There are records that inspire us and there are those that we wish to break; the same is with cricket. However, there are some cricket records, which embarrass the players and no one would be interested to break them. Let us look at those records that cricketers want to forget soon.
The Twenty20 is the fastest format in which the chief intention of a batsman is to hit every bowl bowled to them and score decent runs for their team. What would you call a cricketer who has most ducks in his T20I career? T Dilshan from Sri Lanka has played 80 matches in his career with 10 ducks, the most by any player, followed by former England cricketer Luke Wright. In his Twenty20 career, he has played 51 matches with nine ducks.
Who is the bowler that has the worst bowling economy rate in Twenty20 International? Andre Russell from West Indies has a bowling economy rate of 9.24 in 43 matches and he has so far bowled around 85 overs. Thisara Perera from Sri Lanka is not much far behind Russell who has a bowling economy rate of 9.03. He has bowled 155 overs in 68 matches.
When we talk about the worst economy rate in a particular inning, three bowlers collectedly ranked one, who have given 41 runs each in their two overs that they bowled. R Ashwin from India, Mark Watt from Scotland and Jeffrey Vanderay from Sri Lanka bowled with an economy of 20.50 against Australia, Afghanistan and New Zealand respectively.
As a wicketkeeper, Mark Boucher has conceded 15 runs in byes against West Indies in 2008, which is most by any wicketkeeper in a T20 match. An extra in a Twenty20 match is considered as a curse where the bowler only intention is to complete their overs early, without giving runs to the batsman. The match played between South Africa and West Indies in 2007 had most number of extras in a T20 match. There were 413 runs scored by both the teams in whole match and 45 extras were bowled with 35 wide balls, 2 no balls and 8 leg byes.
The interesting fact here is that the bowler who has the worst bowling economy rate in T20I, Andre Russell, has the highest batting strike rate in Indian Premier League. In 34 matches that he has played for Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders, he has scored 574 runs with a strike rate of 173.41.