In a game of cricket, no batsman wants to be dismissed for zero. After coming to the crease for batting, every batsman tries to open his account first. Despite this, there are many batsmen who are unfortunately forced to go towards the pavilion without opening an account in an innings.
Much cricket has been played in the last 5 years and many records have been made during this period. In such a situation, let us see who are the batsmen who have been dismissed for the most number of times in the last 5 years.
Note: These figures are from 10 August 2014 to 10 August 2019. The names of Nuwan Pradeep (20), Stuart Broad (19), Suranga Lakmal (19), Mitchell Starc (16), Shannon Gabriel (15), Mustafizur Rahman (15) and Kagiso Rabada (14) have not been included because they are primarily bowlers. Only batsmen are included in this list.
Jose Butler & Aaron Finch
Considered the batsman of the England cricket team and the best finisher of today, Jos Buttler is fifth on the list. He has consistently performed well for some time. He has been dismissed for a total of 13 times in 172 innings of his 169 matches played in the last five years.
Along with Butler, the Australian ODI captain Aaron Finch is also jointly in the fifth position in this list. Finch has played 137 matches in the last five years, in 139 innings of which he has been out for zero 13 times.
New Zealand star opener Martin Guptill has scored more than 5600 runs in 153 innings, playing 140 matches in the last 5 years. His batting performance in the recently concluded World Cup was not good.
Martin Guptill, who has scored a double century in ODI cricket, has returned to the pavilion without opening an account 14 times in international cricket in the last five years.
England team opener and wicketkeeper-batsman Johnny Bairstow, who has been batting in the upper border for the last few years, is at number three in this list.
Bairstow, who has scored more than 6200 runs in 162 innings of 130 international matches in the last 5 years, has failed to open his account a total of 15 times during this period.
Sri Lankan wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Mendis has been in second place in this list, having been out of form for some time.
Kusal Mendis, who performed charismatically in 2016-17, has scored nearly five thousand runs in 165 innings of 130 matches in the last five years. During this time, he has been out 17 times without scoring any runs.
Moin Ali tops the list. In this case, his record has been worse than the bowlers, which is really embarrassing. Moin, who plays a spin-bowling all-rounder, has batted in the lower order on most occasions in the last five years and has been out playing aggressive shots. During this time, he has returned to the pavilion after being dismissed for a total of 24 times.