• NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 13: India batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks back at his stumps after being bowled by Liam Plunkett during day five of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 13, 2014 in Nottingham, England. Image Courtesy: Getty Images
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    Here is the list of Teams With Most Number of Ducks in Test Cricket. Getting out on a duck is a humiliation for any batsman or his team as it leaves them in an awkward situation at times. The term is a shortening of the word “duck’s egg”, the latter being used long before Test cricket began.

     

    Cricket is often termed as a batsmen dominating game, especially in limited overs fixtures where most of the rules favor the batsmen but when it comes to the longest format of the game bowlers too find themselves in the game.

    Virat Kohli of India is bowled by Mitchell Johnson of Australia during day four of the 2nd Test match between Australia and India at The Gabba on December 20, 2014, in Brisbane, Australia. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

    In Test match cricket, fielders can be placed in a way that a batsman can be restricted and the bowlers can plan a dismissal and work on a particular individual’s weakness. Which is why the number of times a batsman goes without scoring increases briskly.

    Over the years, we have seen many teams taking (what some people term as unfair) home advantage and use doctored wickets aiding their strength to bamboozle their opponents.

    NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND – JULY 13: India batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni looks back at his stumps after being bowled by Liam Plunkett during day five of the 1st Investec Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge on July 13, 2014, in Nottingham, England. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

    Though, teams like India, Australia and New Zealand who have been dominant in cricketing history but they are also the ones with the most number of ducks (zero scores) in the five-day format.

    The most surprising part is that India which is known as a dominant batting nation is in the top-five list of countries with most number of ducks.

    Here we look at the top 10 teams with most ducks in Test match cricket history:

    10. Bangladesh – 261 ducks (Most Ducks in Test Cricket)

    CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND – JANUARY 23: Nazmul Hossain Shanto of Bangladesh is bowled by Trent Boult of New Zealand during day four of the Second Test match between New Zealand and Bangladesh at Hagley Oval on January 23, 2017, in Christchurch, New Zealand. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

    One of the fastest growing cricket nations in the world, Bangladesh have come a long way since their first international test in 2000. Still not a great team in the longest format, Bangladesh has a lot of potential as they have been improving tremendously over the last few years. The Tigers were not a formidable team in tests mainly due to their weak batting coupled with inaccurate bowling. They had 261 ducks to their name in their 103 test long test history.

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