Could you list the bowlers who conceded most fours and sixes in IPL 2020? Also, a list of bowlers conceding most runs via boundaries. – Vijaysinh Rathod on Twitter
Mumbai Indians’ Trent Boult conceded most fours (65), while Delhi Capitals’ Anrich Nortje conceded most sixes (22) in the recently concluded IPL 2020. The list below has the details:
+ includes one five
How many ducks were recorded in IPL 2020 and how many were golden ducks? – Sudhir Kumar on Facebook
In the 2020 edition of IPL, 70 ducks were recorded by 52 batsmen, with Delhi Capitals' Shikhar Dhawan doing so on 4 occasions. He is followed by fellow opener Prithvi Shaw and KKR’s Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik – with three ducks each. For the record, the batsman facing most balls and without a duck in IPL 2020 was KXIP captain KL Rahul (518 balls), followed three other captains – DC’s Shreyas Iyer (421), SRH’s David Warner (407), RCB’s Virat Kohli (384). Devdutt Padikkal (379) is the next on this list
The IPL 2020 saw in all 27 instances by 24 batsmen of being dismissed off the first ball (ie golden duck), with KKR’s Nitish Rana being dismissed off the first ball on three occasions, while KXIP’s Mandeep Singh doing so on two occasions. It should be noted that there were two other cases of batsmen being run-out without facing a ball. That dubious honour goes to – RR’s David Miller against CSK art Sharjah on 22 Sep 2020 and fellow countryman DC’s Kagiso Rabada against MI during the final at Dubai on 10 Nov 2020.
Two Delhi Capitals batsmen had the misfortune of being dismissed off the first ball of the match – Prithvi Shaw against RR at Dubai on 14 Oct 2020 and Marcus Stoinis against MI in the final match at Dubai on 10 Nov 2020.
MI’s Trent Boult had the distinction of claiming most batsmen for ducks as seven batsmen fell victim to the Kiwi bowler before they could open their account. The next best bowler was CSK’s Deepak Chahar, who claimed four duck victim. Meanwhile, RR’s Jofra Archer has the honour of claiming three batsmen (Prithvi Shaw, Mandeep Singh & Nitish Rana) for golden ducks in IPL 2020, while fellow teammate Rahul Tewatia (Ruturaj Gaikwad & Dinesh Karthik) and SRH’s Sandeep Sharma (Faf du Plessis & Shikhar Dhawan) had claimed two batsmen each off the first ball! Incidentally, Tewatia had also dismissed KKR’s Sunil Narine for a second ball duck!
Note: All three Archer’s duck victims were dismissed first ball (Golden duck)
Which visiting side has the best ODI record in Australia since 2000? – Anand Kumar on Twitter
Since 2000, Sri Lanka with 12 wins against home side Australia, is the side with most victories, followed by South Africa with 10 wins. However, if we consider win% South Africa tops with a win% of 41.67. As far as India is concerned, their win percentage is just 25.81, which is 8 wins in 31 ODI games. India, incidentally, has won three ODI games in their last four matches against the home side Australia since January 2016. The list below provides the details.
* indicates a tied game
All records mentioned above are correct and updated as on 23 November 2020
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