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"Some famous quick bowlers from the world of cricket - with the aid of the clues, and a bit of Geographical knowledge, you should be able to score highly with these swift practitioners!"
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This left arm quickie was born in 1966 in the Punjab - as well as taking 414 wickets, he also had a top score in tests of 257 not out. Don't mix him up with his right-armed partner! Who is he?
This fast bowler, rated by the ICC ratings as the most effective quickie of all times, made his Test debut whilst still playing club cricket, played all of his 27 Tests against only two countries, and ended up taking 49 wickets for Wales whilst he was in his 50's - who is this famous speedster?
S.F. "Syd" Barnes
This gentleman fast bowler was educated at Oxford University, and was married for a while to the daughter of a billionaire knight of the realm. He is now probably better known as a politician, although the high spot of his cricketing career was leading his country to their first ever World Cup victory in 1992 - who is he?
Sir Gary Sobers
Born in Phalaborwa, he reached 100 wickets in only his 20th Test match, although he spent almost 2 years in the Test wilderness after his debut as a 21 year old in 2004. He played for Bangalore in the inaugural IPL, as well as having two stints in English county cricket - who is he?
This quickie's given christian names are Warnakulasuriya Patabendige Ushantha Joseph Chaminda. He was born in Mattumagala, has represented club/ state sides in three different countries - and scored his maiden Test century in his 97th Test! Who is he?
Timed officially at over 160kmh, and unofficially at speeds approaching 180kmh, this speedy, slingy bowler born in Greenacre is part of a fearsome pair from the 1970's - he knocked off Viv Richards' cap in a Test match, and is infamous for his pre-Ashes clash with England quotation- "I like to see blood on the pitch".
As a youngster, he opened the bowling with Shoaib Akhtar in club cricket; his elder brother was an International cricketer, whilst his younger brother is a concert pianist. He's had a No 2. chart hit in both India and South Africa, and appeared in his first Bollywood movie in 2008. During his career, he has been known as one of the world's most feared fast bowlers - who is he?
Known as Dizzy, this quickie forms one half of the statistically most successful opening bowling pairs in Test cricket. He has a Test double century to his name, has made his second home in Wales, and his great grandfather was a Kamilaroi warrior, thus making him the first generally acknowledged indigenous player to repsresent his country - who is he?
This knight of the realm was born in Heswall, played cricket for counties in the south west, the Midlands, and the north east, played for a state in the east of Australia, walked from one end of Britain to another for charity, and played league football in the north and in the south, as well as taking almost 400 test wickets for his country. Who is this "Beefy" character?
Sir Ian Botham
Sir Garfield Sobers
Sir Richard Hadlee
Sir Don Bradman
This last "quickie" would be equally at home in a quiz on Aussie Rules heroes or World War 2 flying heroes, as he surpassed the mediocre by a long way in all three disciplines. A larger than life character, known as "Nugget", as a bowler he took 170 Test wickets and scored almost 3000 runs as a batsman in his 55 matches for Australia - who is he?
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