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  • 1. 

    Which Indian cricketer once served as the bowling coach of Durham?

    • A.

      Bishan Singh Bedi

    • B.

      Manoj Prabhakar

    • C.

      Javagal Srinath

    • D.

      Venkatesh Prasad

    Correct Answer
    C. Javagal Srinath
    Explanation
    Javagal Srinath is the correct answer because he served as the bowling coach of Durham.

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  • 2. 

    Which nation beat Australia in its very first World Cup appearance in 1983?

    • A.

      Zimbabwe

    • B.

      Kenya

    • C.

      Sri Lanka

    • D.

      South Africa

    Correct Answer
    A. Zimbabwe
    Explanation
    In 1983, Zimbabwe beat Australia in their very first World Cup appearance. This victory was a significant upset as Australia was considered a strong team at that time. Zimbabwe's win showcased their potential and ability to compete against established cricketing nations. It was a memorable moment for Zimbabwean cricket and marked the beginning of their journey in international cricket.

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  • 3. 

    Who captained South Africa in its first post-apartheid One Day International against India in 1991?

    • A.

      Clive Rice

    • B.

      Peter Kirsten

    • C.

      Hansie Cronje

    • D.

      Kepler Wessels

    Correct Answer
    A. Clive Rice
    Explanation
    Clive Rice captained South Africa in its first post-apartheid One Day International against India in 1991.

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  • 4. 

    Which former Indian cricketer was an Army Colonel?

    • A.

      Rusi Surti

    • B.

      Hemu Adhikari

    • C.

      Vijay Merchant

    • D.

      Nari Contractor

    Correct Answer
    B. Hemu Adhikari
    Explanation
    Hemu Adhikari was a former Indian cricketer who held the rank of Army Colonel.

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  • 5. 

    In 2010, Sharjah Cricket Stadium became the home ground for which of these nations cricket team?

    • A.

      Singapore

    • B.

      Zimbabwe

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Afghanistan

    Correct Answer
    D. Afghanistan
    Explanation
    In 2010, Sharjah Cricket Stadium became the home ground for Afghanistan's cricket team. This means that Afghanistan's national cricket team started playing their home matches at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium from 2010 onwards.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first cricketer to score a century in a Test match?

    • A.

      W.G. Grace

    • B.

      Samuel Jones

    • C.

      Henry Boyle

    • D.

      Charles Bannerman

    Correct Answer
    D. Charles Bannerman
    Explanation
    Charles Bannerman was the first cricketer to score a century in a Test match. He achieved this feat on March 15, 1877, during the first-ever Test match played between England and Australia. Bannerman scored an unbeaten 165 runs out of Australia's total of 245 in the first innings. His innings accounted for 67.34% of Australia's runs, which is still the highest percentage contribution by a batsman in a Test innings. Bannerman's century set the benchmark for future players and paved the way for many more memorable centuries in Test cricket history.

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  • 7. 

    How many wickets did Anthony Stuart take during his third ODI for Australia?

    • A.

      8 Wickets

    • B.

      4 Wickets

    • C.

      5 Wickets

    • D.

      1 Wicket

    Correct Answer
    C. 5 Wickets
    Explanation
    Anthony Stuart took 5 wickets during his third ODI for Australia.

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  • 8. 

    What two teams played the first international cricket match in 1844?

    • A.

      United States And Canada

    • B.

      Canada And France

    • C.

      England And France

    • D.

      England And United States

    Correct Answer
    A. United States And Canada
    Explanation
    The correct answer is United States and Canada. This is because the first international cricket match took place between these two countries in 1844.

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  • 9. 

    What cricketer scored the first century in a Test match in 1877?

    • A.

      Charles Bannerman

    • B.

      Brian Lara

    • C.

      Arthur Collins

    • D.

      Alec Bedser

    Correct Answer
    A. Charles Bannerman
    Explanation
    Charles Bannerman is the correct answer because he scored the first century in a Test match in 1877. This makes him a significant figure in cricket history as he achieved this milestone in the early days of Test cricket. Bannerman's century set the precedent for future players and established the importance of scoring centuries in Test matches.

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  • 10. 

    In the world of cricket, when was Jersey admitted to the ICC?

    • A.

      1985

    • B.

      1999

    • C.

      2000

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    D. 2005
    Explanation
    Jersey was admitted to the ICC in 2005. This means that in the world of cricket, the International Cricket Council (ICC) officially recognized Jersey as a member in that year.

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  • 11. 

    When were the first Laws of Cricket established?

    • A.

      1901

    • B.

      1744

    • C.

      1692

    • D.

      1814

    Correct Answer
    B. 1744
    Explanation
    The first Laws of Cricket were established in 1744. This means that the rules and regulations governing the game of cricket were officially documented and agreed upon in that year.

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  • 12. 

    How many wickets are there in a cricket game?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Six

    • C.

      Four

    • D.

      One

    Correct Answer
    A. Two
    Explanation
    In a cricket game, there are two wickets. Wickets are the wooden structures that the batsmen must defend and the bowlers must hit in order to get the batsmen out. There is one wicket at each end of the pitch, and the batsmen must protect both wickets while scoring runs. Therefore, the correct answer is two.

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  • 13. 

    What year was the first international cricket match played?

    • A.

      1934

    • B.

      1896

    • C.

      1844

    • D.

      1927

    Correct Answer
    C. 1844
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1844. This was the year when the first international cricket match was played.

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  • 14. 

    In what year was the first recorded cricket game played?

    • A.

      1872

    • B.

      1646

    • C.

      1763

    • D.

      1535

    Correct Answer
    B. 1646
  • 15. 

    Who were the first two twin cricketers to play in the same Test match?

    • A.

      Steve And Mark Waugh

    • B.

      Rosemary And Elizabeth Signal

    • C.

      Wazir And Sadiq Mohammad

    • D.

      George And Ronald Headley

    Correct Answer
    B. Rosemary And Elizabeth Signal
    Explanation
    Rosemary and Elizabeth Signal were the first two twin cricketers to play in the same Test match. This means that they both played together in a Test match, representing their team. The other options mentioned in the question, Steve and Mark Waugh, Wazir and Sadiq Mohammad, and George and Ronald Headley, are not the correct answer as they were not the first twin cricketers to achieve this feat.

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  • 16. 

    In 1974, what cricketer was accused of stealing a pair of socks from Marks & Spencers in England?

    • A.

      Sudhir Naik

    • B.

      Mike Smith

    • C.

      Arthur Chapman

    • D.

      Asif Karim

    Correct Answer
    A. Sudhir Naik
    Explanation
    Sudhir Naik, a cricketer, was accused of stealing a pair of socks from Marks & Spencers in England in 1974.

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  • 17. 

    Who is the first Indian cricketer to be featured in Madame Tussaud's wax museum?

    • A.

      Kapil Dev

    • B.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    • C.

      Sunil Gavaskar

    • D.

      Sourav Ganguly

    Correct Answer
    B. Sachin Tendulkar
    Explanation
    Sachin Tendulkar is the first Indian cricketer to be featured in Madame Tussaud's wax museum. This is because of his legendary status in the world of cricket and his immense contribution to the sport. Tendulkar is widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, holding numerous records and achieving remarkable milestones throughout his career. His popularity and fan following make him a deserving candidate to be immortalized in the prestigious Madame Tussaud's wax museum.

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  • 18. 

    When was Sachin Tendulkar awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor?

    • A.

      1999-2000

    • B.

      1998-99

    • C.

      1997-98

    • D.

      36526

    Correct Answer
    C. 1997-98
    Explanation
    Sachin Tendulkar was awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor, in the year 1997-98.

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  • 19. 

    In which of these places is the Kensington Oval cricket ground located?

    • A.

      Bridgetown

    • B.

      Sydney

    • C.

      London

    • D.

      Mumbai

    Correct Answer
    A. Bridgetown
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Bridgetown. Kensington Oval cricket ground is located in Bridgetown.

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  • 20. 

    Which former Indian national cricket coach wrote the book "Indian Summers"?

    • A.

      Ajit Wadekar

    • B.

      Sandip Patil

    • C.

      Gary Kirsten

    • D.

      John Wright

    Correct Answer
    D. John Wright
    Explanation
    John Wright, the former Indian national cricket coach, wrote the book "Indian Summers".

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  • 21. 

    Who is the first batsman to score 400 runs in a Test innings?

    • A.

      Ricky Ponting

    • B.

      Matthew Hayden

    • C.

      Brian Lara

    • D.

      Sachin Tendulkar

    Correct Answer
    C. Brian Lara
    Explanation
    Brian Lara is the correct answer because he is the first batsman to score 400 runs in a Test innings. In 2004, Lara achieved this feat against England in Antigua. He surpassed the previous record of 380 runs set by Matthew Hayden in 2003. Lara's innings of 400 not out remains the highest individual score in Test cricket history.

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  • 22. 

    Which Pakistani cricketer established a political party named "Tehreek-e-Insaaf"?

    • A.

      Moin Khan

    • B.

      Javed Miandad

    • C.

      Mohsin Khan

    • D.

      Imran Khan

    Correct Answer
    D. Imran Khan
    Explanation
    Imran Khan is the correct answer because he is a former Pakistani cricketer who established a political party called "Tehreek-e-Insaaf". Imran Khan is known for his successful cricket career and later transitioned into politics, becoming the Prime Minister of Pakistan in 2018.

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  • 23. 

    Who is the only Indian cricketer to aggregate 400 runs in all three editions of IPL?

    • A.

      Gautam Gambhir

    • B.

      Mahendra Singh Dhoni

    • C.

      Suresh Raina

    • D.

      Virender Sehwag

    Correct Answer
    C. Suresh Raina
    Explanation
    Suresh Raina is the only Indian cricketer to aggregate 400 runs in all three editions of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This means that in three different seasons of the IPL, Raina has scored a total of at least 400 runs. This achievement highlights Raina's consistent performance and ability to contribute significantly to his team's batting in multiple seasons of the IPL.

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  • 24. 

    Who composed the theme song for the Champions League Twenty20?

    • A.

      Brian Adams

    • B.

      Jatin-Lalit

    • C.

      Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

    • D.

      A R Rahman

    Correct Answer
    D. A R Rahman
    Explanation
    A R Rahman composed the theme song for the Champions League Twenty20.

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  • 25. 

    In which country did the first international T-20 match take place?

    • A.

      England

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Pakistan

    • D.

      Australia

    Correct Answer
    B. New Zealand
    Explanation
    The first international T-20 match took place in New Zealand.

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  • 26. 

    Which two teams took part in the inaugural international T-20 match in 2005?

    • A.

      Australia & England

    • B.

      Australia & India

    • C.

      Australia & New Zealand

    • D.

      India & Pakistan

    Correct Answer
    C. Australia & New Zealand
    Explanation
    Australia and New Zealand took part in the inaugural international T-20 match in 2005. This can be inferred from the fact that both Australia and New Zealand are mentioned as options in the question, and the correct answer states that Australia and New Zealand were the two teams that participated in the first international T-20 match.

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  • 27. 

    Who was the "Player of the tournament" in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007?

    • A.

      Shahid Afridi

    • B.

      Umar Gul

    • C.

      Matthew Hayden

    • D.

      MS Dhoni

    Correct Answer
    A. Shahid Afridi
    Explanation
    Shahid Afridi was named the "Player of the tournament" in the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. Afridi's exceptional performance throughout the tournament, both with the bat and ball, earned him this prestigious title. He played crucial innings and took important wickets, showcasing his all-round skills and contributing significantly to Pakistan's success in the tournament. Afridi's aggressive batting style and effective leg-spin bowling made him a standout player and deserving recipient of the "Player of the tournament" award.

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  • 28. 

    Who hailed Sourav Ganguly as the "Prince of Kolkata" for the first time?

    • A.

      Henry Blowfield

    • B.

      Ian Chappell

    • C.

      Richie Benaud

    • D.

      Geoffrey Boycott

    Correct Answer
    D. Geoffrey Boycott
    Explanation
    Geoffrey Boycott hailed Sourav Ganguly as the "Prince of Kolkata" for the first time.

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  • 29. 

    Which is the only team that India beat in the 1975 Cricket World Cup?

    • A.

      East Africa

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Australia

    • D.

      England

    Correct Answer
    A. East Africa
    Explanation
    India beat East Africa in the 1975 Cricket World Cup. East Africa was a combined team made up of players from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia. This victory was significant for India as it was their first win in the tournament. The Indian team performed exceptionally well, scoring a total of 334 runs and winning the match by 10 wickets. This victory helped boost India's confidence and set the tone for their future performances in the tournament.

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  • 30. 

    Who was the captain of the Indian cricket team in the 1975 and 1979 World Cup?

    • A.

      Sunil Gavaskar

    • B.

      Farokh Engineer

    • C.

      Karsan Ghavri

    • D.

      Srinivas Venkataraghavan

    Correct Answer
    D. Srinivas Venkataraghavan
    Explanation
    Srinivas Venkataraghavan was the captain of the Indian cricket team in the 1975 and 1979 World Cup.

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