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POWERPLAY - I
+2 Runs : Correct
-1 Run : Totally Incorrect
Play Sensibly! Take Chances!
An easy one to Get Off the Mark!
Ramiz Raja : Rambo
Nasser Hussain : Nas
Mpumelelo Mbangwa : Pommie
David Lloyd : P?, Virat Kohli : Q?
Brett Lee: R?, Shikhar Dhawan : S?
This is named after Admiral X who allegedly only had “One Eye, One Arm, One Leg” near
the end of his life. Other variants of it being Double X, Triple X and is considered unlucky.
International umpire Y, made it famous by a whole retinue of peculiar mannerisms - hops,
shuffles, jiggles and so on.
This same superstition was displayed by spectators and Umpire Ian Gould during the Test
between Australia and South Africa on November 11th, 2011, at 11:11, when South Africa
needed 111 runs to win.
22nd February, 1st november and January 11th have been suggested to celebrate “Y” day.
Id X & Y.
Saqlain Mushtaq, the inventor of “Doosra” bowled a special delivery named X in
the Indian Cricket League playing for the Lahore Badshahs.
The first person to face the X or “Jalebi” was Russel Arnold of Sri Lanka when he
was correctly given LBW by the umpire.
In All Stars T20, Sachin Tendulkar got out on this Delivery.
What is X (Popular Name of the Delivery)?
“75% of the world is covered by water and the rest by X” – Ian Chappell
“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s X.”
X represented his country in Hockey. He was selected in the 1992 Barcelona
Olympic Games squad, though the team did not qualify.
X named his daughter ‘Y’ who was born in Mumbai on April 25, 2015.
Id X & Y.
Connect to an Event
(6 Zodiacs and the Channel)
Libra Legends | Gemini Arabians
Capricorn Commanders | Leo Lions | Virgo Super Kings
+1 Run : Correct
(No Negative Runs Awarded)
X is a cricketing term named after an Indian Cricketer who twice dismissed the Australian Bill
Brown this way.
This is rare and against the spirit of game - and usually a warning is given to the batsman
beforehand. Some of the famous instances are:
• Brian Luckhurst by Greg Chappell,
• Grant Flower by Dipak Patel,
• Peter Kirsten by Kapil Dev,
• Jos Buttler by Sachithra Senanayake
• Richard Ngarava by Keemo Paul (Under-19 Cricket World Cup 2016)
Identify the phenomenon.
According to a story, it owes its existence to a section of tightly packed seats
behind the home plate at Fenway Park in Boston. These seats were so close
together that whenever a fan had to stand up to get a beer, it caused annoyance
to people nearby.
It is an example of metachronal rhythm (movements produced by the sequential
action). It often circulates three, four or even five times - or until the batsman hits
the ball (whichever comes first).
What phenomenon is being talked about here?
Billy Bowden did something in soccer style to let the players know of their
wrongdoings during the following incidents.
Incident 1 involving Shane Warne:
During the Tsunami welfare match between ICC World XI and Asia XI. Shane
Warne at the end of 49.5 overs of the first innings ran to the pavilion presuming
the overs quota was completed.
Incident 2 involving Glenn Mcgrath:
During the first ever T20 international between Aus and NZ, McGrath bowled
(rather rolled) the last ball of the innings to Kyle Mills as an Under-arm delivery.
In cricketing parlance, the word X is used to describe one of the stock deliveries of
a left-arm spin bowler.
It has its origins in a Test match played between the West Indies and England in
the year 1933. Elliss "Puss" Achong, was a left-arm orthodox spinner, playing for
the West Indies at the time.
Achong is said to have had Walter Robins stumped off by a surprise delivery. As
he walked back to the pavilion, Robins said to the umpire, "fancy being done by a
bloody X !", leading to the popularity of the term in England, and subsequently, in
the rest of the world.
Use of Something in Test Matches:
● X in Australia, New Zealand, West Indies, Pakistan, South
Africa and Sri Lanka,
● Y in the United Kingdom &
● Z in India
Id X,Y, Z.
Who was this 13th Man in the Squad (dated 7th Dec 2014)?
(“You won’t need it”)
X is the only batsman in 137 years of cricket history to hit a six off the very first ball
of a Test match. He did it against Bangladesh off debutant Sohag Gazi.
One of his team mate tweeted that X earlier scored 196(68) in a T20 trial match.
Adding more to the surprise, he got out only in the 15th over.
X scored 2 Triple Centuries in Test Matches (One against South Africa) and joined
the likes of Bradman, Lara.
X also scored one Double Century in ODIs.
‘6 and 4 seem to have become the new binary code for X’: Harsha Bhogle
He was a great strategist of the game and also a trailblazer in every sense.
Much before pinch-hitting became a norm in One Day cricket, he had promoted big-hitting
batsman Mark Greatbatch to open the batting in the 1992 World Cup with reasonable
Another of his tactical master-class in the 1992 World Cup was to open the bowling with off-
spinner Deepak Patel, a practice which was unheard off during the early 1990s.
It was the result of his innovative captaincy that his team reached the semi-finals of the 1992
World Cup which they lost to eventual winners Pakistan.
He was also the highest run-getter in that World Cup and won the man of the series award
for his brilliant performance.
● S. Bengel
● B. Lawrence
● Mahmood Sani
● D. Brasco
● Sarja Muchte
● Z. Kalm
The map, with red stars, mark the places where he has bagged a ton for his
country. Chances of any addition of stars in the map are pretty slim, at present.
On whose body would you find this map as a tattoo?
It was the third ODI between India and Zimbabwe in the year 2000.
Zaheer Khan, known primarily for his exploits with the ball, decided to showcase
his all-round abilities in that match, scoring 32 off 11 balls which included 4
consecutive sixes in the final over off the bowling of Henry Olonga.
This cameo knock propelled India’s score to 283 but India still lost the match,
losing out to Zimbabwe by the narrow margin of 1 wicket.
Name the host Stadium & City of this match.
In cricket, ____ music is a term for a bowling strategy where bouncers are aimed
at the batsman's throat.
Rising rapidly off the pitch, the ball is difficult to play unless the batsman has quick
footwork. If fended rather than avoided, it may yield a ballooned return catch to the
bowler or to close-in fielders.
This is a difficult ball to bowl, since a few inches on either side would present the
batsman with a short ball that can be easily put away on either side of the pitch.
It is also the finishing move of Shawn Michaels who calls it “Sweet ____ Music”.
The Ashes : : England vs Australia
Frank - Worrell Trophy: : West Indies vs Australia
Border - Gavaskar Trophy: : India vs Australia
Warne - Muralidaran Trophy: : Sri Lanka vs Australia
Trans - Tasman Trophy: : New Zealand vs Australia
______ - _______ Trophy/Freedom Trophy : India vs South Africa
After Danielle Wyatt proposed him during the T20WC in 2014, another woman
cricketer Katherine Brunt engaged in a fun Twitter war with her tweeting “Too late
Don, he asked me last week! ;) ”.
Who is he?
Indian Cricketers in Parliament
Mohammed Azharuddin (Moradabad),
Navjot Singh Sidhu (Amritsar),
Kirti Azad (Darbhanga).
Chetan Chauhan (Amroha)
[ He hit 3
Sixes in that
___________ : The Untold Story, an upcoming Bollywood biographical film
directed by Neeraj Pandey is one of the most awaited films of the year and is
scheduled for release on September 2, 2016.
The film is based on the life of an Indian cricketer and features Sushant Singh
Rajput in the leading role. John Abraham, Kiara Advani, Anupam Kher and
Bhoomika Chawla play supporting roles.
The trailer will be unveiled on 19th
March during the face-off between India and
Pakistan. The audience will witness the trailer on the stadium’s big screen.
Identify the sportsperson whose team defeated Yuvraj XI at Chinnaswamy stadium, in a
promotional event by Puma. He played a Captain’s knock & smashed 45* (not out) off 19
balls and sealed the victory for his team.
Stephen Fleming, Jacques Kallis and Shaun Pollock - all won their 100th caps in the same
match, the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand in April 2006.
Kallis was happiest, as South Africa won and he scored exactly 100 runs in the match
Where, quite appropriately named city, did they play their 100th test?
During the Clash of Titans, India vs Pakistan match, in CWC 2015, this
commentator was doing commentary for the first hour on Star Sports 3 (Hindi) and
he started slow.
But, soon he picked up the pace and finished off in style. Though his commentary
lasted for about an hour only it was a treat for everyone who heard him.
Identify the commentator.
Teams: Brisbane Heat, Chennai Super Kings, ICC World XI, Lancashire etc.
Named _______ after a character from TV series “The Flintstones”.
He during his inning of 167 in 2004, hit a six high into the Stand and was almost caught by his father, who
fumbled the ball and dropped it.
In 2012, He beat American Richard Dawson on his Heavyweight Boxing Debut.
He has batted on all five days of a Test match & currently holds 14 Guinness World Records in aid of
Sport Relief including the fastest time zorbing 100m, farthest distance to score a bullseye and popping the
most party poppers in a minute.
In 2015, his popularity in Australia enabled him to win the first season of the Australian version of “I'm a
Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!”
Identify Cricketer and his famous Nickname.
Vishal Malhotra, a 25 year old engineer from Delhi quit his job at Accenture and enrolled at
Balaji acting school. He has worked with Shah Rukh Khan in a Lux Onn ad, Cameo in ragini
MMS 2, few other ads like KFC’s Hot and Saucy & PriyaGold Biscuits but remained
unnoticed. He got an one-off assignment from Bubblewrap Films which gave him the role of
Sabaruddin Khan, a middle aged person & father of a little boy from Karachi.
What made him Popular?
Mark Waugh was a great Australian Batsman, but his beginning was not
that good as he started with four consecutive ducks. This earned him a
very appropriate nickname, which he had to carry throughout his life.
This Nickname is also the name of an Automobile Manufacturer.
What was the Nickname?
A reporter once asked a Pakistani Cricketer whether a certain “Change” led to his
batting average increase by 5.
He replied: “I haven’t changed my way of playing, or the way of my game, just the
way of my life.”
He announced his retirement from international cricket in reaction to a ban
imposed by Cricket board on grounds of indiscipline and infighting within the team.
Who and what change?
(½ Points each)
A recent addition to the ICC Cricket glossary after the shots like “Dilscoop”,
“Switch Hit”, “Helicopter” etc.
Soumya Sarkar of Bangladesh invented this shot to counter Bouncers.
While executing this shot, Sarkar moves his body behind the crease, bents himself
in the reverse pose, aligns his bat along the path of the ball and directs it towards
his desired direction.
This shot shares its name with an instrument which was said to be marketed by
Johannes Gutenberg in the 1430s but became popular during the WWI.
Name the Shot. [Video]
A senior Sri Lankan official believed X's use of a Y as a batting aid was “unethical”
and gave him an extra edge in the contest with the bowlers.
In his words, X had broken the “spirit and tradition of the game”.
But MCC rejected the opinion saying “This should not be considered unfair.
Similarly, it has never been considered unfair for batsmen to use two grips on the
Identify X & Y.
When England won The Ashes in 2015, the players
celebrated by opening a bottle of Champagne and
spraying it on each other. X celebrated by drinking Cola.
(X is shown in the Pic)
Another Player Y does not endorse the national team’s
sponsor Castle Lager which is a beer brand. For this
reason, he does not get match fees except for award
money, like Man of the Match or Series.
Id X & Y.
ICC World Cup 2015 Final:
Warne, Dravid & Nasser Hussain during commentary were discussing England’s early
exit from the Tournament.
NH: “I am pretty sure England will do pretty well in 2019 WC Warnie”
SW: “Why do you think so Nasser?”
NH: “2011 WC Hosted by India & SL & final was between them. 2015 WC hosted by
Aus & NZ & the final is between them. So since the 2019 WC is being hosted by the
British Islands, guess what's the final gonna be?”
Sarcastically, Rahul Dravid replied to his Question “X vs Y, Nasser”.
What was X & Y according to Dravid?
Scotland vs Ireland
Sorry for my poor editing skills! :P
Umpire Decision Review System
Hot-Spot Hawk-Eye Snick-o-meter
Two bowlers have been hit for 6 sixes in 6 consecutive balls in the T20 World Cup.
One of course was Stuart Broad who was hit for 6 sixes by Yuvraj Singh.
The other person added to his reputation with this feat. :P