Captains dismissed for a first-ball duck on home soil

JE Root of England was dismissed for a first ball duck in England’s second innings in the ongoing test at Manchester to provide the 121st occasion of a captain collecting the first ball duck in a test innings in the annals of test cricket. It also provided the 57th occasion of a captain suffering from such an ignominy on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WG Grace 0 1 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
2 JM Blackham 0 1 3 Aus Eng Sydney 29 Jan 1892
3 Hon.FS Jackson 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 15 Jun 1905
4 C Hill 0 1 3 Aus SAF Melbourne 31 Dec 1910
5 WM Woodfull 0 1 2 Aus SAF Melbourne 12 Feb 1932
6 RES Wyatt 0 1 1 Eng Aus Manchester 06 Jul 1934
7 DG Bradman 0 1 2 Aus Eng Sydney 18 Dec 1936
8 WR Hammond 0 1 3 Eng Aus Leeds 22 Jul 1938
9 Fazal Mahmood 0 1 2 Pak Win Lahore 26 Mar 1959
10 GS Sobers 0 1 2 Win Eng Kingston 08 Feb 1968
11 R Illingworth 0 1 3 Eng NZl Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
12 GS Sobers 0 1 4 Win Ind Port of Spain 13 Apr 1971
13 R Illingworth 0 1 1 Eng Aus The Oval 10 Aug 1972
14 R Illingworth 0 1 2 Eng Win Lord’s 23 Aug 1973
15 SM Gavaskar 0 1 2 Ind Win Bengaluru 15 Dec 1978
16 GS Chappell 0 1 2 Aus Win Adelaide 26 Jan 1980
17 GS Chappell 0 1 4 Aus Ind Melbourne 07 Feb 1981
18 IT Botham 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
19 GS Chappell 0 1 1 Aus Win Melbourne 26 Dec 1981
20 GS Chappell 0 1 4 Aus Win Sydney 02 Jan 1982
21 GS Chappell 0 1 2 Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 1982
22 GA Gooch 0 1 2 Eng NZl Nottingham 07 Jun 1990
23 AR Border 0 1 1 Aus Win Perth 30 Jan 1993
24 RB Richardson 0 1 3 Win Pak St John’s 01 May 1993
25 MA Atherton 0 1 2 Eng SAF The Oval 18 Aug 1994
26 CA Walsh 0 1 2 Win Srl St John’s 13 Jun 1997
27 Wasim Akram 0 1 2 Pak Win Karachi 06 Dec 1997
28 ADR Campbell 0 1 1 Zim Ind Harare 07 Oct 1998
29 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 1 Srl Aus Galle 22 Sep 1999
30 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 2 Srl Aus Col-SSC 30 Sep 1999
31 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 4 Srl SAF Kandy 30 Jul 2000
32 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 3 Srl Eng Kandy 07 Mar 2001
33 SM Pollock 0 1 2 SAF Ind Bloemfontein 03 Nov 2001
34 Khaled Mashud 0 1 1 Ban Pak Dhaka 09 Jan 2002
35 SC Ganguly 0 1 2 Ind Win Chennai 17 Oct 2002
36 Khaled Mashud 0 1 3 Ban Win Dhaka 08 Dec 2002
37 Inzamam-ul-Haq 0 1 3 Pak Ind Multan 28 Mar 2004
38 SP Fleming 0 1 2 NZl Aus Wellington 18 Mar 2005
39 V Sehwag 0 1 3 Ind Srl Ahmedabad 18 Dec 2005
40 Younis Khan 0 1 1 Pak Ind Karachi 29 Jan 2006
41 GC Smith 0 1 2 SAF Aus Durban 24 Mar 2006
42 Mohd Ashraful 0 1 2 Ban SAF Chattogram 29 Feb 2008
43 MP Vaughan 0 1 1 Eng SAF Birmingham 30 Jul 2008
44 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus SAF Perth 17 Dec 2008
45 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus SAF Sydney 03 Jan 2009
46 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus Pak Sydney 03 Jan 2010
47 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus Eng Adelaide 03 Dec 2010
48 Mushfiqur Rahim 0 1 2 Ban Win Dhaka 29 Oct 2011
49 D Ramdin 0 1 1 Win Ban Gros Islet 13 Sep 2014
50 Mushfiqur Rahim 0 1 3 Ban Zim Khulna 03 Nov 2014
51 AG Cremer 0 1 1 Zim NZl Bulawayo 28 Jul 2016
52 KS Williamson 0 1 4 NZl Eng Christchurch 30 Mar 2018
53 F du Plessis 0 1 1 SAF Aus Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018
54 F du Plessis 0 1 2 SAF Pak Centurion 26 Dec 2018
55 TD Paine 0 1 2 Aus Srl Brisbane 24 Jan 2019
56 JE Root 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Aug 2019
57 JE Root 0 1 4 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019

It also provides the thirteenth occasion of an England captain suffering from such an ignominy on home soil. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WG Grace 0 1 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
2 Hon.FS Jackson 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 15 Jun 1905
3 RES Wyatt 0 1 1 Eng Aus Manchester 06 Jul 1934
4 WR Hammond 0 1 3 Eng Aus Leeds 22 Jul 1938
5 R Illingworth 0 1 3 Eng NZl Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
6 R Illingworth 0 1 1 Eng Aus The Oval 10 Aug 1972
7 R Illingworth 0 1 2 Eng Win Lord’s 23 Aug 1973
8 IT Botham 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
9 GA Gooch 0 1 2 Eng NZl Nottingham 07 Jun 1990
10 MA Atherton 0 1 2 Eng SAF The Oval 18 Aug 1994
11 MP Vaughan 0 1 1 Eng SAF Birmingham 30 Jul 2008
12 JE Root 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Aug 2019
13 JE Root 0 1 4 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019

It also provides the thirteenth occasion of a captain suffering from such an ignominy on home soil against Australia. All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WG Grace 0 1 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
2 Hon.FS Jackson 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 15 Jun 1905
3 RES Wyatt 0 1 1 Eng Aus Manchester 06 Jul 1934
4 WR Hammond 0 1 3 Eng Aus Leeds 22 Jul 1938
5 R Illingworth 0 1 1 Eng Aus The Oval 10 Aug 1972
6 IT Botham 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
7 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 1 Srl Aus Galle 22 Sep 1999
8 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 2 Srl Aus Col-SSC 30 Sep 1999
9 SP Fleming 0 1 2 NZl Aus Wellington 18 Mar 2005
10 GC Smith 0 1 2 SAF Aus Durban 24 Mar 2006
11 F du Plessis 0 1 1 SAF Aus Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018
12 JE Root 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Aug 2019
1w JE Root 0 1 4 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019

It also provides the eighth occasion of an England captain suffering from such an ignominy on home soil against Australia.  All such occasions are tabulated below

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 WG Grace 0 1 2 Eng Aus Lord’s 21 Jul 1890
2 Hon.FS Jackson 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 15 Jun 1905
3 RES Wyatt 0 1 1 Eng Aus Manchester 06 Jul 1934
4 WR Hammond 0 1 3 Eng Aus Leeds 22 Jul 1938
5 R Illingworth 0 1 1 Eng Aus The Oval 10 Aug 1972
6 IT Botham 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 02 Jul 1981
7 JE Root 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Aug 2019
8 JE Root 0 1 4 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019

GS Chappell {05}, RT Ponting {04}, ST Jayasuriya {04}, R Illingworth {03}, F du Plessis {02}, GS Sobers {02}, JE Root {02}, Khaled Mashud {02) and Mushfiqur Rahim (02) are the captains who  have collected the  first ball ducks on two or morw occasions on home soil. JE Root was an addition to this list.

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 GS Chappell 0 1 2 Aus Win Adelaide 26 Jan 1980
2 GS Chappell 0 1 4 Aus Ind Melbourne 07 Feb 1981
3 GS Chappell 0 1 1 Aus Win Melbourne 26 Dec 1981
4 GS Chappell 0 1 4 Aus Win Sydney 02 Jan 1982
5 GS Chappell 0 1 2 Aus Eng Melbourne 26 Dec 1982
                 
1 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus SAF Perth 17 Dec 2008
2 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus SAF Sydney 03 Jan 2009
3 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus Pak Sydney 03 Jan 2010
4 RT Ponting 0 1 1 Aus Eng Adelaide 03 Dec 2010
                 
1 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 1 Srl Aus Galle 22 Sep 1999
2 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 2 Srl Aus Col-SSC 30 Sep 1999
3 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 4 Srl SAF Kandy 30 Jul 2000
4 ST Jayasuriya 0 1 3 Srl Eng Kandy 07 Mar 2001
                 
1 R Illingworth 0 1 3 Eng NZl Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
2 R Illingworth 0 1 1 Eng Aus The Oval 10 Aug 1972
3 R Illingworth 0 1 2 Eng Win Lord’s 23 Aug 1973
                 
1 F du Plessis 0 1 1 SAF Aus Johannesburg 30 Mar 2018
2 F du Plessis 0 1 2 SAF Pak Centurion 26 Dec 2018
                 
1 GS Sobers 0 1 2 Win Eng Kingston 08 Feb 1968
2 GS Sobers 0 1 4 Win Ind Port of Spain 13 Apr 1971
                 
1 JE Root 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Aug 2019
2 JE Root 0 1 4 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019
                 
1 Khaled Mashud 0 1 1 Ban Pak Dhaka 09 Jan 2002
2 Khaled Mashud 0 1 3 Ban Win Dhaka 08 Dec 2002
                 
1 Mushfiqur Rahim 0 1 2 Ban Win Dhaka 29 Oct 2011
2 Mushfiqur Rahim 0 1 3 Ban Zim Khulna 03 Nov 2014

JE Root became the second England captain to collect the first ball duck on two or more occasions on home soil after R Illingworth. R Illingworth suffered this ignominy on three occasions.

No Player Runs BF Inns Team Oppn Ground Start Date
1 R Illingworth 0 1 3 Eng NZl Lord’s 24 Jul 1969
2 R Illingworth 0 1 1 Eng Aus The Oval 10 Aug 1972
3 R Illingworth 0 1 2 Eng Win Lord’s 23 Aug 1973
                 
1 JE Root 0 1 3 Eng Aus Lord’s 14 Aug 2019
2 JE Root 0 1 4 Eng Aus Manchester 04 Sep 2019
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