11 Surprising Cricket Facts That We Bet You Don’t Know!!

Fact About India

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India is the only team to win world cup in 60 overs, 50 overs and 20 overs format of the game. In 1983 when India won the first world cup, it used to be 60 overs match.

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Fact About Dhoni

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Unfortunately, MS Dhoni has not scored a century outside of Asia. Our Captain Cool who has won us all the ICC tournaments, could only make centuries in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. This is something he needs to break now.

Fact About Inzamam-Ul-Haq

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You do not associate him with bowling ever. Yet, he did deliver an over and on the very first ball, he got the wicket of the great Brain Lara and it has gone down in history as one of his biggest achievements.

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Players Battled In All 10 Positions

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There are only 4 batsmen who have batted in all the ten positions starting from opener to tail ender. They are Shoaib Malik, Abdul Razzaq, Tilakaratne and Lance Klusener.

Fact About Taking 10 Wickets

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Every time Richard Stokes watched test match, one bowler has taken 10 wickets. in 1956, he watched his first match and JimLaker took 10 wickets. After 43 years, he saw his second test match and Anil Kumble took 10 wickets.

Test Match Ended In A Day

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There are only two times when this happened and all the 4 innings were completed in a day. It was between England and West Indies in 2000 at Lord’s and then in Cape Town between South Africa and Australia.

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Fact About Sachin’s Highest Score

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Wasim Akram has unfortunately higher score than Sachin’s highest test score. Sachin’s highest score is 248 while Akram’s is 257.

Fact About Don Bradman

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Lala Amarnath is the only bowler in the world to take the wicket of Bradman by hit-wicket. Another fact is that Bradman hit only 6 sixes in his entire career.

Fact About Sanath Jayasuriya

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Jayasuriya has more wickets in ODI than Shane Warne. No, we are not kidding. He has taken 323 wickets while Shane has only 293 wickets. Well, Sanath played 444 ODIs while Shane played 194 ODIs.

Batting Five Days Of A Test Match

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There are only 8 batsmen who can say that they batted each of the five days in a test match. They are Flintoff, Ravi Shastri, ML Jaisimha, Adrian Griffith, Allan Lamb, Alviro Petersen, Geoff Boycott.

Fact About Bishen Singh Bedi

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He forfeited a match against Pakistan that India could have won very easily. India needed 24 runs of 14 balls but they forfeited because of too many bouncers.

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