Cradle Sports Cricket Quiz Prelims Questions Collection

Held on September 22nd 2008

Venue: FICCI Auditorium

Here are the questions from the Cricket Quiz held at FICCI Auditorium in September 2008. I know this is coming very late but better late than never…

I have edited the collection. (Some questions were deleted as they were based on current affairs during that time). Thanks to Mr Arindam for sending in the questions. Also, most of the questions were supplemented by hints and clues by the quizmaster.

  • Which Indian cricket captain was described by Ray lllingworth thus: “Like all Indian captains he placed his faith in the oriental virtue of patience?”

Ans: Ajit Wadekar

  • Complete the Richie Benaud quote: “Captaincy in ninety percent luck and ten percent skill….. But for heaven’s sake don’t try without…..”

Ans: “that little ten percent”

  • When Neville Cardus described the phenomenon as ‘snicket’ or ‘slogget’, what was he referring to?

Ans: One-Day Cricket

  • Which West Indian great’s autobiography is called “The Man in the Middle”?

Ans: Gordon Greenidge

  • One more quote: About which great left-hander batsman did Don Bradman remark, “If you score a century like that again, I hope I’ll be there to see it”?

Ans: Graeme Pollock

  • Which was the first cricket stadium in India to have floodlights?

Ans: Eden Gardens

  • Who was the first Indian bowler to take five wickets twice in One-Day Internationals?

Ans: Krishnamachari Srikkanth

  • Which cricketer was in the same car with Jagit Singh’s only son Vivek Singh when they met with an accident and the latter died?

Ans: Sairaj Bahutule

  • This Kiwi batsman was dismissed in the very first ball of a One day cricket World Cup, the only one to have been done so. Can you name the batsman?

Ans: John Wright

  • Can you name Vinod Kambli’s debut film?

Ans: Annarth

  • Who used to keep wickets for South Africa in the 1996 Cricket World Cup?

Ans: Steven Palframan

  • Which cricketer was given the nickname “Rent-A-Wagon” by the legendary English commentator Brian Johnston, since he could not pronounce his real name?

Ans: Srinivas Venkatraghavan

  • What connects Sourav Ganguly, Farokh Engineer and Clive Lloyd concerning their international first class cricket career?

Ans: Lancashire

  • Who is the only Indian to win a World cup cricket (any category) as a player and a coach?

Ans: Roger Binny

  • Brett Lee was threatened to be taken to court by the Kiwi coach John Bracewell for bowling successive beamers at which contemporary batsman?

Ans: Brendon McCullum

  • The first reported allegations about the match fixing can be traced back to the Pakistan-West Indies test match played between February 15-20, 1975. Clive Lloyd was the West Indian captain. Who led the Pakistan squad?

Ans: Intikhab Alam

  • Who headed the first Indian commission of inquiry into the allegations of match fixing against Indian players?

Ans: Justice Y.V Chandrachud

  • Who is missing in the series: Hansie Cronje, Herschelle Gibbs, Nicky Boje, Pieter Strydom, ____________?

Ans: Henry Williams

  • Which Indian cricketer’s autobiography is called “Spin Punch”?

Ans: Dilip Doshi

  • In the famous Lord’s test of 1974, India crashed to 42 all out, who was the only batsman with double figures in that infamous innings?

Ans: Eknath Solkar

  • What nickname connects Ken Rosewell with Venkatpathy Raju?

Ans: Muscles

  • This former English captain is a Kent legend. He captained the English cricket team during the 1975 world cup and Brian Luckhurst was one of his country opening partners. Who?

Ans: Mike Denness

  • Which Zimbabwe cricketer had his nose broken by an Irfan Pathan bouncer and his other claim to fame includes being jailed for arson and violence and later sent for counselling?

Ans: Mark Vermuelen

  • Which Australian made his debut in 1994 in the Australasia cap as a wicketkeeper?

Ans: Justin Langer

  • How was Cricket Australia personnel Phil Jauncey in news?

Ans: As a sports psychologist, he was counseling Andrew Symonds

  • What is the exact position of Dave Whatmore in the current Indian cricketing system?

Ans: Director (Cricket Operations) National Cricket Academy, Bangalore

  • At the ICC Awards held on September 11, 2008 what honour was given to Ryan ten Doeschate?

Ans: The Dutchman was declared as the Associate Player of the Year.

  • Which Indian cricketing international and domestic legend are currently Bengal Ranji trophy team’s consultant and coach respectively?

Ans: Mohinder Amarnath and Utpal Chatterjee

  • Complete the list: Marvan Atapattu, Russel Arnold, Upul Chandana, Avishka Gunawardene and ___________.

Ans: Saman Jayantha

  • Which two Indian cricketing legends’ autobiographies are called “Cricket Delightful” and “A Long Innings” respectively?

Ans: Mushtaq Ali and Vijay Hazare respectively

  • Chaminda Vaas has taken 400 one day wickets. Which one-day legend wrapped up his career with 393 wickets?

Ans: Shaun Pollock

  • He has taken 32 wickets in test cricket. In the 1999 World Cup in England during India’s last league match against England, who took the crucial wicket of Neil Fairbrother?

Ans: Sourav Ganguly

  • One more from the same World Cup. Which batsman scored a half century in the famous league match of India against Zimbabwe in 1999 World Cup. India had lost that match.

Ans: Sadagopan Ramesh

  • In the famous Natwest trophy final which India won against England, Virender Sehwag hit 4 consecutive fours in an over. Which bowler from England was the sufferer?

Ans: Ronnie Irani

  • Which former Indian test player was born in Rio de Janeiro?

Ans: Ashok Gandotra

  • He was India one of the finest domestic crickets and held an international first class cricket batting record for the last wicket partnership. Amongst his other non-cricketing specializations, he was a fingerprint expert. Can you name the legend?

Ans: Chandu Sarwate

  • Apart from being former cricketer and a cricket coach, what is the professional expertise of Geoff Lawson?

Ans: He is a qualified optometrist

  • What connects: Bal Thackeray, Arthur Mailey and OV Vijayan?

Ans: Also cartoonists

  • Which cricketing legend had a restaurant called “Banana Leaves” that was washed away by the tsunami?

Ans: Aravinda de Silva

  • What is common to – scut of rabbit, brush of a fox, wreath of a boar, stern of a wolf and a cricketing position?

Ans: Tail

  • What connects Timex, Acestar-underwear range and Manmohan Shetty’s film Victory?

Ans: Brett Lee

  • Sachin Tendulkar’s first world record was for his school Sharadashram Vidyamandir in a school cricket tournament in Mumbai. Which tournament?

Ans: Harris Shield

  • Who scored a brilliant century for Bangladesh making his team win a historic one day match against Australia in the Natwest Trophy-2005?

Ans: Mohammed Ashraful

  • Who was the Indian cricketer to endorse Brylcreem?

Ans: Farokh Engineer

  • Which is the only father and son pair to represent the same country in the ODI World Cup?

Ans: Lance Cairns and Chris Cairns

  • Who has the distinction of playing the maximum number of Test matches without being a captain?

Ans: Mark Waugh

  • I was not out when Kumble took all ten wickets in an innings. Who am I?

Ans: Waqar Younis

  • One of the finest cricket contemporary cricket authors, he is currently a resident of Sri Lanka. He is a New Zealand born cricket aficionado who has been a first class umpire and a cricket writer since 1958. Can you name the journalist?

Ans: Trevor Chesterfield

  • Which company brings out the magazine Cricket Today?

Ans: Diamond Magazines

  • Sachin Tendulkar could have been the youngest ever test centurion when he was caught off the bowling of Danny Morrison at Napier during the India- New Zealand test series early in the master blaster’s career. Who took the catch?

Ans: John Wright

  • If Michael Holding was known as “Whispering Death”, who is known as the “Slow Death”?

Ans: Steve Bucknor

  • Who gave Kapil Dev the nickname “Haryana Hurricane”?

Ans: The Guinness Book of World Records

  • He began his first class career for his native state Otago and almost ended with Worcestershire. In between, he became a cricketing legend both in Test and one-day and recorded his highest score of 311 against Warwickshire at New Road in 1982. He has an Indian connection. Name the great.

Ans: Glenn Turner

  • Amongst the world records made in 2008, has been 12 sixes by a player against Canada during his unbeaten 157-run knock at Maple Leaf North West Ground, King City on August 22. It broke the joint record held by Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi. Can you name the player?

Ans: Xavier Marshall of West Indies

  • In the famous match of the Australasia Cup where Javed Miandad recorded the last ball six off Chetan Sharma, who was the Pakistani wicketkeeper in the game?

Ans: Zulqarnain

  • Which Indian cricketing legend was born in Kabul?

Ans: Salim Durrani

  • Who is the current Chief Operating Officer for PCB?

Ans: Salim Altaf

  • Which was the one-day cricket tournament when the Supreme Court of India had its first brush with the cricket broadcasting rights?

Ans: Hero Cup

  • What does TEN stands for in “TEN Sports”?

Ans: Taj Entertainment Network

Hope you enjoyed.



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