Quiz about International Cricketers  Second Innings
Quiz about International Cricketers  Second Innings

International Cricketers - Second Innings Quiz

These cricketers have all played in international matches. You just need to sort them according to which of the given countries they have represented.

A classification quiz by misstified. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
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Quiz #
Jul 21 22
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Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: Rizeeve (10/10), Guest 49 (10/10), Guest 58 (10/10).
West Indies

Shane Warne Kevin O'Brien Mashrafe Mortaza Kyle McCallan Kapil Dev Betty Wilson Sachin Tendulkar Brian Lara Gary Sobers Mohammad Rafique

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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Betty Wilson

Answer: Australia

Betty Rebecca Wilson was born in 1921 in Melbourne and started playing for a women's cricket team when she was only ten years old. She was chosen for the Victoria second XI when she was fourteen and for the Victoria senior team two years later. The start of her international career was delayed by the Second World War but in 1948 she began playing for the New Zealand women's team.

Betty was an accomplished right-handed batswoman and right-arm off-spin bowler and was also an excellent fielder. In a Test against England in 1958 she became the first player - male or female - to take ten wickets and to score a hundred runs in the same Test match. She decided to retire from international cricket in 1958 and died in 2010.
2. Shane Warne

Answer: Australia

Born in Upper Ferntree Gully, a suburb of Melbourne, in 1969, Shane Keith Warne started playing first-class cricket in 1991 for Victoria and continued to play for them until 2007. He also later played for Hampshire between 2000 and 2007 then for Rajastan Royals between 2008 and 2012 and for the Melbourne Stars Twenty20 team from 2011-12 to 2012-13.

Shane first played for Australia in a Test match against India in 1992 and played in his first One Day International (ODI) game against New Zealand in 1993. He continued taking part in both types of match until he retired from playing in ODIs in 2005 and from playing in Test matches in 2007 and he was vice-captain for part of the time. Considered an all-rounder, he was a right-handed batsman but his main strength was in right-arm leg-break bowling and in August 2005 he became the first player to take 600 wickets in Test cricket. In December 2006 he became the first to get 700 Test wickets and overall he took over a thousand wickets in international games. Shane died in March 2022 of a suspected heart attack.
3. Kapil Dev

Answer: India

Born in 1959 in Chandigarh, Kapil Dev Ramlal Nikhanj began his career in first-class cricket in 1975 when he started playing for Haryana. He continued playing for this team until 1992 and also played for Northamptonshire between 1981 and 1983 and for Worcestershire in 1984 and 1985. As a right-arm fast bowler and a right-handed middle-order batsman he was considered an all-rounder.

Kapil first played for the Indian national team in a One Day International (ODI) in October 1978 and played in his first Test match later the same month, with both games taking place between India and Pakistan. He had two separate periods as the team's captain during his international career before retiring in 1994. Kapil was the first to achieve the double of scoring 4,000 runs and taking 400 wickets in Test matches and in total amassed over 5,000 runs in Tests. He was also the first to get 200 wickets in ODIs and the Indian government awarded him the Padma Shri in 1982 and the Padma Bhushan in 1991.
4. Sachin Tendulkar

Answer: India

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar AO BR was born in Mumbai in 1973, started to play first-class cricket for Mumbai in 1988 and carried on playing for them until 2013. In addition he played for Yorkshire in 1992, for East Bengal in 1994 and for the Mumbai Indians between 2008 and 2013. He was an occasional right-arm off-break and leg-break bowler but predominantly a right-handed batsman.

Sachin played in his first Test match in November 1989 against Pakistan and in his first One Day International (ODI), also against Pakistan, a month later. He had only short spells as team captain by his own choice and he also chose to play in only one Twenty20 International (T20I), which took place in 2006. He retired from ODIs in 2012, the year he scored his hundredth century in internationals, and retired from Tests in 2013. In 2008 he became the first batsman to reach 16,000 runs in ODIs and later that year the first to score 12,000 runs in Test matches. Sachin was also the first player to score over 30,000 runs in international cricket and he received several awards from the Indian government; as well as one from Australia (Honorary Member of the Order of Australia in 2012).
5. Mohammad Rafique

Answer: Bangladesh

Born in 1970 in Dhaka, Mohammad Rafique began playing for the Bangladesh Biman cricket team in 1988. Later he played first-class cricket for several other teams between 2000 and 2008, including Sylhet Division, Dhaka Warriors and Dhaka Division. Mohammad first played for the Bangladeshi national side in a One Day International (ODI) in 1995 against India while in 2000 he took part in his first Test match, which was also against India. In 2006 he played in his only Twenty20 International (T20I) match but continued to take part in Tests and ODIs until he retired from international cricket in 2008.

Mohammad was known as an all-rounder who batted left-handed and was a left-arm slow bowler. During his international career he achieved the double of scoring 1000 runs and taking 100 wickets in Tests and ODI matches and was the first cricketer from Bangladesh to do this. Like a number of other players, he was banned from playing cricket in Bangladesh in 2008 when he joined the Indian Cricket League but he later played for Dhaka Division again.
6. Mashrafe Mortaza

Answer: Bangladesh

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza was born in 1983 in Narail district of the Khulna division and was chosen to play for the national Bangladeshi team before he played first-class cricket for domestic teams. His first Test match was in early November 2001 and his first One Day International (ODI) game took place only a few weeks later. His first Twenty20 International (T20I) game was in 2006 and all three debuts were in matches between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe. Later he captained the teams for some time before he retired from international cricket gradually with his last Test match, last T20I game and last ODI game taking place in 2009, 2017 and 2020 respectively.

Mashrafe's career playing for teams inside Bangladesh began in 2002 when he joined the Khulna Division team and he continued playing for them for a number of years. He played for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League in 2009 then played for several Bangladeshi sides, such as Dhaka Gladiators and Rangpur Riders, between 2012 and 2020. He was a right-handed batsman but was best known as a medium to fast right-arm bowler and in 2018 he became the first Bangladeshi cricketer to play in 200 ODI games.
7. Gary Sobers

Answer: West Indies

The Right Excellent Sir Garfield St Aubrun Sobers AO OCC, known as Gary, was born in 1936 in Bridgetown, Barbados. He started playing for Barbados in 1953 and continued playing for them until 1974. He also played league cricket in England between 1957 and 1967, for Nottinghamshire from 1968 to 1974 and for South Australia between 1961 and 1964.

Gary played for the West Indies Test team from 1954 until he retired from first-class cricket in 1974. He was team captain between 1965 and 1972. He played in one One Day International (ODI) match when these began in 1973 and was an all-rounder who was a versatile left-arm bowler, a left-handed batsman and an accomplished fielder. In 1958 Gary scored an unbeaten 365 not out against Pakistan, which set a new world record and, whilst playing for Nottinghamshire in 1968, he set another record by becoming the first batsman in first-class cricket to score six sixes in one over. Between 1975 and 2003 Gary received awards from England, Barbados, the Caribbean Community and Australia.
8. Brian Lara

Answer: West Indies

Born in Santa Cruz in Trinidad in 1969, Brian Charles Lara TC OCC AM started playing for the senior Trinidad and Tobago team in 1988 and continued to play for them until 2008. He also played for Transvaal in 1992-93, for Warwickshire between 1994 and 1998 and for Southern Rocks in Zimbabwe in 2010.

Brian first played for the West Indies senior team in a One Day International (ODI) match against Pakistan in November 1990 and made his Test match debut against the same team the following month. He carried on playing in both types of international matches until he retired from Test cricket in 2006 and from ODIs in 2007; and he was captain of both teams for some of the time. Although he was an occasional left-arm leg-break bowler, Brian was mainly a left-handed batsman. He made 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham in 1994, which was the first quintuple century in first-class cricket. In 2004 he became the first to score 400 not out in a Test match. He received an award from Trinidad and Tobago in 1994, one from the Caribbean Community in 2008 and one from Australia in 2009.
9. Kyle McCallan

Answer: Ireland

Born in 1975 in Carrickfergus, the all-rounder William Kyle McCallan MBE, known as Kyle, was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm off-break bowler. In 1996 he began playing cricket for Ireland, a team which includes players from Northern Ireland and from the Republic of Ireland. He became a regular member of the international team from 1997 and captained Ireland in some of their games from 2001. The Irish team was still developing at this time and was playing first-class games against some English county sides, other countries' national teams and the MCC.

Kyle played for the Irish team in their first One Day International (ODI) match in 2006 against England and he took part in their first Cricket World Cup match in 2007 then was made the regular captain of the ODI teams in 2008. He also played in Ireland's first Twenty20 International (T20I) match against Scotland in 2008. When Kyle retired from international cricket in 2009 he had played in 39 ODIs and 9 T20Is, and overall played 226 games for Ireland at different levels, during which he took 256 wickets and scored 3616 runs. He was awarded the MBE medal in 2010 for services to cricket.
10. Kevin O'Brien

Answer: Ireland

Kevin Joseph O'Brien was born in Dublin in 1984 and started playing for the Irish senior team in a One Day International (ODI) match against England in 2006. His first Twenty20 International (T20I) game for Ireland was against Pakistan in 2008, the year these matches began. Kevin also played in Ireland's first ever Test match in 2018, also against Pakistan, and won the man of the match award. He chose to retire from ODIs in 2021 in order to concentrate on Test and T20I matches.

Kevin started playing for an English county team in 2009 and by 2018 he had played for four county teams, as well as having periods of playing for teams in Bangladesh, Trinidad and Tobago and New Zealand. He also played for Leinster Lightning between 2013 and 2021 and started playing for Munster Reds in 2022. Known as an all-rounder, Kevin is a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium to fast bowler and he became the first Irish player to take 100 wickets in ODIs in 2017 and the first one to score a century in a T20I match in 2019.
Source: Author misstified

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