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Top 50 Interesting Facts About Cricket

Top 50 Interesting Facts About Cricket

Cricket is a sport which has been played by millions of people and watched by billions of people from all around the world. In this article we will get to know about the Top 50 Interesting Facts About Cricket:

  1. Cricket has origiated from England.
  2. Weight of cricket bat in 2 – 3 pounds.
  3. Sachin Tendulkar has played the most number of international cricket matches.
  4. “The Handle” & “The Blade” are 2 part of cricket bats.
  5. The weight of cricket ball is around 5.5 pounds.
  6. William Gilbert is known as the father of cricket.
  7. Cricket is played in 3 formats: ODI, T20 & Test.
  8. The first test match was played between England & Australia.
  9. The biggest event in cricket is known as the World Cup.
  10. The first cricket world cup was held in 1975.
  11. England is the country with most losses in the International Cricket.
  12. Cricket pitch 20.12 meter in length, and 3.05 meter in width.
  13. The 1st run of international cricket was scored by the Charlie Bannerman, who is an Australian Batsmen.
  14. Cahrlie Bannerman was the first criucketr to score a century in test match.
  15. Sachin Tendulkar was the 1st cricketer in the world which has been given OUT by the 3rd umpire.
  16. Sourav Ganguly is the only cricketer in the world to win 4 continuesly Man of the Match award.
  17. Sanath Jaysuriya has taken more wickets than the Shane Warne in ODI.
  18. VVS Laxman is the only Player in the world who played more than 100 test matches, but never played a match in world cup.
  19. Yuvraj Singh became Man of the Match in 4 consecutive matches in 2011 world cup.
  20. Australia has not lost any match in 203 & 207 world cup.
  21. Wilferd Rhodes was 52 years old when he played test match for his country England.
  22. Allan Border has played 153 consecutive test matches. He was from Australia.
  23. Anil Kumble has taken 10 wickets in an innings, he is the only player to do so.
  24. Leslie Hylton is the only player in the world who has been hanged for the murder crime. He was from West Indies.
  25. Srilanka cricketer Mahela Jayawardene is the only batsmen in the world to score 2 centuries in the Semi Final & Final of world cup.
  26. The fasted bowl was bowled by Shoaib Akhtar. It happened in 2003 world cup. The speed was 100 mph against England.
  27. India & Pakistan are considered as the Biggest Rivalry in cricket.
  28. Most wickets has been taken by the Muttiah Muralitharan in ODI (534) & Test (800).
  29. Sir Don Bradman has only hit 6 sixes in his entire career.
  30. Virender Sehwag’s highest score in T20, ODI & Test is 119,219 & 319.
  31. Jim Laker is the only bowler in the world to take 19 wickets in a test match.
  32. The 1st game was played in 1646 which was recorded.
  33. The highest runs scored in an over is 77 not 36.
  34. Viv Richards is the only player to play Cricket world cup & football world cup.
  35. Elyse Perry is the only women’s player to play Cricket world cup & football world cup.
  36. India is the only country to win 3 different world cup.
  37. India has changed 300+ target 5 times after the debut of Virat Kohli.
  38. Drik Nannes has played for Australia & Netherland both.
  39. Shahid Afridi has borowwed bat from Waqar Younis to score fastest century in ODI.
  40. Dhoni & Raina has never scored century outside Asia.
  41. England is the only country that has played 1000 test matches.
  42. The Cricket became Olympic sports in 1896.
  43. Most common injury among cricketers is Hamstring Strains.
  44. Highest paid cricketer is Virat Kohli from India.
  45. First test caption for England was James Lillywhite and David Gregory.
  46. Cricket was originnaly invented for children’s to play.
  47. It is the 2nd most loved game in the world.
  48. England has hosted 5 cricket world cup but never won a World Cup Title.
  49. Sunil Gavaskar was the 1st batsman to get out on first ball of Test Match thrice in his career.
  50. Adam Gilchrist holds the record for playing most number of Test Matches consecutively from his Debut.