The twelfth edition of the most coveted cricket tournament of the world , the ICC Cricket World Cup, ended on 14 July, Sunday with a nail-biting final between New Zealand and England.
After scores of both the teams ended in a tie in both the 50 overs as well as the Super Over, England were crowned World Champions as they had hit more boundaries in the match.
As far as the batting is concerned, the tournament witnessed some top quality batting performances from Rohit Sharma, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson and others. Although the bowlers played a crucial role too, it was the batsmen who dominated matches in slightly flatter tracks.
However, some esteemed players failed too.
Let us have a look at players with most ducks in the tournament.
It is to be noted that only batsmen and all-rounders have been taken into consideration for this list.
Fewer innings used has been used as a criterion to break the tie.
3. Marcus Stoinis
Aussie all-rounder Marcus Stoinis failed to deliver in the batting department on the World Cup stage. Stonis managed only 87 runs in the tournament at an average of 14.50 and has no half-centuries to his credit in the tournament. His poor form promoted players like Alex Cary and Nathan Coulter-Nile to step up and deliver on the big stage.
Stoinis registered a couple of ducks in the tournament, his first against India when Bhuvneshwar Kumar disturbed his stumps and his second one coming against England on the big World Cup semifinal stage.
2. Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews of Sri Lanka showed great form in the second half of the tournament. Both of his vital contributions with the bat – a century and a half-century came in the second half of the tournament.
Had Angelo done well in the first half, who knows perhaps the Lankans could have qualified for the knockout stages of the tournament.
In Angelo’s opening match against New Zealand, he scored an eight ball duck. Against Afghanistan too, he was dismissed for a duck in the 22nd over by Mohammad Nabi.
1. Shoaib Malik
Senior Pakistan batsman Shoaib Malik had perhaps one of the worst ends to his One Day International career.
He featured in only three matches in the tournament and scored a couple of ducks in two of these three matches. He scored just eight runs in his other outing.
Malik departed for a duck against India and Australia in the tournament and was not retained in the Playing XI in the second half of the competition.