17 October 1994
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Right Arm Off Break
Ben Duckett (Ben Matthew Duckett) is an English cricketer who plays for Nottinghamshire. He was born on 17 October 1994 in Farnborough, London, England. He is a left-handed batsman who can play as a wicket-keeper. Duckett began his county cricket career in 2012 with Northamptonshire while still in school. In 2015, he scored four centuries in the County Championship, surpassing 1000 runs in the season. 2016 was a standout year for him, with a record-breaking 282 not out and three more centuries. He played a crucial role in Northants' Twenty20 Blast victory.
His exceptional season earned him awards from the Cricket Writers' Club and the PCA, making him the first to win both in the same season. In 2019, he set a Nottinghamshire record with the fastest first-class double century. Duckett began his international journey with the England Under-19 squad in the 2012 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.
In July 2016, Ben Duckett was chosen for the England Lions squad, where he made a mark with a remarkable 163 not out in one match and a stunning 220 not out in another, forming an unbeaten partnership of 367 with Daniel Bell-Drummond against Sri Lanka A.
Duckett also played in The Hundred, representing the Welsh Fire in the first two editions. In the 2021 season, he even captained the team and earned praise for his performances, despite the team's overall performance. In the 2022 tournament, he scored over 200 runs, even though Welsh Fire didn't secure a win. In 2023, he moved to Birmingham Phoenix as their first pick in the draft.
Ben Duckett Career
Ben Duckett made his England debut in the first ODI against Bangladesh in 2016 scoring 60 runs and helping England win. While the second game wasn't as successful, he returned to form in the final match, contributing 63 runs and securing a series win. Duckett also made his Test debut against Bangladesh in the same series, scoring 14 in the first inning and 15 runs in the second inning.
Ben Duckett was selected for the India tour but had a challenging series, scoring 13, 5, and experiencing a duck in the Tests, leading to his exclusion in 2016. Duckett faced a setback as he was deselected from the England senior team due to an incident in a bar during the Ashes tour. He was suspended and fined for his actions in the 2017–18 Ashes tour. Duckett returned to the T20I squad in 2019 and made his debut against Pakistan.
Ben Duckettwas included in England's training squads ahead of international fixtures in 2020. Duckett reentered the England side during the Pakistan tour, contributing to some remarkable partnerships and achieving success, which led to his continued presence in the team in 2022.