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100 Cricket Quiz Questions and Answers

100 Cricket Quiz Questions and Answers

Cricket is an immensely popular game in India, England, Australia and many other British Commonwealth countries. The sport of cricket is a way of life for many people all across the world, especially in India. Cricket has a long history and literacy all its own. No one exactly knows when and where this sport had started. Still, there is a consensus of expert opinion that cricket may have been invented in southeast England during Saxon or Norman times by children living in the Weald.

This quiz covers the top 100 cricket quiz questions and answers. Test your knowledge and see how much you know about this amazing and the most loved sport in the world.

  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored highest individual score in first-class cricket?

    • Don Bradman
    • Brian Lara
    • Lane Hutton
    • Gary Sobers
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored highest individual score in ODI cricket?

    • Virender Sehwag
    • Chris Gayle
    • Martin Guptill
    • Rohit Sharma
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored most centuries in first-class cricket?

    • Lane Hutton
    • Wally Hammond
    • Jack Hobbs
    • Sachin Tendulkar
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored fastest century in ODI cricket?

    • Vivian Richards
    • Corey Anderson
    • Shahid Afridi
    • AB de Villiers
  • Question of

    Which cricketer has taken most catches in ODI cricket?

    • Ricky Ponting
    • Mahela Jayawardene
    • Jacques Kallis
    • Mark Waugh
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored highest individual score in Test cricket?

    • Sanath Jayasuriya
    • Matthew Hayden
    • Mahela Jayawardene
    • Brian Lara
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored fastest century in Test cricket?

    • Vivian Richards
    • Brendon McCullum
    • Misbah-ul-Haq
    • Adam Gilchrist
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored most runs in a Test match?

    • Graham Gooch
    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Don Bradman
    • Brian Lara
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored most runs in a Test series?

    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Don Bradman
    • Kumar Sangakkara
    • Hanif Mohammad
  • Question of

    Which cricketer had scored most test runs in a calendar year?

    • V. V. S. Laxman
    • Mohamed Yusuf
    • Rahul Dravid
    • Steve Waugh
  • Question of

    Which player had taken first hat-trick in the history of Test cricket?

    • Fred Spofforth (Australia)
    • George Lehmann (England)
    • Johnny Briggs (England)
    • Jack Hearne (England)
  • Question of

    First Englishman who had taken hat-trick wicket in Test cricket?

    • Johnny Briggs
    • George Lehmann
    • Jack Hearne
    • Billy Bates
  • Question of

    First cricketer who had taken two hat-trick wickets in Test cricket?

    • Jimmy Matthews (Australia)
    • Hugh Trumble (Australia)
    • Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
    • Stuart Broad (Eng)
  • Question of

    First cricketer who had taken hat-trick wickets in both innings of Test match?

    • Jimmy Matthews (Australia)
    • Maurice Allom (England)
    • Hugh Trumble (Australia)
    • Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
  • Question of

    First player cricketer who had taken hat-trick wicket by combining both innings of Test match?

    • Merv Hughes (Australia)
    • Jermaine Lawson (Windies)
    • Courtney Walsh (Windies)
    • Peter Siddle (Australia)
  • Question of

    Cricketer who had taken hat-trick wickets in their first three balls in a Test match?

    • Matthew Hoggard (England)
    • Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
    • Irfan Pathan (India)
    • Nuwan Zoysa (Sri Lanka)
  • Question of

    Cricketer who had taken hat-trick wickets in the first over of a Test match?

    • Alok Kapali (Bangladesh)
    • James Franklin (New Zealand)
    • Wasim Akram (Pakistan)
    • Irfan Pathan (India)
  • Question of

    First Indian cricketer who had taken hat-trick wicket in Test cricket?

    • Irfan Pathan
    • Harbhajan Singh
    • Kapil Dev
    • Anil Kumble
  • Question of

    Harold (“Dickie”) Bird is best known for his career in cricket as:

    • a bowler
    • an administrator
    • a batsman
    • an umpire
  • Question of

    For how many days is a Test match scheduled?

    • five days
    • 5 hours
    • 50 Overs
    • one day
  • Question of

    What is the name given to the biennial international Test cricket series played between England and Australia?

    • the Sheffield Shield
    • the Ashes
    • the Trans-Tasman Trophy
    • the Cricket World Cup
  • Question of

    In which year were the first laws of cricket believed to have been written?

    • 1709
    • 1774
    • 1806
    • 1882
  • Question of

    What is the slang term given to a ball that is bowled so well that it is considered unplayable by the batsman?

    • an over
    • a jaffa
    • a half volley
    • an inswinger
  • Question of

    Cricket umpires use a large variety of signals to make sure that the correct scores are kept. What does it mean if an umpire raises both arms straight above his head?

    • The bowler has bowled a wide
    • The batsman has scored six runs
    • The batsman is out
    • The bowler has bowled a no-ball
  • Question of

    What does the term LBW stand for in cricket?

    • Long blue wickets
    • Leg before wicket
    • Leg before wide
    • Long before wicket
  • Question of

    Who among the following is the highest wicket taker in all formats of cricket?

    • M Muralitharan
    • SK Warne
    • A Kumble
    • GD McGrath
  • Question of

    Which king declared cricket illegal in 1477?

    • Charlie II
    • Edward IV
    • Charles I
    • Edward V
  • Question of

    Which of the following cricketer entitled Dazzle as his autobiography?

    • Adam Gilchrist
    • Darren Gough
    • Allen Border
    • Steve Waugh
  • Question of

    How much did Sunil Gavaskar score for India in its very first World Cup match played against England in 1975?

    • 36 off 174 balls
    • 79 off 99 balls
    • 36 off 36 balls
    • 111 off 100 balls
  • Question of

    Which Indian cricketer has made the highest individual score at the World Cup ?

    • Rahul Dravid
    • Saurav Ganguly
    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Kapil Dev
  • Question of

    Which Cricketer has scored the most runs at the World Cup?

    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Rahul Dravid
    • Saurav Ganguly
    • M Azharuddin
  • Question of

    Against which country did India score their highest total at the World Cup?

    • Bermuda
    • Kenya
    • Sri Lanka
    • Namibia
  • Question of

    When were the first widely accepted laws of cricket brought out?

    • 1741
    • 1742
    • 1743
    • 1744
  • Question of

    In which country was an eight-ball over in vogue till lately?

    • Australia
    • England
    • West Indies
    • India
  • Question of

    When was overarm bowling accepted as legal?

    • 1861
    • No
    • 1868
    • 1864
  • Question of

    The first batsman to complete 10,000 runs in Test cricket?

    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Allan Border
    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Steve Waugh
  • Question of

    The first cricketer to score 100 hundreds in Test and ODI combined

    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Ricky Ponting
    • Kumar Sangakkara
    • Jacques Kallis
  • Question of

    Whose book is “Sunny Days”?

    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Vivian Richards
    • Kapil Dev
    • Ravi Shastri
  • Question of

    Where did India play its first one-day international cricket match?

    • Lords
    • Headingley
    • Taunton
    • The Oval
  • Question of

    Who was the 1st ODI captain for India?

    • Ajit Wadekar
    • Bishen Singh Bedi
    • Nawab Pataudi
    • Vinoo Mankad
  • Question of

    First Indian cricketer to score a double century in test match?

    • Polly Umrigar
    • C.K. Nayudu
    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Lala Amarnath
  • Question of

    Who is the first cricketer to score a double century in ODIs?

    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Rohit Sharma
    • Chris Gayle
    • Martin Guptill
  • Question of

    First cricketer to take hat-trick for India in ODIs?

    • Chetan Sharma
    • Kapil Dev
    • Roger Binny
    • Ravi Shastri
  • Question of

    Who is the first batsman to complete 10,000 run in ODIs?

    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Vivian Richards
    • Brian Lara
    • Ricky Ponting
  • Question of

    Who is the author of the famous cricket book “Cricket My Style”?

    • Greg Chappell
    • Kapil Dev
    • Desmond Haynes
    • Ravi Shastri
  • Question of

    Who has been named ICC World Cup 2015 Ambassador?

    • Allan Robert Border
    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Sir Issac Vivian Alexander Richard
    • Sanath Teran Jayasuriya
  • Question of

    Who is the first cricketer to take 10 wickets in an innings?

    • Anil Kumble
    • Jim Laker
    • Michael Holding
    • Malcom Marshall
  • Question of

    Which ground is called the ‘Mecca of Cricket’?

    • Eden Gardens
    • Melbourne Cricket Ground
    • Green Park
    • Lords
  • Question of

    Which country hosted the first Cricket world cup?

    • West Indies
    • India
    • England
    • Australia
  • Question of

    Who won the inaugural cricket world cup?

    • England
    • India
    • West Indies
    • Australia
  • Question of

    Who is the first cricketer to score a century?

    • Charles Bannerman
    • Lala Amarnath
    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Clive Lloyd
  • Question of

    Who took the first wicket in test cricket?

    • Don Bradman
    • Allen Hill
    • Chris Old
    • John Watkins
  • Question of

    Who is the first player to score a T20 international century?

    • Rohit Sharma
    • Chris Gayle
    • Virat Kohli
    • David Warner
  • Question of

    Who took the first hat-trick in IPL?

    • Amit Mishra
    • Makhaya Ntini
    • Lakshmipathy Balaji
    • Yuvraj Singh
  • Question of

    Who Scored the first Century in IPL?

    • Michael Hussey
    • Brendon McCullum
    • Andrew Symonds
    • Adam Gilchrist
  • Question of

    Who is regarded as the “God of Cricket”?

    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Brian Lara
    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Shane Warne
  • Question of

    Which is the world biggest cricket league?

    • Indian Premier League (IPL)
    • Big Bash League (BBL)
    • Caribbean Premier League (CPL)
    • Lanka Premier League (LPL)
  • Question of

    Which award is called “Oscar of Cricket”?

    • Arjuna Award
    • ICC Awards
    • Dronacharya Award
    • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
  • Question of

    Which player is known as “Turbinator”?

    • Navjot Singh Sidhu
    • Harbhajan Singh
    • Bishan Singh Bedi
    • Ashish Nehra
  • Question of

    Who hold the record for highest stumpings in International Cricket?

    • Adam Gilchrist
    • Mahendra Singh Dhoni
    • Kumar Sangakkara
    • RS Kaluwitharana
  • Question of

    Who is the only cricketer in the world to get Bharat Ratna ‘India’s highest honour’?

    • Sachin Tendulkar
    • Kapil Dev
    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • MS Dhoni
  • Question of

    Who wrote “The History of Cricket”?

    • H.S. Altham
    • Don Bradman
    • Gideon Haigh
    • C. L. R. James
  • Question of

    What is the highest team total in test match?

    • 852
    • 952
    • 792
    • 1052
  • Question of

    The longest test match recorded last for?

    • 5 days
    • 7 days
    • 9 days
    • 8 days
  • Question of

    The distance between the popping crease and the bowling crease is:

    • 4 feet
    • 3 feet
    • 2.5 feet
    • 2 feet
  • Question of

    What was the official name of the first World Cup?

    • Wills World Cup
    • Prudential World Cup
    • Pepsi World Cup
    • Hero World Cup
  • Question of

    The prize money of Prudential World Cup for the winner amounted to:

    • $5000
    • $4000
    • $10000
    • $25000
  • Question of

    Who was ‘the Man of the match’ in the 1975 World Cup final?

    • Gordon Greenidge
    • Clive Lloyd
    • Rohan Kanhai
    • Viv Richards
  • Question of

    Which national team are called “Baggy Greens”?

    • South Africa
    • Australia
    • Pakistan
    • Ireland
  • Question of

    What was the margin of West Indies victory over Australia in the first (1975) World Cup final?

    • 15 runs
    • 16 runs
    • 17 runs
    • 18 runs
  • Question of

    Which cricketing law classifies throwing to be illegal?

    • Law 24
    • Law 23
    • Law 21
    • Law 18
  • Question of

    How many minutes before play should the umpires take the field?

    • 4 Minutes
    • 5 Minutes
    • 3 Minutes
    • 7 Minutes
  • Question of

    What is New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum’ nickname?

    • Brend
    • Bazz
    • Brandy
    • Mac
  • Question of

    Against which country India achieved its first Test victory?

    • England
    • Australia
    • West Indies
    • Sri Lanka
  • Question of

    The first Caribbean cricketer to be knighted was:

    • Clive Lloyd
    • Frank Worrell
    • Vivian Richards
    • Jack Hobbs
  • Question of

    Who was known as “Bumble”?

    • Rohan Kanhai
    • David Loyd
    • Andy Roberts
    • Lance Gibbs
  • Question of

    Which national team is nicknamed “The Proteas” or “The Springboks”?

    • Australia
    • England
    • Ireland
    • South Africa
  • Question of

    With which championship did the ‘Official’ one day cricket begin?

    • Rothmans Cup Triangular Series
    • The Gillette Cup
    • Afro-Asia Cup
    • Mandela Trophy
  • Question of

    Which cricketer is called ‘SOS (Son of Swampy)’?

    • David Warner
    • Shaun Marsh
    • Shaun Abbott
    • Shaun Tait
  • Question of

    What Indian cricketer is called “Zak” or “Zippy Zakky”?

    • S Srisanth
    • Zaheer Khan
    • Ajit Agarkar
    • Anil Kumble
  • Question of

    Name the first captain of the West Indies team

    • Clive Lloyd
    • Karl Nunes
    • David Lloyd
    • Jack Hobbs
  • Question of

    The first Asia Cup was held at:

    • Austral-Asia Cup, Sharjah, 1986
    • Rothmans Asia Cup, Sharjah, 1984
    • Asia Cup, Kolkata, 1990-91
    • Wills Asia Cup, Dhaka, 1988-89
  • Question of

    What is the distance of the inner circle for the purposes of field restrictions in One Day Limited overs matches?

    • 32 yards
    • 30 yards
    • 25 yards
    • 40 yards
  • Question of

    West Indian cricketer Fidel Edwards is better known as?

    • Eddy
    • Castro
    • Fidy
    • Fid
  • Question of

    Cricket was first televised by BBC in?

    • 1935
    • 1937
    • 1938
    • 1939
  • Question of

    Who is the heaviest cricketer of all times?

    • Warwick Armstrong, Australia
    • Rahkeem Cornwall, West Indies
    • Dwyane Leverock, Bermuda
    • Mohammad Irfan, Pakistan
  • Question of

    Who is the first captain to win the toss all five tests?

    • Joe Root
    • MS Dhoni
    • F.S. Jackson
    • Ricky Ponting
  • Question of

    Name the only cricketer to score five centuries in five successive innings:

    • Rahul Dravid, India
    • Everton Weekes, West Indies
    • Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka
    • Jack Fingleton, Australia
  • Question of

    Who is the only batsman to have hit a century in each innings of a Test thrice?

    • Rahul Dravid, India
    • Sunil Gavaskar, India
    • Ricky Ponting, Australia
    • Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka
  • Question of

    Who has been the first hat-trick recorded in Test?

    • Fred Spofforth
    • Billy Bates
    • Johnny Briggs
    • George Lohmann
  • Question of

    The ‘Guinness Book of Records’ gave a memorable nick name to Kapil Dev. What is that nickname?

    • Indian Hurricane
    • Haryana Hurricane
    • Swinging Hurricane
    • Yorker Hurricane
  • Question of

    Australia’s first captain:

    • Dave Gregory
    • David Boon
    • Billy Murdoch
    • Tom Horan
  • Question of

    Who was England’s first Captain?

    • Lord Harris
    • James Lillywhite
    • Alfred Shaw
    • A N Hornby
  • Question of

    Who was South Africa’s first captain?

    • Owen Dunell
    • William Milton
    • Ernest Halliwell
    • Alfred Richards
  • Question of

    Who Captained India to victory in the World Cup in 1983?

    • Sunil Gavaskar
    • Kapil Dev
    • Ravi Shastri
    • Mohinder Amarnath
  • Question of

    Who was the first captain of New Zealand?

    • Curly Page
    • Tom Lowry
    • Walter Hadlee
    • Bert Sutcliffe
  • Question of

    Which cricketer is known as “Rawalpindi Express”?

    • Waqar Younis
    • Shoaib Akhtar
    • Wasim Akram
    • Shoaib Malik
  • Question of

    Where is the headquarters of the International Cricket Council (ICC), the supreme body of cricket Located?

    • Singapore
    • Dubai
    • England
    • Switzerland
  • Question of

    Which is the oldest cricket ground in the world?

    • Lord’s Cricket Ground
    • Trent Bridge Ground
    • The Oval
    • The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)
  • Question of

    How many yards are there between each set of stumps in cricket?

    • 20
    • 22
    • 23
    • 24

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