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Who scored most 50s in ICC Cricket World Cup?

Sachin Tendulkar

India’s most worshiped and loved batsman who has been considered as one of the best batsman in cricket history holds this record as well. Sachin Tendulkar has scored 17 half centuries in Cricket World Cup history at an average of 57.93 runs per inning. The strike rate of Sachin Tendulker remained phenomenal at 88.21. Seventeen 50s in ICC Cricket World …

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Who is best bowler in Cricket World Cup history?

Cricket Background

We’ve witnessed many great bowlers in Cricket World Cup – Shane Warne and Murlidharan, the spin wizards, and Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis, the toe-breakers. However, the data indicates that the marathon man, the run-up and bowl-accurately guy, Glenn McGrath, takes the mantle for being the best bowler in World Cup Cricket based on total wickets taken, economy and wickets …

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Why is a zero score by a batsman called a duck?

Cricket

The term is a shortening of “duck’s egg”, which was used long before cricket began. When referring to the Prince of Wales’ (the future Edward VII) score of naught on July 17, 1866, a contemporary newspaper wrote that the Prince “retired to the royal pavilion on a ‘duck’s egg'” because the shape of the number “0” is similar to that …

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Why is cricket called a gentleman’s game?

Cricket Background

Cricket is nicknamed as Gentlemen’s Game: If it was a gentlemen’s game, was it ever a players’ game? For years, probably till the Second World War brought a bit more egality into the world, the English (United Kingdom) divided its cricketers into gentlemen and players. The former were the amateurs, men generally from a privileged background who had gone to …

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What are the Commonwealth Games?

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth games series of amateur athletic meets held among citizens of countries in the Commonwealth of Nations. Learn More about Commonwealth Games: The Commonwealth Games is a multinational, multi-sport event which features competitions involving thousands of elite athletes from members of the Commonwealth of Nations. Organised every four years, they are the third-largest multi-sport event in the world, after the …

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Why is karate a Japanese martial art in spite of its Indian origin?

Like most martial arts, can trace its origin to Bodhidharma. He is known as “Daruma” in Japan and as often as not, this Indian Buddhist monk is cited as the prime source for all martial arts styles or at the very least, for any style which traces its roots back to the fabled Shaolin Temple. However, the question of his …

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Who was the last player to captain England before David Beckham?

Martin Raymond Keown (born 24 July 1966 in Oxford, England) is a former English footballer, who spent much of his career at Arsenal, with stints at Aston Villa and Everton as well. He is now a part-time scout and coach for Arsenal, as well as a pundit for the BBC. Keown played U16 and U18 for England. When it was …

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Who was the first captain of Indian Test team?

Cottari Kanakaiya Nayudu (31 October 1895 – 14 November 1967) was an Indian cricketer who served as India’s first Test captain. A solid batsman, Nayudu was known for his ability as a hard hitter of the ball. He was the first cricketer to be honoured with the Padma Bhushan. Nayudu originally spoke Telugu, but he grew up in Nagpur and …

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Who was the 1st ODI captain for India?

India played its first ODI in 1974, under the captaincy of Ajit Wadekar. Ajit Wadekar has played only 2 ODI matches. Ajit Wadekar, born on 1st April 1941, in Mumbai, of India, was a dauntleess left-hand batsman. He had featured in the Indian team as well as in the domestic first-class cricket for the Mumbai cricket squad. It was the …

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Who was man of the series in IPL 2008?

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson was declared the Man of the Series in IPL 2008 season. Watson played in the Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals team. Signed up for US $125,000, he performed well with both the bat and the ball scoring four half-centuries to anchor his team to victory in three matches of the tournament and in the …

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