Cricket is one of the famous games in the world in which various countries play together in different match formats. Cricket game is part of history for many countries and in this article, we will discuss some cricket interview questions and answers which you can ask a coach or anyone who is interested in the game. Cricket interview questions can also be asked to a person who has it as a hobby written in their resume.
Cricket Interview Questions and Answers
Who is the father of Cricket?
William Gilbert Grace is considered one of the important people in the development of cricket.
When was the first test match played?
15 march 1877 between Australia and England at Melbourne.
Who bowled the test first ball in cricket history?
Alfred Shaw bowled the first ball on 15 March 1877.
Who faced the test first ball in cricket history?
Charles Bannerman faced the first ball on 15 March 1877.
When was the first cricket match played?
The first match was played in 1844 between the USA and Canada.
Where first cricket match was played?
The first match was played at St George’s Cricket Club in New York.
Who is the youngest test cricketer?
Pakistan player Hasan Raza played the first match when he was 14year and 227 days old versus Zimbabwe.
Cricket Interview Questions on Rules
How many people play cricket matches?
It is played between two teams consisting of 11 players each. There is a reserve player if any player gets injured.
What is the role of reserve player or 12th man in a cricket match?
Twelfth man cannot bowl, bat, wicket keep or be captain, reserve player can only be a substitute for fielding and runner for batsmen.
How many umpires are there is a cricket match?
There are two umpires on the field and a third umpire outside the field to take decisions by watching videos.
What is a No Ball?
No ball can be declared by the umpire due to various reasons, if the bowler’s foot is outside the crease or bowler bowl batsmen above the waist or bowler bowls bouncer (over the head) which is very high. For Bouncer there are different rules for test cricket and ODI.
What is a Wide ball?
A wide ball is declared when the ball is outside the left and right crease from the batsmen’s end.
What is Bye?
These are the runs that come off without hitting from the bat or any body part of the batsmen. For example, the wicketkeeper misses the ball.
What is leg bye?
Leg Bye runs are scored when the ball hits the batsmen’s body and not the batsmen’s bat.
What are the ways through with batsmen can get out?
There are various ways rules through which batsmen can be declared out.
- Leg Before Wicket (LBW)
- Run Out
- Hit Wicket
- Handled The Ball
- Timed Out
- Hit The Ball Twice
- Obstructing The Field
Cricket Interview Questions on Records
Who played most matches without any ducks in his career?
KC Wessels (AUS/SA) played 109 matches and 105 innings and was never out on a score of zero.
Fastest fifty(50 runs) in a Test match?
Misbah-ul-Haq scored 50 in 21 balls in a match with Australia.
Fastest fifty(50 runs) in an ODI match?
AB de Villiers scored 50 in 16 balls in a match with West Indies.
Fastest fifty(50 runs) in a T20 International match?
Yuvraj Singh scored 50 in 12 balls in the match with England.
Fastest century(100 runs) in a Test match?
Brendan McCullum scored a century in 54 balls in a match with Australia.
Fastest century(100 runs) in an ODI match?
AB de Villiers scored a century in 31 balls in a match with West Indies.
Fastest century (100 runs) in a T20 International match?
DA Miller, RG Sharma, S Wickramasekara scored a century in 35 balls.
Cricket Interview Questions on Trophy
Who won the first ODI world cup?
West Indies won the first world cup in 1975.
Who won the most ODI world cups till now?
Australia won 5 world cups till now which is the most by any country in the world. They won in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2015.
Who won the first T20 world cup?
India won the first T20 Internal world cup in 2007.
Who won the most T20 world Cups till now?
West Indies have won two T20 world cups, 2012 and 2016.
Who won the first test match cricket world cup?
New Zealand in 2019-2021 session.
Who was the first Indian to hit a century in a test match?
Lala Amarnath Bharadwaj was the first Indian to score a century 15 December 1933 in a match with England.
Who was the first Indian to hit a century in an ODI match?
Kapil Dev was the first Indian to score a century in the 1983 world cup match against Zimbabwe.
Who was the first Indian to hit a century in a T20 match?
Suresh Raina scored a century in a match with South Africa on May 2, 2010.
Who was the first Indian to hit a double century in a test match?
Polly Umrigar (India) 223 in a match with New Zealand in 1955.
Who was the first Indian to hit a double century in an ODI match?
Sachin Tendulkar was the first Indian to score a double century in a match with South Africa on 24 February 2010.
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