After looking at batting fails in three formats of the game, we turn our attention to bowling fails. We start with T20I matches. There are many bowlers who have failed to take wickets in their careers.The data is correct as on 10-02-2017
First we look at the most runs conceded without taking a wicket in their career.
AR Nurse of WI has a good lead over his better-known compatriot N Deonarine.
India has one representative in P Awana here.
Next we look at the most balls bowled without taking a wicket:
AR Nurse and Deonarine again head the list. P Awana and several others join from the above list.
We now look at the most innings bowled without taking a wicket:
Deonarine and Nurse have both bowled in 4 innings without taking a wicket. GC Smith also appears here.
Finally, we look at the most matches played without taking a wicket:
The leaders here are mainly wicketkeepers who hardly bowled, though there are others like Ross Taylor and Eoin Morgan who were non-keepers who never bowled. Umar Akmal holds the record for the most matches without taking a wicket, and the most matches without bowling.
We finally look at another list of the most matches played by non-keepers without taking a wicket:
Here we have some well-known batsmen starting with Ross Taylor and Eoin Morgan. Taylor holds the record for the most matches without taking a wicket, and the most matches without bowling. Umar Akmal played 62 of his 82 matches as a non-keeper.
In all the above tables you can see the economy rate of these unfortunate bowlers. Among those who bowled 30 or more balls, the jovial and weighty Dwayne Leverock has the best economy rate of 5.40.