25 Most Interesting Facts About Cricket


11) ‘Test’ into ‘ODI’

The 2000 Lord’s Test between England and West Indies saw all the four innings being played on the same day. This feat was repeated 11 years later in the famous Cape Town Test where South Africa bowled out Australia for 47.

12)  Sachin played for Pakistan before India

Did you know Sachin Tendulkar played for Pakistan before India? This happened during a practice match between India and Pakistan at the Brabourne Stadium in 1987. Tendulkar came as a substitute fielder for Pakistan.

13) Quick Afridi

Shahid Afridi has played 350 ODIs, where he scored 7360 runs with 6 centuries and 35 half centuries, but he has not played 100 balls in an innings yet. In his highest scoring game of 124, he faced just 94 deliveries.

14) International Match before Domestic Match

David Warner is the only Australian cricketer in the last 100 years of their cricketing history, who has played his first international match without playing a single first class (domestic) match before that.

15) Strange Over

A match between Barbados and British Guiana in 1946 saw an over with 14 deliveries, in which there were no wides or no balls. It was an era of an 8 ball over and the extra six deliveries were allowed due to the umpire miscounting his deliveries.