Ben Duckett

Country: England
Born: October 17, 1994, Farnborough, Kent
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Ben Duckett Bio

Ben Matthew Duckett is a talented cricket player hailing from England. Known for his explosive batting and versatile wicket-keeping skills, Duckett has shown promise and potential throughout his cricketing career.

Born on October 15, 1994, in Farnborough, England, Duckett’s passion for cricket began at a young age. He attended Stowe School, where he developed his talents and honed his skills. His dedication paid off when he made his first-team debut for Northamptonshire at the young age of 17.

Duckett’s breakthrough came during the 2016 season when he had a transformative run. He showcased his batting prowess by scoring career-best performances in all three formats of the game. His performances included a stunning 282 not out in a County Championship match against Sussex and a record-breaking double-hundred for England Lions in a List A game. He ended the season with an impressive tally of 2,706 runs in all formats, making him one of the standout performers of the year.

His exceptional performances earned him a call-up to the England national team for their winter tours of Bangladesh and India. He started strongly in Bangladesh, scoring two half-centuries in the one-day series. However, his first England winter turned sour in India when he struggled against the spin of Ravi Ashwin. He was dropped after just two Tests and was asked to mature further on the county circuit.

Duckett’s career took a hit during England’s 2017-18 Ashes tour. He found himself in the headlines for the wrong reasons when he threw beer over James Anderson in a Perth bar, causing him to be suspended from the tour and fined. He needed to regain the trust of the team and rebuild his reputation.

The subsequent years were marked by ups and downs for Duckett. Despite being described by his captain as a well-meaning but na├»ve individual, he struggled to find consistent form. He eventually moved to Nottinghamshire but failed to make a significant impact there either. However, during the Covid-19 lockdown in 2020, Duckett decided to shed some weight and showcased his improved fitness when called up to England’s white-ball bubble. Although he didn’t make it into the playing XI, he demonstrated his ability with two centuries in the Bob Willis Trophy and played a crucial role in winning the tournament on Finals Day.

Duckett’s journey in cricket has been marked by both success and challenges. While he has shown immense talent and potential, his commitment and discipline have been called into question at times. However, with time still on his side, Duckett has the opportunity to mature as a player and prove himself as a key asset for the England cricket team. Despite the obstacles he has faced, his explosive batting, combined with his wicket-keeping abilities, make him a player to watch in the coming years.

Ben Duckett Career Stats

Ben Duckett Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 30 2 1203 182 42.96 1414 85.07 2 7 148 6 14 0
T20Is 12 12 2 315 70* 31.5 217 145.16 0 1 40 2 6 0
ODIs 11 11 1 395 107* 39.5 424 93.16 1 3 39 5 5 0
FC 135 231 12 9351 282* 42.69 12674 73.78 25 43 1303 40 121 3
List A 82 77 8 2657 220* 38.5 2663 99.77 4 17 332 36 44 3
T20s 185 178 28 4511 96 30.07 3282 137.44 0 27 529 84 88 2

Ben Duckett Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 135 10 149 99 2 1/15 1/15 49.5 3.98 74.5 0 0 0
List A 82 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 185 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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