Interesting Facts About Cricket
*Andrew Strauss, Tony Greig, Kevin Pietersen and Allan Lamb are South African born England Cricket captains.
*Mark Butcher played 71 tests for England, but never got to play an ODI.
* Until 2008,VVS Laxman was the only cricketer to score two "300" in Ranji trophy. Laxman has never played in a WC match.
*Sunil Gavaskar has hit more number of sixes in tests than in ODIs!
*Shanta Rangaswamy is the first woman cricketer to receive Arjuna award.
*Keppler Wessels first played for Aus and then shifted to SA team, becoming the first cricketer to play for two national sides.
* Rodney Redmond of NZ played in just one test and scored century on debut. He could not continue in cricket because he could not adjust with the contact lenses!
* The English cricketer, Wilfred Rhodes holds the world records both for the most appearances made in first-class cricket and for the most wickets taken. He has played in 1,110 matches and taken 4,204 wickets.
* The first ODI in history of cricket was played between England and Australia in 1971 at MCG. Australia won the match by 5 wickets. John Edrich was the player of the match.
* Mohammed Irfan of Pakistan is the tallest cricketer in the world. His height is 2.16m.