Tamim Iqbal was dismissed during their ICC World T20 2014 qualifier against Hong Kong © AFP (File Photo)
Tamim Iqbal was dismissed during their ICC World T20 2014 qualifier against Hong Kong © AFP (File Photo)

 

By Bharath Seervi

 

Bangladesh’s Tamim Iqbal, on 20th March 2014, became the first batsman to be dismissed for a duck on his birthday in T20 Internationals (T20Is) when he lost his wicket against Hong Kong during their last qualifying match of the ICC World T20 2014.

 

While Tamim’s the first in T20Is, there are several players who have bagged a duck on their birthday in Tests and ODIs. Among them are some big names like that of Jacques Kallis, Kim Hughes, Nathan Astle, Ian Bell among others.

 

Players bagging a Duck on Birthday in Test Cricket:

 

Age Player Birth Date For Opp Venue
29 Cyril Vincent 16-Feb-31 SA Eng Johannesburg
25 Ian Meckiff 06-Jan-60 Aus Ind Mumbai (BS)
26 Wasim Raja 03-Jun-78 Pak Eng Leeds
20 Waqar Younis 16-Nov-89 Pak Ind Karachi
25 Steve Harmison 23-Oct-03 Eng Ban Dhaka
31 Charl Langeveldt 17-Dec-05 SA Aus Perth
29 Carlton Bough 23-Jun-11 WI Ind Kingston
38 Jacques Kallis 16-Oct-13 SA Pak Abu Dhabi

 

Players bagging a Duck on Birthday in ODI Cricket:

 

Age Player Birth Date For Opp Venue
34 Mark Burgess 14-Jul-78 NZ Eng Manchester
29 Kim Hughes 26-Jan-83 Aus Eng Sydney
28 John Bracewell 15-Apr-86 NZ Pak Sharjah
19 Asif Mujtaba 04-Nov-86 Pak WI Gujranwala
30 Bryan Young 03-Nov-94 NZ Ind Delhi
24 Basit Ali 13-Dec-94 Pak NZ Port of Elizabeth
36 Pat Symcox 14-Apr-96 SA Ind Sharjah
29 Junior Murray 20-Jan-97 WI Pak Melbourne
23 Makhaya Ntini 06-Jul-00 SA SL Galle
26 Azhar Mahmood 28-Feb-01 Pak NZ Dunedin
23 Daniel Vettori 27-Jan-02 NZ SA Adelaide
31 Nathan Astle 15-Sep-02 NZ Aus Colombo (SSC)
28 Dinesh Mongia 17-Apr-05 Ind Pak Delhi
32 Russel Arnold 25-Oct-05 SL Ind Nagpur
37 Glenn McGrath 09-Feb-07 Aus Eng Melbourne
25 Ian Bell 11-Apr-07 Eng Ban Bridgetown

 

(Bharath Seervi is a cricket statistician who is obsessed with digging numbers, facts and records related to the game. An active member of Society of Cricket Statisticians of India, he blogs at www.cricketseervistats.blogspot.com. He can be followed on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SeerviBharath and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SeerviCricket)