9 Different types of Ducks in Cricket

In cricket, there are Nine Different types of Ducks.

Experiencing a dismissal on the initial delivery of an innings is considered to be a highly demoralizing encounter in the sport of cricket. It can be inferred that throughout history, batsmen have likely hoped to avoid being dismissed on the initial delivery of their innings. Inevitability is a factor that cannot be avoided at times. Although being dismissed for a duck is unfavorable, it is noteworthy that there exist nine distinct categories of ducks in the sport of cricket.

The term used to describe a dismissal on zero in cricket is “duck”. This is owing to the resemblance between the numeral “0” and a duck’s egg.

The origin of the term ‘Duck‘ in cricket is known to be connected back to the era of manual scoreboards. The numeral 0 on such scoreboards, as seen at Adelaide Oval, resembled a duck egg with a pointed top and wider bottom. Therefore, in response to inquiries regarding the performance of a particular individual during their inning, you would state that they obtained “a duck.”

What Are the Different types of ducks in Cricket?

This article will provide an overview of the various types of ducks observed in cricket, commencing with the most notorious one.

1. Golden Duck

The Golden Duck refers to the dismissal of a batsman on the initial delivery of their innings. The duck in question is widely recognized as one of the most notorious occurrences in cricket, with numerous batsmen having had the misfortune of encountering it directly.

2. Silver Duck

The Silver Duck refers to the dismissal of a batsman who is out on the second ball faced, resulting in a score of zero runs and a return to the pavilion. The term is not widely used in the sport.

3. Bronze Duck

The Bronze Duck refers to the dismissal of a batsman on the third ball of their innings without scoring any runs. Based on the premise that the Golden or Silver Duck is not good, it can be inferred that the Bronze Duck would be even more unfavorable.

4. Diamond Duck

The Diamond Duck is a distinctive breed of duck in the realm of sports, and it is plausible that it is the most inferior of them all. The term pertains to instances wherein a batsman is run out, timed out, or obstructs the field without having faced a delivery. The act of avoiding a legal delivery and exiting the game is commonly referred to as a Diamond Duck.

5. Royal Duck

The Ashes, one of the most significant Test series in cricket history, is linked to the Royal Duck. The Royal Duck designation is assigned to the initial batters who are eliminated on their first delivery during the prominent competition between Australia and England.

6. Laughing Duck

A Laughing Duck in cricket refers to the dismissal of a batsman without scoring any runs, resulting in the end of the innings with the loss of his wicket. A Laughing Duck is the term used to describe a highly distinctive circumstance.

7. A Pair

The occurrence of a batsman being dismissed for zero runs in both innings of a cricket match is known as ‘A Pair’. This is a perplexing situation for ducks.

8. King Pair

The occurrence of a King Pair duck is a rare event wherein a player is dismissed on Golden Ducks in both innings of a single match.

9. Batting Hattrick

The Batting Hattrick is considered to be one of the rarest achievements in the sport. The Batting Hattrick is defined as a sequence of three consecutive dismissals in three balls during any consecutive Test innings.

The term ‘duck’ holds multiple meanings in cricket, all of which are disappointing. The occurrence of a duck in any form is universally regarded as a disappointment for both the batsman and their team, despite variations in frequency.

K.L. Rahul of India is expected to miss the World Test Championship final due to injury

K.L. Rahul, India’s wicketkeeper-batsman, may miss the World Test Championship final against Australia in June due to a right leg injury. Rahul suffered the injury while playing for his side, Lucknow Super Giants, against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming IPL 2023.

According to Cricbuzz, Rahul is now in Mumbai for scans, and his participation in the WTC final, which will be held at The Oval from June 7-11, will be contingent on the results. While the degree of the damage is uncertain, some assume that it is a hamstring or hip problem.

After a bizarre training mishap, left-arm bowler Jaydev Unadkat has been ruled out of the IPL, and his WTC final preparation is also in doubt. Unadkat was bowling around the wicket in the nets when his left foot became entangled in the orange rope that held the nets in place, causing him to fall heavily on his left elbow.

After the league stage of the IPL 2023 concludes on May 21, the Indian squad will depart for London for the WTC final on May 23. Players from IPL playoff teams will go to London at a later date.

Once the degree of Rahul’s injury is revealed, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) may name substitutes. Ishan Kishan, who recently played for India, is being mentioned as a possible substitute and might act as the second wicketkeeper for the one-off Test.

ODI World Cup 2023 would begin on October 5 and end on November 19 in Ahmedabad: Report

ODI World Cup 2023 would begin on October 5 and end on November 19 in Ahmedabad: Report
File photo of ICC World Cup Trophy

New Delhi, India: The Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad, India, will host the final of the ICC Men’s ODI World Cup 2023 on November 19. The tournament is expected to begin on October 5.

BCCI has shortlisted more than ten potential locations for the major event, including Ahmedabad. Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Dharamsala, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Indore, Rajkot, and Mumbai are some of the other locations.

According to ESPNcricinfo, the World Cup will span 46 days and feature 48 matches between 10 teams, with three knockout stages.

Other than the final, the BCCI has not yet decided on the exact locations of any games or the two or three cities where the teams will play their warm-ups. The delay is due to the challenges provided by the monsoon season’s gradual retreat in various parts of India.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) typically releases World Cup schedules at least a year in advance, but in this case it had to wait for the BCCI to obtain permission from the Indian government.

Since Pakistan’s national team hasn’t played in India outside of ICC events since early 2013, the article claims that obtaining a tax exemption for the tournament and obtaining visa clearance for the Pakistani team are the main hurdles.

It was reported last week that the BCCI promised the ICC at their quarterly meeting in Dubai that the Indian government would issue visas to the Pakistani team. The BCCI is obligated to inform the ICC of the Indian government’s official stance on the matter of tax exemption as soon as possible.

Three men’s events were awarded to India in 2014: the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup, the 2018 Champions Trophy (rescheduled to the United Arab Emirates and Oman due to the pandemic), and the 2023 One-Day International World Cup. The BCCI was “obligated” to assist the ICC (and all of its business partners involved in the event) in obtaining tax exemptions in accordance with the terms of the agreement.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) was warned by the Indian tax authorities last year that 20% of its broadcast earnings from the 2023 World Cup would be subject to taxation (excluding surcharges).

The BCCI notified its affiliates (state associations) that it will be “adjusted” against the Indian board’s share of ICC’s central revenue pool for any taxes “incurred” by ICC.The BCCI anticipated that the ICC would earn $533.29 million from broadcasting rights for the 2023 World Cup.

It estimated that a tax order of 10.92% would have a “financial impact” on the company of about UDS 58.23 million (the BCCI’s note incorrectly said that the sum was USD 52.23 million, given the percentages). If the tax component was 21.84%, as sought by the Indian tax authorities, that figure would more than quadruple to over USD 116.47 million.

India vs Pakistan ODI World Cup 2023 Schedule: The match would possibly take place at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad

According to the source, for safety considerations, most of Pakistan's matches will be held in Bengaluru and Chennai.

India and Pakistan haven’t played each other in a World Cup ODI match since 2011, hence this will be their first meeting in India since then.

According to the Indian Express, the Narendra Modi stadium in Ahmedabad will host the ODI World Cup match between India and Pakistan in 2023.

According to the source, for safety considerations, most of Pakistan’s matches will be held in Bengaluru and Chennai. In addition, to lessen the burden on traveling fans, Bangladesh is likely to play more of their matches in Kolkata and Guwahati.

After the Indian Premier League is over, the BCCI will likely announce the World Cup’s full schedule. Dates for the first games of the quadrennial event are set for October 5 in Delhi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Kolkata, Rajkot, Indore, Bengaluru, and Dharamshala.

In 2011, India’s Men in Blue defeated Pakistan’s Men in Green in a World Cup quarterfinal match played in India’s Mohali. India defeated Pakistan at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in the 2016 World Cup encounter between the two sides, which lasted 20 overs.

Only in the 20-over World Cup in Dubai did India lose a match to Pakistan in World Cup competition.