Most Popular Cricket Questions Answered: Getting the Facts

Most Popular Cricket Questions Answered: Getting the Facts

With the Asia Cup 2023 on the horizon, cricket conversations are taking center stage. Whether you’re inquisitive about the game’s basics or seeking to enhance your cricket knowledge, our blog has you covered. We’re here to present you with straightforward answers, ensuring you are geared up for the upcoming cricket showdown.

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Who is the Best Cricketer in the World?

Many people wonder who is the king of cricket. Well! There is no clear answer to this question. Every cricketer has some strengths and weaknesses. So, one cricketer can be exceptional in a specific area while the other one can be better in another area. So, we will go with the official ICC rankings to see which is the best cricketer in the world. 

If we talk about current ODI player batting ranking, Babar Azam is the clear winner as he is the No.1 batsman in the rankings. Also, he is the only player who is in the top 5 rankings of all formats (Test, ODI, and T20i). No other batsman is in the top 5 across all formats at the moment. In Bowling department, Josh Hazlewood is at the top at the moment.

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Which Country Has Most Losses in Cricket?

Bangladesh, despite significant progress, holds a record for the most consecutive losses in One Day Internationals. The team has lost 45 times consecutively from 1999 to 2003 in ODIs.


What is Strike Rate in Cricket?

Strike rate in cricket measures a batsman’s ability to score quickly. It’s the number of runs scored per 100 balls faced, indicating their aggressiveness and impact.

Record: If we take 100 matches minimum as a base, the highest strike rate record goes to Glenn James Maxwell with a strike rate of 124.82. However, if we take 300 matches as a base, the highest strike record belongs to no other than Shahid Afridi with a 117.00 career strike rate. 

Who Invented Cricket?

Well! It is quite difficult to tell who invented the cricket. However, we can tell you which country invented cricket and when cricket was invented. Let’s check the answers here.

  • Cricket’s possible origin in Saxon or Norman times by children in the Weald, southeast England.
  • First reference to adult cricket in 1611, defined as a boys’ game in a dictionary.
  • Development of village cricket by the mid-17th century.
  • Formation of English “county teams” in late 17th century, employing local talents.
  • First use of county names for teams in 1709.
  • Cricket’s growth in London and southeast England in the 18th century.
  • Emergence of Women’s Cricket in 1745 with the first known match in Surrey.
  • Writing of the first Laws of Cricket in 1744, amended in 1774.
  • Establishment of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in 1787 as custodian of Laws.
  • Transition from rolling to pitching the ball around 1760.
  • Adoption of the straight bat over the “hockey-stick” style.
  • Hambledon Club’s significance until MCC’s formation and Lord’s Cricket Ground opening.
  • Cricket’s spread to North America, West Indies, India, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa during the 17th to 19th centuries.

What is the DLS Method in Cricket?

The DLS Method, known as Duckworth-Lewis-Stern Method, adjusts target scores in rain-hit limited-overs cricket games. It recalculates the second team’s target based on overs lost to rain, ensuring fairness. By considering overs played and wickets taken, this method lets matches progress despite weather challenges, keeping the game balanced.

What is the Length of a Cricket Pitch?

A cricket pitch is usually around 22 yards (20.12 meters) long, a measurement that’s been standardized over the years.


How Many Times Pakistan Won Cricket World Cup?

Pakistan has won the Cricket World Cup twice, in 1992 (ODI) and 2009 (T20I version), showcasing the talent and prowess on the global stage.

How Many Cricket Stadiums are in Pakistan?

Pakistan boasts several cricket stadiums, including iconic ones like Gaddafi Stadium and National Stadium, offering venues for international and domestic matches. Here is the list of some of the major cricket stadiums. Some of them are not used for international matches anymore though.

  • Gaddafi Stadium Lahore
  • National Stadium Karachi
  • Multan Cricket Stadium
  • Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
  • Arbab Niaz Stadium Peshawar 
  • Jinnah Stadium, Gujranwala
  • Ayub National Stadium Quetta

Which is the Best Cricket Team in the World?

The title of the best cricket team can change over time. At the moment, Australia is the top international team followed by Pakistan & India in the ICC Men ODI Team Rankings.

Who is the King of Bowling in Cricket?

Currently, Josh Hazlewood is the top bowler in ODIs. However, here is the list of the all time best bowlers in ODIs.

1Joel GarnerWI
2Richard HadleeNZ
3Shaun PollockSA
4Muttiah MuralidaranSL
5Glenn McGrathAUS
6Ewen ChatfieldNZ
7Malcolm MarshallWI
8Dennis LilleeAUS
9Curtly AmbroseWI
10Michael HoldingWI

How to Calculate Run Rate in Cricket?

Run rate in cricket is calculated by dividing the total runs scored by the total number of overs faced, showing a team’s average scoring rate per over.

Who is the New King of Cricket?

The title “New King of Cricket” can vary based on current performances of great players of current era like Kane Williamson, Babar Azam, Virat Kholi, etc. However, many Pakistanis and international cricketers consider Babar Azam the best contender for this title.

What is TBD in Cricket?

“TBD” stands for “To Be Decided” in cricket fixtures, indicating that certain details, like teams or venues, are yet to be finalized.

What Are Cricket Boots Called?

Many cricket lovers don’t know what cricket shoes are called. Cricket boots are often referred to as “spike shoes,” specially designed footwear that provides players with grip and support on the field.


Who Was the First Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team?

Abdul Hafeez Kardar was Pakistan’s first-ever cricket captain in international matches after the country gained independence. He played 23 Tests for Pakistan from 1952 till 1958 and captained in all of them.

Who is the Captain of Pakistan Cricket Team?

Babar Azam has been leading the Pakistan Cricket Team since 2019. He became captain of the Pakistan T20I team in 2019. 

What is a Spell in Cricket?

In cricket, a spell refers to a specific period of bowling by a bowler. It typically refers to a consecutive number of overs bowled by a player without any interruptions from another player. 

During a spell, a bowler tries to showcase their skills and effectiveness by taking wickets, maintaining a good economy rate, and creating pressure on the batsmen. The length of a spell can vary depending on the format of the game, but it is an important aspect of a bowler’s contribution to the team’s performance. A good spell can greatly impact the outcome of a cricket match.

Who Has the Fastest Ball Speed in Cricket?

The title for the fastest ball speed in cricket is currently held by Shoaib Akhtar, a former Pakistani fast bowler, who recorded a delivery at 161.3 km/h (100.2 mph) during the 2003 World Cup. However, there have been other fast bowlers like Brett Lee, Shaun Tait, and Mitchell Starc, who have also showcased impressive ball speeds exceeding 155 km/h (96 mph). 

It is worth noting that ball speeds can vary depending on various factors such as pitch conditions, bowling technique, and other external factors.


As we gear up for the Asia Cup 2023, our journey through cricket’s intriguing queries comes to a close. The bat hitting the ball, the roar of the crowd, it is all part of the cricketing soul of our nation. Remember, cricket is more than just a game. It is woven into the fabric of our identity, uniting Pakistan with an unbreakable love for the sport.

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