When a batsman is removed as a Duck (Zero) in both innings, it is referred to as a Pair. However, when a batsman is removed in the first ball of both innings (Golden ducks), it is referred to as a King Pair.
The first player to be removed as King Pair was English cricketer William Attewell. The record of King Pair in cricket is now held by 22 players, including all-time great cricketers such as Virender Sehwag and Adam Gilchrist.
Complete List Of King Pair In Test Cricket
While players like William Attewel and James Anderson have received it from the England camp in the past, other well-known cricketers who have received it include Adam Gilchrist, Virender Sehwag, and Ajit Agarkar. Sam Curran is the game’s 22nd player to secure a King Pair.
Here is the list of complete 22 players who are king pair in test cricket:
|Attewell, W||England||29/01/1892 v. Australia||Sydney Cricket Ground||15||4||1|
|Hayes, E G||England||24/03/1906 v. South Africa||Newlands||9||2||1|
|Vogler, A E E||South Africa||09/12/1910 v. Australia||Sydney Cricket Ground||26||4||1|
|Ward, T A||South Africa||27/05/1912 v. Australia||Old Trafford||42||5||1|
|Crisp, R J||South Africa||28/02/1936 v. Australia||Kingsmead||13||5||2|
|Colquhoun, I A||New Zealand||25/03/1955 v. England||Eden Park||4||2||1|
|Wesley, C||South Africa||07/07/1960 v. England||Trent Bridge||5||2||1|
|Chandrasekhar, B S||India||30/12/1977 v. Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground||80||23||4|
|Troup, G B||New Zealand||21/02/1981 v. India||Basin Reserve||18||7||1|
|Richardson, D J||South Africa||19/01/1995 v. Pakistan||Wanderers Stadium||64||7||1|
|Huckle, A G||Zimbabwe||21/03/1998 v. Pakistan||Harare Sports Club||14||7||2|
|Agarkar, A B||India||26/12/1999 v. Australia||Melbourne Cricket Ground||39||9||3|
|Gilchrist, A C||Australia||11/03/2001 v. India||Eden Gardens||137||14||1|
|Javed Omar||Bangladesh||25/05/2007 v. India||Shere Bangla National Stadium||80||5||1|
|Harris, R J||Australia||03/12/2010 v. England||Adelaide Oval||39||2||1|
|Sehwag, V||India||10/08/2011 v. England||Edgbaston||180||16||1|
|Herath, H M R K B||Sri Lanka||16/01/2014 v. Pakistan||Sharjah Cricket Stadium||144||23||2|
|Prasad, K T G D||Sri Lanka||03/07/2015 v. Pakistan||Pallekele International Cricket Stadium||39||8||2|
|Anderson, J M*||England||16/11/2016 v. India||Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy Cricket Stadium||239||30||3|
|Pradeep, N*||Sri Lanka||28/09/2017 v. Pakistan||Sheikh Zayed Stadium||50||18||3|
|Nurul Hasan*||Bangladesh||12/07/2018 v. West Indies||Sabina Park||9||3||1|
|Curran, S M*||England||12/08/2021 v. India||Lord’s||38||7||1|
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