Daily Quiz 10-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Apart from the United Arab Emirates, the cricket stadium at Sharjah serves as the home ground for another country for their One Day International and first class matches. Which country?

2. Which English slow left arm bowler also served in the Second World War and died of his injuries after the Allied Invasion of Sicily in 1943? He was a well-known exponent of the ‘arm ball’, a variation usually associated with off-spinners or slow left-arm orthodox bowlers.

Answers:

1. Afghanistan.

2. Hedley Verity.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 09-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Which cricketer is nicknamed ‘Bazz’, and holds the record for the highest individual score in a T20 international match?

2. In May 2004, Tatenda Taibu became the youngest ever Test captain. Who held the record before him?

Answers:

1. Brendon McCullum.

2. Mansoor Ali Khan – ‘Tiger’ Pataudi.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 08-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. The ICC Champions Trophy is a One Day International cricket tournament first won by New Zealand in the year 2000, with the latest edition being won by India in 2013. Where is the next edition of the tournament scheduled to be held?

2. The world of cricket witnessed an ugly incident during the 2004-05 England tour of South Africa when the umpires received death threats against them. One of the umpires was Aleem Dar. Who was the other?

Answers:

1. Nowhere. It is being discontinued to be replaced by the ICC World Test Championship.

2. Steve Bucknor.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 07-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Traditionally, which ground hosts the first Ashes Test match between Australia and England when the series is played in Australia?

2. I started my career with All India Radio, even though I originally studied chemical engineering in the city of Hyderabad, India. I was the first Indian commentator to be invited by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in the 1991-92 India tour of Australia. Who am I?

Answers:

1. The Gabba, Brisbane.

2. Harsha Bhogle.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 06-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. The Benson and Hedges Cup, which ran from 1972 to 2002, was one of the longest serving sponsorship deals in cricket. Why was it discontinued?

2. What was introduced to the world of cricket in a match between Middlesex and Surrey held in July 2004 at the Lord’s Cricket Ground?

Answers:

1. A ban on tobacco advertising, which caused Benson and Hedges to withdraw its sponsorship.

2. Twenty 20.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 05-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Sunil Gavaskar named his son Rohan Jaivishwa Gavaskar. He named his son after the West Indian batsman Rohan Kanhai, but the middle name was a combination of the names of two Indian cricketers. Who were they?

2. James Pattinson, the current Australian cricketer has a brother Darren Pattinson who is also a cricketer. He was once involved in an incident which came as a surprise to the cricketing community and drew sharp criticisms from a lot of former English cricketers. What incident?

Answers:

1. Gundappa Viswanath and M.L.Jaisimha.

2. He was selected for the English Test cricket team in 2008 following an excellent run of form for Nottinghamshire. He played only one Test match for them.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 04-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Who was the first Indian Test cricketer to score a century overseas? He was once forced to be selected in a match against an Australian team, even though he was not part of the original team, after crowd protests at Eden Gardens.

2. A talented batsman, he died at a very young age of 23 due to tuberculosis. His injury paved the way for the selection of Don Bradman in the New South Wales team. Identify the cricketer.

Answers:

1. Mushtaq Ali.

2. Archie Jackson.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 03-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. The former English Prime Minister, John Major, said of one cricketer – “… batsmanship displayed different qualities which were not so glamorous, perhaps, but no less essential: determination, courage, application and overwhelming dedication to the task at hand”. Who was he referring to?

2. The ‘Three W’s’ of Barbados all made their Test cricket debut for the West Indies team against England in 1948. Everton Weekes and Frank Worrell were two of them. Who was the third?

Answers:

1. Ken Barrington.

2. Clyde Walcott.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 02-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Which former Australian opener nicknamed ‘Alfie’ is also an author of two books as well as a black belt in taekwondo?

2. Who was the first pair of players to be involved in a above-300 run partnership in One Day cricket? They achieved it against New Zealand.

Answers:

1. Justin Langer.

2. Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)

Daily Quiz 01-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Sri Lanka scored a mammoth 952 for 6 declared against India in Colombo in 1997. Before that, which team held the record for the highest innings total in Test cricket and against whom?

2. What remarkable feat was achieved by young AEJ Collins, in a match between Clarke’s House and North Town in 1899?

Answers:

1. England, against Australia at The Oval in 1938.

2. The highest recorded score in any form of cricket. He scored 628.

(These questions appeared in the ‘The Mini Cricket Quiz Book’ by Anindya Mozumdar. Two questions from the book will be published daily on this site starting 12th May, 2014)