. In 126 ODIs, he got out on a duck twice in 115 innings.
3. Michael Hussey
Michael Hussey was a left-handed middle-order batter from Perth, Western Australia. Hussey played in one-day international cricket from 2004 to 2012 and featured in a total of 185 matches, scoring over 5400 runs at an average of 48.15. In 157 innings, he got out without scoring a run three times.
4. David Warner
David Warner is the left-handed opening batter for Australia, from Paddington, New South Wales. Warner is one of the few all-format players for Australia. Since 2009, he has been in the Australian one-day team and has played in 138 ODIs, scoring close to 5800 runs. In 136 innings, he has been dismissed for a duck three times.
5. Michael Bevan
Next, we have on our list, Michael Bevan, a left-handed middle-order batter from the Australian Capital Territory. In 1994, he first played for Australia in one-day international cricket against Sri Lanka at Sharjah. Until 2004, he played in 232 matches and scored 6912 runs at an outstanding average of 53.58. He got out on a duck five times in 196 innings.
6. David Boon
David Boon was a right-handed top-order batter from Tasmania and is currently an official ICC referee. Boon played one-day international cricket from 1984 to 1995 and featured in a total of 181 matches, scoring close to 6,000 runs. In 177 innings, he got dismissed for a duck six times.
7. Geoff Marsh
Next, we have Geoff Marsh, a right-handed opening batter from Northam, Western Australia. Geoff played in one-day international cricket from 1986 to 1992 and featured in 117 ODIs, wherein he scored 4357 runs at an average of 39.97. In 115 innings, he was out without scoring a run four times.
8. George Bailey
Next on the list is George Bailey, the ex-Australian ODI captain and a right-handed top-order batter from Tasmania. Bailey made his one-day international debut in 2012 against the West Indies at Kingstown and played in ODI cricket until 2016. He scored 3044 runs in 90 matches at an average of 40.58. In 85 innings, he got out without scoring a run three times.
9. Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor was a left-handed opening batter from Leeton, New South Wales. Taylor was also the captain of the Australian team during the late 90s. In 1989, he played his first one-day international against Sri Lanka at Melbourne. He scored 3514 runs in 113 matches at an average of 32.23. In 110 innings, he got dismissed on a duck four times. He played his last ODI in 1997 against England at The Oval.
10. Alex Carey
Alex Carey is Australia’s current left-handed wicketkeeper batter from Loxton, South Australia. Carey played his first one-day international in 2018 against England at Brisbane, and since then he has become the number one wicketkeeper for Australia in the 50-over format. He has scored close to 1600 runs at an average of 36.27 and has got out on a duck two times in 54 innings.