The number of ducks registered in successive innings by Ashton Turner for Rajasthan Royals. He became the sixth batsman in Indian Premier League history to achieve this dubious record when he was dismissed without scoring against Delhi Capitals at Jaipur on April 22, after registering ducks against Kings XI Punjab and Mumbai Indians on April 20 and 16, respectively. He joined five other batsmen as part of this unwanted list. He also joined Shardul Thakur by being dismissed off the first ball – a golden duck! – on each of the three occasions in IPL cricket. Further, the three ducks have come in the first three IPL innings of his career – a first for any IPL batsman.
Ashton Turner’s five successive ducks in Twenty20 cricket
Note: In between these matches, just before the IPL, Turner appeared in three ODI games for Australia, scoring 21, 84 not out and 20 in India. At Mohali, he played a match-winning knock of 84 not out in 43 balls, with five fours and six sixes!
Players with three successive IPL ducks
Robin Uthappa’s batting strike rate during his nine-run crawl in 20 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Kolkata on April 19 (KKR lost by 10 runs!). This is now the slowest individual score by a batsman facing a minimum of 20 balls in the last three years of IPL cricket. Overall it is the fifth slowest innings in IPL history.
Slowest individual scores in an IPL match (minimum 20 balls)
The number of wickets claimed by Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga against Chennai Super Kings is now the maximum by any IPL bowler against a particular opponent. Malinga, during his four-wicket haul in Chennai on April 26, went past the previous record of 29 wickets by Umesh Yadav against Kings XI Punjab. Yadav himself had held the record for just two days!
Most wickets against a particular opponent in IPL
The number of batsmen below the age of 18 years who have managed a score of 40-plus in an IPL match. In this edition, Rajasthan Royals’ Riyan Parag Das became the latest entrant and he has done so on two occasions.
Youngest batsmen to register 40-plus scores in an IPL match
Note: All figures above are updated as on April 27, 2019.