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Below is The List of 41 Interesting Facts About Crickets

  1. The longest cricket match: This record of the longest cricket match was recorded for 14 days between England and South Africa at Durban. This was the test match and the whole series lasted for about 90 days and consisted of a total of 683 overs. 
  2. The 1983 ODI World Cup was the last season of the World Cup where the match was played for 60 overs and after that, each ODI World Cup consisted of 50 overs till now.
  3. Australia is the only country in the world that has a record of winning three consecutive ODI World Cups in the years 1999,2003 and 2007. 
  4. Earlier, cricket was played by the children in England’s southeast areas. However, later this cricket became so big and went internationally to conduct matches and championships.
  5. The cricket balls weight is around 163 grams and their outer layer is made up of leather and polished with lacquer. 
  6. The cricket bats are made up of white willow, mostly found in cold weather such as in Kashmir. This white willow is the backbone of the strength and compression of the cricket bat. 
  7. Earlier the Cricket ball was used to be made with material wool. The first ever cricket ball was constructed using wool. 
  8. Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi is one of the rare cricketers who has played for two countries. He was the grandfather of actor Saif Ali Khan and has played for both India and England in cricket. 
  9. Shoaib Akhtar is one of the fastest bowlers in the history of cricket. He bowled with a speed of 100.23 mph (161.3 km/h) against England in the year 2003. 
  10. One of the deadliest injuries in cricket history was the death of Jasper Vinall of England. He was injured with the bat on the field and died after two weeks of treatment. 
  11. The trend of colorful cricket jerseys started in the year 1992 ODI World Cups. The players from all the teams ditched the old white jerseys and started wearing colorful jerseys that resonated with their nations. 
  12. Muttiah Muralitharan is the only cricketer who has taken 800 test wickets in cricket history. No other bowler has achieved this excellent record yet in their career. 
  13. Sachin Tendulkar is the only cricketer in history with 15000+ runs in test cricket. It is one of the most excellent records which is impossible to break even after a decade. 
  14. India vs Pakistan matches have the most audience viewership. It has reached 400 million audiences tuning in to watch this biggest clash in cricket history. 
  15. Ravi Shastri was the first-ever cricketer who made a record of hitting 6 sixes in an over. No other cricketer before him achieved this remarkable record. 
  16. In the year 2009, the second test match between England and West Indies was abandoned due to improper conditions in bowling and field. The match is still one of the shortest test matches which contained only 10 balls. 
  17. One of the interesting and outstanding facts of cricket is Sachin Tendulkar holds the record of scoring 100 centuries in his career. This record is still unbroken and will take time to be broken by any cricketer. 
  18. Three formats of cricket are used at the international level. They are ODI, T20 and Test. Cricket started with one format which is a test and it is the oldest plus highest level of format in cricket. 
  19. Cricket was included in the Olympics back in the year 1990, but due to fewer teams participating it was excluded from the Olympic Games. After so many years, it has been included in the Olympics for the year 2028. 
  20. In the match between India vs Pakistan in the year 1987, Sachin Tendulkar fielded for the Pakistan team due to the absence of Javed Miandad in the field. However, sachin didn’t debut internationally at this point. 
  21. The 2023 ICC ODI World Cup was the first World Cup in which the West Indies team did not participate. They failed in the qualification round to participate in the World Cup
  22. Virat Kohli is one of the highest-paid cricket in the world and cricket history. No other cricketer is richer than Virat Kohli. Plus he is the most famous cricketer in the world with a huge fan following. 
  23. The first ever century scored in the history of cricket was by the Australian player Charlie Bannerman. 
  24. England is the only team that has participated in 1000+ test matches internationally in cricket history. 
  25. In cricket the term Nelson is used for the target or score of an individual cricketer 111 or the multiples of this number such as 222 as double Nelson or 333 as triple Nelson. 
  26. Having 30,000+ runs in a cricketing career is one the most remarkable feat to achieve. This record is also achieved by the legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. 
  27. Cricketers have many injuries in their careers. But the hamstring injury is one the most common injuries a cricketer gets by additional usage of muscles and joints. 
  28. Cricket game name is derived and originated from the old French term “criquet” which means stick, post or goal. 
  29. England is the country that has lost the most matches in their career of 2050 international matches. They have lost  761 matches out of it. Plus England is the country who have played the most matches to date. 
  30. Phillip Hughes is the youngest cricketer who died from the injury that happened in the match. He was only 25 years old when he died in 2014. 
  31. In Cricket, the DLS method is used to calculate the winner and target for the teams playing in a match which is interrupted by rain. 
  32. Cricket formats have different cricket balls. Like in test matches, only red balls are used whereas white balls are used in limited-over format which is ODI and T2O.
  33. Donald Bradman from Australia has the highest batting average in cricket history. He used to bat in test matches with an average of 99.94. No wonder he is still regarded as the best batsman of all time. 
  34. Chris Gayle is the only player who smashed six in the first ball of the test match against Bangladesh in the year 2012.
  35. One of the cricket world championships was not the men’s team but it was about the women’s cricket team. In the year 1973, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup was hosted by England and it was the first grand championship in cricket. 
  36. The jersey number of Sachin and Dhoni which are 10 and 7 respectively have been officially retired by the BCCI. This is the first time in cricket history that a jersey number is retired to honour the contribution of the two greatest gems of Indian cricket.
  37. The most successful captain with the highest winning rate is the captain Ricky Pointing from Australia. Ricky Pointing has won 220 games with a winning % of 67.90. 
  38.  In the year 1624, the cricket bat was not used to play matches rather a stick similar to the hockey stick was used for batting. 
  39. In the history of cricket international matches, the highest attendance of the audience was recorded in the ICC ODI World Cup final at Ahmedabad between India and Australia. The total attendance of the audience was 1.25 million. 
  40. One of the lowest attendance of audiences was recorded in the ODI match between England and Australia in the year 2022. The total attendance of fans in the Melbourne stadium was 4,524.
  41. For womens cricket, the highest attendance of fans was recorded in the t20 World Cup in 2002. A total of 13,400 fans gathered to watch the match between indian and Australia.

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