Cricket: 10 questions

  1. A team goes out to bat, and loses ten wickets in a row, all clean bowled. Which batsman is not out?
  2. Which bowler had the nickname “Deadly”?
  3. The most wickets taken by a single bowler at a single ground is 166. Which bowler, and for a bonus point, which ground?
  4. It is reasonably well known that Shane Warne has the most career runs without hitting a century. But which English player has hit the most career runs without getting a double century?
  5. Sachin Tendulkar was nicknamed The Little Master, but which Pakistani player of the 1950s and 1960s was the first to obtain that nickname?
  6. Alistair Cook had 15 opening batting partners during his England career. Which of those came first alphabetically?
  7. In the late 1970s and 1980s, batsmen were terrorised by the West Indies’ Fearsome Foursome. Michael Holding and Joel Garner were two of them, but who were the other two who complete the set?
  8. As of 2018, only one player has scored more than 4000 runs and taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Who?
  9. What unusual achievement links Gul Mohammad, Abdul Kardar and Amir Elahi?
  10. What was the splendid nickname of South African bowler Morne Zondeki?

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  1. A team goes out to bat, and loses ten wickets in a row, all clean bowled. Which batsmen is not out?
    A: The No.8
  2. Which bowler had the nickname “Deadly”?
    A: Derek Underwood
  3. The most wickets taken by a single bowler at a single ground is 166. Which bowler, and for a bonus point, which ground?
    A: Muttiah Muralitharan, Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), Colombo
  4. It is reasonably well known that Shane Warne has the most career runs without hitting a century. But which English player has hit the most career runs without getting a double century?
    A: Alec Stewart
  5. Sachin Tendulkar was nicknamed The Little Master, but which Pakistani player of the 1950s and 1960s was the first to obtain that nickname?
    A: Hanif Mohammad
  6. Alistair Cook had 15 opening batting partners during his England career. Which of those came first alphabetically by surname?
    A: Moeen Ali
  7. In the late 1970s and 1980s, batsmen were terrorised by the West Indies’ Fearsome Foursome. Michael Holding and Joel Garner were two of them, but who were the other two who complete the set?
    A: Colin Croft, Andy Roberts
  8. As of 2018, only one player has scored more than 4000 runs and taken more than 400 wickets in Test cricket. Who?
    A: Kapil Dev
  9. What unusual achievement links Gul Mohammad, Abdul Kardar and Amir Elahi?
    A: They played for both India and Pakistan
  10. What was the splendid nickname of South African bowler Morne Zondeki?
    A: All Hands

 

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