Daily Quiz 30-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. The first overseas cricket tour was played in 1859 when the English team went abroad, captained by George Parr. Whom did they play against?

2. Brian McKenhie represented New Zealand in both rugby union and cricket. He never played a Test match and has played 14 One Day Internationals. Why did he become well known in the cricketing world?

Answers:

1. United States and Lower Canada.

2. He was the batsman who faced the controversial underarm delivery from Trevor Chappell.

(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 29-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. In the single test match series between Australia and New Zealand in Perth in 1989, a heroic performance by a batsman saved the match for New Zealand after following on in the first innings. The batsman played for 14 and a half hours over three days, scoring 146 in around 485 balls. Who was the batsman?

2. Who among the first Indian team ever to play Test cricket was chosen as one of the Wisden Cricketers of The Year in 1933?

Answers:

1. Mark Greatbatch.

2. C.K.Nayudu.

(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 28-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. What links the following cricketers – Tip Foster, Lawrence Rowe, Brendon Kuruppu, Matthew Sinclair and Jacques Rudolph?

2. Considered to be the first great left-handed batsman, he was the first batsman to make 1,000 Test runs in a calendar year, a record which stood for 45 years. His Test career ended after the ‘Big Six’ controversy in Australia in 1912, and he died in a tram accident in 1968. Identify the cricketer.

Answers:

1. They have all scored a double century on their Test debut.

2. Clem Hill.

(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 27-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Which organization, related to cricket, had a blimp flying over the ground in every match of the 2010 Indian Premier League? Chaminda Vaas, Heath Streak and Mitchell Johnson have been part of this organization in the past.

2. Who was the first player to score more than 200 runs in a Test match on debut?

Answers:

1. MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai.

2. KS Ranjitsinjhi.

(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 26-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. A cricketer who was also a Royal Australian Air Force pilot during the Second World War, he was nicknamed ‘Nugget’ and called “the golden boy” of cricket. Apart from cricket, he also played Australian Rules Football for St.Kilda. Identify the cricketer.

2. Sachin Tendulkar has played six World Cups. Who is the only other player to do so?

Answers:

1. Keith Miller.

2. Javed Miandad.

(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 25-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Considered by Sir Gary Sobers to be the best leg spinner he had ever seen, it is sometimes said that his career ended after an unfortunate incident where his roommate proposed to a hotel receptionist. He was nicknamed ‘Fergie’. Identify the former Indian cricketer.

2. One of the most well-known English batsman in Test cricket, he was a brilliant slip fielder and useful medium pacer too. He once played football professionally for Bristol Rovers. His 22 Test centuries for England was a record for an English cricketer before Alastair Cook surpassed him in 2012. Identify the cricketer.

Answers:

1. Subhash Gupte.

2. Wally Hammond.

(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 24-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Sprinter Usain Bolt, in an interview during a England vs. West Indies test match in 2009, named a Pakistani cricketer as his favourite while growing up. Who was the cricketer?

2. What connects former Australian fast bowler Simon O’Donnell, Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh and South African batsman Dave Callaghan?

Answers:

1. Waqar Younis.

2. They have all made a comeback to cricket after being diagnosed with cancer.

(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 23-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. A former baseball player, he was used as a specialist fielding coach by West Indies in the 1999 Cricket World Cup. His website is called ‘Catches Win Matches’. Identify the person.

2. Eliss Achong, a player from Trinidad and Tobago, got Englishman Walter Robins stumped of a surprise delivery at a Test match between England and West Indies in 1933. It is believed that this delivery led to the origin of a form of bowling. What is the term used to describe this form of bowling?

Answers:

1. Julien Fountain.

2. Chinaman.

(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 22-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. Who, after his retirement from cricket, pursued a career in music and became a bass guitarist in the band ‘The Big Bad Dread and the Baldhead’?

2. Richard Dawson, a boxer from Oklahoma lost a boxing match in November, 2012 and handed a former cricketer his first win in professional boxing (it was his debut match). Identify the cricketer.

Answers:

1. Curtly Ambrose.

2. Andrew Flintoff.

(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 21-Jul-2014 (Cricket Quiz)

1. I was known for my confidence and flair while batting, which earned me the nickname ‘The Governor-General’. It was told of me – “He made slaves of bowlers”. I started my career as an all-rounder before the First World War, but now considered one of the best Australian batsman of the 20s. Who am I?

2. Bill Bowes, Hedley Verity and Harold Larwood have all got Don Bradman out bowled more than once in Test matches. Who is the unlikely but only other person to achieve the same feat as them?

Answers:

1. Charlie Macartney.

2. Vijay Hazare.

(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)