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How Well Do You Know The Cricket World Cup? Take This Quiz & Find Out

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The cricket World Cup is starting in less than 15 days and we couldn't be more excited. Now, while we look forward to days of action-packed games, let's check your knowledge on the tournament a bit.

1. Who was the first bowler to claim a hat-trick in a World Cup match?

Chetan Sharma

Saqlain Mushtaq

Brett Lee

Chaminda Vaas

2. Which bowler has the unique record of taking 4 or more wickets in a match, in 4 World Cups?

Glenn Mcgrath

Shahid Afridi

Wasim Akram

CJ McDermott 

3. In the 1987 World Cup, a captain agreed to change the opposition's 4 to a 6 and his team ended up losing by 1 run. Who was he? 

Allan Border

Mike Gatting

Kapil Dev

Imran Khan

4. In the 1975 World Cup, this player became the first to be dismissed hit-wicket in ODI history.  

Roy Fredericks

Jeff Thomson

Allan Turner

Frank Hayes

5. Which player has the record of taking the most catches in World Cup history?

Sanath Jayasuriya

Brain Lara

Ricky Ponting

Inzamam-ul-Haq 

6. Which bowler has taken the most wickets on consecutive deliveries in a World Cup match?

Lasith Malinga

Glenn McGrath

Shaun Pollock

Zaheer Khan

7. Which batsman has gotten out for a duck the most number of times in the World Cup?

Nathan Astle

Ijaz Ahmed

Mike Whitney

Courtney Walsh

8. Which cricketer has scored the most runs through boundaries in a World Cup innings?

Sachin Tendulkar 

Chris Gayle

Ricky Ponting

Martin Guptill

9. Headingley Cricket Ground has hosted the most number of World Cup matches. Can you tell how many?

10

11

12

13

10. With 688 runs, Australia and Sri Lanka have the highest match aggregate in a WC match. Where was the match played?

Sydney Cricket Ground

MCG

Gabba

Adelaide Oval 

11. Which was the first World Cup to be held outside England? 

1992

1987

1983

1979

12. Which was the first World Cup where white balls were used? 

1992

1996

1983

1979

13. How many World Cup finals have been played at Lord’s? 

4

3

2

5

14. Sachin Tendulkar is the highest run-getter in the World Cup. How many World Cups has he played in? 

5

4

6

7

15. Which bowler has conceded most runs in a World Cup innings? 

Dawlat Zadran

KJ O'Brien

MC Snedden

JM Anderson

16. There is only one player from South Africa in the list of top-10 wicket-takers in the World Cup. Who is he?

Jacques Kallis

Makhaya Ntini

Allan Donald

Shaun Pollock

17. Which Indian bowler has the best average in the World Cup?

Anil Kumble

Zaheer Khan

Kapil Dev

Harbhajan Singh

18. How old was Kapil Dev when he led India to World Cup victory?

23

24

25

26

19. Which umpire has been a part of the most number of World Cup matches?

Aleem Dar  

Steve Bucknor

David Shepherd

Billy Bowden 

20. Which cricketer has played the most number of World Cup matches as a captain?

Stephen Fleming

MS Dhoni

Mohammad Azharuddin

Ricky Ponting

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